Buttermilk Grilled Steak

One of my favorite, favorite, favorite recipes on this here site is the one for buttermilk grilled chicken, and I’ve gotten lots of emails from folks telling them that it is their favorite way to make grilled chicken too.  (It gives me such a warm fuzzy feeling to know that there’s a nice big posse of folks all united in their love of buttermilk grilled chicken.)  Anyway, I figured what’s good for the chicken might be good for the steak as well.  It couldn’t hurt to try, right?  Yep.  It definitely didn’t hurt.
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An Uncommon Giveaway Part Two: Great Gifts for Mother’s Day!

It’s week two of my four week giveaway of fabulous Mother’s Day gifts from the equally fabulous UnCommonGoods, who has generously let me pick four goodies from their Mother’s Day collection to give to you.  Naturally I picked things that had to do with eating and drinking and cooking and all that good stuff.  And when I saw this completely beautiful, completely clever cheese and crackers board…love at first sight.  And it might be yours (or your mom’s!)…but more on that in a sec.
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And The Winner Is…

It’s the end of Week One of my Mother’s Day giveaway series with the wonderful UnCommonGoods, and I am so glad to see that so many of you are excited about the possibility of sharing a glass of aerated wine in these lovely glasses with your mamas!  So without further ado, I’m glad to announce the lucky winner, who will now get to check an uncommonly good Mother’s Day gift off their shopping list!
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Salmon in Buttered White Wine Sauce

I’m not sure why we don’t have salmon more often in my house.  It’s light and delicious and I think it is actually one of the so-called power foods, along with broccoli and blueberries and dark chocolate and bacon.  What?  Bacon isn’t a power food?  Maybe in some people’s world’s it isn’t, but in mine, bacon is the undisputed leader of the power food brigade.  But back at the salmon, periodically I realize that it is good and good for you, especially when you drizzle it in a super-simple, super-delicious buttery white wine sauce.
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Pasta with Cauliflower and Bacon

I recently gave myself a challenge to work veggies into everything, and I do mean everything, that I make the Southern husband for dinner.  Sometimes that works out as a side dish, like mustard bacon asparagus or a nice Bloody Mary salad.  But we are great pasta lovers, and as it turns out, tomatoes are not the only vegetable in town that can be best friends with your plate of pasta.  As it turns out, pan-roasted cauliflower with bacon in a buttery white wine sauce is a delightful way to eat your veggies.
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An Uncommon Giveaway Part One: Great Gifts for Mother’s Day!

As a mother, and as someone who has an amazing mother, I feel it is my responsibility to tell you that Mother’s Day is going to be here in a little over one short month.  That gives you about 5 weeks or so to find the perfect gift for the person who, in addition to one million other things, may have spent her birthday in 20 hours of labor, thereby missing going out to eat for her birthday dinner at a swanky restaurant.  And okay, Southern daughter, you ARE the best birthday present I ever have or will get, but there’s still that 20 hours of labor thing.  And so for all of you looking (as I am sure the Southern daughter is doing Right This Minute) for the perfect unusual Mother’s Day gift, I am here to help!
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