Grilled Cheese Asparagus Salad

asparagus grilled cheese salad

I realized WAY late in the game that April is National Grilled Cheese Month, which is a pretty pathetic state of affairs for a food blogger.  Especially one (like me) who lives for a good grilled cheese sandwich.  In a last minute effort to catch up, I've included some of my all-time favorite grilled cheeses in the related posts at the bottom of this one, but given that April is also 3 short months away from National Bikini Month, I am combining this grilled cheese with a delectable asparagus and apple salad to make it a fair fight between grilled cheese and the possibility of me getting into a bikini in 3 months. Read More & Get the Recipe

One Bowl Suppers: Shrimp with Watercress, Feta and Sugar Snap Peas

shrimp with watercress, feta and sugar snap peas

Here's my latest in the series of one bowl suppers that the Southern husband and I have been experimenting with over the last couple of months.  Just as a reminder, the one bowl suppers combine a green veggie or two, a whole grain and some kind of protein along with a few garnishes in one bowl...all of which sounds very science-ish until you realized that this actually means shrimp, watercress, feta cheese, sugar snap peas, sliced apple and brown rice garnished with honey roasted peanuts and drizzled with yogurt ranch dressing.  Oh yes. Read More & Get the Recipe

Salmon, Goat Cheese and Apple Napoleons

smoked salmon apple napoleon

Out of all the many many many appetizer and salad-type recipes I've written about on my blog over the years, this one is hands-down the most dramatic, the most delicious and the easiest one of them all.  It's just plain show-off beautiful, and you can make it in about ten minutes.  No kidding.  Ten minutes. I wish I could take credit for inventing all this fabulousness, but I can't...more on that later.  But I did make the version up in that picture there, and you can too! Read More & Get the Recipe

Ham, Cheese and Apple Sliders


In my experience, these two things are true:  Every once in a while it is perfectly acceptable to have sandwiches for supper.  And everything tastes better when... a) you call it a slider, and... b) you make that slider out of a biscuit. So on a recent weeknight when the day had been hecticer than hectic, I invoked all three of these truisms and ditched whatever I had originally planned to make in favor of these quick little cute little delicious little ham, cheese and apple sliders.  On biscuits. Read More & Get the Recipe

Ploughman’s Lunch


It's FINALLY here...the season premiere of Downton Abbey!  It seems like eons since the last season ended, and while the Southern husband awaits the Super Bowl and the Southern daughter exults in the glory of Clemson winning the Orange Bowl, I am all about tonight's episode of Downton Abbey.  And so in honor of this day I have been waiting for for months and months, here is a totally inauthentic but heartfelt version of a British favorite....ploughman's lunch! Read More & Get the Recipe

Vermont Apple Slab Pie


Apple slab pie you ask?  I know, the whole slab thing is a little questionable, but hang in there with me.  I've tried my hand at quite a few apple pies over the years, and they are tricky little devils. Sometimes the apple filling comes out soupy.  Lots of times the crust will crumble when I'm trying to serve up nice neat wedges.  Then there was the time my friend Lynne and I forgot to peel and core the apples.  (We were ten, before you start to wonder why you are reading this food blog.)  Well, I'm here to tell you that with the exception of that whole peel and core thing, apple slab pie solves all of those issues! Read More & Get the Recipe