Friendsgiving

 This year I decided to kick off the holiday season by hosting a Friendsgiving. I wanted to put something together for my girlfriends to show them just how thankful I am for them and our friendships! We moved to North Carolina eight years ago and in those eight years I have established some pretty amazing friendships … Continue reading Friendsgiving

Blackberry & Feta Spinach Salad + Chive Blossom Vinegar & Oil 

Its been so long since I have posted! I started school for dental assisting in August and life has just been SO busy! Oh, how I miss blogging! So I figured it was time to post a quick little something! I had a couple of recipes I never published from last spring that I wanted … Continue reading Blackberry & Feta Spinach Salad + Chive Blossom Vinegar & Oil 

Red Wine & Herb Braised Short Ribs with Gremolata & Farmers Cheese Pierogies 

So Kris and I just recently started buying our beef from a local cow farm and y'all the beef is AMAZING! If you're an NC resident I highly recommend trying out Southern Meadows Farm! Check out their Facebook page in the link below! Southern Meadows Farm So we had purchased all this beef and I … Continue reading Red Wine & Herb Braised Short Ribs with Gremolata & Farmers Cheese Pierogies 

Shrimp & Chive Blossom Spaghetti Squash Boats 

I have a delicious recipe that I couldn't wait to share with y'all! Not only is it healthy, tasty, and pretty but it is super quick and simple to make! Only 8 ingredients! With spring here those chives are blossoming in the garden and did you know you can eat those too!?! I love being … Continue reading Shrimp & Chive Blossom Spaghetti Squash Boats 

Pumpkin Tomato Bisque + Grilled Cheese Croutons 

Y'all! I have a soup recipe for you that you're going to LOVE! This soup is so darn good! I have made it twice in a week because my family loved it so much! Plus, its soup season! We eat lots of soup in months of October and November! This soup is rich and creamy … Continue reading Pumpkin Tomato Bisque + Grilled Cheese Croutons 

Seared Salmon + Sauteed Pineapple Salsa & Curry Coconut Cilantro Risotto 

 I have an amazing recipe for y'all!! I have been wanting to share this on the blog for a quite some time now! This is a recipe that my hubby and I  have been making for date night or special occasions for almost five years now! This dish was inspired by a resturant I use … Continue reading Seared Salmon + Sauteed Pineapple Salsa & Curry Coconut Cilantro Risotto 

Seven Must-Make Recipes for Football Season 

Are you ready for some football?!? Fall wouldn't be the same without it! I'm not a huge huge football fan but there is just something about the cool weather, football on the TV, a cold beer in your hand and the game day food you get to indulge in that I love!! So I'm breaking … Continue reading Seven Must-Make Recipes for Football Season 

Fried Eggplant Stacks 

I usually try not to fry my veggies but every once in a while it's a nice treat! This recipe is simple garden deliciousness!! Fried eggplant, fresh tomato slices, fresh mozzarella cheese stacked up and top with fresh basil! YUM! Ingredients:  2 small eggplant sliced or 1 large fresh mozzarella 2 fresh tomatoes sliced 1/4 … Continue reading Fried Eggplant Stacks 

Spicy Sesame Salmon & Chinese Eggplant Stir-Fry

  This year I grew chinese eggplant for the first time. They are pretty tasty and I love the color they add to the garden!   This was my first recipe I came up with when I harvested our first few eggplant. I have made it two times since then and it is simple, healthy and … Continue reading Spicy Sesame Salmon & Chinese Eggplant Stir-Fry

Skillet Ratatouille

I don't think I will ever make ratatouille without thinking of the Pixar movie! My son Bennett absolutely loves that movie Ratatouille is a French dish that typically consists of tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, squash, zucchini, onions, garlic and herbs. First the vegetables are sauteed separately and then cooked together very slowly. It can be served warm … Continue reading Skillet Ratatouille