I was born in Alabama, where much of my family still lives . The other half live in north central Florida. My family is Southern. Not in the old-money, high society, bow-tie wearing kind of way. Instead my family comes from humble roots with my Great Grandfather as a butcher and his wife a homemaker who took care to feed five children. Then those five children, mostly women, took to starting their own families and between my Grandma and her sisters I have witnessed true Southern cooking. My… Read More
As a little girl, I’d watch my Grandma peel citrus. With her fingers coated in the sticky juices she’d break them open and remove the membranes carefully. Most of the time I was able to visit her in Florida was during the summer but nonetheless I remember watching the tedious process of breaking down the well protected fruit and now and then popping a “bulb”, as she likes to call it, into her mouth. When she ate citrus, she’d grab a few of the bulbs… Read More
Confession: I’ve never liked chicken salad, ever. Really, the idea of the traditional version of mixing chicken with mayonnaise, boiled eggs, celery and sometimes even grapes offers no appealing factor to me. So it was something that I wasn’t going miss when I no longer used eggs regularly. However, I do like the idea of chicken salad. The portable way it’s thrown into lettuce cups and the accessibility of using leftover chicken that you have in the fridge. That is what inspired me to create… Read More
This might look like the a nightmare for whoever has to do the dishes, but I assure you it’s the exact opposite. Even though these roasted lemons begin to caramelize and their sugars ooze out of them onto the pan and burn, the part that looks burnt wipes right off!! In fact, I’ve thought several times of doing this just to clean my pans. The acidity in the lemon counteracts the burnt sugar and together actually makes the pan shine brighter! So this benefits you… Read More
When I started following an autoimmune protocol lifestyle it took me a few weeks to get used to changes with my breakfast habits. I of course like many, had been used to eating eggs on a regular basis for breakfast and even though it was rare I did enjoy an occasional paleo baked good. On the other hand, I am not picky at all. I’ll try most anything and once I got into a groove, eating a protein, greens and grapefruit quickly became my morning… Read More
Last week was one of those weeks where I couldn’t keep the days straight and no matter what day it was it was one day closer to Christmas. I had a lovely Christmas at the beach spending time with part of my family, then I returned home to have more family visit. There’s nothing better than being able to share quality time with people you love. We had the best weekend doing absolutely nothing but watching old home videos… and now some how it’s officially… Read More
This recipe is one of my favorites that I have come up with so far. I found myself missing a bit of familiarity with comfort foods. Gravy seemed like the place to start.
I love the convenience of meatballs. They are super easy to make, and even easier to eat – which makes them perfect party food. So why not have a party all the time?