Sweet Potato Egg Casserole

Sweet Potato Egg Casserole

Breakfast is my absolute favorite meal of the day.I'm convinced the best foods get served in the morning. Eggs. Bacon. Oatmeal. Biscuits.Pancakes. Muffins. Grits. Waffles.I would be here all day if I were to name them all... But because breakfast is my favorite, I also love cooking/baking breakfast foods the most. I think my nostalgia [...]

Ham Swiss Crescent Roll-Ups

Ham Swiss Crescent Roll-Ups

The holidays are fast approaching.  Holiday parties. Holiday get-togethers. Holiday family reunions. Holiday brunches. Holiday dinners. It's one of the busiest times of year for many people because of all the extra commitments we have going on. However, stress is not on the guest list this year. So any recipe or RSVP that invites stress [...]

Oli Bea

Oli Bea

Nestled in Knoxville's Old City district of downtown is Oli Bea. The perfect little breakfast or brunch spot for those looking for fresh food served Southern style. The atmosphere of the restaurant itself boasts tons of natural light and mint green accents with hints of hardwood. House plants and Tennessee pride wall hangings make the [...]

Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Crisp

If your summer doesn't involve eating lots and lots of berries, you are doing it all wrong. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries. All scrumptious for different reasons, but what they have in common is being in season during the summer months. [envira-gallery id="2268"] After blueberry picking at Champney's Blueberry Farm in Ravenel, SC a few weeks [...]

Bread & Butter Pickles

Bread & Butter Pickles

  I'm in sort of a pickle.   I used to hate pickles, actually I couldn't stand pickles. My two least favorite foods were mayonnaise and pickles, and definitely not together. But this summer our family friends (The Schluter's) brought us a basket brimming with fabulous cucumbers. What does one do with a bushel of [...]

Curry Chicken Salad

Curry Chicken Salad

  I love Indian food.   Me and tandoori chicken go way back to June 2006. I was on my 13th birthday trip with my grandparents in London, England. (Sidenote: My Grammie and Grandaddy told each of the grandchildren that on their 13th birthday, they could go anywhere in the world for a week and [...]

Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet Potato Toast

I'm a huge toast fan. Every time I eat it, it reminds me of my first time traveling to England. My grandparents promised each of us grandchildren that we could pick anywhere in the world and go there for a week for our 13th birthday present. Such a generous offer for a 13 year old, [...]