Blackberry Bourbon Shortcakes with Whiskey Cream

Blackberry Bourbon Shortcakes with Whiskey Cream (GIVEAWAY)

Restraint and Blackberry Bourbon Shortcakes with Whiskey Cream. Restraint. Moderation. Poise. There are times I possess these characteristics. A pebble hurls at my windshield and leaves a mark the size of a bullet hole;...


Whiskey and Spiced Walnut Ice Cream

Looking for a unique frozen treat or specialty cocktail for Memorial Day weekend? How about rolling them into ONE and serving up Whiskey and Spiced Walnut Ice Cream. Seriously.


Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Frittata and Giveaway!

When I wake up, I don’t crave sweet pancakes or pastries, and I definitely don’t crave scrambled eggs. When I wake up, I want dinner. Pasta, steak, sauteed mushrooms; most days I eat leftovers...


Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Crumble

When you’re out in the berry patch, drinking in the sun, watching your littles blissfully bound down the aisles searching for the perfect berry, tasting warm strawberries straight off the vine with sweet juice...


Spicy Kani Salad

Japanese food is an enigma. A delicate balance between the over cooked and the uncooked, between the overly seasoned and the unseasoned… A balance of extremes. Japanese cuisine reflects its culture. A graceful symmetry...


Strawberry Chipotle Jam

It’s officially strawberry season in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our farmers markets are full of fresh ruby-hued orbs and strawberry desserts adorn local restaurant dessert menus. This time of year my family can’t seem...


Southern Shrimp and Grits

All generalizations are false, including this one. ~Mark Twain


Yogurt Cheesecake with Orange Shortbread Crust and Chambord Honey Drizzle

That might be the longest recipe title ever, but at least you can see IMMEDIATELY that this cheesecake is special. Even special enough to grace your Mothers Day table!


Fried Calamari Salad with Caperberries and Lemon Aioli

Looking back on my life, I recognize the most effective heart-felt lessons have been extremely painful to learn. Often we hope and pray for smooth sailing;–for health, wealth, and loving relationships. We claim to...


Bacon & Nutella Napoleons

Bacon Desserts; they’re trendy right now. Actually “trendy” isn’t quite strong enough to describe the impact of pork fat and sugar on food culture. It’s literally EVERYWHERE. Donuts served with bacon on top, chocolate...


Chocolate Raspberry Pots de Creme (GIVEAWAY)

One thing I love about living in Asheville, North Carolina is that it attracts food lovers. People visit here for all sorts of food festivals throughout the year. Others come to stay; opening restaurants,...