Celebrate Popcorn: October Is National Popcorn Poppin Month


Popcorn lovers rejoice: October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, a seasonal celebration of one of America’s oldest and most beloved snack foods. As farmers head into the fields to harvest crops, families and friends gather to honor this ever-popular treat. [...]


Make Your Own Eggplant Parmigiana


Who doesn’t like a sumptuous Italian meal rich with spices, herbs, cheese and EGGPLANT? One of my favorite Italian dishes is eggplant parmigiana and it always seemed much too complex to try at home. But it isn’t that difficult at [...]


Less Salt But Lots of Flavor


The order to EAT LESS SALT arrived in our house recently. That means a radical change in eating habits with fewer meals out and definitely no fast food. I will admit that re-structuring all one’s recipes has been a difficult [...]


Ginger Chicken and Kale For Summer Meals


I love the great wealth and variety of summer vegetables but get tired of salads or raw veggies only. Despite the heat of summer, some kind of meat and cooked vegetables are a must but who wants to spend a [...]


Cool Salads for Summer


If you are like me, heavy meals just don’t “sit well” during the long, hot and humid days of an Atlanta summer. Much as I love barbecue with its thick, sweet sauces, it is something I always replace with cool [...]


Fresh Corn Is A Summer Delight


If there is one summer veggie that exemplifies the best of the season and the South, it is corn. This sta-ple is a regional favorite used in countless recipes from cornbread to simple roasted ears slathered with sweet butter. During [...]


Eggplant In Spicy Brown Sauce


If you are like me, favorite restaurant foods are always a form of inspiration. One of the best taste treats at Oriental eateries is eggplant and peppers in a spicy brown sauce which turns out to be surprisingly easy to [...]


Chicken, Rice and Beans Make a Classic Combination


Two of the world’s great flavor combinations are classics in multiple world cultures. Chicken and rice or beans and rice recipes are bedrock creations in many cuisines and are a favorite in my household. I recently decided to make it [...]


Punch Up the Flavor of Your One-Pot Meal and Wow the Crowd


Low and slow is the way to go when it comes to entertaining. Start marinating the night before, prep the rest of the ingredients in the morning, drop it all into the slow cooker and let the magic begin as [...]


Grits – More than Breakfast Food


Grits aren’t just for breakfast. This ground corn meal staple of southern dining has long been the “ugly stepchild” of meals relegated to bland supporting roles at the breakfast table; always eclipsed by egg and meat creations enhanced by gravies, [...]

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