Crazy for Crepes!

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Crepes might sound like a fancy French dish, but this versatile staple should be in every home cook’s repertoire. These thin pancakes have several wonderful qualities: 1) they’re the perfect canvas to handle a wide variety of flavors, including everything from fresh fruit to chicken; 2) crepes can be made well in advance, either kept in the refrigerator for a … Read More

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‘Tis the Season . . . for Pumpkin Spice!

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We have many seasons here in America. We have the Christmas season, Football season, Tax season, and the dreaded Flu season. But I’m glad to say that the happiest season of all has arrived: Pumpkin Spice season! Yes, friends, get ready to be assaulted by Pumpkin Spice everything as you travel up down your grocery store aisles. Cake mix, donuts, … Read More

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It’s Battle at Bristol, Baby!

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The biggest ever college football game deserves some super special flavors to go along with it. Whether you like to tailgate or host the big game in your den, these easy and delicious dishes will be great all season long. I’ve featured dishes for fans of both the Vols and the Hokies, but these flavors will win your party crowd … Read More

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Low-Labor Day Vacay

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Labor Day is fast approaching and many of you, like our family, are planning that last end-of-summer vacation. Because our family is so large, we find it cheaper to rent a small house near the beach and eat our meals in, instead of staying in a hotel and eating out. But Momma wants a vacation, too, so to make my … Read More

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Salsa in the Limelight

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Summer is slipping away like an ice cube on a hot sidewalk and before you know it, we’ll all be finding pumpkin-spice-flavored everything on our grocery store aisles. But before the seasons turn, let’s squeeze out a few more flavors of summer with these fresh and zesty salsas. They all share one key ingredient: freshly squeezed lime juice. And as with … Read More

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Back to School Eats

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It’s back to school time here in Northeast Tennessee and that means it’s time to start packing those lunches. And it’s not just lunch time you have to plan for, but rushed breakfasts and kids with the after-school munchies. Here’s a few quick and easy ideas to keep those tummies full without giving you a headache. A ‘Note’ of Encouragement: … Read More

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Summer Garden Treasures

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Summer gardens are hitting their stride and what to do with all their bounty? Even if you don’t have your own garden, farmer’s markets and grocery produce counters are bursting with delicious flavors. Here are some simple ideas of how to enjoy the abundance and make sure these seasonal favorites don’t go to waste. But before I do, let me … Read More

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Put Some Pop In Your 4th!

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Happy Birthday, America! You can add some ‘bang’ to your celebration with these easy, festive ideas! Layered Drinks These family-friendly drinks are simple to do and add a wow factor to your party. The first example is to simply freeze colorful fruit with water in ice trays to use with cold water or a clear beverage of your choice. The … Read More

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Kids’ Summer Treats to Beat the Heat!

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The kids are on their summer break at last! Now that those little hungry mouths are home all day long, here’s some yummy and (mostly) healthy snack options that kids and moms will both love. Eat the Rainbow While it seems many kids’ two favorite food groups are sugar and salt, we know that making better food choices will benefit … Read More

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A Berry Good Shortcut for Shortcake!

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Strawberry season is in full swing here in the Mountain South and I’m celebrating by sharing two tasty shortcuts that go perfect with any seasonal fruit: Shortcut Shortcakes and Crème Anglaise, made in the microwave! Because these recipes are so versatile, I’m also going to show you a few ways to use them year around.   Shortcut Shortcakes This is … Read More

Julie VoudrieA Berry Good Shortcut for Shortcake!