Chicken Posole

Posole, which means hominy, is a thick soup that originated in pre-Columbian times with the Aztecs. The history of the soup is interesting but if I told you what it was originally made from I doubt you would eat it! … Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts with Crisp Bacon and Balsamic Glaze

Reed, my two year old grand-nephew was visiting the other day. He is allergic to peanuts and his parents are trying to teach him about his allergy. His father told me he came up with this response all by himself. … Continue reading

Tuscan Mushroom Stew

Tuscan Mushroom Stew screams healthy and is loaded with vegetables. You won’t miss the meat because portabella mushrooms add such meaty flavor. Enjoy! Tuscan Mushroom Stew 2 tablespoons olive oil1 and 1/2 cups yellow onion, 1/2-inch dice1 cup shredded carrots2 … Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Cups

It’s tailgating time in East Tennessee! Get your game day gear on and cozy into these yummy appetizers. These one bite wonders are packed with flavor and less messy than traditional dips. Be careful though, they’re addictive! Before you know … Continue reading

Mimi’s Meatballs with Marinara

I would love to tell you that this is an old family recipe but it isn’t! This recipe makes 28 meatballs plus sauce, enough food for a friends and family dinner. Ricotta cheese and grated onion make the meatballs soft … Continue reading

Asian Cold Chicken Noodle Salad

Chicken Asian Cold Chicken Noodle Salad is a great choice for lunch on a hot summer day. The salad can be made in advance and refrigerated in lunch size portions. Just grab and go on your way to work.  Asian … Continue reading

Mango, Coconut, Key Lime Icebox Pie

This recipe takes me straight to the Caribbean Islands. I feel the warmth of the sunshine and see palm trees swaying in the breeze. The ocean is a gorgeous turquoise blue. All I need to complete this picture is a … Continue reading

Grilled Asparagus with Tomatoes, Feta, Kalamata Olives, and Greek Vinaigrette

They say you eat with your eyes and this dish is almost too pretty to eat! Enjoy! Grilled Asparagus with Tomatoes, Feta, Kalamata Olives, and Greek Vinaigrette Greek Vinaigrette (recipe below)1 and 1/2 cups halved grape tomatoes2 bunches asparagus, trimmed1 tablespoon … Continue reading

Charleston Succotash with Restaurant Style Fish and Marinated Cherry Tomatoes

One of Doc’s favorite foods to eat when we vacation in Charleston, SC is pan seared fish served on a bed of Succotash garnished with marinated cherry tomatoes. The fish in Charleston is fresh, coming to market daily. (If I’m … Continue reading