Vegetarian Main Dish Challenge: Samosa Rollups with Greek Yogurt Dip

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Soooo…better late than never comes my vegetarian main dish.  I have to say, oh so modestly, that I think this one is worth the wait.  My kids all loved this.  My son, Jude,… Continue reading

Vegetarian Main Dish Challenge: Mexican Black Bean-Millet-Corn Burgers

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I have to be honest: WalMart meat scares me.  I am not a vegetarian or an environmental activist, but the more that I learned about the modern factory farm system so vividly portrayed… Continue reading

Challenge: Kid Friendly Vegetarian Main Dish!

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Jude likes veggies, but he’s a good little actor isn’t he? Erika and I have both said that we like to use local and organic ingredients whenever possible, but the organic part can… Continue reading

Southern Food Makeover: Potluck in a Pot – Chicken Stew with Greens, Black-eyed Peas, and Sweet Potatoes

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There is nothing that I love more than good homestyle southern cooking.  My granny and my impressive gaggle of great aunts were all masters of the genre, and there is no collection of… Continue reading

Southern Food Makeover: Fried Catfish and Collard Greens Reborn

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I love fried catfish, especially with remoulade sauce. The combination of the crispy crunchy fish with the creamy piquant sauce is addicting. But I hate the mess of making fried food and it’s… Continue reading

Summer Comfort: Bright and Cheery Chicken Noodle Soup

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* Editorial note: This post is one of Jennie’s recipes, but not her response to the Southern Food Makeover Challenge.  Look for both challenge responses to be posted in the next few days!… Continue reading

Challenge: Southern Food Makeover!

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Jennie and I both live in the South (although I am not native) and we can attest firsthand that there are many many delicious traditional Southern dishes. I am personally a big fan of… Continue reading

Pasta Salad Against the Current: Pasta Salad with Smoked Salmon and Creamy Dill Dressing.

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I confess, I actually make pasta salad fairly often.   I could have “cheated” and gone with a variety that I’ve made before, but, in the spirit of the challenge, I decided to… Continue reading

Pasta Salad: the Comeback Kid

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I will admit it–I was very skeptical of Jennie’s challenge.  The first thing that came to mind was the “Suddenly Salad” mixes.  Remember those? It might be okay in a pinch (if I’m… Continue reading

Fresh Basil Lemonade: Shaken Not Stirred…

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Well, I was going to start off with a post on making bitter greens (collard, turnip, etc.) more kid friendly…and I’m still going to do a post on that topic at some point,… Continue reading

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