desserts · Farmers Market recipes

Tangy Springtime Lemon Squares

There’s no dessert that seems more like springtime to me than lemon squares. They’re so bright, fresh, and old-fashioned.  They’re the kind of dessert I picture Aunt Bee in Mayberry taking to church dinner on Easter. They’re cool and bright, which is just what I want in a warm-weather dessert. The lemon curd filling is… Continue reading Tangy Springtime Lemon Squares

comfort food · Farmers Market recipes · Quick recipes

Mama Steph’s Chicken-Asparagus Pasta Toss

Here is a great meal idea that I love to make for my family. It’s very quick to prepare; even on a weeknight after work, you’ll have time to make this! The flavors of the vegetables,  garlic, olive oil,  chicken and  pasta all come together to make this cheerful, healthy main dish that your family… Continue reading Mama Steph’s Chicken-Asparagus Pasta Toss

comfort food · Farmers Market recipes · Healthy recipes · soups

Top 7 soup recipes to comfort your body and soul

What do I want to eat when I’m cold? Soup. What do I want to eat when I’m sad? Soup. What do I want to eat when I am sick? You guessed it. Soup. I’ve shared before the connection to my childhood offers, and that’s part of the reason I love it so much. “Soup… Continue reading Top 7 soup recipes to comfort your body and soul

Farmers Market recipes

Grits with summer vegetable sauté

We have a good-natured joke down here in the South about a man from “up North” who visits a diner in a small Southern town and is asked by the waitress, “would you like grits with that?” and the man says, “sure, I’ll try one.”  🙂 Grits are one of the signature foods of the… Continue reading Grits with summer vegetable sauté

Breakfast and brunch · Farmers Market recipes · Uncategorized

Mama Steph’s blueberry-peach breakfast cake

There’s no better recipe for fun in the summertime than going to the beach. Walking along the sandy shore, feeling the cool water on your toes, smelling the scent of the salty air on the breeze, and hearing the waves and gulls singing for joy…. There’s nothing like it. Well,  I’m not able to get… Continue reading Mama Steph’s blueberry-peach breakfast cake

Farmers Market recipes

Farm Stand Fridays: Summer vegetable gratin

I had the honor recently of being the guest chef in the demonstration kitchen at FRESH by Brookshire’s in Tyler. It was so much fun, as always, and I loved being able to focus on the produce that is so abundant here in Texas all summer; local produce from local farmers. It’s something we all… Continue reading Farm Stand Fridays: Summer vegetable gratin

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Blueberry Muffin Bliss

I was over at another food blog becoming inspired to make my own ricotta cheese (which I plan to do later today) when I thought I’d check the recipe index there for a new recipe for blueberry muffins. I still had two cups of fresh blueberries left over from my trip last week to Mineola… Continue reading Blueberry Muffin Bliss

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Vintage Peach Bread for Your Vintage Dad

A little peach in an orchard grew, A little peach of emerald hue; Warmed by the sun and wet by the dew It grew. – Eugene Field, The Little Peach I am still enjoying the fresh, juicy peaches that I got at Ham’s Orchard earlier this week. (Did I mention to you that they were still warm… Continue reading Vintage Peach Bread for Your Vintage Dad

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The Peach Orchard & Simple Peach Puff Pastries

Today was the perfect kind of day for going to our local peach orchard; sunny, not too humid, and a bit breezy.  My two younger sons and I made the drive west on Highway 80, enjoying the rural scenery; cows, rusty old barns, beautiful old trees, and the occasional tiny town with its gas station,… Continue reading The Peach Orchard & Simple Peach Puff Pastries

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Peaches and Words

“One day I would have all the books in the world, shelves and shelves of them. I would live my life in a tower of books. I would read all day long and eat peaches. ” ~ Jacqueline Kelly I love words.  Perhaps that’s why I have been an avid reader since I was three… Continue reading Peaches and Words