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Heirloom tomato salad with fresh basil and goat cheese

I love a fresh, cool salad in the summertime. I like to try new salad combinations, and I came up with one recently that I think is special enough to share with you. Check it out!

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Sweet Southern Mornings: Peaches and Cream French Toast Casserole

“What nicer thing can you do for somebody than make them breakfast?” ~ Anthony Bourdain Breakfast, as everyone’s mother says, is the most important meal of the day. This isn’t just a Southern-ism; this is practically universal among family matriarchs. While her intent was and is to fuel your body so you can work efficiently,… Continue reading Sweet Southern Mornings: Peaches and Cream French Toast Casserole

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Red velvet-chocolate chip cookie bars

I believe that love can be created in the kitchen. Well, maybe not love, itself, but expressions of love certainly can be. When I look back on the gifts my children have given me over the years, the most memorable and valuable ones to me were the things that they created, wrote, or worked to… Continue reading Red velvet-chocolate chip cookie bars

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Southern salted caramel-praline fudge

This easy-to-make fudge is so pretty that it just begs to be given away as gifts in pretty boxes, but it is incredibly delicious, too, which is the most important part!

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Tomato ecstasy: Kicked-up panzanella

Lewis Grizzard shared an absolute truth, as far as I’m concerned, when he said, “It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts when eating a homegrown tomato.” I can enjoy a store-bought tomato, of course. I find the grape tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, especially, are quite sweet and easy to use. But the larger, slicing… Continue reading Tomato ecstasy: Kicked-up panzanella

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Sunday supper: One-pan beefy cellentani pasta 

   Sunday nights are for gathering together at home, preparing for the new week, and relaxing. They’re for figuring out what to wear Monday morning, and for, during my favorite time of the year, watching NFL football.  They are definitely not for slaving over a hot stove for hours to make dinner.  That’s why my… Continue reading Sunday supper: One-pan beefy cellentani pasta 

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I Bit Into My Childhood Today: Crab-stuffed Portabellas

Originally posted on In Mama Steph's Kitchen:
If you’ve known me or have read this blog for long, you know that I had the blessing of growing up three blocks from the Gulf of Mexico in Gulf County, Florida.  Our family lived in the community of St. Joe Beach, and my sister and I…