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Sweet & spicy muscadine wine pepper jelly

“Muscadines, muscadines, their overture of sweetness in the mouth and brain testifying to the Holy Trinity of Sun, Rain, and Dirt…” ~James Tighe (Have you tried muscadine pepper jelly? It’s fantastic!)

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3 genius tips to keep tomatoes fresh longer + favorite tomato recipes!

Science has found out how to make our garden-fresh tomatoes stay fresher and tastier longer! Here’s that info, with some of my favorite recipes.

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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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Southern-style pizza: Greens and bacon pizza with fig preserves drizzle

Without question, pizza is a thoroughly-loved American food, though it has those gorgeous Italian roots, and it’s fun to try different pizza recipes, customized to your likes and your region’s abundance. I made two such pizzas over the past few days.  The first was simple and fast, and used plenteous ingredients in my area right… Continue reading Southern-style pizza: Greens and bacon pizza with fig preserves drizzle

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Simply delicious: Mama Steph’s Parmesan vegetable skillet bake

Vegetables that are abundant and delicious in season are culinary treasures, provided by the sweat and care of farmers, whether large scale farmers or backyard farmers. The issue sometimes becomes finding enough ways to eat the bounty without letting any of it go to waste! Not wanting to be wasteful is a good thing; share… Continue reading Simply delicious: Mama Steph’s Parmesan vegetable skillet bake

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Some peachy ideas for you to enjoy all summer long

Peaches are a favorite fruit for many people, and this time of year, they are so perfectly juicy and flavorful.   Here are a few ways you can enjoy baking with peaches … if you can stop eating them cold and perfect from the fridge, that is. 🙂 Blueberry-peach shortbread bars 3 cups plain flour… Continue reading Some peachy ideas for you to enjoy all summer long

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Mama Steph’s farmers market grilled cheese sandwich

You guys know how much I’m loving the farm stands and farmers markets this summer, as I keep bringing it up to you here and on KLTV. I hope you’re encouraged by all my ravings to get there to buy some wonderful local food for yourself! It’s so perfect right now: the plump and juicy… Continue reading Mama Steph’s farmers market grilled cheese sandwich

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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

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Rustic blueberry-peach galette

There’s a lot to love about peaches. They have their unique, velvet-y skin,  soft, juicy flesh, and the fragrant aroma that gets even sweeter when the flesh is warmed by the sun to perfect ripeness.  Remember how it feels when you bite into a warm peach, and the juice dribbles down your chin as soon… Continue reading Rustic blueberry-peach galette

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Greeting the New Week: Little Things to Treasure

Most of the time, it doesn’t take much to delight me. I’m happy with grand gestures, as most women are, of course, but I really enjoy little things that just add bright spots to any regular day. Saturday had quite a few of those bright spots, and I enjoyed each one.  First I awakened to my… Continue reading Greeting the New Week: Little Things to Treasure