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

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Share your zucchini! Blueberry-zucchini cake with lemon-cream cheese frosting

Zucchini. Every year, everyone plants it in their gardens, and they water and feed and weed around the plants. Then the plants produce and produce and then produce some more, and what do we all do?     We complain about having too much zucchini. Then we try our best to find folks to share… Continue reading Share your zucchini! Blueberry-zucchini cake with lemon-cream cheese frosting

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Quick & Fabulous Bolognese

I am so susceptible to pictures and videos of food being made; I see something that looks delicious, and I can just imagine how good things smell as they’re sizzling in a big stainless pan.  Just imagining the sweet warm scent that olive oil releases as it gently heats in the pan, and how that… Continue reading Quick & Fabulous Bolognese

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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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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

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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Mama Steph’s “Black & White” chocolate chip cookie bars

My guys went to a car wash this afternoon to raise money for summer camp. The car wash was set to last from9am-3pm, so I knew when they came home they’d be tired, maybe a bit sunburned, and hungry for a treat. I had a lot of other projects going on today, so I didn’t… Continue reading Mama Steph’s “Black & White” chocolate chip cookie bars

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A room full of grace at Bethesda Medical Alliance

On Tuesday, December 20,  I had the honor of speaking to the ladies of the Bethesda Alliance at one of my very favorite restaurants, The Potpourri House in Tyler. What a wonderful group of women they are, and they have a great purpose: to support  the ministry of Bethesda Health Clinic, a clinic that exists “… to provide… Continue reading A room full of grace at Bethesda Medical Alliance

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Margarita Ice Cream Sandwiches For Warm Fall Days

Recently I was asked to appear on In the Kitchen on KLTV again, and I gladly accepted. I love planning something fun to try on-air that I think the viewers will enjoy, and the state of the weather usually contributes to my choices.  It’s been a hot summer in the U.S., so we have all… Continue reading Margarita Ice Cream Sandwiches For Warm Fall Days

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Let’s Pretend We’re Not Hot: The Fabulous Frosty Fruitalicious Smoothie

It’s hot  sultry  scorching  blistering outside this summer!  I’m sure you’ve noticed! This is the kind of summer wherein you walk outside and your makeup immediately begins melting off of your skin, and the grass under your flip-flops is crunchy.  The heat has me longing for October and its cooler temperatures, and the fall cooking… Continue reading Let’s Pretend We’re Not Hot: The Fabulous Frosty Fruitalicious Smoothie