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Fried Green Tomatoes with Spicy Remoulade

Fried Green Tomatoes with Spicy Remoulade

When I moved to Alabama after college, I think I lasted all of 5 days before someone insisted that I try fried green tomatoes. It’s just a thing. In name, they really don’t sound that great—I mean, who wants a green tomato?! But in concept, […]

Arugula Salad with Pear, Walnuts and Gorgonzola Ranch Dressing

Arugula Salad with Pear, Walnuts and Gorgonzola Ranch Dressing

This Arugula Salad with Pear, Walnuts and Gorgonzola Ranch Dressing is inspired by our favorite unusual pizza topping—pears! The re-creation of a pizza that I had years ago at California Pizza Kitchen has been a favorite for years. The sweetness of the pear offset by […]

Easy Oven Fries

Easy Oven Fries

After years and years of trying and failing, this is it… I’ve finally perfected my oven fries! I’ve always dreamed of being able to make easy oven fries that are soft on the inside with a serious crust on the outside, that hold up to […]

Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

This is my classic basil pesto recipe. I love having pesto at hand whenever the craving hits, so I make this full recipe and freeze it in ice cube trays to be able to grab a tablespoon at a time! Because the trickiest part of […]

Fresh Summer Tomato Pasta

Fresh Summer Tomato Pasta

There is truly nothing like the flavor of late summer tomatoes. They’re sweet and acidic, juicy and firm, all at the same time. And we’re still overflowing with them! So even as the weather has started to cool off (a bit too soon, if you […]

Smoked Potato Salad

Smoked Potato Salad

We got an electric smoker at the beginning of the summer and it’s been a total blast to play around with. As soon as Luke told me that he’d bought it, I had this dream to make a Smoked Potato Salad. I’m guessing the inspiration […]