Picky Eaters and Pediasure

Seeing pediasure commercials on tv infuriates me both as a nutrition professional and as a mom. A mom of one picky eater due to textures and one petite child that I constantly worry about calories. Worry and strive for ways to get the nutrients they…

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July Market Report

Original Post July 7, 2014: Updated July 10, 2015 If you are shopping the Nashville area, here is a list of my favorite Farmers Markets. Tuesday: 12 South Farmers Market Wednesday: East Nashville Farmers Market Thursday: Farmin In The Hall Friday: Hip Donelson Community Farmers…

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Summer Sangria

Peaches, Peaches, Everywhere… For this last installment of my recipe testing and review for Southern Cooking for Company, I promise this is the last time we are talking about peaches this summer. I think. Peaches have been a theme of much of this new phase…

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Purple Hull Peas

In the small town of Enterprise, Alabama locals offer directions in the form of road numbers and landmarks. “Just past the Dollar General before the railroad tracks….” was a part of a conversation I had just last week when asking for recommendations of farms or…

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Field Peas

Yes, you can boil them down with potlikker and serve them with cornbread (and we will next week) but what else can a home cook do with field peas? If you are like me you want to at least try everything you find at the…

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Basil and Biscuits

  Mom makes great biscuits, don’t they all I guess…I stopped and took a picture to send to my mom last week, “I’m making biscuits!” … Forget the grain free diet, the low carb, the fear of bread for a minute. Quickbreads are historically a…

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Italian Girl in Alabama

For recipes, videos, and more photos Join me at A Periodic Table here. Just over a decade ago, I surprised myself and others by taking a study abroad trip to Italy. As the descendant of Italian immigrants I always saw myself as Italian, although the…

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Bee Sweet Berry Farms

The Allee to Berries in Lewisburg ALLÉE: a walkway lined with trees or tall shrubs Besides the missing sign marking the Bee Sweet Berry Farm, everything looks relatively the same as we enter the allee just off Globe Road. Parking the truck under shade of…

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Cake Fit for A Queen of Norway

***New!*** Audio option for easy listening   If you visit a home in Norway any time between breakfast and lunch, or lunch and dinner, or after dinner. You will be greeted with coffee and cake- good coffee and the best cake. Norway even has a cake…

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Recipes & Reviews: Southern Cooking For Company

Nashville may not be short on celebrity chefs and new restaurants, but what it has limitation to is natives. Nicki Pendleton Wood and I share one specific thread that few can claim- “Born and raised in Nashville, TN”. While tech businesses and healthcare networks drive…

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