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Nashville Hot Chicken served with pickle slices over two slices of white bread and a side of macaroni and cheese

Nashville Hot Chicken

Chicken, Mains

It’s just the best! Crispy, golden fried “hot chicken” smothered with a cayenne flavored oil, just like they do it in Nashville. If you like spicy, this hot chicken is absolutely irresistible. If you’ve never had authentic hot chicken, get in your car right now and just drive to Nashville. […]

Instant Pot Cheerwine Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Mains, Pork, Sandwiches

Cheerwine? Yum! Pulled pork? Yes, please. Today we are combining two of my favorite things for an ultra tender and delicious pulled pork sandwich that is oh so North Carolina! Made with the greatest cherry soda of all time (strong personal opinion), this pulled pork has a hint of sweetness […]

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie in a blue Dutch oven with a wooden spoon

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Mains, Vegetarian

Yay! This vegetarian Shepherd’s pie was my first recipe request from a reader, and I had so much fun making it. Born in England, Shepherd’s pie is traditionally made with ground lamb, vegetables and mashed potatoes. It is a perfect meal for a cold weather day, and a dish that […]

white bowl full of healthy banana oat muffins with white and yellow striped kitchen towel

Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

Baked Goods, Breakfast, Muffins

These healthy banana oat muffins are rich in nutrients and packed with a variety of superfoods including oats, Greek yogurt, whole grains, and walnuts. This is by far the healthiest recipe on the blog to date, and I think you’ll agree that they really do taste great. It isn’t a […]

tomato soup in gray Staub cocottes with freshly grated parmesan, black pepper and basil served alongside grilled bread

Easy Tomato Soup with Roasted Red Peppers

Mains, Soups, Vegetarian

Like all the best classic tomato soup recipes, this rich and creamy delight is deeply flavorful from simmering away on the stove-top, but also offers a little something more. Sweet and smoky roasted red peppers are added to make this soup extra special, and it couldn’t be easier to make. […]

white plate full of southern style mustard greens topped with crispy bacon and a bowl of yellow cornmeal

Southern Style Mustard Greens


First things first. Happy, happy New Year everyone! It sure does feel good to leave 2020 behind, and like many, I am so excited for the possibilities of 2021. So many plans have been put on hold this year, but overall my family has been very fortunate in terms of […]

gray staub mini cocotte filled with french onion soup and topped with crusty bread and melted bubbly cheese and fresh thyme

French Onion Soup

Mains, Soups

Who doesn’t love a steaming hot bowl of French onion soup smothered in bubbly, golden cheese on a crusty baguette? I seem to be using this word a lot lately, but this must actually be the COZIEST. It is the perfect meal for a snow day, and we actually had […]