no knead crusty bread

It’s the holiday season, which means baking is a MUST. When it’s cold outside and the family is gathered around, fresh baked bread is an important staple on the table. This crusty bread is the easiest no fuss loaf you’ll ever make. The two highlights of this recipe are that there is no kneading and…

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crusty 4-hour weekend baguette + 10-minute marinated olives

It’s a cozy weekend. Maybe it’s laundry day or spring cleaning season, but you have time. Time to make magic with flour and yeast. Fresh scratch-made bread is one of those baking feats that brings a sense of pride. In just 4-hours, simple pantry staples become three hearty and crusty loaves. Pulled out of the…

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from pantry staples to street pretzels (and beer cheese)

Look at these salty twisted babies. Their so golden, soft, spongy, pretzely.  Pantry staples-flour, yeast, salt, sugar and butter-become a beloved street food snack in a snap. The scratch-made and hand-twisted dough will not only wow those scarfing them down, but you’ll be pretty darn impressed too. Do you ever obsess over what you’re going…

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mediterranean bread

It’s been awhile since I have written an informal post for one of my own creations. Today marks the one year anniversary of two big changes in my life; working full-time as a Behavior Analyst and becoming a Food Writer for a local newspaper. Anyone who has a full-time job knows that it soaks up…

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fuss-free fresh-cut fries

If you’re anything like me, fresh hand-cut fries are your jam. They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Teenie tings of salt and bright earthy parsley (with a dab of ketchup) are all these babies need. The best part? No soaking and no fancy frying equipment. All you need is a…

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Try the World

In this foodie driven society, we have all become intrigued with unique eats that break through the status quo. Let’s get real, you can find burgers blinged out in foie gras, tacos with kimchi and pizza topped with quail eggs. Basic fare is just not cutting it; we are always searching for a mind-blowing belly-satisfying…

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herbed cauliflower crust

Each new year, I decide to start over with eating healthy. Like everyone else, I eat like a man over the holidays and my pants don’t fit by the New Year. It doesn’t matter how badly I want to get back in shape, I still have major cravings for naughty food. Pizza is always and…

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cast iron skillet buttermilk corn bread

It’s almost the 4th of July and just about everyone is looking for simple and fantastic sides to bring to their friend’s barbeque. This moist cast-iron buttermilk corn bread is what you have been looking for. If you’re searching for incredibly easy and tender BBQ ribs to go with this side, click here for my…

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{vegan} red quinoa veggie spring rolls in brown rice wrappers

Vegan. This has been my identity for 3.5 weeks now. Here’s the thing, I like fried chicken, mac & cheese and meatballs. But the husband and I have been participating in the 6-week Eat to Live challenge. This diet involves NO oil, NO sugar, NO salt, NO meat and NO animal by-products. The goal is…

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{super healthy} spicy chickpea veggie-balls & ginger-sriracha sauce

the story For just about 3 weeks, the husband and I have been doing Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Eat to Live (click) 6-week plan. Dr. Fuhrman’s book reviews nutrient-dense foods and explains how (and why) we can (and should) break ourselves from food addiction, while losing weight. As avid gluttons and foodies, the husband and I…

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breakfast pizza | sunny-side up egg, sun-dried tomato, spinach & honey goat cheese

Spiced Lavender Mocha. Brunch done right. Soon after moving to Savannah, I realized that brunch is a big deal.  Everyone here brunches. Last Sunday I brunched at the Aussie Savannah Restaurant, The Collins Quarter (click for website). As we sat around the table, we talked about home brewed espresso and then quiches. My friend explained…

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Rosemary Artisan Bread

  In his book “Cooked”, best-selling author and food advocate Michael Pollan closely examines the effects that the elements (air, water, fire, and Earth) have in food preparation. Now Netflix has developed “Cooked” into a four-part documentary series that inspires cooks with stunning cinematography and a message to appreciate the cooking process. In the Air…

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