carrot cake scones + honeyed frosting

Hoppy Easter my foodie friends.  Nothing reminds me of Easter more than Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Well, that and ricotta pie, which is lemony and divine. The issue for me is that carrot cake takes some extra labor and to be honest, we just got home for a weekend trip out of town.…

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the fitzroy

SAVANNAH ADDED a new notch to its culinary belt this month with a taste from a different kind of southern region. The Fitzroy, at 9 Drayton St., is Savannah’s new Aussie gastropub owned by the same visionaries behind The Collins Quarter and The Deck, which opened last May. Australian natives Anthony and Rebecca Debreceny named…

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fresh ricotta ravioli with sausage, sage + swiss chard (pure magic)

There is nothing like homemade pasta. Together we braved homemade ravioli and succeeded! This recipe is straightforward but requires a lot of hands-on time. That makes this the perfect Sunday afternoon project to do with your family. Grab your aprons and a cup of coffee and prepare for a lazy afternoon of pasta magic. My…

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ramen noodles + miso pesto + fried egg (saint patty’s day green)

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day Foodie Friends!! I have been saving this recipe to share with you until this day…because it’s GREEN! I know, I know, it’s not Irish. But Asian counts as long as it’s green, okay? Let’s move on. This slurpable Ramen Noodle Dish whips up in literally minutes. The pesto is made from…

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pi day cherry bourbon hand pies with orange peel

Every year on Pi Day math geeks and foodies have something in common, pi(e). Since food is what makes holidays, like Pi Day, special, I figured I would join the masses and make some pie. Hand pies are the perfect party pie because they do not require a fork or plate. The golden egg washed…

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savannah picnic company

IT’S springtime in Savannah. The birds are chirping, the azaleas are blooming, blankets of yellow pollen cover the city, and daylight savings has kicked in. For those of us who live here year-round, we can all agree that spring in the South measures up to Goldilocks’ preference, not too hot and not too cold, it’s…

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put the smooth in smoothie bowl

Smoothie bowls are simple and stunning. I’m obsessed with photographing frosted fruit. The gems of berries have an irresistible icy casing that makes them glow. The vibrant blues and deep purples in this bowl are so inviting, like a sparkling pool with rubber floats bobbing up and down. In food photography, the quote “a picture…

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totally baked

SAVANNAH IS TRULY the biggest small town. Sure, for tourists visiting may seem like there is so much ground to cover, it may even seem overwhelming to some, but for those of us who live here, this town is full of familiar faces and spaces. This is especially true in the restaurant business. Over time,…

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dense fudgey chocolate cake desperate for a glass of milk

This rich chocolate cake is the best of both worlds fudge and cake. You can thank a cup of strong coffee for the intense chocolate bitterness and a cup of greek yogurt for creamy tartness. Whispers of melted morsels are tucked away in each bite, melting upon impact. This cake takes about 5-10 minutes to…

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naan on broughton

OLD SAVANNAH may not have been described as a melting pot for cuisine. Yet, our city attracts visitors far and wide, along with a large amount of locals, including myself, identifying as transplants. This may be the controlling variable in the evolution of Savannah’s food scene over the last few years. A chef once told…

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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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