There is a restaurant in Franklin, Tennessee that my brother introduced me to years ago called Bishop’s. My brother travels a lot for his job, so he knows every hole-in-the-wall restaurant from here to Timbuktu. So when he called me and told me to meet him at Bishop’s (I happened to be in the Nashville area.), he didn’t have to twist my arm or tell me twice. Once I met him there he told me I HAD to get the carrot souffle. Had to. Boy, it did not disappoint. The carrot souffle at Bishop’s is the stuff dreams are made of. [Read more…]
Southern green beans are a staple around our house. They are super simple to make, but they are oh, so tasty! When I was a little girl, my uncle made a cast iron pot of green beans on his cast iron stove. He put them on very early in the morning and every time I would walk past that stove they would smell heavenly. Heavenly. I would carefully reach my little hand in and one by one I would eat green beans until someone sent me on my way. This pattern continued throughout the day and low and behold, I wasn’t the only one sneaking green beans. Because, by the time supper time came around, there were hardly any green beans left. Whoops.
Cornbread is a staple on any Southern table. Everybody’s grandmother has some sort of recipe that will absolutely melt in your mouth. While we always have a side of bread at our parent’s or grandparent’s houses, it’s not really the case at our house. We just don’t typically serve bread with dinner, unless it goes with the meal…like Pizza Buns. (Have you tried Pizza Buns?!? If not, run, don’t walk, to your kitchen and get busy!) But, one night last week, I served up Shredded Balsamic Beef from Thriving Home with rice, Simple Southern Green Beans, and fresh tomatoes. This meal was just SCREAMING for some cornbread.
I love tomatoes. Wait. Wait. Allow me to clarify. I love fresh tomatoes. Wait. Hold up. Allow me to clarify. I love fresh, home-grown tomatoes. Wait. One more. I love fresh, home-grown, straight from my garden, red ripe tomatoes. Yes I do. But sometimes…sometimes I get impatient. Especially when I’ve been looking at this beautiful tomato plant for 4 weeks and it looks like this…
I have a secret. One of my favorite things about my husband being a pastor is fresh produce in the summer. Yes, you read that correctly. People in our church are constantly giving us fresh produce from their gardens. It.is.awesome. I have a general policy that I never turn down fresh produce. I mean, we have three growing boys. Why would I turn down free food?!? Enter the yellow squash. [Read more…]
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You are going to be hard pressed to find anything that I won’t eat. Asparagus? Love it. Broccoli? We eat it almost every night. Brussel sprouts? I crave them. Cake? Just kidding. Who doesn’t like cake? But back to brussel sprouts. They are seriously one of my favorite side dishes. [Read more…]
Our friends, Benjamin and Stephanie, had us over for dinner several weeks ago. Benjamin grilled the perfect piece of chicken and Stephanie served this corn salad, along with several other things. Up until this point, I had never had (nor had I heard of) corn salad. [Read more…]