Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Heirloom Tomato Pie

It is hard to pass up fresh tomatoes at the Farmer's Market and my haul this week screamed to be made into a Tomato Pie.  So, of course, I obliged.


2 1/4 pounds tomatoes
1 sweet onion
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1 /4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup assorted herbs - I use basil, parsley and  thyme
1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mayo
1 store bought pie crust or homemade pie crust

Slice tomatoes and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt.  Let stand for 10 minutes.
Saute the onion in the olive oil with a 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper
Mix cheese and mayo together.
Dry tomato with a paper towel.
Mix herbs with a teaspoon of pepper.
Layer tomato on bottom of pie crust, sprinkle a bit of pepper, add the onion, another sprinkle of pepper, spread the herbs across top, use remaining pepper and then top with cheese.

Coot at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.



Monday, July 9, 2018

Low Country Boil and Tomato Pie


Most Saturday mornings you can find me at our town's Farmer's Market finding inspiration for weekend dinners.  I already knew Low Country Boil was on the menu for Saturday night but I wanted some fresh fruit to make James Farmer's Summer Salad.  

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bride's Biscuits with County Ham

Bride's Biscuits with County Ham

I was recently asked to prepare Ham Biscuits for a luncheon and wanted to share the recipe with y'all. These are great to have on hand for company, for a tailgate, luncheon......basically any excuse you can think of.  The biscuits are flavorful and fluffy and the salty bite of the country ham adds nicely.  You could add egg, bacon, sausage or pimento cheese too!  They are called "Bride's Biscuits" because (aside from the time it takes to make them) they really are foolproof.

1/4 oz envelope of active dry yeast
3 Tablespoons of warm water
1/3 cup sugar, divided
5 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup cold, unsalted butter (cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
1 3/4 cups of buttermilk

Combine yeast with warm water and a teaspoon sugar and let stand for five minutes.

Whisk together flour and five tablespoons of sugar, cut in shortening and butter until crumbly.

Stir in yeast and buttermilk and stir until dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough out on floured surface and knead five times.  Place dough in a bowl lightly covered with plastic wrap and chill for at least 8 hours (I usually let sit overnight).

Turn dough out on floured surface and knead 8-10 times.  Roll to an 1/2 thickness and cut with a 2 1/4 inch biscuit cutter.  Arrange biscuits, sides touching, on an ungreased baking sheet.  Cover loosely with plastic wrap and sit at room temperature for and hour and a half until they double in bulk.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake 16-18 minutes until golden brown.  Top with melted butter if desired.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Game Day Nachos

College football has returned and all is right with the world!!!  Y'all know I need an excuse to gather family/friends and whip up some food like I need a hole in the head, right?  And who doesn't love a good tailgate?

Once again, I am back sharing some of my favorite munchies that are perfect for a tailgate or even a gathering with friends.  I hope you enjoy and if you subscribe to the blog (click the follow by email button), I'll even email you a recipe card.

All this gooey cheese, beans, meat and seasonings takes about 15 minutes to whip together.  Now that is something to cheer about!



Saturday, September 2, 2017

Game Day Appetizers

Happy Game Day, y'all!  I am SO excited football season has returned and wanted to share with you the recipes from the "Tailgate Tip" segment I hosted on IG last year.  I'll be hosting it again every Tuesday during September so be sure to follow.   Enjoy and GO TEAM!!! We root for Hickory High, Wheeler High, Elon, Georgia Bulldogs and are a house divided between the Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins.  Who do y'all root for?


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Salmon Fillet Burgers

I am a sucker for a good BBQ in the summer time.  NOTHING makes me happier than having family and friends over and the little ones running around.  I honestly would host a BBQ every weekend if my hubby would let me.  

As such, I'm constantly looking for fun, fresh ideas for menu options to break the hamburger and hot dog rut.  I get it - they are easy and yummy; but you can't eat them every weekend. So when I stumbled across this Salmon Fillet Burger recipe from Barefoot Contessa Parties! years ago, it immediately went into my file.  The secret is the sauce so don't skip out on that part, y'all. I also insist on buying fresh seafood from our seafood market.  The quality cannot be beat.

An added perk is that if you have leftover salmon, which I always do because I buy more than I need, you can whip up this salad using all the ingredients plus a chopped up celery.  It is amazing over spinach, in a whole wheat wrap or on its own.  



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sail Into Summer

Nothing makes me happier than a lark than to plan parties for my wee ones.  And what better occasion than the last day of school!  The tradition started last year, which you can read about here. We scaled the craziness down a bit this year but had just as much fun.

I substituted a full fledged ice cream bar for Popsicles , omitted water balloons (those suckers hurt, y'all) but still let the best bud spend the night.  Here's a snippet of our fun.

Sail Into Summer Jello Boats