Peach Mojitos

Peach Mojitos

I remember the exact moment I first tasted a mojito. I learned the delights of Cuban rum on a trip to France almost 20 years ago. One sip in a seaside café Saint-Jean- Cap Ferrat was all it took. My dear friend Virginia Willis makes a version with peaches that inspires me to do more…

Skirt Steak with Fennel Slaw

Skirt Steak with Fennel Slaw

Fennel brings a light and bright flavor to a grilled skirt steak. Skirt steak is packed with flavor and is super-tender after marinating. It’s a mainstay at our house. Try adding corn tortillas on the grill for impromptu tacos. Skirt Steak with Fennel Slaw STEAK ⅓ cup red wine vinegar ⅓ cup extra virgin olive…

corn chowder recipe

Rich Corn Chowder

You don’t have to drive far in any direction in South Georgia to be surrounded by cornfields. Summertime means corn is coming. When it arrives, we eat it nearly every day. I think ahead to winter and freeze as much as room allows. I’m always warmed by summer corn in a bowl on a cold…

Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Salad

Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Salad

Thinly slicing raw Brussels sprouts is the key to this hearty, crunchy salad. Try it as a side for a grilled steak or roasted chicken. If you have any extra dressing, it’s a good dip for just about anything. Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Salad 6 oz thick bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces (about5 slices)…

Spiced Butternut-Pumpkin Soup

Spiced Butternut-Pumpkin Soup

Fall isn’t official at our house until a warm bowl of this soup arrives on our table. It includes all the season’s flavors: apples, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and butternut squash. A food processor or hand blender works just as well for blending the soup. Spiced Butternut-Pumpkin Soup 2 Tbs butter 1 large sweet onion, diced…

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Creamy, rich sweet potatoes are speckled with crunchy cornflakes, pecans, brown sugar, and marshmallows for the ideal Thanksgiving combination in each serving. Sweet Potato Casserole 4½ lbs sweet potatoes 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ cup milk ½ cup butter, softened 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ tsp table salt 1¼ cups corn flakes…

Vidalia Spread

I grew up in Vidalia country and enjoy the famous sweet onions in nearly everything. I still get excited to see the first green tops peeping through the sandy soil, a hint of the coming onion season. This ultra-rich dip, served warm, is always a part of my menu when friends visit.