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Chili-Lime Pork Medallions with Sautéed Red Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts and BACON!!!

I’m working on the restaurant review for our fabulous dinner at Saltyard Saturday evening, but in the meantime, I thought I would share the yummy dinner I prepared for our weekly Sunday family dinner night with my parents.  Riche started this great tradition, and it’s one that we look forward to every Sunday evening.  This […]

Did someone say dessert???

Who is stopping by a farmers market this weekend?  If you happen to buy some fresh strawberries, I have a tried and true recipe for the perfect dessert to compliment your dinner.  I’ve also made these for baby showers – strawberries for girls, blueberries for boys (and they never disappoint!)  This is a perfect choice […]

So real men don’t eat quiche now do they?

  What’s that old adage?  Real men don’t eat quiche?  Well why not?  It’s not just for “lunching ladies” anymore.   Especially when you can eat a yummy apple and gouda cheese sausage quiche with carmelized onions.  To really class it up, why don’t we add a salad frisée with bacon-shallot vinaigrette dressing and poached egg […]

Baja Taco Blitz

  In keeping with the Mexican food and fresh farmers market ingredient themes, I thought I’d share another favorite Mexican inspired dish.  I also hate to waste food and since you might have some leftover tortillas from the chimichanga recipe, this is a great way to use them up as the recipe as written below […]

Baked Turkey & Jack Cheese Chimichangas

I LOVE Mexican food.  LOVE!  I also love to try and eat healthy and there the roads shall meet.  Does that sound like a difficult undertaking? Not at all!  I embrace the challenge of finding healthy alternatives and this is one of my favorites!  (and one of my Dad’s favorites too by the way…)  There’s […]

Restaurant Review – Watershed on Peachtree

(Photo courtesy of watershedrestaurant.com) The southern belle crew (Riche and a dear friend Sara) decided to hit the town on Friday night and try a “new to us” restaurant that has been getting lots of great press.  Watershed on Peachtree (originally located in a  converted gas station in Decatur) was the location for our dining […]

The easiest pie crust EVER!!!

(my Georgia Peach Pie) “The First Law of Pies: ‘No Pastry, No Pie.” ― Janet Clarkson, Pie: A Global History Growing up, I watched the amazing women in my life (my Mom and both Grandma’s) turn a kitchen into a magic wonderland.  They would take simple ingredients and turn them into beautiful dishes creating a […]

Asian Chili Lime Chicken

So we’ve been to the farmers market, let’s make something yummy with all of that fresh produce!  Now don’t get me wrong friends… I love some good southern fried chicken but following a healthy lifestyle when it comes to nutrition is very important to me.  Healthy food is yummy too! YIELD: 4 servingsIngredients1 tablespoon canola […]

Who doesn’t love a good farmers market??

As much as this southern belle LOVES her college football (WAR EAGLE y’all and Go Tigers), I LOVE summer for the all of the amazing local farmers markets!!! ‘Cause it sure isn’t because of the Atlanta humidity! We don’t call it Hot ‘lanta for nothing! Plus there’s that whole glistening thing (because southern ladies don’t […]

Welcome Y’all

Dictionary.com says that a Southern Belle is “a beautiful and charming woman from the southern US.” Some describe a belle as having social grace, charm, the ability to “glisten” rather than sweat and have a mint julep all while making a gorgeous dress from curtains. (That’s a Gone With the Wind reference by the way.) While I agree with all of those descriptions, maybe with the exception of the curtain dress, I think not only does a belle possess the qualities of having social grace and charm, she is also classy, genuine, loves sports, cares about her community and most importantly, THIS southern belle loves good food! (And the accompanying adult beverages of course!)

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