Apple Amaretto Cocktail

Apple Amaretto Cocktail

This is the first real weekend of fall. Yeah, it might’ve officially started a couple of weeks ago, but I haven’t needed a sweatshirt to leave the house, nor have I been able to sleep without air conditioning. The nip in the air is real now, though, and I’m ready to admit autumn has sprung.[click for recipe and more]

Lentil Stuffed Tomatoes

Lentil Stuffed Tomatoes

I’m often pulled in two different directions when it comes to weekday dinners. I like easy, but I like special, too. We do a lot of beans and rice just slopped in a bowl for the sake of simplicity, but sometimes it’s nice to pretty dinner up a little bit. My favorite way to pretend[click for recipe and more]

Deep-Fried Okra Bites

Deep-Fried Okra Bites

For me, this recipe was a true¬†test of the theory that anything can be good if you deep fry it. Okra is…like, an 11 out of 10 on the gross scale. Yes, please give me a vegetable that immediately begins to form gelatinous, mucousy strands the moment it touches liquid. Sounds fantastic. Soft, mushy seeds[click for recipe and more]

The Green Tomato Bloody Mary

The Green Tomato Bloody Mary

Green tomatoes are everywhere right now. Tomato season is drawing to a close, and as it gets colder, most growers have a glut of pale green, rock hard tomatoes that just won’t ever make it to ripeness on the vine. Luckily, they don’t have to go to waste. Almost every stand at the farmer’s market[click for recipe and more]

Basil, Onion, Avocado & Tomato (BOAT) Sandwich

Basil, Onion, Avocado & Tomato (BOAT) Sandwich

This isn’t really a recipe. It’s just a sandwich, and not one of those gourmet fancy-pants overstuffed deep-fried grilled cheeses or anything else that’s particularly noteworthy. But I just realized (while staring sadly at the last of my heirloom tomatoes) that I haven’t shared this on the blog. If I don’t do it now, I’ll[click for recipe and more]