Fall

Homemade Petros

October 17, 2011 Dinner

It may be that you’ve never heard of a Petro. As in Petro’s Chili and Chips. A fine Tennessee establishment. A Petro is simply a chili bowl with layered ingredients. A delicious fast-food concept that really should have caught on across the nation by now. Because many of you have not had the good fortune [...]

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Chopped Pear and Watercress Salad with Goat Cheese, Cranberries and Walnuts

October 2, 2011 Fall

  Ok, so this is my last post for a little while (I’m getting married on Saturday!). So I wanted it to be a good one. Something tasty and healthy. And seasonal. Did you know pears are in season right now? You can make this salad with any kind of lettuce you like. I use [...]

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Coconut Oil Winner And A Recipe!

March 21, 2011 Fall

Drum roll please! The winner of the coconut oil giveaway contest is Katie from What Katie’s Baking! Katie, congratulations on your win! I hope this coconut oil serves you well in all your cooking and baking endeavors. Please email me (keepitsimplefoods@gmail.com) with your mailing address and I’ll get this in the post straight away. And,  [...]

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Chili Baked Nachos

March 13, 2011 Dinner

I decided it was time to give my old standby baked nacho recipe an upgrade. As much as I love simple comfort foods, I get tired of eating the same version of the same dish time and time again. So, on occasion, I play off the basics to create a new version of an old [...]

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Banana Walnut Bread

January 28, 2011 Breakfast

Brrr! It has been cold around here lately- we’re still digging ourselves out of the snow. I don’t know if I can take much more. I’m usually one to enjoy the seasons, but this weather has me dreaming of the tropics. It’s even interfering with wedding planning! My fiancé and I decided we wanted an [...]

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Roasted Turnips with Apples

November 28, 2010 Dinner

Apples and turnips are a great combination. The textures are similar, but the flavors contrast nicely; the sweetness of the apples mellowing out the slightly bitter turnips. For me, this is a go-to week night meal which requires few ingredients and can be eaten on the cheap. All you need is a few good-sized turnips [...]

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Glaze

October 24, 2010 Breakfast

A few weekends ago, my friend Dr. Lauren called up to see if we could spend the day together and maybe whip up something tasty to be featured on the blog. Ever since I set my eyes on the October edition of Cooking Light magazine, I’ve had my sights on trying out the cover feature [...]

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Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce

October 22, 2010 Dinner

Last time I stopped into Vace for pizza, a package of pumpkin ravioli caught my eye and I loaded it in my cart to bring  home. I figured it would go best with some kind of decadent, buttery sauce, some fresh-grated parmesan cheese, and maybe some candied nuts. After a bit of recipe research, I [...]

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Fried Squash Blossoms

September 6, 2010 Fall

Last weekend I picked up a basket of squash blossoms at the local farmer’s market. They were a little pricey ($4.50 a pop) but I’ve been eager to work with them for some time now and figured it was probably my last chance as summer is quickly coming to a close. While I was there, [...]

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Red Wine Braised Lentils

June 17, 2010 Dinner

This recipe was recently featured at Breathe Magazine online. For the complete recipe, click here.

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