Apple Fritters

  All the talk in the media of our impending “Southern Freeze 2014” had everyone here in Savannah and the surrounding areas acting like we were going to be snowed in until March.  Schools let out at noon yesterday even though the winter weather wasn’t due until evening, a major local employer sent their employees home at noon as well, … Read More

North Meets South – A Beautiful Culinary Affair

North Meets South - A Culinary Affair

North vs. South, it’s an on-going battle, a point of discussion and matter of debate.  Sure there are many differences between the regions, the people, lifestyle, and food.  One thing that is similar, is an appreciation for the regional foods from each area. Coming up on Saturday January 18th, 2014 will be a celebration, a “culinary affair” of the two … Read More

Watermelon & Feta Salad


At first glance this combination sounds a bit odd.  Sweet watermelon with a salty cheese?  The swelling popularity of “salted caramel” this and that should be enough to convince anyone that it’s a well-liked flavor pairing.  This has been a popular recipe when I’ve used it in my cooking classes.  The oddity of the ingredients catches guests attention but it’s … Read More

Voting Continues in the South Magazine’s South’s Greatest Chef Contest

The South Magazine has extended the voting for South’s Greatest Chef.  Please take a moment to cast your vote for me in the contest.  It would be greatly appreciated.  Also, remember you must click the + sign to cast your vote. You may click LIKE also, but only clicking + will actually register a vote.  Click here to cast your … Read More

Vote in the South Magazine’s South’s Greatest Chef Contest

Hey Folks…I need your votes! I’ve been nominated for The South Magazine’s “South’s Greatest Chef” award. Cast your vote here and vote for me! Share in your networks and tell others to do the same!

Red, White and Blueberry Blondies

Fresh Picked Raspberries

Tomorrow is Independence Day and let’s face it…we’ve all had enough of the cakes covered with whipped cream and lined up with berries to mimic the American flag.  Nothing wrong with it, just that it’s nice to do something different. Dying the cake batter…yup, Red Velvet is popular (don’t get me started…not a fan of it) but really, who wants … Read More

Storing Strawberries

Fresh Picked Strawberries

Growing up in southern California we would start getting strawberries as early as February and they’d carry on into the summer.  I grew up in the mountains of southern California where the “soil” was actually a porous gray mess of decomposed granite that had very little growth value and required a lot of amendment in order to cultivate a garden.  … Read More

The Cookin’ O’ the Green….Grits, that is!

Green Grits

St. Patrick’s Day has once again arrived.  Growing up in Southern California the extent to which it was a holiday was pretty much limited to making sure you wore something green to school to prevent being pinched for not having green.  Is that still done?  I don’t think I’ve heard mention of that in ages! Little did I know that … Read More

The Love of Baking

Devilishly Sinful Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

Chocolate, roses, Champagne, expensive dinners in fancy restaurants…I could keep going on about what people will be doing to celebrate Valentine’s Day today.  Each of these of course makes us feel special and appreciated on any day, not just Valentine’s day.  However I’m willing to bet that deep down in the recesses of our memory, baking somehow plays a part … Read More