All posts tagged: quick recipes

Summer Tomato Relish

I used to hate tomatoes as a kid. If it wasn’t in a sauce that required being covered in cheese. I more than likely wanted nothing to do with it. Of course over time with the maturation of my palette and the ability to experience new things. Tomatoes are no longer on my hit list. And though I have a mild allergy to them that tends to cause itching. I often find my epidermis at the altar of sacrifice to enjoy the juicy fruits…and whether or not you consider them a fruit is a dispute for another day.       I love the summer time and not just because pool season is in full effect. It’s the abundance of beautiful fresh produce that becomes available during this warm time of year. I enjoy the fact that living in Nashville leaves no shortage of the summer gems. Farmers Markets are readily available within a short drive to your summer gold. And it’s kind of hard to keep up with what produce is in season if …

S’mores Bars…Hello Nostalgia!

     I mean, seriously? Who doesn’t love a good s’more on a rainy and wet or cold day? This is the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet tooth! While I was in the process of making these bad boys I felt myself fall in to the vortex of nostalgia. In the days where mom and dad were assisting you in putting your marshmallows on to the tip of your skewer, or coat hanger. (Hey!, whatever works!) My sister and I would sit on the back porch and make S’mores while watching the deer run around our backyard. Dad would start a fire inside a couple of empty cans. We both had our own set-ups on a plate and off we were to a place where the fingers were sticky and your cheeks were smeared in chocolate.(Heaven) The graham cracker crumbs trickling into your lap and for a moment all your worries dissipated into every crunchy, creamy, gooey bite of divine perfection. Now, onto the recipe. S’mores Bars 2 c. crushed graham crackers 1 1/2 …

Easy Salted Caramel

Don’t be intimidated! This recipe only contains six ingredients!…Score! And once you’ve made it; that feeling of accomplishment will be rather satisfying. Now, it’s a little more rustic of a sauce than you’re use to. Brown Sugar has molasses in it, so the sugar crystals won’t be fully broken down. But nonetheless, it’s good. Caramel, marshmallows and rock candy are recipes that tend to overwhelm the typical home cook. But no fear, a simple recipe is here and I hope you enjoy it as a garnish, dipping sauce or ingredient in your next batch of brownies. It seems that we can’t steer from the salty & sweet combination. But then again. Why should we? I love the marriage of caramel and salt, chocolate and salt, fruit and salt. Some of you just raised your eyebrows. Don’t second guess it, next time you have a ripe slice of melon in your possession. Just grab a smidgen of kosher salt and give it a sprinkle. The pairing is euphoric. But yes, back to salted caramel. I usually …