Southern Grill, Tennessee Food

Wild Blackberry BBQ Sauce

June 24, 2017
Wild Blackberry BBQ Sauce

If you have ever spent a hot and humid afternoon picking through briars and brambles to get your hands on sweet-tart and juicy wild blackberries, then you know how precious this Wild Blackberry BBQ Sauce is.

Mixed with a little blood, sweat and tears (optional), we are sharing this amazing BBQ sauce recipe with you.

You can thank my husband for the idea.

If it were up to me, these little beauties would have been in a blackberry cobbler. This is definitely one of those times when I am glad I listened to him.

(Yeah, yeah, this is my way of saying he was right.)


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You Ever Made Corn Like This? 130 of The Best Corn Recipes Ever

June 22, 2017
The Best Corn Recipes

Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the Corn Promised Land. 130 of The Best Corn Recipes Ever.

If you are looking for delicious ways to prepare yummy corn, this is for you.

Browse and save these fantastic recipes and let us know which is your favorite! This ultimate recipe round-up includes Traditional Corn Recipes, Out of the Ordinary Corn Recipes, Corn Salsa, Corn Salads, Mexican Style Corn, and Corn Chowders and Soups.

Get your butter ready…

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Chicken, Salads

Blueberry and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad

June 19, 2017
Blueberry and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad

This is my kind of salad. This salad met me half way. Sorta healthy and all the way yummy. Blueberry and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad, ya’ll.

I will admit, I bought all the ingredients to make a fresh and fit salad recipe. Promise.

But then I started craving fried chicken.

This chicken salad recipe is one of the best salads ever. Loaded with fresh blueberries, ripe tomatoes, roasted sunflower seeds, healthy greens and more. You get all the benefits of a fit salad.

Oh, and some buttermilk fried chicken.

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30 Minute or Less, Sides, Southern Grill

Butter Basil Sweet Corn

June 17, 2017
Basil Butter Sweet Corn

Confession. This isn’t really a recipe. But it is a wonderfully delicious way to prepare fresh sweet corn.

Butter Basil Sweet Corn is an easy preparation that uses 3 ingredients. THREE. That’s it. A perfect side dish for summer. (Or anytime you can get your hands on fresh sweet corn.)

Fragrant basil and salted butter poured over grilled corn. Simply amazing.

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Main Dishes, Southern Grill

Grilled Fresh Salmon Patties with Lemon Dill Mayo

June 15, 2017
Grilled Fresh Salmon Patties with Lemon Dill Mayo

Do you say “sal-mon” or “sammon”? Around here we call it “sammon”.

Guys…you have to try this recipe. If you in any way, shape or form like salmon or salmon patties, you will love this twist on a classic.

Fresh salmon is key. This is not your ordinary canned salmon patty. Finely chopped fresh salmon combined with panko bread crumbs, peppers, garlic and fresh dill make this recipe a treat.

Oh, yeah, and we grilled these Fresh Salmon Patties.

THIS is the something different you’ve been wanting for dinner.
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Essentials, Italian, Pasta

Thick and Chunky Garden Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce

June 13, 2017
Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce

There are very few things in this culinary world that make me happier than spaghetti. You know what else makes me happy? Coming home to a kitchen smelling like crockpot heaven. This slow simmered Thick and Chunky Garden Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce is just that.

Pasta sauce heaven.

This delicious homemade pasta sauce is full of healthy and colorful vegetables. Fresh summer squash, zucchini, onions, sweet peppers and mushrooms simmer for hours and create a zesty sauce for your favorite pasta.

Plus, we made it super filling with a mixture of sweet Italian sausage and lean ground beef.  Can’t wait to twirl this around on a fork.

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Camping, Grilled, Southern Grill, Tailgate

Bold Beer Bratwurst Skewers on the Grill

June 12, 2017
Bold Beer Bratwurst Skewers on the Grill

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinions and text are all mine. #BeerBrats

Summers filled with parties, cook outs and bonfires are my favorite. The weather, the amazing food, family and friends. Is it just me or does everything taste just a little better in the summer?

To make the most of your time with family and friends, I’ve got a huge piece of advice. Keep the food simple and delicious! We can’t wait until you try these amazing Bold Beer Bratwurst Skewers on the Grill.

This recipe captures all of the flavors of summer.  Beer-infused bratwurst sausages paired with grilled tomatillos, sweet onions, peppers and tomatoes.

Summer. Grilling. Great Beer. If all gatherings could be this yummy.

Oh wait…they can!
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Amie Jo's Choice, Casseroles, Main Dishes

Family Favorite Shepards Pie

June 9, 2017
Family Favorite Shepards Pie

There are hundreds of thousands of Shepards Pie recipes on the internet.

There is a reason why.

Shepards Pie is really. Good. Food.

Our family loves Shepards Pie. When I ask, “What do you guys want for dinner?” …this is the answer. A simple meal prepared from hearty and wholesome ingredients. You can’t go wrong.

Get our Family Favorite recipe.

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Amie Jo's Choice, Desserts

Nutty Peanut Buttery Hot Fudge Ice Cream Sundaes

June 8, 2017
Nutty Peanut Buttery Hot Fudge Ice Cream Sundaes

This fun and delicious ice cream sundae recipe has been sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and ideas are mine alone. #SummerSundaes #CollectiveBias 

Ever have one of those hot summer days when you wanna skip dinner and go straight to what you really want to eat? Yeah, me too. So that’s what we did tonight.  Nutty Peanut Buttery Hot Fudge Ice Cream Sundaes.

I know, I know, I’m so bad.

Rich and creamy ice cream with crumbly cookies, peanut butter, waffle cones bites, hot fudge, whipped cream…the works!

Isn’t it awesome to have a night where there are NO picky eaters?

I am the greatest mom alive.

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Beverages, Essentials, Featured

Mint Chocolate Iced Coffee

June 7, 2017
Mint Chocolate Iced Coffee

 This iced-coffee recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions, recipes and ideas are mine alone. #BrewAsYouPlease #CollectiveBias 

Where are all of my coffee lovers at? This cold-brewed Mint Chocolate Iced Coffee drink is for you.

This is a bold and refreshing twist on your favorite morning beverage. This iced coffee is lightly flavored with fresh mint, cold brewed for a smooth flavor, and served over chocolate-cream ice cubes.

Yes, we had a lot of fun making (and drinking) this recipe! (And we got to skip the drive-thru by making our coffee at home!)

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Featured, Main Dishes

The Ultimate Guide of Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes (Volume I)

June 4, 2017
Ultimate Guide to Weeknight Dinner Recipes Volume 1

When you cook at home, you eventually run out of new ideas. You start craving something different. the search for dinner recipes is never ending. Trust me, I know.

Our goal as a food blog is to share with you the recipes we create for our own family. You can browse our complete Recipe Box here for ideas.

But we are not only a food blog. We are also a real family, in the same boat as you.

In our hunt for the very best Weeknight Dinner Recipes, we went straight to the source : our network of awesome food bloggers from all over the world. I asked them “Share your best recipes that are doable on a weeknight.”

This is only part of their collection, and we are sharing them with you. From traditional to completely original… pizzas to paleo… Mexican to Mandarin…you have to check these recipes out.

So jump right in and browse the very best. Save this page to your favorites, and go back to it whenever you need meal planning help.

Volume I is all yours!

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Sides, Tennessee Food

Okra Peppers and Vidalia

June 4, 2017
Okra Peppers and Vidalia

Fresh okra is at the top of my summer vegetable list. I love it breaded and fried, I love it stewed with tomatoes. And I especially love okra roasted with sweet bell peppers and Vidalia onions.

This easy and fresh side dish is full of flavor. Plus it is super-healthy.

Simply seasoned with olive oil, garlic, fresh lemon, salt and pepper, you will soon be addicted to this awesome summer side dish.

(We consumed this entire pan as an afternoon snack. True story!)

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