Skillet Corn and Andouille Kale Salad

I hate to disappoint you, but if you haven’t been able to tell by now,I’m your typical salad-sandwich-soup girl for lunch.Typical, typical, typical. The good thing about my deli-style lunches is thatthere are so many different ways to do it. And I think I’m pretty inventive with mine, no? Like this salad. Oh. My. Spicy […]

Baked Tomato Basil Chicken with Sweet Corn Risotto

Swim practice has me craving ALL. THE. CARBZ. I never noticed just how much truth there was to the whole “energy” thing until now. So it’s a good thing, I guess, that I made this dish this week. Not that any of it lasted all week. Nope.  We put it all away rather quickly. Because […]

Bacon Cornbread Panzanella Salad

You read that correctly. Bacon. Cornbread. It’s like a beautiful, beautiful dream. You already know that I love a good salad. I love bread a lot, too. And cornbread? It’s one of my favorites. Put cornbread in a salad and you’ve won me over. These cornbread croutons are TO DIE FOR. I used a variant […]

Blackened Catfish with Sweet Corn Maque Choux

Here we go again with the corn. Maybe I’m overdoing it- you know, the whole corn thing. Don’t worry; summer’s nearly over,which means that with the end of corn season… it’s PUMPKIN TIME. Guys, I’m more obsessed with that stuff than corn.Last week I bought 5 cans of it at Kroger because it was over […]

Marinated Vegetable Salad

And the health food craze continues! I laughed as I typed that sentence because this box of pralines and Iare currently having a staring competition. Hey, it’s all about the balance. But seriously, though, these marinated vegetables… they’re all the things. All the things plus artichoke hearts. Because I don’t particularly care for those. But […]

Shrimp and Grits with Corn + Bacon

I’m a recent shrimp and grits fiend. Even though I’m Southern, tried and true, I hadn’t ever eaten shrimp and grits untilabout a month ago. Let me tell you. Life-changing experience right there. Much like these. The corn adds a zippy, crisp sweetness to the perfectly savory cheese grits. One of my cardinal rules of […]

Summertime Shrimp and Corn Chowder

It’s SUMMAH-time, folks! And this soup is summer. It’s sweet corn, it’s shrimp, it’s bacon.It’s a beautiful thing, really. And you could serve this stuff cold or warm – whatever you’re feelin’ – so this can actually be an any time of the year dish! My pictures for this recipe look like I’ve reverted back […]