A compilation of road-tested recipes from years of college football tailgating, across the South. 

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Thai Basil Chicken with Mango Salsa

(Adapted from Half Baked Harvest) I adore Thai food - especially good peanut sauce! This recipe has it all in spades: peanut sauce, zesty mango salsa, coconut milk with soy sauce and fish sauce, and the whole thing is served over fluffy rice. It's so so good with the...

Tuscan Lasagna

THE best lasagna I have ever put in my mouth was in Tuscany. I was traveling there with my family, and we spent the day at a winery (Torciano Tenuto). We had a wine tasting that was spectacular in a private wine cellar. The tasting paired the winery's various wines...

Moroccan Chicken with Olives, Raisins and Lemon

(Adapted from Closet Cooking) If you are interested in a meal that bursts with flavor, then this dish might be for you. It is packed with tanginess and saltiness from the preserved lemon and olives then the sweetness of the raisins adds another layer of deliciousness....

Spanish Bean Soup

(Adapted from The Columbia Restaurant) I grew up vacationing in Longboat Key with my family, and every summer we'd trek to Sarasota for a meal at the famous Columbia Restaurant. I'd get a cup of their incredible Spanish Bean soup and half of a Cuban sandwich. Life was...

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I’m a wife, mom, dog lover, blogger and love cooking, blogging, volunteering, antiquing, traveling, reading, and working out – and of course EATING really good food. I especially relish planning and preparing delicious food for friends and family to enjoy.


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