Baked Pluot Meringue Tart

Pluot Meringue Tart

With summer creeping towards fall, it’s the perfect chance to grab your favorite fruits for a last hoo-rah in the kitchen. What better way to do that than with some crazy science-experiment hybrid fruit that happens to taste like heaven itself?? I’m obviously referring to the pluot. The what?? Pluot! Think plum + apricot. Now…

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Pickled Red Onions

Perfect Pickled Red Onions

I've always been weary of pickling anything myself at home. That all ended when I came home with a ridiculously large bag of loot from the local farmer's market.Squash, onions, something called salt and pepper cucumbers (addictive, btw). I sorta ...

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Chicken & Waffles at Grille 29 - Huntsville, AL

Rockets, Brats, & Brews in Huntsville, AL

This past weekend, I traveled (if it even counts as much) to our neighbor to the south, Huntsville, in good ol' 'Bama. I think this is where I'm suppose to say some grunting chant about a tide or something... Since I don't really know anything about ...

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Southern FATTY's 1st Birthday

Blog Birthdays and Facelifts

Cake, cake, cake, cake! -- This little thing I call Southern FATTY is an entire year old! Ok... It's more like a year and a half plus a month or two, but whatever. It's always close enough to eat some cake and get a little e-Botox at our ...

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Homemade Cherry Reduction Sauce

Cherry Reduction Sauce

 When life gives you cherries..... you make everything that you possibly can out of them! We've been overrun here in the South with fresh, local cherries. It's nearing the end of their season, so I wanted to get my fix in as ...

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Vanilla Bourbon Sipper

Vanilla Bourbon Sipper

 Cherry here, cherry there, cherries errrrrywhere! Tis' the season here in Tennessee. Every single market around town is packed full of rosy, bold, bubbly picks that are just screaming to be transformed into something delicious. I can't walk ...

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Brûléed Banana Daiquiri

Bruleed Banana Daiquiri

 I scream. You scream. We all scream for... daiquiris! Pretty sure that's how it goes. Frozen bananas at amusement parks, smoothies to get your sunny day started, banana bread to use up those not so pretty picks. This fruit screams summer to ...

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Pineapple Chili'd Ginger Cream Pops

Pineapple Chili’d Ginger Cream Pops

 Summer loving', had me a blaaaaast. Summer lovin', happened so faaaaast. Made some 'sicles, cute as can be! Summer. Popsicles. 'Nough said! -- Pineapple Chili'd Ginger Pops for a summer chill and twist. These ain't yo' momma's ...

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Tequila Lime Watermelon Sorbet

Tequila Lime Watermelon Sorbet

 Summer is for swimming, parks, attempting to garden, exploring. Oh. And tequila. It's for tequila. I'm using a sweet and tart (not to be confused with Sweet Tarts... but don't steal that idea from me!) tequila lime spiked ...

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Purple Basil Peach Hand Pies

Peach Purple Basil Hand Pies

 It's no secret that you aren't really a Southern boy unless you were raised on peaches and pecan (pies). This is the time of year that everyone starts getting super antsy about. When are the peaches going to be ready?! I don't see any ...

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