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Meredith’s Tortellini Salad

Meredith’s Tortellini Salad

Happy happy weekend, friends! I wanted to get you the recipe for that tortellini salad my sister-in-law @meredithfreeman1 made for me in case you need some inspiration for the week ahead. It’s delicious room temperature or cold and I feel like you could make endless substitutions to […]

Simple Butternut Squash Soup

Simple Butternut Squash Soup

Happy Monday, friends. Soup season is upon us. Well, honestly, it’s a few months away here in Charleston because it’s hot as blue blazes but it is storm season. And storms call for soup too! I made this recently and it was so delicious I […]

GINGER-TURMERIC QUINOA

GINGER-TURMERIC QUINOA

Adding turmeric to quinoa is a wonderful way to give a little color to an otherwise bland looking grain. Even if you don’t love the taste, you could add 1/8 tsp and still get some pretty color. Also, you could absolutely bump the ginger and […]

Summertime Corn (and so many other things) Salad – Peach Edition!

Summertime Corn (and so many other things) Salad – Peach Edition!

Confession: the hardest part about the last 20 minutes of church for me is that I start to dream about what I am going to whip up for lunch. I even write it down in my notes. I whipped up a new rendition of the Summertime […]

Strawberry Tomato Basil Toast

Strawberry Tomato Basil Toast

Yesterday’s lunch, which I plan to repeat as often as I can while the tomatoes are at their peak, the strawberries still red and juicy, and the still thriving. . I was thrilled to learn the Whole Foods near us sells some of my favorite […]

Summertime Corn Salad

Summertime Corn Salad

After serving dinner Friday night, we had 3 ears of corn leftover. This is delicious SC corn and I didn’t want to let it go to waste. The timing could not have been more perfect, because my mother in law was in town and I […]

Tortellini with Basil-Tomato Sauce

Tortellini with Basil-Tomato Sauce

Hope you all have had such a lovely weekend. We had some friends from NC in town and it really was so sweet to reconnect. Charleston is home now, and we love it, but golly we miss so many people in NC! Friday night I […]

Super Simple Quinoa Salad

Super Simple Quinoa Salad

Made this super easy Mediterranean-ish quinoa and it did not disappoint. We will have variations of this in the fridge all summer long. I think the secret is the dressing: 1/3 c EVOO + 1/3 c red wine vinegar. So simple! YOU WILL NEED: 1 […]

Maple-Pecan Salmon

Maple-Pecan Salmon

This recipe was inspired by a recipe for salmon my mom used to make involving pecans and panko bread crumbs. I have switched it up a bit and made it #glutenfree. The sauce is super easy to make and this entire meal can come together […]

My Favorite Arugula Salad

My Favorite Arugula Salad

Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s the super easy salad I paired with that tortellini I posted yesterday. It’s a toss up as to which one is easier. . Whenever I go to a restaurant, if this is on the menu, I order it. There’s just something […]