When I married my southern hubby, cornbread became more of a staple and less of a “oh you made cornbread” moment. There are thousands of cornbread recipes out there...many that I have made and love...but, this is the one I was taught to make by my Grammy in her Wagner cast iron skillet (Oh I miss that skillet!!). The best part, her cornbread is straightforward so the perfect base for me to add all sorts of stuff (fruit, cheese, herbs, aromatics, veggies, etc) to fancy it up.Read More
Ok. This is just simple, smashed red potatoes. It will forever be “Pudge” because my husband ordered meatloaf and pudge on our first date (the Flying Biscuit, ATL). He soon regretted that heavy decision as we enjoyed a concert at Chastain Park .Read More
Marrying a guy from a farm in north Alabama, I’ve heard a lot of “shelling peas” stories. After 21 years, this Yankee was finely brave enough to take on this storied, deeply rooted food memory!! But not without help from those who have Southern roots as well:
Classic Southern Lady PeasRead More
Pesto is hands down the biggest bang for your effort buck. It can be a sandwich condiment, pizza topper, a sauce for pasta, take egg dishes to next level yumminess, amp up roasted veggies, melted over roast chicken, a fabulous addition to seafood and be a secret ingredient in soups, stews, hamburgers, meatloaf. Seriously...there is so much more!
My dad loved French Onion Soup. These are the french crocks that I grew up with so this is comfort food on every level for me. You can find so many recipes out there BUT hands down none will ever beat Julia Child’s. Her technique to perfectly caramelize the onions is worth the extra time (hands off!) because of the depth of flavor. Try this...promise you won’t regret it!Read More
The magic of water, potato and leek. You have my ❤️Julia Child.
I first attempted Aioli in the early 90s while reading “A Year in Provence.” I had just returned from living in France and missed the flavor-FULL, “yellow like the sun’ dip/spread/sauce that was ....well everywhere!Read More
Great little snack idea. If you love crunch and need more veggies and protein, then this is for you.
Beautiful spring day in Birmingham! Even better when your goldfish gobbling, Nutella begging kid asks if she can just have broccoli for dinner. Ummmm... yaasss!Read More
Adding veggies to lunch is quick! I popped these in the oven while I got the rest of my meal together (hummus and quinoa tabbouleh).
It’s Mediterranean week in the Bevil house......when I meal plan for the week I stick with a region, similar flavors so less waste..... and this is a must have all the time!Read More
Protein is essential for your body; it is needed for the production of hormones (eg glucagon!), neurotransmitters and antibodies; it aids in growth and repair tissue. And without getting all “nutrition-y”, essential amino acids are not produced by our bodies. We MUST consume them. Here is a wonderful, vegan recipe (legumes + grains = complete vegetarian protein!).Read More
So not an expert, but salsa is more liquid-y (is that a word...? eh, good enough). This chunky, mango pico takes most foods (heirloom tomatoes, black beans, fish, burgers, chicken.... seriously, I could go on) from "meh" to magical. Easy, quick and oh so yum.Read More
It's a Mediterranean week around here. Each week we eat our way around the world, preparing and enjoying dishes from the culture-of-the-week each night. As fancy as that sounds, it's really a matter of practicality. It's so much easier and economic to buy spices and ingredients for one style of cooking each week. Today I give you one of my favorites, a tabbouleh recipe using quinoa as the grain base. Soooo good!Read More
A healthy snack that doesn't involve apples, nut butter or hummus😂! Need to get your veggies in? BUT want crunchy, rich, and a bit salty? I've got you covered. My French host family made this for me and I've never looked back.Read More
For my 30th birthday, my client Daniela gave me a molcajete and, more importantly, her family’s guacamole recipe 😛🙌🏻 Although I love guacamole ALL ways (lime, garlic...even bleu cheese added), this reminds me of my sweet friend.Read More
It's a great time of year. I mean, who doesn't like Spring? The weather starts to warm up - then drops to frigid temperatures again crushing all hope of an early summer - only to sneak back up to the mid-seventies for a hot second before dropping back down, dragging our morale along with it.Read More