Skip to Content

Olive oil

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

This spicy roasted cauliflower is flavored with smoky cumin and chili powder, taking it from bland to bold and flavorful! I think I’ve mentioned a few times on this site how we love roasted vegetables—it’s almost the only way we eat them. And anything can be roasted: onions, squash, peppers, green beans…the roasting process adds …

Read More about Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

French Salad Dressing (or Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette)

French Salad Dressing made the authentic French way with fresh lemon juice is so simple and easy you’ll never want bottled salad dressing again! Do you like creamy, fat-laden salad dressings? I used to love Thousand Island, but now I don’t eat salad with any creamy dressing—except occasionally a Caesar salad, but even then if …

Read More about French Salad Dressing (or Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette)

Bruschetta with Fresh Tomatoes and Herbs

Bruschetta with fresh basil and other herbs, garlic, and balsamic vinegar–makes a great snack or appetizer and keeps for days! If I’m traveling for a party or potluck event, I like to take foods that pack well and can work for easy appetizers or a quick meal. My go-to recipes are pimento cheese, pound cake, …

Read More about Bruschetta with Fresh Tomatoes and Herbs

The BEST Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup with roasted butternut squash, apples, and caramelized onions in a rich, creamy, dairy-free soup. Perfect for soup season and holiday menus! One of my favorite times of the year is when the weather starts turning a little chilly in the evenings. I immediately start thinking about soups, don’t you? Maybe because the …

Read More about The BEST Butternut Squash Soup

Prosciutto Appetizer—Easy and Last Minute!

Prosciutto appetizer—this super easy appetizer made with prosciutto, arugula, and goat cheese can be made at the last minute or ahead of time! When you’re getting ready for a party, sometimes time slips aways and before you know it your guests are scheduled to arrive in 20 minutes. And you forgot to make an appetizer! …

Read More about Prosciutto Appetizer—Easy and Last Minute!

Roasted Baby Potatoes with Garlic and Italian Herbs

Roasted baby potatoes with garlic and Italian herbs are crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Easy to make! What does your family meal time look like? Do you sit down with your kids and have dinner together on a regular basis? If you’re juggling sports, after school activities, homework, traffic, …

Read More about Roasted Baby Potatoes with Garlic and Italian Herbs

Roasted Jalapeno Cilantro Pesto

You know something’s good when this is part of it…grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Add some roasted jalapeno peppers and fresh cilantro and well, you’ve created something amazing. Jalapeño cilantro pesto can be used to enhance fish, chicken, pork or even just vegetables. I’ve made it a couple of times over the summer and we have …

Read More about Roasted Jalapeno Cilantro Pesto

Caramelized Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, caramelized with a little brown sugar and spiced up with some chili powder and cumin…these are divine! My grandfather did not grow Brussels sprouts. He grew cotton for a few years, corn, peanuts and soybeans—and he would fall over laughing if he knew that people now pay good money to eat soybeans right …

Read More about Caramelized Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Light and Healthy Tuna Salad

Sometimes you just want to eat food that makes you feel like you’re doing something good for yourself. This tuna salad is on that list. With garbanzo beans, egg, tuna and no mayo, it’s a satisfying combination of flavors and textures that’s also chock full of nutrients. And it’s super easy and quick to pull together, perfect …

Read More about Light and Healthy Tuna Salad

Baked Fish with Fennel and Tomatoes

The major premise behind In In a Southern Kitchen is “doing life together.” We practice that at every opportunity, whether with friends or family. It’s not uncommon for us to throw together a dinner party for ten or more on the spur of the moment. For those times that we do plan in advance, I like to …

Read More about Baked Fish with Fennel and Tomatoes

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic—the garlic mellows in the oven and lends wonderful, rich flavor to the slow-cooked chicken! When you tell someone you’re about to serve Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic, you see their eyes immediately widen and you can imagine their thoughts…I won’t be able to talk to anyone for days…40 …

Read More about Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Trout with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

Growing up on a farm in middle Georgia, my cousins and I ran wild every summer. We clambered up and down trees, spent hours wading in the creeks and generally found any excuse to stay outside until well after dark. We used to sift through the sandy bottom of Buck Creek to find the shiny, black freshwater mussels — …

Read More about Trout with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary