Cool Stuff – Food + Drink
“15-Minute Homemade Butter”

Everyone has a guilty pleasure. Mine is butter. I like it salty, sweet, herby, garlicy, with a bit of cinnamon and honey perhaps on some warm bread. I have a butter keeper that I love and it sits on my counter and I look for excuses to scoop out of it. I love the grass-fed butter that is bright yellow. It’s not always easy to come by, but it’s out […]

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“How to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker”

One of the stories my dad tells me most often about his childhood memories at Tulipwood, is the sound of his grandmother’s ice cream being churned in the kitchen. It was a loud sort of affair, perhaps the first invention on the way to today’s modern ice cream makers. I like to think of her, my great grandmother, making a custard on her stove and then deciding what she was […]

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“Easy Homemade Quiche Perfect for Brunch”

I recently found myself hosting a last minute brunch and decided to whip up a quiche with the ingredients in my refrigerator. I loved how it turned out so much that I wanted to share it with you in case you find yourself with some impromptu guests. It had a wonderfully custardy texture which is always the goal with quiche, and sometimes hard to achieve. The key is in the […]

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“How to Arrange a Charcuterie Board Like a Rockstar”

We have been spending most of this week with G in her kitchen, learning everything we can from an expert chef. When we discussed what was one of the top things we wanted to learn and share, we all agreed that we’d love to know some more quick-and-easy party recipes. And if there is one thing G is perfect at teaching it is the art of crafting the perfect Charcuterie Board. A […]

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“Wild Turkey and Oyster Stew”

I recently took a survey on my “secret” Facebook group and asked what kinds of recipes people wanted to see more of. Wild meat was a big request! Since Spring is turkey season, I thought what better time than to share my recipe for Wild Turkey and Oyster Stew? Let me know what you think of it in the comments. You can use domestic turkey too, do not fret. And […]

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“How to Cook a Whole Fish”

Lately I’ve been asking you all on my social media what you want to see more of on my blog so that my content is uber useful for you, and today’s post is an answer to one of your requests! Cooking a whole fish can seem complicated and daunting because it offers such a dramatic presentation. So today I show you how to cook a whole fish, and just how […]

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“Cajun Spice Mix Recipe”

I’m so excited for you guys to see the premier of my new show “Wild Food” on Travel Channel  airing Monday, May 14, at 11 pm EST/ 10pm CT! With a second airing Sunday, May 20th at 2pm EST / 1pm CT. It takes place in the Louisiana bayou! And one of the best parts was being out in nature and gathering all of the wild ingredients for the big feast […]

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“The Best Edible Flowers to Grow In Your Garden”

A handful of edible flowers sprinkled over a summer salad is a sensory experience. Tossed into a cocktail, it elevates a summer evening. On a creamy panna cotta, it is pure magic. So don’t neglect to plant flowers in your garden this year—just make sure they are edible ones! Here are some beauties to consider, which in my opinion are the best edible flowers to grow in your garden this […]

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“Wine Wednesday: Practical Tips for the Everyday Wineo”

Editor’s note: It’s our favorite part of the month, #WineWednesday with Marissa! This time she’s back and you’ll definitely want to bookmark it. She’s packed this post with all kinds of amazing tips to elevate your wine drinking in the most practical sense. Check out this edition of Wine Wednesday: Practical Tips for the Everyday Wineo. Wine Wednesday: Practical Tips for the Everyday Wineo: One of the things I love when […]

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