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The Yellow Porch Restaurant in Nashville

by Angela Roberts on April 22, 2014

It had been nearly seven years since we had been to the Yellow Porch. It fell off my radar because it’s not in a location I think about, and even when I’m driving by, I’ll miss it.  Yellow Porch doesn’t need to worry about being hidden behind a few buildings (a bank and a sub […]

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Seared Scallops with Braised Fennel: Fast, Easy, Tasty

by Angela Roberts on April 21, 2014

Easter is over and all those hours in the kitchen were probably worth it, but let’s face it, you don’t always have that kind of time. If you are like me, you need an arsenal of good, fast food, like fast and easy seared scallops. Don’t let the three little scallops scare you into thinking […]

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Easter Sides, Easter Desserts

April 18, 2014
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You have that spiral ham, and now you have to think about  Easter sides and Easter desserts. Here are some ideas to help make Easter Dinner Special. Refresh with White Sangria or Strawberry Sangria with Lime and Basil Try pasta as a side dish. This classic Genovese basil, potato and green bean spaghetti works so […]

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Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

April 18, 2014
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Carrot cake with lemon cream cheese frosting is a nice twist on a classic. There is citrus everywhere, orange inside, lemon outside. This is a special cake because it comes from my friend, Kristina. We met studying kung fu in California, went to Paris together, and she made my bridal shower food, and stood at […]

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How to Color Eggs for Easter with Whipped Cream

April 17, 2014
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Did you know you could use whipped cream.  It works and the result is very creative. Coloring the eggs with whipped cream was the most fun I’ve ever had doing Easter eggs. It was unpredictable and the eggs came out so beautiful. I didn’t have any pure white eggs, as I get them from an […]

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How to Make Perfect Easy to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

April 16, 2014
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Making perfect hard boiled eggs is easier than I thought. What is a perfect hard boiled egg anyway? A perfect hard boiled egg has the yolk cooked all the way through, but not overcooked and has no dark ring around the yellow.  It has to be easy to peel so you can make deviled eggs. […]

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Peanut Butter Eggs with Dark Chocolate

April 16, 2014
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I saw this recipe on Brown Eyed Baker,  and I was instantly reminded of the homemade peanut butter and coconut cream eggs of childhood.  They were always around at Easter, either sold at the Farmer’s Market or made by one of the ladies in the neighborhood. At that time, no one baked or made sweets […]

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Anchovy Basil Pesto Sauce with Seared Scallops and Toasted Breadcrumbs

April 15, 2014
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I recently saw a facebook post from a blogger that complained that her readers were asking for fast and easy dishes. A few joined in, and to my surprise, sided with her complaint, saying those people could go buy processed boxes of food.  The premise in their thinking is that good food can only be […]

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Best Shrimp and Grits in Nashville

April 10, 2014
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I love shrimp and grits and if it’s on the menu, I’m most likely going to order it. It’s my favorite Southern dish. When Taste Trekkers asked me to write something about food in Nashville, I was excited. They are the same folks who interviewed me for this podcast on the restaurant scene in Nashville […]

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Nashville One Day Blogging Workshop: Blogging Concentrated

April 9, 2014
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This Saturday, April 12,  blogging ad revenue guru, Dan Morris,  will be conducting an all day seminar for bloggers. This is not limited to food bloggers, but is open to all serious bloggers who want to take their blogs to the next level. I’ve been a part of Dan’s facebook mastermind group for several months, […]

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