August 2011

honey-roasted tomatoes with herbed ricotta

by amy 11 August 2011

it’s tomato season! fresh, ripe tomatoes are in their prime, popping up in gardens + farmer’s markets, making appearances on seasonal menus + even inspiring an entire festival. as a tomato-lover + someone who grows tomatoes, this makes me very very happy. when i saw this recipe for honey-roasted tomatoes + herbed ricotta on crostini, [...]

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s’mores coffee + fudge ice cream cake

by amy 10 August 2011

get excited, friends, because it’s NATIONAL S’MORES DAY! if that’s not an excuse to make a ridiculously decadent s’mores-related dessert, then i don’t know what is. i debated making my delicious s’mores cheesecake again, but decided at the last minute to try something new: a s’mores coffee + fudge ice cream cake topped with toasted [...]

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tomato art fest (+ my tomato-ish fashion choice)

by amy 8 August 2011

it’s one of my favorite weeks in nashville — tomato art fest week! tomato art fest is a festival dedicated to the awesomeness of the tomato, with live music, contests (i’m competing in the tomato recipe contest!), tomato arts + crafts, tomatoey menus at local restaurants, + more. wonderfully, it all takes place just a [...]

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sampling summer cocktails video (+ a music video!)

by amy 4 August 2011

when people learn you’re a food blogger, they frequently ask, what’s your favorite local restaurant? on the top of my highly-recommended list is the wonderful watermark restaurant. imagine my pleased surprise when watermark contacted me a few weeks ago to see if i’d be the taste-tester in a video featuring their new summer cocktails. of course, i [...]

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coconut + almond fudge brownies (no baking needed!)

by amy 2 August 2011

last week’s no-oven-needed dessert (chocolate-ricotta icebox cake) was such a huge success that i knew i had to try out a few more no-bake recipes. when i stumbled across these brownies, i knew i had a winner! the original recipe called for peanuts instead of almonds, but i thought with the coconut, almonds were a [...]

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