Sallie's Kitchen Corner


A Quick Trick

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You know the feeling, it’s just a weeknight dinner, but does it have to be the same old boring stuff? Even if that stuff is perfectly good, sometimes it’s nice just to put a party dress on it and see what happens. This past week asparagus that was such a good deal at the grocery store it was a shame to pass it by. …

Springing Ahead

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The blog took a break last week for a quick trip to Florida. It was so cold on the beach, we couldn’t wait to get back to Nashville. We did - and it snowed. Bad luck all the way around, but at least the snow was pretty and short-lived and now the spring flowers are putting us all in the mood for summer. …

Weeknight Cooking

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Is there anyone else out there who loves to plan menus for parties and get-togethers but is frequently stumped by the weekly chore of making a nightly family meal plan? Hopefully the answer is yes, I’d hate to be alone in that category. …

Fondue for Two

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It’s a Friday night dilemma. The end of the work week arrives and you know you are expected to celebrate. So, do you:

a.     Hurry home, stopping at the grocery to buy stuff for a nice dinner that will need someone to cook it?


Two for One

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Nashville’s NewsChannel 5 gave me the chance to do a “Two-for”….two recipes on one show for Talk of The Town. Click here to view. Since it was Valentine’s Day of course I made desserts! It made sense to pick my guys favorites and feature them. …

Going to the Dogs

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It’s nearly impossible to believe that last week our beautiful basset hound turned ten years old. A little less than ten years ago we traveled to the outskirts of Mississippi to pick her up. Originally christened Angel by her owner, it was rapidly apparent as we made the drive back home that the name would not suit. …

Tuesday Teriyaki Taco Night

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I will admit that although we love tacos, Tuesday Taco Night isn’t really a thing around our house. It just worked out Tuesday night because grilled chicken is definitely a weekly event. The grilled chicken is really for me and usually happens Monday or Tuesday night when I grill extra to have for lunch and maybe another dinner during the week. …

Sailing Away

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Surprise your family this week with dinner in a boat. No kidding –  a spaghetti squash can make perfectly adorable little boats for serving dinner. It’s just the most entertaining vegetable. We have it all the time because it’s easy, versatile, and inexpensive – plus yummy. …

Taking out the Trash on a Snow Day

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I was going to blog this very healthy and delicious stew, but it will have to wait. Today is a snow day and that means cookies. The challenge is to use what you have and see what you can invent. In my house, we call that Snow Day Trash Cookies – maybe not the best name – but the cookies make up for it. …

Cold Weather Camping

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This is not news to anyone; it’s been a vey cold start to 2018! That’s been depressing to my dogs who want to walk, but mostly we’ve been happy to watch the birds clustered around the birdfeeders, do a little reading, attempt post holiday cleanup, catch up with friends, and cook warming meals of soup, chili, and hearty casseroles. …

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