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Pesto Tortellini Salad with Salami & Peppers

Woman carries pesto tortellini salad to summer al fresco dinner

Delicious pesto tortellini salad with salami, peppers, and spinach perfect for al fresco dinner parties this summer! Y’all this pesto tortellini salad is so delish and so easy to make! It is fresh and filling. I promise it will be a hit at lunches or dinners. For this dish I made my own pesto, since …

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Tuna Avocado Open Face Sammies

Looking for a quick, light and healthy week day meal? Try these incredibly simple but oh so tasty tuna avocado open face sammies with pickled onion and almonds!

Looking for a quick, light and healthy week day meal? Try these incredibly simple but oh so tasty tuna avocado open face sammies with pickled onion and almonds! We tried the most delicious tuna and avocado open face sammies this week! They were so delicious we ate the entire batch, and I just had to …

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Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup with White Beans

Winter isn't over yet! Be prepared for those unexpected snow flurries and freezing temps with this yummy crockpot tortilla soup made with chicken and white beans.

Winter isn’t over yet! Be prepared for those unexpected snow flurries and freezing temps with this yummy crockpot chicken tortilla soup made with chicken and white beans. I made this soup on my snow day a couple of weeks ago.  I meant to make a white bean chili, but I didn’t have all the ingredients, …

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The Perfect Summer Picnic for Two

Throw the perfect summer picnic for two this July 4th with the right picnic food, portable baskets, gingham accessories, and sunflowers!

Throw the perfect summer picnic for two this July 4th with the right picnic food, portable baskets, gingham accessories, and sunflowers! S. and I love to go on picnics. Sometimes it is as simple as grabbing a Bo-box (yes, one of our guilty pleasures is Bojangles fried chicken) and heading up to the parkway, and …

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Canning Carrot Pickles with The Domestic Wildflower

Try this easy canning recipe for carrot pickles. Get it on penderandpeony.com

It’s the dog days of summer. The country kitchen is sweltering, and long wooden spoons are constantly swirling inside stainless steel pots. Sleeves are bunched around elbows, and apron strings are tightly knotted. We turn our heads to catch a breeze that softly billows out the gingham curtains. And when those jar lids start popping …

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Watermelon Salad with Pickled Onion

Watermelon Salad Ingredients

Watermelon is generally our go to summer fruit. It is refreshing, crisp, and sweet, which is just right for those sultry summer evenings. Occasionally, I do get tired of eating it just plain, so I tried this watermelon salad the other night, and it was a big hit. Adding the pickled onion to the watermelon …

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Recipe: Roasted Beet Salad

I know…BEETS. They are a much under-valued vegetable, and one packed with healthy nutrients.  I’ve come to love them in the last couple of years and cannot pass up a good beet salad when it is on the menu! Their sweet, earthy flavor pairs great with cheeses and tangy dressings.  Try this! I promise it …

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An Old Fashioned Recipe Box

There is nothing quite so charming as a handwritten recipe card! One of the new accessories I picked out for my newly renovated kitchen and dining room is a recipe box from Rifle Paper Co.  I’ve created a lot of our favorite recipes spur of the moment, using the cooking wisdom I’ve garnered over the …

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Recipe: Crisp Fall Salad

This fall salad is addictive.  Since having a version of it in August at a restaurant in Asheville, I have made it five or six times. It is a no fuss recipe that you can put together in minutes, and it is loaded with flavor from the sweet apples and tart vinegar to the spicy …

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Recipe: Collard Greens

Collard greens are a staple on our family table, and a tradition New Years Eve because folklore has it that collards and black eyed peas will bring you good fortune and luck in the new year.  The below recipe is my version of this Southern classic derived from watching my grandmother and mother fix these …

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