Angel Hair Spaghetti with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts


This dish is incredibly simple, healthy, and quick to make. If you are looking for a week night dinner with 10 ingredients or less, you will definitely want to add this to your rotation. Angel Hair Spaghetti with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts Ingredients: 1/2 box of Angel Hair pasta, cooked per package directions 1…

Cheese Grits with Sunny Side Up Egg, Fresh Bacon Bits, and Watercress


Amy is frequently dining at the Atlanta airport during one layover or other and on one particular morning a few years ago she text me, “Having grits for breakfast but of course I had to ask them not to add any cheese.” My Southern sensitivities were immediately appalled at her dastardly display of bad manners…

Patty Melt on Oatmeal Wheat Bread with Caramelized Onion


When you’ve got that greasy diner craving, a fresh baked loaf of Oatmeal Wheat bread, Detwiler’s local ground hamburger on hand, and it’s cold enough outside to excuse a heavy meal then a Patty Melt becomes a reasonable choice for dinner without much argument. I can’t remember the last time I ate at a diner…

Southern NYD Black Eyed Peas & Cabbage


Enjoying a big bowl of black eyed peas and cabbage on NYD is a traditional Southern dinner dating back as far as the Civil War. http://gosoutheast.about.com/ Originally black eyed peas were grown in the South for livestock feed during the war but afterwards it became a staple for the battle wrecked and now impoverished Southerners….

New Year’s Eve Cheese Board


Cheese board, local wine, a crackling fire and Pandora’s Nature’s Lullaby drifting thru the living room? Yes, you must be ringing in the New Year with the Mackeys! Cheese boards are a fun and easy way to add a bit of flare and elegance to a simple night in. Just choose your favorite cheeses, add…