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Homemade Almond Milk: Is it Worth the Work?

  I love DIY food projects: homemade pickles, jams, even smoked meats. I love something that I can put some time, effort and love into. That is why it was natural for me to want to learn how to make ...

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Going Green with Fried Green Tomatoes

I’ve been enjoying the fruits of my garden all summer long--cucumbers, zucchini, hot peppers and so many cherry tomatoes but the one thing that I wait for all summer--my great, big, juicy heirloom ...

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Cast Iron Pancake Makes Brunch a Breeze

  Having friends and family over for breakfast or brunch is one of my very favorite things to do. Breakfast and brunch can be some of the most simple, delicious, and versatile meals!

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The Whipped Cream of Your Dreams

  Fluffy, light, sweet whipped cream. Is there anything better? During a recent birthday party at The Chopping Block's Merchandise Mart location, we had a whipped cream contest! Two teams of thre had ...

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One-Pot Pesto Ratatouille: Camping Style

  Once a year, my family and I like to pack up the car to the point where we can't see out the back window, and go camping out in the wilderness. I know this doesn’t appeal to everyone, but we love ...

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Everything But the Bagel on Everything

I first heard about Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel seasoning when fellow blogger Biz used it in her Everything Bagel Quiche. Soon after, I walked into my friend Margaret's kitchen in Nashville ...

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Perfect Oatmeal

  It seems to me that most people kind of like oatmeal but don’t really love oatmeal. Most people may eat it because it is fast, cheap and healthy. Those might be the three big reasons to love ...

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Talking Tequila

While last week may have brought us the official “National Tequila Day”, if you’re like me, everyday - er, I mean, every other weekend in a responsible, adult manner -  is national tequila day. Those ...

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Wine Appellation Spotlight: Bordeaux

A few nights ago, I was talking with a very knowledgeable couple about wine when they asked me, “What is Bordeaux?” Their question caught me off guard. I took it for granted that if they could have a ...

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Truffle Honey and Truffle Salt: Two of our Favorite Foods

  If you've ever stepped through the doors of The Chopping Block, you've probably sampled our famous popcorn and other fresh delicious treats featuring Truffled Salt. We sure do love this stuff ...

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