Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What's Cooking?

Now that the weather is nice and we are just a day away from the first official day of summer, I'm trying to take advantage of all the season's fruits and veggies that are at their peak. I went to the grocery last night and stocked up on all things summer. This week, The Husband and I will be noshing on squash, zucchini, watermelon, pineapple, peaches and thriving summer herbs from my little patio garden.

I cook a lot like my beautiful Mother who is famous for not following a recipe. A pinch of this, a tad of that, add this "to taste." When I first started cooking, the planner in me would get frustrated with my Mom for not following a recipe. And now look at me...I'm just like her! Honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way. :)

But, some days, especially when my culinary creativity is on vacation, I enjoy following recipes. About two years ago, I found Gena Knox and her amazing cookbook, Southern My Way. After reading the description, I immediately pre-ordered three of them, one for myself, one for my Mom and one for a friend. I hit the jackpot! It's the gift that keeps on giving, season after season.

This time of year, I always turn to Gena Knox and her "clean" recipes. She uses normal ingredients and absolutely nothing fake. I've made several of her recipes and every time I get rave reviews. Some of her recipes are family recipes (accompanied by a brief description of who/where it came from) which is especially endearing. And did I mention she's a Georgia Peach, like myself? What's not to love? Seriously. :)

You can learn more about Gena by visiting her website {here}. I strongly encourage you to check her out and order her cookbook. You will be so glad you did!



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This week I'm planning to try her recipe for Zucchini and Squash Icebox Pickles. Ahhh, I love summer time...

What's going on in your kitchen these days? Do you enjoy cooking this time of year? Or do you like to "take the summer off?"

Have a great Tuesday, everyone! :)

4 comments:

  1. Love cooking this time of year! I love all the fresh ingredients as well.

    Need to check out her site and cookbook as well. I always love getting new cookbooks :)

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  3. sound like a great cop book for you!! i cook dinner every night, for at least 10...love my herbs and garden...and the look the adds to the dinner...don't cook too much southern food...maybe I'll try that cookbook!!
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  4. I definitely have a harder time cooking in the summer! We'll be outside and before I know it, it's dinner time! I found you via the GFC blog hop and am happy to be your newest follower! I would love for you to follow me back at http://www.two-in-diapers.blogspot.com! :)

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