Recipes

BLACK BEANS & RICE AND THE PROFESSOR

. Musical pairing – You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song), Jeffrey Osborne . There is a running joke in the family that The Professor and I never dated . . . and we didn’t . . . even though we spent quite a bit of time together, it […]

WHEN IN ROME . . . BREAKFAST PIZZA

Musical Pairing: I Run to You, Lady Antebellum Contrary to what you might think, pizza in Italy is quite different from here in the States . . . sorry, but I speak the truth here.  I was fortunate to spend some time in Italy in 1997 and like a lot […]

PEACH TEA CHARLESTON-STYLE

Musical pairing –Come Rain Or Come Shine, Eric Clapton & BB King I am smitten with Charleston.  The people of Charleston are so nice, gracious and welcoming – our trip thus far, has been fun, exciting and restful.  Mornings have been spent walking the beach and the rest of our […]

TAHINI SLAW

Musical pairing –Take a Bow, Madonna . OK boys and girls – here’s a super-dooper, lickety-split, down and dirty recipe that I love so much, I made it twice in one week!  And to quote The Professor, “This slaw ROCKS – my new fav!!”(Notice the CAPS???  Means he likes it, […]

Suh-WEET! MEYER LEMON & BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

Musical pairing –How Sweet It Is, Joan Osborne A teeny bit bummed to learn that ‘Tuesdays With Dorie’ isn’t taking new members; however, the good news is that I’ll still be baking some of the recipes from that book and sharing them with you here at Smith Bites – YAY!!  […]

GOING ROGUE – COCONUT CUSTARD TART

Musical pairing –  Is This Love, Bob Marley & The Wailers . I have a confession to make . . . well maybe two confessions to make . . . first, I’m going rogue on my Tuesdays With Dorie group this week; this should come as no surprise to those […]

GARLICKY TORTELLINI, KALE AND TOMATO SOUP

. Musical pairing – Country, Keith Jarrett . We’re year-round soup fans here at Smith Bites – chilled soups during the warmer months and hot soups during the winter months.  And with just a few exceptions, we make them from scratch using common pantry and/or ingredients I have tucked away […]

GIVE THE PROFESSOR A COOKIE . . .

Musical pairing –  Call Me Irresponsible, Michael Buble‘ . In an effort to broaden my baking skills, I’m now following along with more than 400 bakers in the blogging community to participate in Tuesdays With Dorie, which you can read about here.  I’ve requested to join the group and be […]

ROASTED WINTER VEG

WAIT!!!  DON’T STOP READING JUST BECAUSE IT’S A PICTURE OF BRUSSEL SPROUTS!!  I know you’re disappointed that this isn’t another post about pies or baked goods but seriously, a girl can only eat so many carbs before the neighbors start asking, ‘Who’s that woman with the Professor?’  And not in […]

BROCK'S POTATO SOUP

I have a dear friend, Brock, who is a great husband to his wife Amie, loving father to daughter Mia and is a super talented singer who has toured all over the world.  He also provides background vocals for some of the biggest names in the Gospel music industry – […]

NOT YO MAMMA'S DINNER ROLLS

What do I love about these dinner rolls?  Oh let me count the ways . . . they’re quick, they’re super delicious, they’re easy and they make me look like a SOO-PUH STAH!  I normally don’t bake any type of breads but when the Professor and I had company for […]