I realize it’s not exactly soup weather, but my husband I were in the cool Cape Cod breeze recently and I noticed he ordered New England clam chowder as a starter at every meal. For Father’s Day, I decided to try and surprise him with a homemade version of it. We don’t eat a lot of clam chowder in the South and I was nervous to attempt it, but after enough research, I think I pulled it off. It had all the elements of bacon and cream and potatoes and clams with just the right thickness. I’m going to freeze some so I can eat it during those early, healing, warm-foods-only postpartum days. #fathersdaydinner #notvegetarian #notdairyfree #notlowfat #feedthemwell #cheatmeal #summersoup #newenglandclamchowder #postpartumsoup #postpartumhealth
Hello! My name is Samantha Baize Creamer and I’m a relatively recent Nashville transplant from Texas. My musician husband and I are new parents to two little boys, just moved into a house we had fully renovated, and are blissfully settling into our east Nashville groove. We’re loving our new city and actively trying to soak in all it has to offer from music to food to nature.
When I got put on full bed rest during the last 5.5 months of my first pregnancy, I quit my job as editor-in-chief of a Dallas fashion and lifestyle magazine to focus on my little family. Shortly after Cosmo was born, I started @willyoubemycookforever for no reason but to keep up with recipes I’d surely forget about and to hold myself accountable to my own food philosophy: whole food, real farmers, speedy recipes. My dishes are easy enough for even the busiest person to whip up, can incorporate kids in the kitchen, and many of them are even travel-friendly for families like mine who are usually on the go. They are not always vegetarian or gluten-free, but they are always thoughtfully prepared using fresh and often local ingredients. I recently gave birth to my second son, Bear, and am having a heck of a time introducing him to his first foods. He and his brother eat (mostly) what we eat, but the older one definitely requires an occasional chocolate ice cream bribe. Everything in moderation, right?
Meeting small farmers and bakers around town and delving into the restaurant scene has been a huge delight for me. As Nashville grows, so does my love for this city and everything it continues to represent. Join me as I utilize in my kitchen what our very own farmers are growing and also, what our local chefs are creating in their restaurants. It’s a fine time to be in Music City!