On a trip to Hilton Head Island the Yankee and I discovered this dish: guacamole topped with crab meat. This is a win. I set out to recreate it as soon as we got home, and I’m pretty pleased with the result! This is a huge party hit, too; I highly recommend.



  • Two ripe avocados
  • Two Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt to taste, but about 1/2 tsp.
  • Juice from one lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced (or some onion powder if you hate the crunch of raw onion)
  • Eight ounces lump crab meat, drained
  • Chips (obviously)


  1. Scoop out the avocado into a bowl and mash with a fork
  2. Stir in tomatoes, pepper, cumin, pepper, salt and lime juice, plus onion if you’re using it
  3. Top with crab meat and serve with chips

Sweet Relief: Nashville Food Blogger Bake Sale

UPDATE: We were able to raise $1000 for Second Harvest Food Bank today. So great!! Thank you to everyone who baked and helped and ate, and a huge thank you to Love and Olive Oil for organizing the whole thing.

You want to help after the Nashville flood. You also want cupcakes.

We are raising money for Nashville’s Second Harvest Food Bank. With cupcakes.

It’s like it was written in the stars! Stars made of yummy frosting.

Nashville food bloggers are holding Sweet Treats for Flood Relief Saturday, May 29th 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm at The Green Wagon in East Nashville (1100 Forest Avenue in East Nashville)

Something I love about the way we are Nashville is that everyone is pitching in with what they do best. Strong folks are tearing down drywall. Animal-minded folks are taking in foster animals and donating food to animal shelters. Everyone is cleaning out their closets and donating to shelters. Folks are emptying out their wallets. We are finding the needs and who can fill them. The Volunteer state is alive and well.

And this little group of people? We can cook. And, thanks to Lindsay of Love and Olive Oil, we have the privilege of using that ability to help out. So won’t you come see us? Let us know on Facebook (where you can also see a list of participating bloggers) or, heck, just show up. We’ll have a great assortment of goodies — not just cupcakes! — so come on down. Heck, you might even get to meet the Kiddo (he’ll be the one with the Cheerios).

Wanna bake too? Or just help out? Shoot an email to Lindsay. The more the merrier! We’d love your help spreading the word, too! You can download a PDF of the 8×11 poster here.

On the menu from me? Blue velvet cupcakes and Sandy’s chocolate cake!