In the south, don’t even suggest any other kind! Growing up in the south, Thanksgiving meant having turkey and dressing. Traditionally, the dressing had to be cornbread dressing made with buttery, savory cornbread. When I was a teenager, my father was stationed at West Point, New York. It was there that I learned there were […]
This recipe is so easy, you’ll never buy boxed again. The holidays are approaching and its time to think about the menu. Here in the south, cornbread dressing is prefered. Boxed cornbread mixes are usually sweet and make the dressing sweet, too. That is definitely undesirable. Luckily, making cornbread is so quick and easy to […]
You will make these sweet treats often. As a teenager, I discovered the delight of crêpes quite accidentally. Occasionally, I would thumb through Mom’s gigantic yellow-covered cookbook that was her recipe Bible. Sometimes I’d choose a spot and open the book at random. One day it opened to “Traditional French Crêpes.” Skimming through the recipe, […]
You may never buy them again! I have been on a sourdough journey since early in the COVID-19 pandemic. I created a starter (I named mine Herman) and have been pampering it for over two years now. For the sourdough expert, that is nothing. I’ve heard people still hand down their four-times great grandmother’s 100 year […]
If you struggle with getting your sourdough bread to rise, my not-so-secret weapon will help you make the perfect loaf every time.
This pizza dough recipe is delicious and just in time for National Pizza Day.
Once you’ve had these, you’ll never buy them again. My mother had several recipes that she only made at the holidays. She made divinity, a date log, gingerbread houses and pralines. We rarely ate out, but when we did, it was often Mexican food. At the checkout counter, these restaurants always sold pralines that disappointed […]
This sourdough adaptation is delicious. I love kolaches. Anytime we drive by The Czech Stop in West, Texas on a road trip to Austin or San Antonio, we must stop to get them. We buy a box to snack on in the car and one to eat later. On the return trip home, we have […]
Apples, not spices or sugar, are the star in this pie! My grandma lived with my family as I grew up. She taught me to bake apple pies and other lovely desserts. I still cherish those times working in the garden and kitchen with her, taking walks through the woods and wandering down long country […]
When life gives you lemons, make this moist, tangy cake. When I was a little girl, I loved lemons. I’d eat them by themselves, in hot tea, in iced tea, and in pie. I couldn’t wait until summertime to wow the neighbor kids with my ability to not make a sour face when I sucked […]