Banana Bread


I absolutely love to take your requests. I think this makes me a people pleaser? When someone is coming over for dinner, I slide a bottle of my everyday (read: affordable and delicious) sparkling wine in the freezer, rush out to the garden to gather the latest and greatest, scour the cabinets for ideas, and [...]

Pumpkin Chai Cupcakes


I think Halloween is soon.  I can’t tell since stores started selling candy corn in July.  Ju-ly.  No joke.  And since you’ve all been so good at staying out of the candy, I think you deserve an adult treat. It’s so nice that you’re saving the candy for the kids.  I have personally not eaten 2 bags [...]

Blue Corn Muffins


Two summers ago, I took my two best girlfriends to Austin for a much-needed vacation.  We were all in the middle of grad school: Esther for chiropractic, Emma for physician assistant, and me for agronomy.  Two doctors and a farmer is an odd group, but we sure fit together well. I drew on my college experiences at [...]

Pumpkin Donuts with Honey Glaze


Do six donuts serve two people?  Are you the judge of that?  Surely you can’t be the final authority. I like to break my donut adventures into three parts. The first part passes by quickly, so you better keep up:  I eat the first donut within the brief period of time that my body is awake [...]

Pumpkin Biscotti


A few weeks ago I read an article by Allison Glock about Southern women.  It is a highly accurate and entertaining article that I found myself nodding my head in agreement with the entire way through.  This article lit the proverbial fire under me.  I am a Southern woman and I am damn proud of [...]

Sesame Date Breakfast Cookies


I whole-heartedly support the idea of a cookie for breakfast.  Or a slice of pie.  Or a small sliver of chocolate cake.  You have the rest of the day to pile your plate with veggies.  Let’s make sure those first few moments of the day are good ones.  Sweet ones. I have an unusual predilection [...]

One Bowl Chocolate Cake


I’ve noticed that when people find out I’m a Texan, they assume a few things:  I’m mighty friendly, I love biscuits and barbecue, and I know a thing or two about Southern hospitality.  And none of those things is wrong.  But, I have to admit the hospitality part trips me up sometimes.  When faced with unexpected [...]

Half Dozen Buttermilk Biscuits


Last week, I unveiled my new recipe index.  It’s nothing too different than what I had already, but it’s a lot more aesthetically pleasing than my old one, which consisted simply of a list of links.  I didn’t realize all the commotion this would create.  Many of you, with very keen eyes I might add, picked [...]

Glazed Oatmeal Cake (and a cookbook review!)

Crispy Glazed Oatmeal Cake for two -

If there’s anything more comforting than coming home to a freshly baked casserole and a jug of sweet tea, I don’t know what it is.  Casseroles are one of those things that are more than the sum of their parts, with a whole lotta love stirred in.  They are warm, soothing and fill you up [...]

1 Dozen Rummy Oatmeal Cookies


Hey, y’all!  I’m back from Texas.  It was glorious, thanks for asking.  September is the month when all 3 of my brother’s kids have their birthdays (well, one is in very late August), so I try to make it home for at least one of the big birthday celebrations.  The excitement that little kids have for birthdays [...]