I’m still here and still working on my semi-paleo pursuit. I successfully navigated a trip last week to PDX to see Francine and remained a faithful GF. I tend to gravitate toward Vani Hari’s FoodBabe blog for all things natural, so I knew she’d have some gluten-free desserts. It’s hard when you want a nibble […]
There’s no story behind this one – I needed a dessert for a holiday get together and while tearing through the Cooking Light from November, I saw a Chocolate-Orange Layer Cake. I’m not a fan of that combination, and having seen a dessert with brown sugar buttercream on a restaurant menu recently, I decided to […]
Okay, it was Christmas, and my dad showed up at my door for our first big holiday without mom – what was the point in making the journey to his house where the trappings and decorations of the holidays aren’t? I had the tree, the fireplace, the food, the gifts–he had nothing. When he arrived, […]
The purpose of my writing this blog is to share with you all how we do food in the south, using my experiences growing up as a contrast to Francine’s urban homesteading take on things. We’ve taken a bit of a break as Francine has a new consultant position where she is able to put […]
Yummy, warm and soft inside. I couldn’t wait on it to cool all the way before cutting. (Photo: Jason Osborne) This one comes from my mother’s recipe files – I vaguely remember it as a child. I managed to steal the recipe while I was home for the holidays and decided to re-create it. I […]
This is another standby cookie recipe that comes from my mother’s box. It came from the back of a bag of M&M’s baking bits, which are included in the original recipe, but I don’t like those very much. I prefer regular semi-sweet chocolate chips. Coworkers beat my door down for these cookies. The recipe calls […]
One of my most outstanding memories of them involves my mother running after the motorcoach bus with her burnt orange Tupperware ™ container-circa 1995-as she’d forgotten to pack them in my luggage for a week-long trip through the mountains of North Carolina with a school group.