Reading 2013: Bread & Wine


At this point in my life, it is rare that life should bring me to tears, though sometimes books and movies get me closer to that point (well, along with too little sleep). But a book about food? There were no heaving sobs, but Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table [...]

From Our Kitchen: Pot Roast over Cheesy Ranch Grits


I spent nearly a decade of my life deprived of the culinary sensation commonly knowns as grits, technically known as boiled enriched white hominy. (But who even calls it that?) Upon my arrival to college during my seventeenth year of existence, I was finally introduced to what I assume were instant grits. They actually weren’t [...]

In the Kitchen: Mini-Meatloaves and Cheesy Potatoes


Several weeks ago, I was wondering what to make for my brother-in-law’s birthday meal (his response for a special request was “anything’s fine”). I had recently pinned a recipe for creamy cheesey potatoes and mini-meatloaves on my Pinterest boards, and decided they’d probably make a good combo. They did. In the words of my two-year-old, I should [...]

Pizza Rolls

Here’s an easy variation on the crescent roll recipe that I posted earlier this month: pizza rolls! I split the dough, making half into pizza rolls and half into crescent rolls, giving me 8 crescent rolls and 8 pizza rolls. I simply added 2 eggs to the recipe (did the mixing and 1st rise in the [...]

Baked Pancakes

Here’s a fun variation to the normal pancake flipping–bake them! It’s great if you want to cut down on preparation time or want to serve them all fresh out of the oven. It makes a great Sunday morning breakfast. (Or just any time…like this morning! ) Just mix up batter for 8-10 pancakes (using a [...]