Breakfast and Pastry


Sweet Potato, Kale and Sausage Strata

Garrett came home with a 20-pound bag of bread! At least, that’s what it seemed like. It may have been 15 or 10. But the bag was HUGE. Loaves bigger than my head kind of huge. For a second I contemplated being a bread head for Halloween. While I’m not […]

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Sweet Potato Waffles for breakfast

Sweet Potato Waffles 1

  Last week I mentioned my husband. Husband. Goodness. Even writing the word gives me little goose bumps. Husband. I like to call him that. “Hey husband,” I like to say. I like the way he smiles when I say it. I like that way it rolls off my tongue, […]


Blueberry Scones

There’s a small card pinned to the bulletin board above my desk. It’s two-by-three, generic and ugly. It’s the kind every florist keeps by the register. I wouldn’t throw it away for the world. Cards. Moments. This is how I measure time. In college, I learned some people think of […]

Blueberry Scones

Sweet Potato Brussels Sprout Hash by Mikaela Cowles

Sweet Potato Brussels Sprout Hash

This weekend, my sister and I got matching tattoos. They are birds, small ones with black beaks and black wings. They’re on our ankles. It took roughly 30 seconds to put them on. And, we rocked those fake babies like it was our job. I still am.  Why do a […]


Black Bean and Roasted Corn with Poached Eggs 2

Recently I went to Fort Worth, Texas. It was a whirlwind. An older southern gentleman told me I was there during a very good time. “The heat hasn’t hit,” he said, his drawl pulling at the letters. There was basketball, lots of basketball. There were drinks and bull riding. (The […]

Savory Black Bean and Roasted Corn from Baguette Taste Wonder Bread Budget

Cheddar Scallion Scones 6

Smitten. I love that word. It makes me think of Jane Austen novels and brushing curbside kisses. It reminds me of handholding and blushed cheeks. It has that breath taking, knock you on your ass, turn your world upside down essence.