Mary Rae’s Cornbread 4

Last weekend brought a string of perfectly crisp fall days. The kind where the air smells like clean water and the grass grows thick like a blanket. The mornings now are shrouded in mist and the afternoons lend themselves to golden hues. 

Mary Rae’s Cornbread

Cornbread + Jalapenos + Ground Beef = an affordable one pan twist on tamales.

Skillet Tamale 2

Cornbread + Jalapenos + Ground Beef = an affordable one pan twist on tamales. Want to skip the bits about my mom and just get to the grub? Just jump to the recipe. If my mom hadn’t been my mom, she would have made a fantastic audio book narrator. It’s […]

Sriracha Salted Pretzel Knots

My upbringing was not rooted in football. We were a baseball family. The first song I learned to sing by myself was Take Me Out to the Ball Game. My dad used to answer the phone, “Cowles baseball and concentration camp.” And I knew by age six the best vendor […]

Sriracha Salted Pretzel Knots

Sweet potato sausage kale-2

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 […]

Bacon Cheddar Green Onion Scones 10

I’d like to tell you there’s good reason for this post such as a weekend of backyard BBQs, buckets of cold beer, and horseshoes. After all, horseshoes is the only game worth playing where “close” counts. Unfortunately, I don’t have a horseshoe pitching court. (I should really get one.) There’s […]

Raisin Bread 1

My freshman year of college, my diet was mainly four things: bagles and cream cheese, raisin bread and butter, watermelon, and scrambled eggs. Back then, students suspected the ground beef from taco night was added to the pasta sauce for the following and then spread on sheet pan pizza for […]