Breakfast and Pastry


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

cranberry ginger scones

Cranberry Ginger Scones

Growing up, I dabbled north of the border. I primarily visited Vancouver for whirlwind weekends filled with basketball games and nights on the town. Those trips were the essence of freedom. They were a sliver of adulthood granted to me by my brother. They tasted like seared ahi tuna and […]


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

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  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 […]