Breakfast and Pastry

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 […]

cranberry ginger scones

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 […]

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, […]

Sweet Potato Waffles for breakfast

Blueberry Scones

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 […]

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 […]

Sweet Potato Brussels Sprout Hash by Mikaela Cowles

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

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 […]