Kelly Yandell

I write the comfort food blog, The Meaning of Pie. I am a lawyer on a very long sabbatical, and the mother of two grade school kiddos. I live, cook, parent, and play in Dallas, TX.

Blueberry Buckle

This is a buckle, not to be confused with a grunt, slump, crisp, cobbler or clafouti. The fruit is mixed into a cake batter and there is a crumble or crisp topping on top of the cake. It is not unlike a coffee cake ....more

Mayonnaise Biscuits

If your first thought is “gross,” you are forgiven. But bear with me. I have periodically come across recipes for mayonnaise biscuits in little church cookbooks, or on hand written recipe cards and I have dismissed them as crazy talk ....more

Orange Pineapple Refresher

Recently, I was gifted with one of those rare days when I had my daughter all to myself. We sent the boys off to a Cub Scout camp-out. We packed them up, helped organize gear, and applied band-aids to the wounds of my son’s whittling practice ....more

Mayonnaise Biscuits

If your first thought is “gross,” you are forgiven. But bear with me. I have periodically come across recipes for mayonnaise biscuits in little church cookbooks, or on hand written recipe cards and I have dismissed them as crazy talk ....more

Orange Pineapple Refresher

Recently, I was gifted with one of those rare days when I had my daughter all to myself. We sent the boys off to a Cub Scout camp-out. We packed them up, helped organize gear, and applied band-aids to the wounds of my son’s whittling practice ....more

Hello Friends

Hello friends. I’ve been avoiding this like the plague, but here goes: I’M FULL. I’m existentially FULL ....more

Sweet Cornbread Muffins

Corn bread and corn muffins, and biscuits for that matter, are much like barbecue. People are downright passionate about the art-form. These are the most basic of recipes passed down from grandmother and great grandmothers, methods learned by listening and watching ....more

Consider the Egg

Consider the egg. Eggs are fairly amazing. We use them in such an off handed way, really ....more

Lime Cream Cups

It has taken only three or four trips to Mexico to find out that cooks in Mexico, or at least the ones with whom I have had the pleasure of cooking, do amazing things with a blender. My first encounter with this phenomenon was a great cook named Aurelia in Cuernavaca. She ...click to continue Lime Cream Cups ...more

Farm to Market 2014: Foodways Texas Symposium, Part II

[Dinner at The Farm at Ronin Cooking Friday Evening] Our first day of the 2014 Foodways Texas Symposium ended at The Farm at Ronin Cooking. It was a beautiful night. But we had more eating and story telling and listening to do, ...click to continue Farm to Market 2014: Foodways Texas Symposium, Part II ...more