A Southern Grace

I'm just a small-town girl with a degree in food science who is currently working as a baker.  In addition to baking and eating, I enjoy breathing, people-watching, laughing, and making people laugh.

the ones you know by heart

Most of us have recipes we've made so many times that we know them backwards and forwards and could probably carry them out blindfolded and with one hand tied behind the back. I have several of those, and this is one I can't believe I haven't shared. read more words! ...more

not discomfortable

I seem to be posting lots of comfort foods lately, but I promise you, I'm not uncomfortable. I'm not experiencing discomfort either. read more words! ...more

get ready for some krusteaz!

You guys know I love Krusteaz mixes. I've used them in everything from tamale pie to laced lemon lime bars to coconut almond pancakes. read more words! ...more

hoagies and grinders, hoagies and grinders

What do you call a sandwich made on a long roll? Hoagie? Grinder? ...more

the cartoon lightbulb

Way back in 2011, I made a really easy dessert that was reminiscent of one of my favorite candy bars, the Mounds. The treats were so good, I still have them as a part of my sweets rotation. read more words! ...more

better than coal?

Some people think pig tails are just a hair style for little girls. I guess those people weren't raised in a farming family with a grandpa with a peculiar sense of humor. read more words! ...more

whet your appletite

The first baked treat I endeavored to make from scratch was an apple pie. Best to start with something simple, right? read more words! ...more

grill power! #whatagrillwants

I'm so glad that times have changed and many ladies find themselves (wo)manning the grill. Why shouldn't we? read more words! ...more

comfort food?

I might be wrong, but I suspect that a lot of Americans (and perhaps Italians) consider spaghetti and meatballs to be one of the ultimate comfort foods. It was never on my list, though, and I can only assume that's because we didn't eat it when I was growing up. read more words! ...more

a true teacher

I think (and hope) we all have teachers from elementary or high school or college who really left an impression on our lives. I consider myself very fortunate and am grateful that there were so many men and women in my life who taught me much more than the things applying to the subject at hand. read more words! ...more