Green Beans the Southern Way

There are vegetables and then there are sides. Vegetables are things you eat because they’re good for you, they’ve got vitamins, your mom tells you to. Sides can make or break a meal. In fact, sometimes I forgo the meat altogether and just have a plate full of sides. They’re drool-worthy. They’re the reason Thanksgiving exists. Southern…

Blueberry Banana Nut Muffins Hit All the Food Groups

Well, most of them anyway. Muffins are our breakfast of choice around here…they’re portable, hearty, and generally not the unhealthiest things we could be eating. And when you put fruit in them? Forget it. Eating a fruit-laden muffin in the morning gives me the leeway to eat my weight in Cheetos later in the afternoon (in my…

Southern With Drawal

One minute you’re at home organizing girls’ wine night and the next you’re eating powdered eggs in a hospital room in South Georgia, the land that time forgot, trying to help make your grandfather as comfortable as possible by figuring out which channel “The Price is Right” is on. Is that depressing? Sorry. Life happens,…

There’s No Such Thing as “Too Chocolaty”

“Chocolaty” looks like it’s spelled weird, doesn’t it? Like there should be an “e” in there? There’s not, I checked. I’ll alert the Websters. I always start out with the best of intentions when making cookies. I’m usually game for something new and different and I’m brainstorming all manner of dried fruit and crunchy bits…