Cooking Basics: Roasted sweet potatoes

Cooking Basics: Roasted sweet potatoes

Ok, so maybe the idea of roasted sweet potatoes doesn’t get you all stirred up like, say, a pan of red velvet brownies cut into heart shapes or something equally charming. But let me defend the merits of the roasted sweet potato: sweet potatoes are available year ’round, they’re easily made delicious when prepared correctly, … Continue reading

Mama Steph’s Cinnamon-chocolate chip cookie bars

Mama Steph’s Cinnamon-chocolate chip cookie bars

My cinnamon-chocolate chip cookie bars are so simple to make, and they feature ingredients which you likely already have in your kitchen, which everyone appreciates, of course. The lovely result of the easy, no-mixer-needed preparation is a pan of nicely dense, chewy bars with a lovely cinnamon flavor, accented by nuggets of velvety smooth, chocolate … Continue reading

An ode to Duke’s mayo: 3-ingredient fluffy biscuits

An ode to Duke’s mayo: 3-ingredient fluffy biscuits

(Image source: Southern Foodways Alliance) You know about Duke’s mayonnaise, right? It’s the smooth, creamy, flavorful mayo that Southerners have loved since Mrs. Eugenia Duke began sharing it with the world in 1917 from her home in Greenville, SC. (You haven’t really had a proper tomato sandwich unless you’ve had one with Duke’s.) 😀 I … Continue reading