Berries, berries everywhere! That’s one of the very best things about this time of year. Blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, and more are available in abundance. They’re all so wonderful. Here’s a cake that I made on In the Kitchen with Mama Steph on KLTV last week, using strawberries and blueberries, but which could obviously be made… Continue reading Mama Steph’s Summerberry Sheetcake
I always think of my Uncle Jessie Hill when I hear the words “peaches and cream.” Whenever we’d visit his home in Laurenburg, N.C., he’d make sure to feed my little sister Sherrin and me a bowl of peaches and cream, which was, to me, an amazing food, as I had never had cream before.… Continue reading Peaches & Cream French Toast Casserole
In the summertime, when we are all blessedly swimming in fresh tomatoes, whether homegrown or from the farmers market, we eat our fair share of tomato sandwiches, salads, and the like. But what else can you do with fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes? This year, we have something new to do with those gorgeous, juicy orbs. It’s my… Continue reading Simple pasta alla checca
We have so much to be thankful for. We do live in a crazy world, I’ll give you that. I work in a TV news station, so believe me, I hear the craziness on the police scanners and on the other end of the telephone, and I see it in my inbox and via satellite… Continue reading Can balsamic vinegar say I love you on a day like today?
Hey you, tired person about to doze off looking at the screen…wake up! Just long enough to read this. 🙂 I know you’re busy. You work, whether inside your home or outside (perhaps both), you may be a parent, and you’re just as busy as I am. Some days we don’t know whether we’re coming… Continue reading Sausage-gnocchi soup – a six ingredient recipe!
What do I want to eat when I’m cold? Soup. What do I want to eat when I’m sad? Soup. What do I want to eat when I am sick? You guessed it. Soup. I’ve shared before the connection to my childhood offers, and that’s part of the reason I love it so much. “Soup… Continue reading Top 7 soup recipes to comfort your body and soul
The delicious fun continues in my kitchen! I am on a mission: to keep us all out of the fast food drive-thru lane as often as possible. Now, I’m not saying that I (or you) will never go through a drive-thru again, nor eat in their familiar little plastic dining rooms. Of course we will.… Continue reading Healthy fast food: spicy fajita steak & veggie saute
Recently on Good Morning East Texas, I was asked to share a recipe that would be handy to pull out during the holidays to make for visiting family members and friends. Something different, but not difficult, I thought, is what I would like to share with everyone. I shared a recipe inspired by a recipe… Continue reading Savory bacon-veggie hotcakes: one pan, loads of flavor
There are just some things you can’t go wrong with, in my book. For instance, bacon. Bread. Cheese. These are a few of my favorite things! (cue Julie Andrews!) This pull-apart bread features those favorite things together in one delicious savory treat. The bread is soft and fluffy, the bacon is crisp and delicious,… Continue reading A nice, warm breakfast: Bacon pull-apart bread
November has been a lovely, busy month. I was excited to be a part of a special edition of Good Morning East Texas. On November 21, GMET anchors Dia Wall and Lane Luckie, meteorologist Grant Dade and I brought some of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes and showed them off on-air. We put the recipes online,… Continue reading KLTV Thanksgiving behind-the-scenes & a collection of recipes