s I have stated before, food is a foundational pillar of my and my husband’s relationship. From the jump, we bonded over our mutual love of good food and drink. He says my cooking is (partly) what kept him coming back to my little apartment on Leighton Avenue, and his willingness to wash dis…
I am not a big fan of Mexican food, however, I eat at Mexican restaurants because the rest of my family enjoys it. We have tried out the new Jalisco Taqueria & Grill, which recently opened in the old Quiznos location on Highway 78 in Oxford.
Homemade soup. It feels wholesome to make, hearty to eat and it’s a great way to fight the frigid winter temperatures. Tomorrow is National Homemade Soup Day, and what better way to celebrate than to make a big ol’ pot of homemade soup.
In researching all about sweet potatoes (ipomoea batatas), I learned something that I did not know. Sweet potatoes are part of the morning glory family.
For several years while I was in high school, my dad and I lived together. His little brick house is the house where I spent my childhood, and it’s within walking distance of the high school I went to.
Who would have thought this time last year, as news of the pandemic broke, that we would still be dealing with this monster in 2021? Although hope is finally on the horizon with the release of vaccines, we cannot let our guard down.
Family traditions may be one of the main reasons why this time of year is so special. The tradition of getting together — and in most families cooking and eating together — is what stays etched in my mind.
I managed to avoid celebrating Thanksgiving via Zoom, instead celebrating with two others outside under a glorious, cloudless, 70-degree, late November North Alabama day, and for that I am very thankful.
The holidays are in full swing, Christmas is quickly approaching and I haven’t even started buying gifts yet! Nevertheless, I wanted to share a couple of recipes that are family favorites at our house on Christmas Day.
I really enjoy eating Southern comfort food, which usually involves a buffet. On a recent Saturday night, my family and I drove up to Gadsden to eat at Beans & Greens.
Like Democrats and Republicans over the past few years, cabernet and chardonnay have battled over which is top dog in terms of sales. It appears cabernet has pulled ahead, according to 2019 data.
When it comes to COVID, I follow the science. More specifically, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Health’s division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. If he were to suggest wrapping ourselves in Saran Wrap, I would do so, provided I could get to Walmart before hoarde…
Your refrigerator will keep food safe for up to 4 hours during a power outage, according to the federal website FoodSafety.gov. Keep the door closed as much as possible. Discard refrigerated perishable food such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs and leftovers after 4 hours without power.
My son, Alton, came into the kitchen while I was cooking dinner and announced, “We gonna make pumpkin bread, Mama.” I, having never made pumpkin bread before and knowing Alton had never had it, was a little confused and a lot intrigued. As it turns out, one of his kid magazines for the month of October included a recipe for pumpkin bread, and he was very keen to try it.
I haven’t written about the California wildfires ravaging wine country since 2017, but not from lack of fire activity. In many ways, it is too heartbreaking to contemplate.
Apples are definitely a staple fall fruit. You can bob for them, bake them into a pie or cover them in candy for the kids. But have you ever stuffed them?