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Soft and Chewy Breadsticks

Steve Sullivan. I hear the name and immediately think of the baker and founder of Acme Bread in Berkeley, California. Tim’s mind, on the other hand, jumps to the left wing and alternate captain of the Nashville Predators. Likewise, to me, Pecorino is a cheese. To Tim, it’s a mispronunciation …

Pub for Tim!

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that Jenn was featured in featured in Saveur, which was very cool. Today, thanks to a tweet from Angie Six, I learned that something I wrote was quoted in The Washington Post. How cool is that? If you’d care to read the article, feel …

Grapefruit Brulee

Ok, I admit it. I made a mistake last week. I bought only 3 grapefruit for brunch, figuring one half for each of us and leaving one extra. Normally, this would have been plenty as the girls aren’t too fond of plain grapefruit. But this time Tim, always happy to …

Saveur, baby

Jenn’s too humble to mention it, but I think this is totally cool. Her post on Oatmeal Bread is being featured on Saveur’s Best of the Web right now. That’s my wife!

Birds’ Nests Cookies

Chinese Proverb: “You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.” Our Take: “You cannot prevent the birds of Siena, Italy from passing over your head, nor can you prevent their making a mess in your …

Oatmeal Our Way

Oatmeal our way. Easy enough that a 9 year old can make it, and does most mornings, all by herself. Tasty enough that a 4 year old will eat it, without complaint. Healthy enough that a 33 year old mom can feel good about it.

Sausage Biscuits

Much like Krispy Kreme and its famous “Hot Now!“ donuts sign, I think Southern cooks could benefit from a “Hot Now!” biscuits sign. Call this neon biscuit beacon an updated version of hollerin’ or triangle-ringing – the modern day equivalent of the traditional dinner bell. Or breakfast bell. Or supper …

White Chocolate Cranberry Orange Blondies

Sometimes I’m asked if I miss teaching and if I’ll “go back” once all the kids are in school. Ummm, how do I say “no” and “no” politely? Now don’t get me wrong – I loved teaching biology and physical science. However, I feel I’m still very much a teacher …