Jalapeno Cornbread

Jalapeno Cornbread

Cheesy Jalapeño Cornbread video (scroll down for recipe) This is a spicy (not sweet) jalapeño cornbread recipe with fresh jalapeños, corn kernels and Cheddar cheese. Serve this special cornbread with chili, soup or beef stew, or pretend you’re in the Olde West and have it for breakfast with a smear of butter and a drizzle […]

Five-Nut Brownies

Five-Nut Brownies

Five-Nut Brownies Video (scroll down for brownies recipe!) For these super rich and fudgey brownies, I altered my grandma Hornsby’s brownie recipe a little, adding more chocolate and more nuts and omitting the leavening to produce a dense and chocolatey brownie for the most discerning palates! Brownies were the first thing I learned to make […]

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread recipe video (scroll down for printable recipe) I copied this pumpkin bread recipe down from my great-granny Craven when I was about 16 years old. The first time I made it, it was to take to my boyfriend’s mom whom we were going to visit for Thanksgiving in Chicago. I baked it, wrapped […]

Dutch Baby Pancake

dutch baby pancake recipe

Dutch Baby Pancake Video (scroll down for printable recipe) I do not think there is anything truly Dutch about a Dutch baby pancake, but it is similar to the German pfannkuchen. Basically it’s a giant popover, baked in a skillet, with eggs being the only leavening. When done correctly, a Dutch baby is a marvelous sight […]

Mashed Potato Waffles

mashed potato waffles

Mashed Potato Waffles Video (scroll down for recipe) One of the best ideas ever. Mashed potato waffles made with leftover mashed potatoes! They get incredibly crispy on the outside, while being soft and creamy inside from the potatoes, cheese and sour cream. Add bacon bits or chives to the batter if you like, or just sprinkle them […]

Chocolate Pound Cake

chocolate pound cake

Chocolate Pound Cake Video (scroll down for printable recipe) My grandmother Hornsby was pound cake’s biggest fan. Any excuse to break out the frozen Sara Lee, she was right on top of that. A dollop of Cool Whip and maybe a few sliced strawberries and voila. Dinner is served. I don’t recall her ever actually […]

Flatbread Pizza

Flatbread Pizza

Flatbread Pizza Video (scroll down for printable recipe) This recipe started out as a good and easy flatbread recipe. But then pesto got involved and we had to embrace the ease and loveliness that is flatbread pizza. Of course if you just want to make the flatbread and serve it with hummus or lamb or […]

Savory Ham and Cheese Waffles

ham and cheese waffles

I’m a savory breakfast kinda goyl. Give me a bagel over a donut any day of the week and I’ll take my toast with salted butter, please, hold the jam. Because of this preference, I’ve never gotten terribly excited over pancakes or waffles. But ham and cheese waffles? Hot diggity! We had a version of these ham […]

Maple Coconut Granola

maple coconut granola

I first shared a version of this homemade granola recipe in the newsletter several months ago (and lezbehonest, that was 2014 and I haven’t sent out another one. Babies take up lots of time…) and since then I’ve been tweaking it weekly — I eat a lot of granola — to see just how low I […]