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So many cookbooks, so little time.

The modern bookshelf isn’t what it used to be. Though I still like holding a real book, the convenience of the Kindle means most of my books are digital. Recipes are readily available online, but the photos, recipes, and stories scattered throughout a cookbook lend themselves to thumbing though real […]


Weekend reads and recs

I hope your Thanksgiving was full of family and friends, laughs, and long naps on the couch! These socks are both fun and cozy. They may end up in the stockings (pun intended) of several people this holiday season. If you have strong opinions on seemingly boring food items, this […]


Recipe: Cranberry-Mustard Spread

Cranberry sauce is one of the easiest things to make, so every Thanksgiving, I make a batch and try to put a little twist on it. It is almost always a huge hit, but I almost always have a lot of sauce leftover. Repurposing leftovers is a time-honored Thanksgiving tradition. This […]


Cornbread and Community

A quick Google search will reveal a lively debate over what is “authentic” cornbread. People on the internet argue over everything from who makes the best cornbread (spoiler: it’s always their grandmother), if cornbread should have sugar in it or not, if it must be made in cast iron — […]


What America Eats

2016 was a tough year, and 2017 isn’t shaping up to be much better. Reading the news leaves me in a fit of rage or a pit of despair, and it is exhausting. I’m not the only one who feels this way. Former President George W. Bush said it best: […]