Sausage Biscuits

I’ve been on the road lately. I had a sausage biscuit for breakfast from McDonald’s in Hermitage, Tennessee, on Wednesday. It was hot and freshly made. I like McDonald’s sausage biscuits a lot, especially with a spongy layer of uber-golden scrambled egg. I had a sausage biscuit for breakfast from Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee,…

Baked Apples

Food doesn’t get much more straight-forward than this, and autumn is the perfect time for it. Let me introduce you to Baked Apples, something I consider a treat but which makes my husband, an apple-hater of some renown, recoil. Pay him no mind. These are delicious. No bonnet, pinafore, or gingham apron is necessary to make these…

Here’s your other banana bread recipe.

Weren’t you looking for one? This recipe is adapted from a local community cookbook, Rave Reviews by the Junior League of North Little Rock (© 1982). Banana bread recipes are everywhere, but this one has crushed pineapple in it, and that makes  it sing. I reduce the fat by substituting a single-serving package of unsweetened…

Pancakes are us.

And we love our pancakes. I come from a long line of pancake makers, each with her own signature flair. My mother poured them into teddy-bear shapes, making eyes with chocolate chips. My mother-in-law slathered the tops of hers with butter that melted into golden pools on the plate. My aunt spread raspberry jam over…