Banoffee Pie (Banana Caramel Pie)

Have you noticed how much friendlier people have gotten when you’re out walking around? Much to the embarrassment of my kids, I’ve always been a “waver” but now when I see friends or acquaintances or even total strangers, everyone has a huge smile and a wave. It’s like we are collectively saying “Hi! I haven’tContinue reading “Banoffee Pie (Banana Caramel Pie)”

Chicken Big Mamou

This recipe would not typically qualify as a “Tuesday night meal” for our family. Normally, we’d be rushing from piano to soccer, or Quiz Bowl to tennis, and I’d be looking for something that comes together in less than 30 minutes while kids finish up homework. Except during a stay-at-home order. And then, sign meContinue reading “Chicken Big Mamou”

No-Knead Bread

So, it’s Monday. For this first time since this stay-at-home thing started, today my motivation completely faded into nothing. I successfully got online bright and early and cancelled plane tickets and hotel reservations for our spring break trip to New York, and then I just gave up. So, part of my teacher-life is “lunch bunch”Continue reading “No-Knead Bread”

Brunch Waffles

The two big boys are away at the Boy Scout camp this weekend, while the little guy and I remain in civilization. Our biggest accomplishment so far? We figured out how to hook up the Apple TV all by ourselves — and we didn’t even have to call the more tech-savvy family members out inContinue reading “Brunch Waffles”

Shrimp and Grits

One of my best friends got me The Southerner’s Cookbook for Christmas. Produced by the editors of Garden and Gun magazine, the book is pretty enough for my coffee table… and it features essays by some of my favorite Southern food writers. I’ve had fun trying out some of the recipes, and will try toContinue reading “Shrimp and Grits”

Pumpkin Cheesecake

*Recipe updated with better pictures and streamlined instructions* (Also, the primary helper has switched from the oldest to the youngest!) The first time I made this cheesecake it was for an LSU game… and it was also the day I bought my first LSU shirt.  I’ve always liked the Tigers — it’s part of livingContinue reading “Pumpkin Cheesecake”