Walnut (or Hickory) Cake

This is a recipe from my great grandmother’s collection she cut out of one of the Chattanooga, Tennessee newspapers back in the 60s or 70s. It was submitted by a lady from Sewanee, Tennessee. I had a few problems with it – of course. The entire time I was making it, I kept thinking, “AsContinue reading “Walnut (or Hickory) Cake”

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Cherry Upside-down Cake – Twice

This is my second attempt at this recipe. I tend to be in a rush whenever I do – well….anything. When I made the first cake, I used a can of cherry pie filling instead of just a can of cherries. Duh. It was in the baking aisle and I wasn’t paying attention. So, backContinue reading “Cherry Upside-down Cake – Twice”

Not so Famous Brownies

About a year ago, Tupelo Honey came to town and set up shop at Warehouse Row. Any restaurant that serves biscuits with honey and jam before every meal will certainly last in the South. Part of the wallpaper on the outside of the restaurant is a blown-up photo of a brownie recipe. Cool! It is hand-written onContinue reading “Not so Famous Brownies”

Story of the Day — vegetarian chili and the BCS

My husband makes great chili. It’s a little too hot for my taste, but it really is good. But my husband is good at everything. It’s annoying. He does most things better than I do. SO! When I saw a vegetarian chili recipe in my new favorite cookbook, “My Father’s Daughter,” by Gwyneth Paltrow, IContinue reading “Story of the Day — vegetarian chili and the BCS”