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Buttermilk Chess Pie

Chess pie is a Southern staple. If you’re from the South, you’ve probably eaten chess pies on every major holiday since you were old enough to hold a fork. If you’re not from the South, chances are you’re thinking, “What the heck is chess pie?!?” And indeed, I’d never heard of it either until moving...

Sugared Cranberries

I made these easy sugared cranberries as a topping for our Thanksgiving pie, which needed a bit of color and tart contrast to it’s sticky sweetness (recipe coming tomorrow). Not only are they gorgeous, all sparkly and festive in their sugar sweaters, but they are also surprisingly delicious in their own right: sweet and sour...

Thanksgiving Wrap-Up and Cider-Brined Turkey

It’s become a tradition to summarize our Thanksgiving every year, here in this space. I mean, what good is a food blog if not to post about your holiday meals? More as a visual record of everything we cooked and ate more than anything. It’s kind of neat, looking back and seeing a photographic record...

Kitchen Basics: How to Freeze Buttermilk

If you’re like me, you lament the fact that buttermilk is only available in quart-sized containers. I mean, really, you can buy a pint or half-pint of cream, heck, you can even buy pint of milk these days, but only full quarts of buttermilk? If you’re also like me, buttermilk isn’t exactly the most commonly...

Amaretti Pumpkin Pie

This is one of those, “why has no one has ever thought of this before?” moments. You’d think replacing graham crackers in typical a pumpkin pie crust with amaretti cookies would be common practice. I mean seriously, why isn’t this a thing? Well, it is now. This unique combo was inspired by one of Jeni’s...