Heat, Heat, Hurray! – A Portable Butane Burner

There are many things I love about my apartment: an extra room, a walk-in closet, and  an included washer and dryer. However, I hate my kitchen — it is a narrow L-shaped room with no natural light, remarkably little storage space, and an old electric stove. When I decided to start this blog, I realized my kitchen just wouldn’t do. It is too small with too … Continue reading Heat, Heat, Hurray! – A Portable Butane Burner

Pineapple Ginger Dumplings

Summer lasts well into October in south Louisiana, and I decided to lean into it this week and create a dessert that invokes the tastes of summer — a blend of tropical flavors, including pineapple, coconut, and ginger. After some research, I decided a dumpling in a caramel sauce would make a delicious treat. The dumplings take a bit of effort to assemble, but they are … Continue reading Pineapple Ginger Dumplings

Counterspace at White Star Market

If you have spent any time with me, you know that I have a very powerful sweet tooth. So, it was no surprise when I was, perhaps entirely too, excited by the discovery of Counterspace at White Star Market. Their stacks of sweets piled high immediately drew my eye as I entered the market’s double doors. I must admit it was a little strange to … Continue reading Counterspace at White Star Market

Cast Iron, A Cook’s Best Friend

The cast iron skillet may be the most iconic cooking vessel in the American kitchen, with some pieces passed from generation to generation. In fact, my Memaw has her grandmother’s cast iron skillets, and I have already staked a claim on those. I love the cast iron pots and pans I have and rarely cook a meal without at least one on the stove. What … Continue reading Cast Iron, A Cook’s Best Friend

The BouillaBabes at Mid City Makers Market

No matter what else you want to say about Louisiana, it has some of the best food in the country. In recent years, Baton Rouge has enjoyed an exponential rise in the availability of fine and craft foods thanks to the hard work of so many talented culinary professionals. If you have been paying attention to BR’s food scene, you have probably already heard of … Continue reading The BouillaBabes at Mid City Makers Market

Apple Braised Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin

Anyone who knows me knows that I detest the oppressive heat of the seemingly interminable Southern summers. My favorite time of year is the short period between the heat of the summer and damp cold of winter. Few fruits invoke my favorite time of year like the apple, with its sweet crispness and culinary versatility. For years, my Memaw has praised the pairing of apples … Continue reading Apple Braised Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin