When I married my southern hubby, cornbread became more of a staple and less of a “oh you made cornbread” moment. There are thousands of cornbread recipes out there...many that I have made and love...but, this is the one I was taught to make by my Grammy in her Wagner cast iron skillet (Oh I miss that skillet!!). The best part, her cornbread is straightforward so the perfect base for me to add all sorts of stuff (fruit, cheese, herbs, aromatics, veggies, etc) to fancy it up.Read More
Snake Handler is one of my favorite brews from Birmingham local Good People Brewing Co. I hope you enjoy this amazing brisket! It didn’t last long in the Bevil household…Read More
My mom and grammy called this mandel bread, but I always heard mongrel bread which always caused snorts of laughter around the table. Whatever you want to call it, this is a cup of coffee’s and a lazy morning’s best friend. This is a terrific recipe to make with your kids. I still remember shaping the dough and getting flour everywhere! There are many versions of this recipe, but here is the one I grew up with (we didn’t add chocolate chips but an easy add if desired).Read More
My son loves gyros and these lamb meatballs are the best substitute for traditional gyro meat (I don’t have a vertical spit. Who does?).Read More
FROZEN NO BAKE BITES to the rescue! These little gems save me on car rides, at endless sports tournaments, packed into lunches for a treat or a quick after-school snack. (Sometimes they help me out when I’m needing something sweet but don’t want to steal my kids’ candy—because that’s wrong, Right?).Read More
When it comes to bread, I go to James Beard and my trusty, oil stained and flour dusted copy of his Complete Book of Breads. This pizza dough is like a 101 in bread making. It’s forgiving, fun and fast.Read More
I love this recipe by @melissadarabian ...it’s a crowd pleaser and my kids eat it up! I follow her recipe to the tee ... only subbing out the vegetable oil with olive oil. But this time I was able to buy fabulous Bone Broth @pepperplacemarket so I subbed out the chicken stock as well (I'm getting in those functional foods: apple cider vinegar, bone broth).Read More
There are certain foods I become obsessed with making. Scones are one of those foods. My obsession began in NYC working above Dean & DeLuca. I have so many variations and make them according to what is in season. So, blackberry lemon scones are on deck today. Wonderful with coffee but not overly sweet. Just enough.Read More
If I was going to be a fragrance it would have to include Meyer lemons (lavender too, but not with the chicken😂). I love this easy roast chicken. Perfect family dinner and your house smells, well like Home.Read More
When Meyer Lemons are a happy surprise at the store, we make Lemon Bars. Hannah and I spent a great afternoon in the kitchen prepping oats and yogurt, and then these little bites of sunshine.
I first attempted Aioli in the early 90s while reading “A Year in Provence.” I had just returned from living in France and missed the flavor-FULL, “yellow like the sun’ dip/spread/sauce that was ....well everywhere!Read More
Great little snack idea. If you love crunch and need more veggies and protein, then this is for you.
It’s Mediterranean week in the Bevil house......when I meal plan for the week I stick with a region, similar flavors so less waste..... and this is a must have all the time!Read More
So not an expert, but salsa is more liquid-y (is that a word...? eh, good enough). This chunky, mango pico takes most foods (heirloom tomatoes, black beans, fish, burgers, chicken.... seriously, I could go on) from "meh" to magical. Easy, quick and oh so yum.Read More