Okra and Eggplant Cobbler

Food often reminds me that I’m a Yankee living in the south. Where I come from, chicken cutlets and eggplant are about the only reasons to break out the breadcrumbs and pans of oil. And with my focus on a healthier way of eating, I don’t even fry those favorites anymore. But when your partner-in-cuisine-crime…

Nana’s Naughty Biscuits

Many of my childhood summers involved extended trips to New York to stay with my grandmother. In the morning there’d be fluffy pancakes, bacon fried in a cast iron skillet, and maybe even an egg sizzled in the remaining bacon grease. For lunch we’d have salads or BLT’s, and a microwaved “baked” potato topped with…

One-Skillet Baked Beans

Forget the talking dog. Let the construction paper and paste-packin’ kindergartener keep her bag of dried beans. That killer cook-out companion is easier than you think. Good baked beans just need some finesse.