Category Comfort Food

Apple Of My Eye

I am such a sucker for a farm stand. However, in full disclosure: I feel as though I hail from the mecca of all farm stands, although “hail from” may be a stretch since we moved around a bit. In fact, it makes me sound schizophrenic sometimes because I claim to be from three completely […]

In Praise Of Port Salut

In the summer of 1999, my new husband and I boarded a plane in Dallas the day after our wedding to meander our way toward our honeymoon on the isle of Martinique, part of the Lesser Antilles in the French Caribbean. We eventually landed on the island of St. Lucia after an overnight stop in San Juan, […]

Why More Panko Is Like More Cowbell {Quick Crab Cakes}

There is very little I love as much as seafood, and crabmeat is way at the top of the list. So when I found some lump crab meat at Sam’s Club recently, I scooped it right up. Sam’s really is a great go-to for seafood (as illustrated by our incredible ahi tuna on Valentine’s Day), […]

Bacon Blasphemy & Fried Green Tomato Sliders

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend one of my favorite travel and tourism trade shows: Travel South Showcase, held this year in Charleston, West Virginia.  In fact, I realized that I have attended the show on and off for a solid decade now, since my husband accompanied me for the first time to […]

Southern Comfort: Article in Arkansas Life

The February issue of Arkansas Life magazine features quite a bit of foodie fun. Although nothing can top the Height of the Harvest cover story with Chef Miles James from last fall, I’m always delighted to have the opportunity to write about Arkansas food and foodies – and contributing to a cover story is always a […]

Gorgonzola Pasta with Kale, Baby Bellas + #STAROliveOil Giveaway!

So, startling revelation in the kitchen Chez Stephens this week.  By the way, this is a sponsored post for the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® community, but I only work with products I love, so no need to fret about my opinions being purchased or the mob trying to keep me quiet! First, background: I really love cooking […]

Food Memory Linky Party

So… while scrolling Facebook, I came across a post via My Love For Cooking (she’s kind of adorable) that had me all aflutter. It was about Childhood Memory Foods, in essence. I have to confess I didn’t read the whole thing because I became super-distracted by the food memories swirling through my head. I realized […]