Happy Birthday Stomping Ground

This week has been a bit crazy (which seems to be the new normal) so I’m making this one short and sweet. Thank you to everyone – staff, customers, farmers, friends, and family […]

Biscuits & Pizza. A Love Story. 

Restaurant work is uniquely demanding. When you work in restaurants your personal relationships always suffer. You are late to or cannot make weddings, birthdays, brunches, or any other occasion important to you or the […]

A Day in the Life of an “Essential” Small Business During COVID-19

I am grateful. So incredibly grateful. In the midst of a crisis, the powers that be decided that restaurants are essential to help feed communities during lockdown. Being essential means that I have […]

Dinner To Go at Stomping Ground

I could write an article, and I probably will, about what the last ten days has looked like for Stomping Ground, Bagel Uprising, the staff that work there and me. Unfortunately, I simply […]

Cast Iron Skillet: The Little Black Dress of your Kitchen

Classic, long-lasting, versatile, affordable, accessible, inheritable. Every woman has or should have one. A little black dress? Nope. I’m talking about a cast iron skillet. A great fitting little black dress can be dressed […]

Spring Wine Dinner Inspired by Italy

I just recently returned from eight incredible days in Sicily and Rome. For those of you who know me well, you know that I have a deep and unwavering respect for simple food. […]

Tacos at Stomping Ground. 2 Nights Only. 

I love tacos. Like, really love them. All tacos. I love little fancy blue corn tortillas filled with braised meats and dotted with creama. I love simple street tacos with slow cooked pork, sharp […]

Valentine’s Dinner at Stomping Ground

Alright y’all. It’s that time of year…Cupid is upon us. If you read my “Love Letter to My Girlfriends” a few years back, you’ll remember that it is not exactly my favorite holiday. Nevertheless, many […]

How to Make a Basic Vinaigrette 

When I sit down to write these Stylebook posts, I often reach out to friends to ask what tips they want. Elizabeth says again and again, “that dressing.” What she is referring to […]

We’re More Than Just Biscuits

Many people often call us the “biscuit joint.” I adore this moniker but as we are wrapping up 2019 and looking into 2020, I realize more than ever that we are so much […]

Sleep in Christmas Morning

If you didn’t know, earlier this year I teamed up with Chad Breckenridge to open a permanent home for his perennial pop up, Bagel Uprising. Opening another business in the midst of trying to build my […]

Why Tuesday is the Most Crucial Day for a Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

Y’all, if you are cooking or hosting Thanksgiving this year, the best piece of advice that I can give you is that today, yes, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, is the critical day that […]

Why You Should Buy and How to Cook a Heritage Turkey for Thanksgiving

Last week at the Shoe Hive’s Holiday Pop-Up we did a tasting of our Thanksgiving Take N’ Bake sides and pies (you have until Friday to get your orders in online). The questions […]

Thanksgiving Take and Bake is Back

Last year for this publication, I waxed poetic about food memories and the holidays. This year, I will spare you the squishy and instead remind you that at Thanksgiving, the Stomping Ground kitchen […]

The Three Cookbooks I’m Reading

Six Seasons: I promise this is a cookbook you will actually cook from. It has become my canon when I have a pile of vegetables and little inspiration, both at Stomping Ground and […]

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