03.25.20

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 […]
03.05.20

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 […]
02.21.20

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. […]
02.06.20

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 […]
01.29.20

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 […]
01.17.20

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 […]
12.24.19

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 […]
12.19.19

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 […]
11.28.19

All the Plaid/Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Specials

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for all of our loyal readers and hope that all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving day filled with family and friends. We also hope you get […]
11.26.19

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 […]
11.20.19

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 […]
11.04.19

One-Stop Holiday Shopping Event

Angela and I tend to have our best – and worst – ideas while we are having drinks. We are always trying to think of new things to do at the stores and […]
10.31.19

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 […]
10.16.19

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 […]
09.18.19
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Let’s Drink!

For the fourth September in a row our home state is celebrating Virginia Distillers month. “It’s 5 o’ clock for 30 days,” or, if you are at Stomping Ground, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere […]


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