Barbecue Ribs

A Guide to Barbecue Sauces in the South

Barbecue is its own special language in the South, with multiple sauces and bases. How many can you name? In honor of National Barbecue Month, blogger Kara Gause breaks them down. The South is synonymous with slow-cooked, soulf...
by Kara Gause


Saveur Magazine Reminds Me That Great Company Can Make a Great Meal

Silly me. When Saveur magazine‘s October 2010 issue touted “25 Greatest Meals Ever” on its cover, I envisioned a well-written introduction into impossible recipes for haute cuisine. Instead, I discovered a wid...
by Michelle Ryan

CREMA latte art

How Do I Buy Good Coffee?

A coffee expert and Barista Trainer at the Nashville “brewtique” CREMA, Nathanael Mehrens answers the question we’ve all asked more than once: How do I know I’m buying good coffee and where do I get it? ...
by Nathanael Mehrens


How to Make Whole Living Pumpkin Muffins

DIY For the Average Jane: Whole Living Pumpkin Muffins

Oh the many wondrous things you can do with a little pumpkin pie filling and pumpkin spice. This week, we take on pumpkin muffins from Whole Living magazine. I seem to have pumpkin on the brain right now, as this is my second t...
by Brittany Joy Cooper


From Pyramids to Plates: Government Changes Healthy Eating Icon for First Time in 29 Years

Earlier this month, First lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate. MyPlate replaces MyPyramid, which began as the Food Guide Pyramid back in 1992....
by Summer Huggins

Strawberry Cake

Fresh or Faux? Cook’s Country Magazine Dreams Up a Fresh(er) Strawberry Cake Recipe

Finding a suitable fresh strawberry cake recipe can be a lesson in understanding nuances. If you add fresh strawberries to a mix flavored with strawberry gelatin, is that enough? If it’s from scratch but gets its flavor f...
by Michelle Ryan