The Best I’ve Ever Had: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Featured in Country Living

Last week I was getting caught up on one of my favorite blogs, Eat. Drink. Smile., when I came across news of the Nashville, Tenn., ice cream-making contest Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’. I myself am dairy intole...
by Kara Gause

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


Oh, Baby! Food Network Magazine Uncovers Gender-Reveal Cake Trend

Once upon a time, expectant parents didn’t know whether they were having a boy or a girl until, well, they had it. Then, technological advancements allowed moms- and dads-to-be to get a peek at their bundles of joy–...
by Michelle Ryan



Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipes Replaced With Cookies, Brownies and Fried Chicken?

Maybe it’s because the colors are so festive, but I just associate red velvet cake with this time of year. I envisioned recipe after tempting recipe for this classic in December issues of food and cooking magazines, but t...
by Michelle Ryan


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