Beach Vacation: Shrimp boil and skillet cornbread

One of my favorite vacation destinations is North Carolina’s Outer Banks. I’ve only been there twice, but every time it’s a week of heaven–swimming, reading, shopping at my favorite Independent bookstore, and eating amazing food. Sadly, I live in Ohio, and I can’t get to the Outer Banks whenever I want. ┬áSo I love to … Continue reading

Spicy Chicken Thighs for Matthew Francis

The cousin closest to me in age is my cousin Diane, who lives in Houston now with her Italian husband and three kids. Today she gave birth to the third, a son (their first), whom they named Matthew Francis. This recipe is hereby named after him; I was going to make this tonight anyway, but … Continue reading