Author Archives: Heather Brower


The combination of flour, salt, yeast, and water is a magical one, producing a variety of loaves that grace dinner tables around the world. Still, there is something extra special in this no- knead bread, inspired by the original recipe by Jim Lahey, the bread maestro behind New York City’s Sullivan Street Bakery. Even the […]

Easy Pasta e Fagioli Soup Recipe

This hearty Italian staple comes together in no time. INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 lb. spicy (or sweet) Italian sausage 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 2 medium carrots, peeled and finely chopped 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 (15-oz.) cans Great Northern […]

Bacon Cheese Grits

Bacon Cheese Grits 6 strips of thick bacon, diced 2 cups chicken stock 2 cups whole milk 1 cup white or yellow grits 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup cream 1-1/2 cups grated white cheddar cheese 4 green onions Place diced bacon in a cold cast iron skillet and begin to cook over medium heat until […]

Sweet Tea

I had never heard of sweet tea before I moved to South Carolina. You may never bake a perfect tray of Angel biscuits (lighter than air) or cure your own country ham but I promise you that anyone can make a perfect cup of sweet tea if they follow this recipe   Sweet Tea Yields […]

Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon + cucumbers is one of the most refreshing combos of all time. Throw in some mint, red onion, and feta and toss it all with a very simple vinaigrette (just olive oil + red wine vinegar), and you’ve got yourself a mean summer salad. It’s the perfect summer side to go along grilled chicken, any cut of steak, or even a hamburger—beef, chicken, […]

Slow Cooker Buffalo Ranch Wings

Any true football fan knows that Game Day isn’t complete without buffalo ranch something. These are doused in ranch seasoning and sprinkled with fresh chives for extra flavor. YIELDS:6 – 8 PREP TIME:0 HOURS 10 MINS TOTAL TIME:3 HOURS 10 MINS INGREDIENTS 2 lb. chicken wings 1 c. buffalo wing sauce 1 packet Ranch seasoning kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Fresh […]

Pizza Dough Recipe

Level: Easy Total: 1 hr 30 min Prep: 20 min Inactive: 1 hr 10 min Yield: 2 (14-inch) pizza crusts Ingredients 3 1/2 to 4 cups bread flour, plus more for rolling 1 teaspoon sugar 1 envelope instant dry yeast 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 1/2 cups water, 110 degrees F 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons   Directions […]