Shrimp and Grits with Corn + Bacon

I’m a recent shrimp and grits fiend. Even though I’m Southern, tried and true, I hadn’t ever eaten shrimp and grits untilabout a month ago. Let me tell you. Life-changing experience right there. Much like these. The corn adds a zippy, crisp sweetness to the perfectly savory cheese grits. One of my cardinal rules of […]

Banana Pudding Milkshake

Ahh, wisdom teeth extraction. This is the life.  Just when y’all thought my life was back to normal… Ha. Here I sit on the couch-ice pack strapped around my head, gauze puffing up my cheeks. Thankfully, though, I can find solace in this: Banana Pudding Milkshake These have made the pain allllmost bearable. Almost. I first tried […]

Persecution + Beignets

“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:10 First off, let me apologize for my lack of blogging during the past several days. I’ve been overwhelmingly underwhelmed- I’m not used to having nothing to do! However, idle hands are idle hearts, and we well don’t […]


“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3 Trials. We’re supposed to consider those pure… joy? I don’t know about you guys, but whenever I’m going through a difficult time, I’m not throwing a party or […]