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Biscuits and pie dough are therapeutic for me… the ritual of working dough calms my nerves and brings me back to center. It is a careful and thoughtful expression of love for the people that I am baking for – more than an intricately decorated cake – more than a 5-course dinner… this simple tradition of making the best biscuits for my people, there is nothing like it. 


One of the things I love about this recipe is that these are so easy to make a big batch of and then freeze them! They make a super quick breakfast – just pull them out of the freezer, pop in the micro for a few seconds and then in the toaster! WHAAAAAT is this magic? The best homemade pancakes ready in just a few minutes whenever you feel like it? Yes indeed. 


These are a take on my regular biscuit recipe with the addition of pumpkin puree and some cinnamon to make it feel like all the best things about fall. YES LAWD. The butter is super simple… some good salted butter + orange zest + whatever bourbon you have on hand. If you don’t have Bourbon laying around I would say to just skip it. BUT I WON’T BECAUSE YOU NEED TO DRIVE TO THE ALPHABET STORE RIGHT THIS SECOND AND GET SOME BOURBON. 


One of my favorite things ever is cooking for the people I love. There was a season in my life where my door stayed unlocked and people came to my house to eat by the dozens on a weekly basis. My kitchen had an open door policy for a while and it was everything my heart needed.

One Sunday night I was hosting a large group of friends for Brinner. On the top of the list of MUST-HAVES was bacon, obviously. Right under bacon on the list of necessities was SPICY. I was trying a recipe for a sweet/spicy bacon from a cookbook that I absolutely trust but something went terribly wrong.


I hate grapefruit.

Well… let’s back up. I hated  grapefruit until I tried it THIS way. When you put bitter grapefruit under a broiler is mellows it out juuuuuust enough for me to forget I hate it and becomes one of the most comforting things I have ever eaten.

And I come from the deep south where comfort food is all there is… so you know I’m saying some truth right now.