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home : lifestyle : food   May 29, 2016

Fries to try
So far, in making my way through the favorite foods in the 50 states, I’ve come across some interesting foods and the stories behind them. Then came Delaware.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A taste of history: Eat like a Union soldier
A recent cooking class at Illinois Valley Community College added history to the mix, featuring “Civil War Keepsake Recipes.”
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Grilled cheese lovers share the secrets to toasted perfection
A quick search on Pinterest will bring up plenty of variations on the old favorite, but Nick Schaefer of Mendota makes an excellent classic grilled cheese, according to his wife, Andrea.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Keeping salad for home better than sharing at potluck
Stacey Little never intended to write a cookbook. He was “just” a blog writer, reviewing restaurants and giving his opinions on the food scene from his Alabama home. When he started publishing recipes from a family collection, things took off. “I don’t really consider myself a writer,” Little said. “I had a lot of reservations at first about doing the book. I realized that folks were desperate for quick and easy recipes that called for ingredients that they already had on hand.”
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Welcome to my food world
For some this may be the first time reading my blog since it usually is published online only. But lucky for you, you can now find my words of wisdom on a monthly basis. Using the premise behind the movie “Julie & Julia,” I cook up a recipe from a cookbook and recreate it in my home kitchen, following, as best as I am able, the directions in the cookbook. This sometimes can be a challenge for me, as I often will adjust a recipe to my liking.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Comfort food that's easy to make

Stacey Little considers himself from a typical Alabama family. And the recipes in his book, “The Southern Bite Cookbook,” may not be typical but with an easy twist on what you may consider more difficult southern recipes. “The evolution of ‘Southern Bite’ (a blog page) has helped me understand the importance of capturing and preserving the recipes of my family,” Little said. “It has become one of my life’s missions to document the recipes that have been passed down through the generations.”

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


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