Author Archives: ericab93

Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes

It’s been a few weeks since the world lost Anthony Bordain. I’ve been thinking about him, and the legacy he left behind, a lot since his suicide. Much of my early food inspiration came from my parents and grandparents, but as I got older, I yearned to learn more about the world,…

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Aunt Debbie’s Snow Day Soup

Every family has their go-to snow day recipes, don’t they? For my family, that recipe as always been grilled ham and cheese sandwiches and my Aunt Debbie’s famous Chicken Corn Chowder! I sometimes call it our “Snow Day Soup,” because we make a big pot anytime the snow begins to coat the…

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Easy Peasy S’mores Bites

  S’mores have long been one of my favorite sweet treats. As a kid, whenever we would visit Snowshoe WV for a ski vacation, mom and dad would take me to my favorite mountaintop restaurant – Foxfire Grill. Of course, Foxfire is a great restaurant to start with, but the highlight of…

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Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Summer is in full swing, and so is my dessert making obsession. If my coworkers were hoping to slim down at all for bathing suit season, they’re pretty much out of luck. I’m heading up to Shenandoah County this weekend to celebrate the 4th of July with Will and David. It’ll be…

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Baked Texas Beans

Everyone has their comfort foods – the dishes that your mom or grandmother used to make, and that somehow never taste as good, no matter how closely you follow their recipes and instructions. In my family, it’s always been dad’s recipes that inspire the most nostalgia in my head. His eggplant parmesan,…

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Four Ingredient Pizza Bites

Is it just me, or does traveling really wear you down too? I just got back from a cross country jaunt to Seattle, and while I had a great time, I came home with a killer cold. I’m not sure if it’s being in a confined space with hundreds of people on…

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Easy Roast Beef Sliders

My sophomore year at Virginia Tech, I visited the poster sale before classes started to find some things to decorate my new dorm room. I came across a “101 Places to See before You Die” poster and it caught my eye. I’ve always had a touch of wanderlust, and this poster inspired…

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Easy Summer Corn Dip

  It’s officially the season of backyard BBQs and pool parties! Summer potlucks are a staple of any respectable southerner’s social calendar, and I am no exception! I have two BBQ Potlucks scheduled for this weekend alone! In fact, I first learned about this recipe for corn dip at a summer cookout…

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