Author: Debra

GARLICKY TORTELLINI, KALE AND TOMATO SOUP

. Musical pairing – Country, Keith Jarrett . We’re year-round soup fans here at Smith Bites – chilled soups during the warmer months and hot soups during the winter months.  And with just a few exceptions, we make them from scratch using common pantry and/or ingredients I have tucked away […]

GIVE THE PROFESSOR A COOKIE . . .

Musical pairing –  Call Me Irresponsible, Michael Buble‘ . In an effort to broaden my baking skills, I’m now following along with more than 400 bakers in the blogging community to participate in Tuesdays With Dorie, which you can read about here.  I’ve requested to join the group and be […]

ROASTED WINTER VEG

WAIT!!!  DON’T STOP READING JUST BECAUSE IT’S A PICTURE OF BRUSSEL SPROUTS!!  I know you’re disappointed that this isn’t another post about pies or baked goods but seriously, a girl can only eat so many carbs before the neighbors start asking, ‘Who’s that woman with the Professor?’  And not in […]

BROCK'S POTATO SOUP

I have a dear friend, Brock, who is a great husband to his wife Amie, loving father to daughter Mia and is a super talented singer who has toured all over the world.  He also provides background vocals for some of the biggest names in the Gospel music industry – […]

52 Sundays; february 7, 2010

We’re introducing something new here at Smith Bites – 52 Sundays.  No recipe, but we want to share some of the photos we take in our neck of the woods, literally, as we live in the country.  Not that we think our lives are particularly interesting mind you, but we […]

NOT YO MAMMA'S DINNER ROLLS

What do I love about these dinner rolls?  Oh let me count the ways . . . they’re quick, they’re super delicious, they’re easy and they make me look like a SOO-PUH STAH!  I normally don’t bake any type of breads but when the Professor and I had company for […]

NO-KNEAD BASIC PIZZA DOUGH

Listen up people – making this pizza dough is ridiculously easy and much cheaper than ordering out!  It really is ‘no-knead’ so you don’t have to own a stand mixer or spend half an hour doing upper arm exercises; all that to say, swimsuit season is just around the corner, […]

A RIFF ON EDNA MAE'S SOUR CREAM PANCAKES

It’s cold.  It’s snowy.  It’s blustery.  I may look like Winnie-the-Pooh, but I certainly don’t have his temperament.  I’m grumpy.  We’ve had ONE day of sunshine so far the entire month of January.  BLEH.  But my mood changes on a dime when I make these luscious pancakes filled with tangy […]

AVERY & CHELSEY'S MEYER LEMON BARS

I’m absolutely thrilled to have one of my fabulous nieces, Avery, and her friend Chelsey, as guest contributors to my blog!  Both girls love to shake it up in the kitchen and have had more dinner parties than I have had which is really saying something – after all, they’re […]