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Cookie Encrusted Goat Cheese and Strawberry Salad

April 09, 2017 Katherine Frankstone

Strawberry season is here and the markets are brimming with fresh berries. Living in Charleston, we enjoy taking advantage of the abundant local produce. This Cinnamon Pecan Cookie Encrusted Goat Cheese and Strawberry Salad is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the harvest.  Of course, strawberries are always a hit in desserts. Last year, we combined them with a luscious lemon custard for our Lemon Sugar Cookie Trifle. But they are also delicious in savory dishes, like this spring salad. We love the classic combination of strawberries, goat cheese and pecans on dark greens. The sweet, juicy berries work well with slightly bitter greens like arugula....


Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

March 15, 2017 Katherine Frankstone

Banana Pudding is one of the most popular Southern desserts, especially at Easter table. So this year, we've put our own twist on the comforting classic. Some people might find it scandalous, but the vanilla wafers are out! Those classic cookies originally made the dessert popular, but in terms of taste, they can’t compete with our handcrafted cookies. Our version layers the pudding with Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. They taste just like grandma used to make, so there's no better way to upgrade one of our southern favorites. It’s easy to see why Banana Pudding is such a popular dessert. It’s an easy way to feed a crowd, tastes...


A Sweet Proposal: Will you be my Bridesmaid?

February 23, 2017 Katherine Frankstone

And there's no sweeter way to pop the question than with a beautiful bridesmaid proposal box! With our custom two-packs, you can design a sweet bridesmaid proposal they’ll be sure to cherish. The labels are designed by Lettered Olive, Couture Wedding Letterpress experts here in Charleston with impeccable style. We’d love to share a few memorable ways you can incorporate our custom cookie favors into your themed box. Use the cookie to ask the question and the other favors to tell a story. It’s a thoughtful and fun way to ask your best friends to be a part of your special day.  Wedding Day Accessories We...


Aunt Anne's Roast Beef

January 21, 2017 Katherine Frankstone

When the weather starts to cool down in the Lowcountry, we start craving heartier dishes at home. One of our family favorites is my Aunt Anne's Roast Beef. My father's sister, Anne Thomas Legare, wrote two columns for either the News & Courier or the Evening Post here in Charleston. This was before the two merged to form today’s Post and Courier. The first column she wrote was while my Uncle Ben Legare was alive and was called "My Husband Taught Me to Cook." She continued writing after he passed away in 1980 and the column was then called "Cooking...


Southern Holiday Traditions: Hummingbird Cake

December 08, 2016 Katherine Frankstone

One of my favorite Christmas traditions when I was growing up was unloading our overstuffed stockings. My grandmother, and then my mother, made all of us identical red stockings with a white top, with our names embroidered in red on the white cuff. I'm not sure how old I was when I realized that not ALL stockings looked the same! Another favorite was making Christmas cookies and decorating them with mountains of colored sugar. Now that we've got all the cookies we need, I like to dive into different baking projects at the holidays. This year, we tried our hand at a Southern...