Jennifer Abbott

Jennifer Abbott is a writer, music teacher, Southern food enthusiast, and soup aficionado. She lives in New Orleans and blogs about cooking and dining at Food Orleans.

Olive Ring Bread

Olive Ring Bread

The trick to keeping bread tender is to start with a small amount of flour and add more only if you need it.

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Bacon-Baked Eggs

Bacon-Baked Eggs

Here is a super-simple breakfast of bacon-baked eggs; that is, baked eggs with a little bacon in the bottom (and bacon grease if you must).

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Because most of the vegetables used in ratatouille are rather “shyly” flavored, you’ll want to use a good dose of herbs for flavor.

Summery Chicken Soup

Summery Chicken Soup

Feel free to substitute different vegetables or herbs according to what you’ve got. This is a fairly light soup, so for a meal, add some cheese and bread.

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

These cookies look best (and cutest) when rolled in coarse-grained colored sugar, which you can find these days in most supermarkets or hobby stores.

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Gazpacho Salsa

Gazpacho Salsa

This is a base for a very standard, Americanized gazpacho that’s been popular since the 70s.

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Fried Tomato Parmesan

Fried Tomato Parmesan

If you use real Parmigiano-Reggiano, you will be so pleased with yourself. Really! This is good on spaghetti, but you can serve it pastaless.

Pork Fried Rice

Pork Fried Rice

Make this simple pork fried rice recipe if you happen to have some leftover meat. It’s quick and delightful.

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