Mary Haymaker

Mary Haymaker is a teacher by day and a cook, food writer, and photographer by night. She has lived in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area her entire life and is dedicated to supporting the growing local food movement there. You can read more of Mary’s writing at her blog, chattavore.com.

Tangerine Yogurt Cake

This French tangerine yogurt cake is a great way to use up the yogurt that is hanging out in your fridge. It’s so simple, soft and delicious.

Biscuits and Gravy Bake

Biscuits and gravy casserole has all of your favorite components of a good old Southern breakfast baked into one dish. It’s great for cozy winter breakfast.

Grilled Salmon Tacos Served with Jalapeño Ranch

Grilled salmon tacos are not only delicious, they are dead simple and can be on the table in about fifteen minutes. The jalapeño-ranch dressing that tops them is so amazing that you’ll be putting it on everything.

Cheesy Beer Bread

Perfect with a bowl of chili or on its own, this quick cheesy beer bread is easy and so tasty.

BBQ Smash Burgers

If the smashed-style of burger is your favorite, then this recipe with BBQ sauce, bacon, and caramelized onions is perfect.

Berry Crème Brûlée

Simple and tasting of summer, this fancy-feeling Berry Crème Brûlée is served with a blueberry sauce.

Oven-Baked Pickle Chips

Here’s how to make the favorite appetizer, pickle chips, but this time without the mess of frying. Fire up your ovens!


Fluffy Banana Pudding

Homemade banana pudding with fresh whipped cream, bananas, and vanilla wafers is a southern classic that is perfect when you want something other than a chocolate dessert.