In The Kitchen (Lemon Icebox Meringue Pie)

Lemon Icebox | Meringue | Pie | The Lettered Cottage

“Since as far back as I can remember, I have simply loved pie. I can’t really explain why. If one loves poetry, or growing orchids, or walking along the beach at sunset, the why isn’t all that important. To me, pie is poetry that makes the world a better place.” -Ken Haedrich Boy have I […]

Baked Ziti Recipe (Southern Bite)

Southern Bite | Baked Ziti Recipe

“Feeding people makes me happy. It’s just about as plain and simple as that.” -Stacey Little I invited a super-talented (local) fella over to guest post today, and I’m so excited for you to e-meet him if you haven’t already! His name is Stacey Little and his first cook book The Southern Bite Cookbook came out […]

Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

Ina Garten Apple Crisp Recipe

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ―Marcel Proust Times like these, I wish you were here. I’m making a pan full of apple crisp! Peeling and chopping… Zesting and squeezing… Cinnamon and nutmeg, mmmmm! Times like these, I wish you […]

Muffuletta Dip Recipe

Muffuletta Dip Recipe

First of all, thank you so much for weighing in on our fridge dilemma! Ours is still broken, but I followed the handy-dandy link some of you left in the comment section in last Friday’s post and it took me straight to a PDF of Whirlpool’s “Second Through Fifth Year” refrigerator warranty…something I didn’t even know […]

Cajun Shrimp And Grits

Cajun Shrimp And Grits | A Catered Affair | The Lettered Cottage

True story: our next door neighbors (Scott & Tammy) came *this* close to buying our house before we did. Yep. The layout wasn’t quite right for them either though, so instead, they built an almost identical house on the lot to the left of ours. They added an extra bedroom downstairs, and fixed the funky […]

Key Lime Cake


Meet Kev’s Mom, Katie… We’re going to blog about her awesome key lime cake today. It’s soooo good, and we’re excited to share the recipe with you! Here are the directions, straight from Katie’s kitchen… For the cakes- Step 1: Prepare three round 9″ pans by lining the bottoms of each with 9″ circles of […]