Elena Brent Rosemond-Hoerr

Rosemond-Hoerr is a food blogger and photographer who draws on her grandmother’s traditional Southern cooking for inspiration.


Pecan Pie, Just Like Grandma Makes It

We might all pronounce “pecan” differently, but at least we can agree that pecan pie is one dessert we’ll always save room for. Try this recipe that Grandma would approve of.


Pumpkin Pound Cake

This pound cake is subtle, full of flavor, and will make you reconsider all of your preconceived notions about America’s favorite fall spices.


Apple Cider Doughnuts

Put a spin on the traditional apple doughnut by using hard cider from Durham-based Bull City Ciderworks as an ingredient.


Red Velvet Cake

When it comes to red velvet cake, there’s no official baking canon. Instead, there’s debate over questions like “Do you use beet juice or food coloring?” “Cocoa powder, yes or no?” “If yes, how much?” But two things are for certain: This cake is distinctively Southern and irresistibly sweet.


Banana Pudding

Banana pudding is a staple of any Southern summer function. Before your next get-together, make this recipe that will wow everyone.


Old-Fashioned Strawberry Ice Cream

The best-tasting ice cream requires a little effort. Make strawberry ice cream the old-fashioned way, no hand-crank ice cream machine required.