The REAL Gooey Butter Cake

By Libbie Summers from her book, The Whole Hog Cookbook (Rizzoli) Photography by Anna Heritage If it involves a boxed cake mix, it’s NOT a real Gooey Butter Cake. This yeast based crusted square of all things good and holy is an original. A St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake. No fake. Less Sweet. Perfection.... Read More »

Libbie’s Life Hacks: The Trick to Softening Butter FAST!

By Libbie Summers Assisted by Candace Brower I’m celebrating my favorite shade of yellow (butter yellow) this week and starting off with a trick that has saved my life on many occasions. It’s magic and genius and butter…what else would someone need? Directions: 1. Fill a drinking glass or glass jar that is just... Read More »

Noodle Grooming

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey In 1977 I prayed for a sassy new hair style. I know it wasn’t something Jesus would have wanted me to use up one of my prayers for, but I did it anyway. My stringy straight hair matched my interest in Friday night church service…lifeless. So I... Read More »