Tag Archives: Dessert

Food: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme, originally uploaded by Scott Ableman.

Supposedly, out there in America, there’s a big debate going on. Do you prefer Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’ Donuts? And – get this – some people will say Dunkin’ Donuts.


I will say that Dunkin Donuts are just fine – when there’s no Krispy Kreme store available. Otherwise…ARE YOU CRAZY?

There’s nothing like a hot, original glazed KK. Nothing. It melts in your mouth almost like cotton candy, but with so much more flavor. Now, you can choose lots of varieties, chocolates and sprinkles and whatnot. And they’re good, sure. You could also buy them at a grocery or convenience store. Not so good.

Yes, connoisseurs of the doughnutary arts prefer Krispy Kreme, and will brook no argument. Hey, wait – the Hot Light just came on! I’d love to stay and have this discussion, but I gotta go pick up a dozen…or two…

Food: Mrs. Rowe’s Pies

Photo courtesy of Flickr, posted by vdr928.

Photo courtesy of Flickr, posted by vdr928.

Okay, I realize this is way off the radar for most of you. It could go under the heading of “Roadside Food,” because Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant is located near Staunton, Va. at the intersection of I-64 and I-81. Everything on the menu is good home cooking, and many people think breakfast is the best time to visit. If you enjoy spoon bread or sausage gravy, it is. If you love a hot roast beef sandwich with homemade mashed potatoes and other foods your grandmother made, try lunch or dinner. Comfort food, night or day.

But for me, the highlight of Mrs. Rowe’s is the pies. Oh, the chocolate meringue, the apple, the peanut butter custard.Starting in June, you can even purchase the cookbook, Mrs. Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies, with 65 my-oh-my recipes.

Whatever you do, don’t fill up on mashed potatoes and find yourself too full for dessert. Mrs. Rowe’s sells more than 35,000 pies each year. You haven’t lived till one of them filled your pie hole.