Addie Broyles

Food writer

Hailing from the Ozarks, Addie Broyles expanded her cooking (and eating) skills on the West Coast and Spain before settling in Austin, where she has written about food for the Austin American-Statesman since 2008. The University of Missouri graduate has won numerous awards for her writing and her blog, Relish Austin, which is also the name of her weekly column in the Statesman. Addie is a founder of the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance, a nonprofit organization made up of more than 100 Central Texas food bloggers, and editor of “The Austin Food Blogger Alliance Cookbook.” When she’s not chasing after her two young sons, Addie blogs about being a working mom, part-time quilter and wannabe world traveler at thefeministkitchen.com.

Latest from Addie Broyles

Confused about Austin’s composting program? Here’s what you need to know
 Composting can be a mucky, gross, smelly, decaying mess. You know this if you have a compost pile set up at your house. Sometimes you add too many leftovers and not enough leaves and the pile gets, well, a little out of hand. Thanks to the city of Austin’s growing curbside composting program, now  52,000 Austin homes are getting familiar...

Posted: a day ago

Composting can be a mucky, gross, smelly, decaying mess. You know this if you have a compost pile set up at your house. Sometimes you add too many leftovers and not enough leaves and the pile gets, well, a little out of hand. Thanks to the city of Austin’s growing curbside composting program, now 52,000 Austin homes are getting familiar...
What to play during Thanksgiving? Here’s our Austin-centric playlist
 Christmas songs will soon be spinning nonstop, but before we get there, how about a Thanksgiving playlist that Austinites will love? I asked friends on social media for ideas, and they suggested more than two dozen songs with Austin ties, or at the very least a Thanksgiving vibe that Austin music lovers will enjoy. You can find these songs...

Posted: 2 days ago

Christmas songs will soon be spinning nonstop, but before we get there, how about a Thanksgiving playlist that Austinites will love? I asked friends on social media for ideas, and they suggested more than two dozen songs with Austin ties, or at the very least a Thanksgiving vibe that Austin music lovers will enjoy. You can find these songs...
Recipe of the Week: Pumpkin-spiced French toast in a slow cooker
 Cooking breakfast for guests who are staying in your house can be a tricky affair. When you’re busy trying to make sure their stay is enjoyable, deciding which meals to make can be one of the more challenging pieces of the puzzle. This week would be a good time to pull out those egg casseroles you might make at Easter or Christmas....

Posted: 2 days ago

Cooking breakfast for guests who are staying in your house can be a tricky affair. When you’re busy trying to make sure their stay is enjoyable, deciding which meals to make can be one of the more challenging pieces of the puzzle. This week would be a good time to pull out those egg casseroles you might make at Easter or Christmas....
Your yearly reminder to start thawing that Thanksgiving turkey soon
 Roasting (or 
            frying!) a turkey on Thanksgiving isn’t nearly as hard as people make it out to be, but one thing that often trips people up is
            thawing the bird. Frozen turkeys can take longer than you think to thaw. Addie Broyles / American-Statesman Turkeys weigh upwards of 10 pounds. They are almost always sold...

Posted: 2 days ago

Roasting (or frying!) a turkey on Thanksgiving isn’t nearly as hard as people make it out to be, but one thing that often trips people up is thawing the bird. Frozen turkeys can take longer than you think to thaw. Addie Broyles / American-Statesman Turkeys weigh upwards of 10 pounds. They are almost always sold...
Ask Addie: Is it safe to bake a casserole and drive it to Fort Worth?
 A reader called this morning with a very important Thanksgiving question: Can I bake a sweet potato casserole and drive it three hours to my daughter’s Thanksgiving in Fort Worth? Sweet potato casserole — with or without marshmallows — is a popular Thanksgiving dish, but can you drive it to Fort Worth
               (or...

Posted: 3 days ago

A reader called this morning with a very important Thanksgiving question: Can I bake a sweet potato casserole and drive it three hours to my daughter’s Thanksgiving in Fort Worth? Sweet potato casserole — with or without marshmallows — is a popular Thanksgiving dish, but can you drive it to Fort Worth (or...
Can Halo Top ice cream compete with an ultra-rich Teo gelato?
 I didn’t know much about Halo Top ice cream until this year, when Eric Webb impressed me with 
            a ranking of every flavor of what I only knew to be a low calorie ice cream. Halo Top is the bestselling pint of ice cream in the country. T
               éo is a popular Austin brand sold at H-E-B stores throughout Texas...

Posted: 3 days ago

I didn’t know much about Halo Top ice cream until this year, when Eric Webb impressed me with a ranking of every flavor of what I only knew to be a low calorie ice cream. Halo Top is the bestselling pint of ice cream in the country. T éo is a popular Austin brand sold at H-E-B stores throughout Texas...
Get a taste of Austin’s history with these Thanksgiving recipes
 If Michael Barnes’ inbox is any indication, Austinites love learning about the history of our fair city. We want to know everything there is to know about the moonlight towers and why the streets are named the way they are. We want to know about old buildings and businesses and what the first 150 years of life in Austin were like. I...

Posted: 4 days ago

If Michael Barnes’ inbox is any indication, Austinites love learning about the history of our fair city. We want to know everything there is to know about the moonlight towers and why the streets are named the way they are. We want to know about old buildings and businesses and what the first 150 years of life in Austin were like. I...
Thanksgiving sides that would be welcome on any potluck table
 The New York Times challenged home cook extraordinaire Melissa Clark to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner using one set of four stovetop burners and an oven. It took her eight hours. If you’re hoping to serve a holiday dinner with a turkey and four to six side dishes and extras, plan on spending at least that much time cooking. That&rsquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

The New York Times challenged home cook extraordinaire Melissa Clark to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner using one set of four stovetop burners and an oven. It took her eight hours. If you’re hoping to serve a holiday dinner with a turkey and four to six side dishes and extras, plan on spending at least that much time cooking. That&rsquo...
Cozy weeknight recipe: Spanish-style gigante beans with almonds, sweet roast peppers
 No matter if you call them butter beans or lima beans, those large, creamy beans you’ll find in cans or dried at the grocery
            store are a hearty legume that should be part of your cooking catalog. Lima beans, also known as butter beans, pair well with almonds, roasted red peppers, smoked paprika and tomatoes in this Spanish-style...

Posted: 5 days ago

No matter if you call them butter beans or lima beans, those large, creamy beans you’ll find in cans or dried at the grocery store are a hearty legume that should be part of your cooking catalog. Lima beans, also known as butter beans, pair well with almonds, roasted red peppers, smoked paprika and tomatoes in this Spanish-style...
Confused about Austin’s composting program? Here’s what you need to know
 Composting can be a mucky, gross, smelly, decaying mess. You know this if you have a compost pile set up at your house. Sometimes you add too many leftovers and not enough leaves
            and the pile gets, well, a little out of hand. About 52,000 Austin homes now have these green composting bins. The city’s curbside composting program...

Posted: 5 days ago

Composting can be a mucky, gross, smelly, decaying mess. You know this if you have a compost pile set up at your house. Sometimes you add too many leftovers and not enough leaves and the pile gets, well, a little out of hand. About 52,000 Austin homes now have these green composting bins. The city’s curbside composting program...
10 things to know about Aldi before heading to Pflugerville
 Central Texas has a new low-cost grocery store that should be on your radar. The German-based Aldi opened earlier this month in Pflugerville. There are already 1,600 Aldi stores around the country; this is the first in the Austin area. The chain is in the middle of a major U.S. expansion that will add nearly 1,000 stores by 2022, but so far...

Posted: 6 days ago

Central Texas has a new low-cost grocery store that should be on your radar. The German-based Aldi opened earlier this month in Pflugerville. There are already 1,600 Aldi stores around the country; this is the first in the Austin area. The chain is in the middle of a major U.S. expansion that will add nearly 1,000 stores by 2022, but so far...