Tonia’s modern Appalachian cornpone

“You can put in baking powder. You can put in cracklings. You can even add jalapenos and bake it in a muffin tin. But whatever you do, don’t you dare put sugar in my cornbread!” — I used to say, and write, that with pride. Then two things changed. One: Michael Twitty of “The Cooking…

Tonia’s buttermilk biscuits

This is adapted from The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook Yield: Makes 8 to 12 biscuits Optional special equipment: pastry blender or electric food processor, biscuit cutter, cookie sheet or pizza pan, parchment paper. Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus 1/4 cup more, divided (for rolling out dough) 1 cup cake or pastry (can be…