From The Desk Of The Secret Sisters: Chocolate And Biscuits

Laura and Lydia Rogers came from a musical family but neither had seriously considered a career in music until Laura traveled to Nashville for an open audition, where she caught the ear of industry execs and producers. Asked to return for a follow-up, Laura brought Lydia along. Shortly thereafter, the Secret Sisters were on a plane to L.A. to record demos for their 2010 self-titled debut on Universal, produced by T Bone Burnett. Sophomore effort Put Your Needle Down followed in 2014. In the interim they toured with Bob Dylan and recorded with Jack White. Put Your Needle Down, a respectable album on the slick country-revival model, garnered uneven reviews. Then the Secret Sisters were dropped by their label, but they didn’t stop writing. The new You Don’t Own Me Anymore‘s cheeky title obliquely recalls the Secret Sisters’ major-label woes—as does much of the lyrical content—but the album (on New West) as a whole fits into a long tradition of country statements about survival past deep damage. Laura and Lydia will be guest editing all week, Read our new feature on them.

Laura and Lydia: Southern women like us know a thing or two about decadent family dishes. We’ve had a long tradition in our family of going to eat lunch at our Granny’s house each weekend, and we cannot recall a time when this item wasn’t sitting in a cooker on the stove, waiting for us to finish our meal and get to the best part: dessert. Many folks eat this as a breakfast-type indulgence; we believe it should be consumed any time of day when you feel a hankering for it. Our Granny is a wonderful cook, and our happiest memories center around meals at her house. This sweet treat is a staple in our family, and we suggest making up a pot of it, and once it’s good and hot, drop in a pat of butter and pour it over a hot, homemade biscuit. Here’s the recipe, straight from our family to yours. Side two of the recipe after the jump.