In late 2016, Jake and Janie Burkett welcomed twin girls, Brycee Jo and Blake, into their family and began planning their lives as new parents. Their joy quickly turned to sorrow with the unexpected passing of Brycee Jo due to a severe infection. Needless to say, their world came crashing down around them.
Throughout the following weeks, family and friends gathered around the Burketts to help them navigate their grief. As is often the case, food played a pivotal role in their journey towards healing. Though simple comfort foods were a staple, one item kept recurring on the menu: Biscuits.
On New Year’s Eve 2016, side-by-side with Janie’s brother, Jacob Allen, an entire spread was created around the idea of custom-made, do-it-yourself biscuit sandwiches. They whipped up a “biscuit bar” in their kitchen, featuring fluffy, scratch-made biscuits with mouth-watering toppings like scrambled eggs, bacon, fried chicken, sausage gravy, and maple syrup. The success of this singular meal gave birth to a great new passion for the Burketts.