Bake Bread for Memorial Day Fun

Here’s a fun family recipe idea for a flag-themed flatbread or foccaccia to help you bake up some Memorial Day fun. It’s an easy and

Two Delicious Ways to Cook Fresh Tuna

Don’t you just love when one delicious dish leads to the next? Such was the case for me this weekend when I prepared two very

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Springtime Tea With Seagrove Potters

Time for a safe and delicious road trip to Seagrove NC, to take in the gorgeous scenery along the way and stop for Tea with

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Superbowl Gameday Eats: the round up

Superbowl season. That means it time for my very favorite football photo, circa 2016. Yes, that’s me, pink shoes and all. Following the obligatory photo,

Here’s a sprinkle of Sugar and Cinnamon for your Snow Day

It’s a post that bears repeating. A chill in the air means its time to bake Cinnamon Rolls. If this weekend round of January 2022

Cooking with Mushrooms

This post was inspired by a quick Instagram reel I recently did on cooking with Lion’s Mane Mushrooms. You can watch the reel I made

Savory SC pecan Recipes you will love

File this one under “Love What I Do” or, in this case, maybe I should say under “I’m Nuts About What I Do!” But, not

How’s Your Sandwich Savvy?

In anticipation of National Sandwich Day on Wednesday Nov. 3, I’ve been asked to share a few of my favorite things between two slices of

Sweet Treats: Baking Cookies & Handpies

Before we start baking cookies today, Allow me to share a bit of the backstory. On one of my food-centric trips to Greenwood, SC, last

How to Make Your Next Meal Dairy Delicious

Excited today to be doing a virtual cooking seminar featuring a variety of delicious dairy products. The seminar is for a meeting of the North

Fun Flatbread for Fall, Ya’ll

Here’s a fun family recipe for a flatbread or foccaccia to make your own. It’s an easy and creative way to cook with your kids

Make A BLT for the Best End-Of-Summer Flavor

I love a good sandwich and BLT’s are one of my faves. Go with the classic combo: bacon, lettuce and ripe in season tomatoes with

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from Your kitchen Garden: Pesto

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme… and all sorts of basil, oregano, varieties of mint, lavender and if you plant early enough, maybe even cilantro, too.

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2021 Superbowl Snacking continues

In my last post, I shared a great recipe for Superbowl snacking. My super simple Surprise Sandwiches filled with local pork in a mustard marinade

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Kick Up The Flavor for your Superbowl Spread

It’s that time of the year. Superbowl Sunday will most certainly look different for all of us, as we are all still social distancing and

Cheesy Rice Cakes with Mushroom Ragout

Today, your second serving of Rice Cakes. This post features the inspiration for Rice Cakes Part 1, my Grilled Cheese post , released earlier this

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A New Spin on Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

Soup and a Sandwich. My go to here is always grilled cheese and tomato soup; with a big “Yes”, when it comes the question of

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Ham Biscuits and Cheesy Carolina Gold Rice Middlins

Homemade Ham Biscuits and Cheesy Rice Middlins also know as Rice Grits. Practically perfect fare for any breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. And, an excellent

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Cooking for Hanukkah: Potato Latkes

The eight days of Hanukkah 2020 began at sunset on December 10. You’ve got to love a holiday that runs for 8 days. Traditional celebrations

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Upping Your holiday pie game

Tiz the season to be baking; and I’m turning my focus to breads and holiday pie! More bread to come; but be honest, who doesn’t

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Shop Local at SOUTHEND MARKET

In recent years the Saturday after Thanksgiving has become a day to celebrate shopping with small local businesses. Such was the case on Sat Nov

The Thanksgiving 2020 pivot

This year we won’t have big crowds of family and friends around the Thanksgiving table; but don’t let a change in venue plans take away

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Tailgating 2020 style

It’s November. That means football; and usually, that means tailgating. This year, as we all know all too well, things are different. But, that doesn’t

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From The Pumpkin Patch

It’s pumpkin season in the Carolinas ( and everywhere else as well) ! Time to celebrate the seasonal squash of October. Let’s get right to

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Hocus Pocus, It’s October

Today I’m sharing Five Fabulous Things to celebrate October (& one of them is a pair of cocktail recipes!) With so many ways to safely

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Cooking with Eggplant

Last night I posted this photo of the eggplant on my instagram and pinterest feeds. I purchased four or five of these beauties last weekend

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Local Pear – Fection

While you are out and about, I’ve got a great find to share. While you are shopping local, be sure to treat yourself and buy

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Recipes inspired by A Visit to the Heart of North Carolina

My day trip last week to visit Asheboro and Seagrove North Carolina, both in the Heart of North Carolina, has resulted in two things this

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Local Figs In Season

It’s time for local figs. Actually almost past time, so get ready, time’s a wastin’. Things are about to get figgy! I love the summer.

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Cooking for Summer, It’s Tomato Time

Mid August and we find ourselves smack dab in the dog days of summer. This summer of 2020 has been a strange and curious one,

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