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For the last few years, Bruce Tingle has delivered peanuts to my desk and challenged me to write a food column incorporating the peanuts sold by the Sertoma Club of Wilson each holiday season. I requested salted peanuts this year. My children … more
For the last month, I’ve been forced to go the easy route when it comes to meal preparation. I broke my ankle (yes, second ankle in three years), and had to make some concessions. Some things are easier than others to do from the … more
Vivian Howard’s new book, “Deep Run Roots,” is more than a cookbook. Sure, it is packed with recipes and cooking tips, but it is also rich with Howard’s stories, family history and regional lore. Howard is owner of Chef … more
I love rediscovering an old cookbook — finding interesting recipes I liked years ago but never tried or finding a recipe I’ve tried before and getting excited about making it again. Last week, I noticed my copy of “The Back of … more
I had never had potato corn chowder before, but after seeing recipes in magazines and online, I decided it was time to give it a try. This chowder has some of my favorite ingredients: potatoes, corn, bacon, cheese. But as usual, I did my research … more
Nothing gets a person’s attention like hearing the word “cancer.” It is a huge wake up call for anyone. I know this very well since I have spent my professional career as a pathologist, reading slides at a microscope at Wilson … more
I’ve never had a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks (although I’d like to try one), but I do love the flavors of pumpkin spice: cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. I’m a little picky about the products I’m … more
Our supper Saturday night was a real treat. I finally tried slow cooker beef and broccoli, and I can’t wait to make it again. My husband and I had lots of chores and errands planned for Saturday, so a slow cooker meal seemed like a good … more
It was quite a treat to read through “Basket of Blessings,” the new cookbook by Bailey United Methodist Church. I do love a good church cookbook, and this new collection of more than 700 recipes really made me want to get in the … more
The photos on Pinterest drew me in: shiny Ball jars topped with fruit and nuts — yummy oatmeal hugging the bottom. I saw photo after photo of these refrigerated oats or overnight oatmeal recipes and was curious. Refrigerated oatmeal? Do … more
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