WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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I’m on vacation this week, so I’m sharing a favorite recipe from 2014. I hadn’t exactly planned on making strawberry jam. But I had so many very ripe strawberries on my kitchen counter last … more
“Cheesecakes are my favorite dessert to bake,” is not what you usually hear from someone who enjoys baking. Cupcakes, cakes or cookies are usually the go-to dessert for most. I started baking … more
At the end summer, I bought a bag of Hershey’s cinnamon baking chips at the grocery store. I’ve always loved the mini cinnamon chips I’ve bought online, but this was so much easier. I kept … more
If I could, I would bake something new every day. When I’m reading a new cookbook or scrolling through Pinterest, my eye always stops at cookies dotted with chocolate chips, loaves of yeast breads … more
Rather Be Cooking Chili seems to go hand-in-hand with Super Bowl parties. And why not? You can make it in advance. It’s easy to prepare a big pot to feed a bunch of football fans. And it’s … more
Who knew Googling “tipsy cake” would yield hundreds of pictures and thousands of recipes? Certainly not me! If you add “trifle” to the search — and after all, a tipsy cake is the … more
I’ve been longing for blueberry pancakes and apple butter since the spring, when my husband and I took a trip to the beach. We had breakfast at a favorite local spot in Morehead City, The Banks … more
When granddaughter Sora and I decided to do a few food columns together this summer, I knew right away I wanted her to choose the recipes we would make. Part of the fun of cooking for me is … more
This past week has been more than hectic at work with Hurricane Florence at our door, so no time to write a food column. This column, from 2012, features a favorite season recipe. (I'm still using … more
When I was a little girl, I loved homemade chocolate chip cookies made with colorful M&Ms. That M&M taste made the chocolate chip cookies even better! When M&M baking bits came on the … more
Have you made plans for your Easter ham leftovers? I know, I know. You haven’t even cooked the ham yet. Why am I talking about the leftovers? I usually start thinking of what I will do with … more
Yum, yum, yum! My family and I love this easy, make-ahead breakfast dish. Sausage, onions, bell peppers and cheese fill these breakfast enchiladas that make the most delicious breakfast or brunch … more
My husband and I enjoy eating at home after a day at work. I try to plan ahead so I can get our supper started when I get home and we can eat together and talk about our day. Then it’s time to … more
Billy Graham loved Bridges barbecue in Shelby, his family’s friend Sally Pereira told Charlotte Observer reporter Bruce Henderson for an article about Graham’s private life and common … more
Quite a few cookbooks have crossed my desk in recent months, fueling my desire to get in the kitchen and try something new! ‘siriously delicious’ I’ve already made one recipe from Siri … more
Rather Be Cooking So many of my memories this Christmas season revolve around food! Imagine that. We shared so many meals around our worn, pine table, from a birthday dinner complete with a … more
This column first ran in February 2011. For five years now, I’ve had a wonderful stir-fry recipe in my possession. The sad thing is, I didn’t make it until last week! The recipe is Sweet … more
Have you stocked your pantry with pumpkin spice foods yet? Coffee creamer, cereal, cookies, yogurt, oatmeal — it’s all at your local grocery store. I don’t go overboard with pumpkin spice … more
Trips to the Wilson County Public Library have been part of my life since I was a little girl. Mama took my sister and me for regular visits, and I developed a love for books and good stories … more
Pasta salads make me happy. I love coming home for lunch in the summer and eating a bowl of pasta salad filled with seasonal vegetables from colorful bell peppers to cherry tomatoes and … more
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