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I know, I know. My last recipe featured blueberries. But I really can’t resist sharing another one! For years, I’ve made my sister’s absolutely delicious apple snack … more
It’s good to be back! Have you missed me? Six weeks after I was laid off from my job as life editor, I am back at The Wilson Times as associate editor. more
Sometimes dessert is just a quick, last-minute gesture: a bowl of vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce on top, or slice-and-bake cookies served hot from the oven. Other times, it’s a little more time-consuming. Way more time-consuming. … more
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
How something starts with a simple potato and ends up a hot, golden brown, buttery pillow of perfection has been a family secret for generations. We all know if you mix potatoes, lard, yeast, flour and butter, add elbow grease and have the … more
Don’t you love it when someone brings you something yummy to eat? I sure do! A few weeks ago, my friend Faye Allen Taylor showed up at my office with a multi-colored, six-layer cake for me to try. The pretty cake was topped with cream … more
I’ve always wanted to make my own sausage. I’m not talking about making sausage after a hog-killing, although my husband has fond memories of helping his grandparents and parents with that chore. I’m talking about making it a much … more
Before we get too far into 2017, I had to look back at 2016 and the recipes I shared in my food column. When I choose recipes for my end-of-year roundup, I usually consider the ones I continued to make throughout the year — the ones my … more
I love seeing various cookie promotions at Christmas time that offer a countdown of sorts with different holiday recipes. This year, I’ve enjoyed Betty Crocker’s 24 Days of Cookies feature on Facebook. Each day this month, they … more
Blueberries make me happy. Not only do I love eating the plump berries, I love summer memories of picking blueberries at my grandmother’s house on Randolph Street and later with my parents at Morris Blueberry Farm just outside New Bern. For … more
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