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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
Anything as rewarding and fun as couponing can be addicting. Once you start couponing and saving big, it can be hard to stop or slow down. Many people who are new to couponing, after experiencing their first coupon “high,” that rush … 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
In the quest for Big Crowd Food, lasagna reigns supreme. And at this time of year, you may find yourself entertaining a big crowd for a football game party, for the Oscars or another awards show, or just because it's cold out and it's nice to put … more
We really did our homework before the weekend’s winter storm. I planned out our meals for three days, and my husband and I went shopping several days before the sleet and snow started falling so we would be prepared to make some of our … more
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