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I gave my daughter a few suggestions for her birthday dinner this past weekend. I offered to cook several things, including chicken and gravy with homemade biscuits or maybe our favorite chicken pot … more
Guest columnist Anne Sharpe shares a recipe she has made many times and as recently as this week. Somehow I seem to find a story floating around in my head with just a conversation with a friend. … more
Even though it was warm on Monday, I still made one of my favorite winter soups. I’ve been making this steak soup for almost 20 years. It’s very different from any other soup I make, and … more
I saw a photograph of a pound cake last week and immediately started craving a slice. I love a good, dense and buttery pound cake. Mama never made pound cake a lot, and I don’t have a go-to … more
This morning, I was thinking back to January 2010. That’s the first time I made the cookies I’m featuring today. My personal life was very different 10 years ago. My son was still in college, … more
From time to time, readers will ask me if I have any new recipes for diabetics. I don’t cook for a diabetic, and I’m not very well-versed in what’s OK and what’s not. So to find today’s … more
More and more often, I’m making sheet pan meals for dinner. I love the ease of cooking meat and vegetables at the same time and having fewer pots and pans to clean up after we eat. Twice last … more
I’ve enjoyed sharing recipes with our readers for another year. In 2019, we tried new main dishes, new sweets and some new beverages. Some recipes were from my family, some were ones I’ve … more
Will you be eating turkey for Christmas? If you have leftovers, be sure to ready this column from 2010 and give this chili a try. My sister was visiting at Thanksgiving and told me about this … more
Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I haven’t, but I’m getting close. This probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone, but I’m giving some cooking-related gifts to both of my … more
We cooked a delicious glazed ham for Thanksgiving, and although my family ate quite a bit, we still had plenty of leftovers. I thought we’d eat ham sandwiches with a side of deviled eggs or … more
I’m sitting at my desk on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, munching chocolate-covered pretzels made by my cousin Martha Cayton. Martha and her family are big fans of East Carolina University … more
This column was first published Nov. 10, 2010. This is not the column I had planned to write today. This week’s recipe didn’t turn out as planned, and I don’t mind confessing that. I was … more
My family’s trip to Disney World last month was filled with fun rides and attractions, relaxing time by the pool, lots of walking and plenty of food. In the months leading up to our trip, we did … more
This column was first published October 2012. It you want a last-minute treat, this is quick and easy. If you have a little time between now and Halloween, pick up just a few ingredients to make … more
Who’s made pumpkin recipes so far this fall? There are so many options: pies, cakes, cookies, muffins. Over the years, I’ve use canned pumpkin for so many recipes, especially in the fall. … more
It is time for the N.C. State Fair and, to me at least, that means it is time for some awesome culinary creations. This year, the tasty treats weren’t limited to the food vendors as I judged one of … more
For several weeks now, I’ve been flipping through the pages of Valerie Brunmeir’s cookbook, “The Foolproof Family Slow Cooker and Other One-Pot Solutions,” deciding which recipes I want to … more
I couldn’t resist making another apple dessert this past weekend. My mama’s family had a pig-picking Saturday, and I wanted to take a dessert. For some reason, I had apple crisp on my mind. … more
I’m still adjusting to cooking meals for our empty-nest lifestyle. There’s a fine line between having just the right amount of leftovers and having so many leftovers that you feel guilty when … more
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