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
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
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
It’s always so much fun to see what’s in the big envelopes and slim boxes that get delivered to my office this time of year. Recently, it’s been cookbooks. Lots of cookbooks! If you’re … more
As 2018 draws to a close, I’m taking a look back at some of my favorite recipes from the last 12 months. There are recipes that stand out for me and my family — recipes that I continue … more
Next time you’re playing the “Where do you want to go for lunch?” game, you might want to consider the hospital cafeteria. Last Thursday, when I visited, the cafeteria line entree options … 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
With Christmas less than a week away, there’s still so much to do: last-minute shopping trips, gift-wrapping, housecleaning for guests, grocery shopping for big meals to come. If you still have … 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
For as far back as I can remember, spritz cookies have been part of my family’s holiday baking. Every year, Mama got out her Mirro cookie press to make a batch of the delicious, buttery … 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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