WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Rather Be Cooking This column originally ran in a November 2009 edition of The Wilson Times. If you’re like me, you have a set menu for Thanksgiving and very seldom change it. I make the … more
I look forward to this time of year because I get review copies at work! My co-workers and I have fun flipping through the pages of the books and deciding which recipes we want to try. One that … more
Halloween has always been a fun night for my family — for both the adults and children. The kids have always loved to go trick-or-treating, of course, and the adults have a lot of fun handing … more
I try not to keep secrets from my husband, but I kept him in the dark on purpose last week. Why? I wanted him to judge Thursday night’s supper without knowing the ingredients of the main … more
I don’t always think outside the lunchbox when it comes to making sandwiches. Sure, I sometimes buy sandwich rolls for ham sandwiches or a favorite sunflower seed loaf for grilled pimento … more
I tried something totally new last week with banana nut bread. I roasted the bananas before mixing them into the batter. Yes, roasted. In the peel. As many banana bread recipes as I have tried … more
When I’m on vacation or have a day off, I like to cook — to make something different. Last week, my husband and I spent the week away from work and took time to do things we both wanted to do — from going to the beach to taking long walks … more
There’s been a hint of fall in the air the last few weeks. I’m not sure if it’s from the cooler temperatures, the stray yellow leaves I’ve seen on my porch or the flood of pumpkin spice food products popping up on store shelves. Right … more
Last week was especially busy for me at work, and I didn’t have time to experiment with a new recipe, but I did pull out an old favorite that I’ve decided to share again. By the time Thursday rolled around at my house, I was out of ideas for … more
You can pinch most body fat, right? You can take two fingers and tug at least an inch from the backside of your arms, but did you know that there is fat that you can’t tug hiding deep within your body? It’s true. Over the past couple of … more
If you’re a fan of traditional French onion soup — and who isn’t? — you’re going to love this burger. It’s kitted out with all of the ingredients that make the soup such a treasure — tender, browned onions, beef broth, red wine, … more
A few years ago, I discovered the fantastic world of  kids’ consignment sales. As a parent, you quickly realize that buying kids’ items at retail prices does not make financial sense, especially if you’re only going to use … more
Julia Newton has had lots of tomatoes this summer, and as the season winds down, she is coming up with new ways to prepare them. “I have been trying desperately to use up my tomato harvest this year,” she said. One of her most recent … more
Julia Newton has had lots of tomatoes this summer, and as the season winds down, she is coming up with new ways to prepare them. "I have been trying desperately to use up my tomato harvest this … more
In summary of last week's article, unsaturated fats are good fats that help to increase HDL - or "good" cholesterol. Sources of unsaturated fats are vegetable oils, avocado oil, olive oil, canola … more
When he was younger, my son always requested crescent rolls with our holiday meals. That was an easy request because we all enjoy freshly-baked crescents made from refrigerated dough. But that's … more
Not all fats are created equally. Low-fat, reduced-fat, fat-free foods could be the reason you can’t lose weight, and here is why: Food manufacturers create low-fat, reduced-fat and fat-free products by removing fat and compensating with … more
It’s been eight years since I first made a tomato pie and shared my recipe here. I’m still making this seasonal dish — often at the request of my husband. I tend to make the pie on Sunday evenings, when it’s just Reggie … more
I never would have guessed that a recipe for pancakes would top Allrecipes’ most popular list. But it did, with more than 54 million views on the website that turned 20 years old last week. A meatloaf recipe took second place with more than … more
Growing up, your mom probably told you not to eat too much candy because you would develop cavities. Oral health is not the only reason to watch your sugar intake. Added sugars are flavor enhancers that add extra calories to the foods you eat. … more
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