Time for some holiday baking

Time for some holiday baking

One of the best things about the holiday season is all the good food. Even more special is making that food with loved ones. Most people have very spe...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Holiday recipes

Judy’s Lemon Cookies• 1 box Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme cake mix,• 1 regular-sized tub of Cool Whip,• 1 egg• Powdered sug...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Turkey safety for the holidays

The holiday season is upon us and our thoughts turn toward the great feast ahead. Very often the star of the feast is the humble turkey, sitting prett...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Pot pie versus chicken pie

Pot pie versus chicken pie

Several years ago I wrote a column about a local delicacy we call chicken stew. It is chicken stew season here in Yadkin County, a very favorite time ...

November 16th, 2017 |  


June is Dairy Month

June is Dairy Month

In 1937, some grocer organizations decided to sponsor National Milk Month to create a way to hand out extra milk when dairy production was at a surplu...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


Dining adventures on vacation

Dining adventures on vacation

Sweet summertime is finally here and I will soon be dipping my toes in the Atlantic Ocean. My husband thinks my idea of going on vacation is boring, s...

June 8th, 2017 |  


We all scream for ice cream!

We all scream for ice cream!

Warmer temperatures are here so bring on the cool treats. Ice cream is the perfect food to pair with a lovely sunny spring or summer day. Luckily for ...

May 25th, 2017 |  


The perils of homemade pasta

The perils of homemade pasta

My husband Morgan was given the pasta maker attachment for our Kitchen Aid mixer as a birthday gift. Morgan teases me about how he always seems to get...

March 30th, 2017 |  


Happy Mardi Gras!

Happy Mardi Gras!

This Tuesday, known as Fat Tuesday, was the culmination of Mardi Gras, a unique holiday full of floats, parades and fun that is celebrated in New Orle...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


Snow day baking

Snow day baking

It really looked a lot like winter this weekend. I confess I have mixed emotions about this. I much prefer warmer temperatures, sunny skies and green ...

January 12th, 2017 |