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 |  


NC Christmas trees: grown by hand, protected by science

NC Christmas trees: grown by hand, protected by science

I’ll start with a disclosure, we are real Christmas tree people. I understand the arguments for fake trees, but I don’t want a hunk of pla...

November 30th, 2017 |  


The things our mothers did

The things our mothers did

I’m at the age where I catch myself saying or doing things that my mamma always did. Some people dread turning into their mother, but I consider...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Now where did I put that key?

Now where did I put that key?

This summer, my spouse Connie and I drove to Alaska and back. Fourteen-thousand-eight-hundred and fifty-two miles (but who’s counting), we were ...

November 23rd, 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 |  


Still in the Halloween spirit

Still in the Halloween spirit

Halloween has come and gone so that means it’s Christmas, right? Well it certainly seems so according to the items for sale in stores and commer...

November 9th, 2017 |  


SECU Hospice Home reminds of opportunities available

SECU Hospice Home reminds of opportunities available

As Mountain Valley Hospice begins to welcome guests at the SECU Hospice Home in Yadkinville, I cannot help but consider the several individuals I know...

August 11th, 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 |  


Tiny men and other things

Tiny men and other things

For years I’ve missed out on something that as a child I loved dearly. Perhaps this started in my mid-teens, when it wasn’t cool to apprec...

April 6th, 2017 |