Culinary Adventures

Everybody loves Recess! Join me as I skedaddle here and there around North Cakcalacky, and occasionally beyond our borders too!

How To Host A Pig Pickin!

How to Host a Pig Picking… and P.S., barbecue is a noun, not a verb!

Ahhh… the good ole southern NC pig picking! Here’s all you need to know to host one for yourself. Nothing is much finer than gathering friends and family to pick pork, is there?

Hog Killing ~ Hopkins, NC

Carrying on a Carolina Tradition… the dying community “art” of the hog killin!

  The work has commenced. The ladies have trimmed the “scrap” meat, and it’s time to add the seasonings… it’s SAUSAGE time y’all! The best you ever had… Published in Carolina Country Magazine… November 2019!   Always eager to share my culinary adventures… foods and traditions of my life and growing up in the country, …

Carrying on a Carolina Tradition… the dying community “art” of the hog killin! …keep reading »

Culinary Adventures @ NC State Fair with Lisa Prince

Culinary Adventures of a State Fair Judge

  Read… Culinary Adventures of a State Fair Judge Carolina Country Mag October 2017 I do declare! I had no idea until today I’d never shared this here on my blog.  So here you go. This week, the NC State Fair opens… and I love the fair!  For a longggg time, I have had the …

Culinary Adventures of a State Fair Judge …keep reading »

Bouge Sound Watermelons… summer’s juicy sweet candy!

Learn why Bogue Sound Watermelons are in a league of their own… brightest of reds, super sweet and juicy! It ain’t about the melon.

Sweet n’Hot Watermelon Rind Pepper Relish

Don’t throw out that watermelon rind! It won’t take long for you to cook up a batch of this delicious Sweet n’Hot Watermelon Rind Pepper Relish!.. soooo good on just about everything!

OINKERS Biscuits Recipe… a little south in YOUR mouth Barbecue Sandwich Biscuit Bites with BBQ Gravy Dip

Oinkers!! …“South In Your Mouth” skillet Barbecue Drop Biscuits with BBQ Gravy Dip   ©Wendy L. Perry, Inc. (feel free to publish and share with credit please) Recipe By:  Wendy Perry Yield:    About 4 dozen snack-size biscuits. For the whole Biscuit Day story… scroll on down below this post! It’s tailgate time, and all across …

OINKERS Biscuits Recipe… a little south in YOUR mouth Barbecue Sandwich Biscuit Bites with BBQ Gravy Dip …keep reading »

THE non-baker ‘cued up 1st Place in “Best Southern Biscuit®” Contest

The world’s slowest blogger and quintessential non-baker took home 1st Place last week in the 1st Annual “Best Southern Biscuit®” Contest at the 2nd Annual Midstate Mills Biscuit Day over in Newton, NC!  Come along and experience the day, the WHOLE day… in this Culinary Adventurist’s “Southern Biscuit Day” journey.  This is a story about …

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Part 1: Old Fashioned Coconut Cake… and Caramel Cake from Hell #CakeDisaster

I like a good moist coconut cake… not “love,” but do enjoy on occasion.   As is the case all around, there have been some ladies in my community, who, over the years, made a name for themselves with their cakes.  I’ll start this tale with a funny happening I had regarding “vintage” cakes that will …

Part 1: Old Fashioned Coconut Cake… and Caramel Cake from Hell #CakeDisaster …keep reading »

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… Fun Fall NC Festival!

      Looking for a fun #culinaryadventure day trip from the Triangle area? Head over to High Rock Farm in Gibsonville on 11/4 where YOU can roast chestnuts over an open fire, sample goodies made with chestnuts and bring some home too! Here are a couple of pics… a blast from my past when I went in 2012! …

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… Fun Fall NC Festival! …keep reading »

Apple Pie Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce

Fall = Applesauce!

Fall is in the air… well kinda sorta, now that fresh North Carolina apples are making their debut at farmers’ markets! And with that, comes comfort foods, like applesauce. Who doesn’t love that?  It makes such a quick and simple healthy side dish for so many things, including breakfast! What could start your day off …

Fall = Applesauce! …keep reading »


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