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

....a southern tradition ~ the pig pick'n

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?

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...

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

Popcorn & Vintage Candy Bar! Fun for all…

Guests both young and old will love this fun festive popcorn and vintage candy bar!

  Over 3+ decades of catering, I did many a party of every description… for young and old alike!  When my friend Jim called me to throw a surprise 50th for his wife, we talked about several themes, and ended up doing a variety of fun stations and bars, each features local and NC products. … Continue reading Popcorn & Vintage Candy Bar! Fun for all…

Peas, please… field peas, that is!

All sorts of fresh field peas are plentiful during July and August... time to stock up!

Peas are such a simple food… they don’t need much fuss’n with, and can be fixed in all sorts of ways. Cook simply with some country ham pieces.  Ladle up a cup of the pot likker from their cook’n. Add some cornbread and call it supper!  Top with stewed tomatoes or homemade tomato jam!   … Continue reading Peas, please… field peas, that is!

Counting blessings ~ what we take for granted…

Do things in your freezer appear to be from outer space?

bless·ing  [bles-ing] the invoking of God’s favor upon a person I should rename this “The Molasses Blog” since that’s about the speed I do blog posts!  So many things get ‘in the way’… work, new projects and clients, having fun with my incredibly fun-funny-wondermous nephew Wyatt and just life in general… What a blessing to… Continue reading Counting blessings ~ what we take for granted…