Published in Carolina Country Magazine May 2015 Smashburgers! or Smash Burgers? No matter which you way you prefer, they’re everywhere these days… but do you know what that actually means? My definition is a good old ground meat burger, smashed somehow or other, and cooked so that you get a nice, uneven edge from “smashing”… Continue reading Everything Pork Smash Burgers with Toasty Hoop Cheese
These homemade dog treats are a cool treat on hot summer days for your fur baby pooches! Make this easy Bacon Cheeseburger Ice Brittle for yours to have on hand for a frosty treat from the freezer.
This one needs a bit of planning ahead to cook the pork, but using one large butt yields lots of meat to freeze to make several batches of these easy, creamy Carnita Enchiladas Suiza. Olé!
Many long-lived mills here in North Carolina still stone grind the best grits. Slow cooked creamy grits pair well with so many dishes (and stand alone quite nicely, too). Seasoned with fresh rosemary and salty parmesan, enjoy them alongside my Savory Oxtail Stew.
Sometimes we just need “a little something” to nibble on — roasting grapes and serving over warm, softened cheese on crostini is a new favorite! The grapes become nice and “jammy” and oh-so-good with a drizzle of herbed oil, vinegar and honey. No exact measurements needed for this one.
You know it’s fall when the aroma of baked apples and fresh herbs fills the air! Roasted pork, chicken — this stuffing makes just the right side dish. Or crisp up leftover dressing in the toaster oven for a banner breakfast with bacon, sausage and a drizzle o’ maple syrup!
While recipe developer and food stylist at Our State Magazine, I was asked to give a classic deviled egg a North Carolina twist. These recipes inspired by our culture are fun to make and good to eat.
Fondue… bread bowl pizza fondue! Try these fun ways to enjoy a simple supper or for a crowd at your next gathering. Get creative with fondue and dippers… here are a couple of favorites. Which do you like? Bread Bowl Pepperoni or Hawaiian Pizza Fondue?
Surprise your friends with a twist on eggs benedict… country ham and egg on top of buttery cheese pierogies drizzled with red eye “hollandaise!”
…a delightful sweet and savory tart to enjoy as an appetizer, side, with salad for brunch or as an outside-the-box dessert!
Use firm and meaty ripe red tomatoes for these crispy cheesy fried red tomatoes! Spicy hot potato chips are perfect, but use your favorites (dill pickle are yummy)…
Cheesy gluten and carb free bagels… with a kick of cayenne and a dusting of crispy everything bagel dust!