Anytime is Deviled Egg time!

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.

Ms. Velma’s Soup

This simple soup is my favorite when I was just good homemade soup. I prefer chicken in my soup, and just a few veggies. You can make on stove-top, or low and slow in your crock pot too. Nothing is exact here… measurements are just close guesstimates.

Grilled Southwestern Romaine Salad with NC Shrimp

Let your grill do the work on this one… dressed up or down as you’d like, grilled southwestern romaine with NC Shrimp is as quick a side as you can fix … but watch it closely, it is ready in a flash!

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…

…sweet summer corn salad with honey-citrus dressing

Enjoy this vibrant sweet summer corn salad with honey-citrus dressing!

Corn…. here, there and over yonder!  Oh, the delicious time of summer is here in all its golden glory, and I don’t know about you, but I just can’t get.enough.CORN! I love it raw… lightly steamed on the cob… grilled… in my grandma’s corn puddin… as a side…. or as a meal, like last night… Continue reading …sweet summer corn salad with honey-citrus dressing

Cheery Grilled Corn with Hoop Cheese & Bacon Dust

Cheery Grilled Corn with Hoop Cheese & Bacon Dust!

I know, I got you with BACON dust, right?  Well then let’s add Cheerwine to the party too!                       Bacon doth make everything more better, and on my “Cheer”y grilled corn is no exception.  We’ve all seen the “same old same old” grilled corn recipes….… Continue reading Cheery Grilled Corn with Hoop Cheese & Bacon Dust

Fall Food ~ Ma Perry’s Corn Pudding!

Hey y’all! Thought it was about time for the world’s slowest blogger to drop by.  So much has been happening and sometimes it just gets to be a bit much to keep up here, there and everywhere. About a month or so ago, my old friend Patrick Johnson asked me to be his “show chef”… Continue reading Fall Food ~ Ma Perry’s Corn Pudding!