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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.

Traditional Hawaiian Macaroni Salad with a twist

Traditional Hawaiian Macaroni Salad… with my little twist

  Published in Carolina Country Magazine  May 2018 OK… for starters, let me just say that if you are no fan of mayonnaise, you’ll want to skip this one!  Because THE big “thing” about Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is mayonnaise, and a LOT of it. The noodles are cooked soft… well past al dente (it is …

Traditional Hawaiian Macaroni Salad… with my little twist …keep reading »

A southern girl’s PC… Creamy Swiss Pimento Cheese

We all have our personal favorite pimento cheese. I invite you to try mine… with nutty Swiss cheese and the creaminess of whipped cream cheese. I also use North Carolina’s Mt. Olive Pickles Roasted Red Peppers, to keep it local y’all. But if you’re not lucky to have where you live, just substitute!

Speaking of tomatoes, fried green ones…

A few years ago while food styling and creating recipes at Our State Magazine, I had the opportunity to create some “sauces” for Fried Green Tomatoes!  We Southerners know summertime isn’t complete without enjoying this tangy fried treat. OK, I’m sure some folks may coat and bake them, but Wendy don’t play that with some …

Speaking of tomatoes, fried green ones… …keep reading »

Dilly Swiss Tomato Pie

Wendy’s Dilly Swiss Tomato Pie!

’tis pie season. Tomato Pie Season. And I can’t believe I have never put my Dilly Swiss Tomato Pie here….                   As food stylist and recipe developer at Our State Magazine for 5 years, I often prepared and styled recipes from church and community cookbooks they featured …

Wendy’s Dilly Swiss Tomato Pie! …keep reading »

Toasted Sesame Cucumber Butter Spread

Toasted Sesame Cucumber Butter Spread

Featured in Carolina Country Magazine Summer 2017 Cucumbers… such a simple thing that can be enjoyed in so many ways!  You’re just going to love this toasted sesame cucumber butter spread/dip… a fun outdoor gathering recipe to eat with crackers and toast points, and as a dip with veggies for all the keto folks in …

Toasted Sesame Cucumber Butter Spread …keep reading »


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