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Crunchy Everything Pork smash burgers with toasty hoop cheese on buttery grilled inside out buns

Everything Pork Smash Burgers with Toasty Hoop Cheese

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” …

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Hummingbird Ice Cream Parfaits With toasted pecans and buttercream whip

Hummingbird Ice Cream Parfaits with toasted pecans and buttercream whip

Published in Carolina Country Magazine May 2021 Such a southern thing, the hummingbird cake. Although its history is shrouded in mystery and conflicting tales of its origins, its key ingredients have remained the same over the years. And it’s just damn good. When doing my research, I found just about every kind of recreation and …

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Buttermilk Citrus Green Goddess Dressing

Roasted Veggies & Shrimp Skewers

High temperatures paired with abundant vegetables make for healthy nibbles or a light meal. Roasting brings out the natural sugars in your vegetables that caramelize for a sweet zing. Exact measurements are not needed — make as much as you need for your crew. Dollop with Buttermilk Green Goddess Dressing and you’ll never look at vegetables the same way again.

Reuben Deviled Eggs

Dilled Reuben Deviled Eggs

I don’t know about you, but I don’t recall ever meeting a deviled egg I didn’t like.  I’m not particularly fond of the white part… and either eat just the part of that holding the deviled part… or just the deviled itself!  It’s a texture thing for me… egg whites remind me of jello, which …

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Smokey Spiced Grilled Turkey Legs

No fair? No fair! … so cook yourself some turkey legs at home!

Published in Carolina Country Magazine November 2017 Well 2020 just keeps giving us disappointment on top of disappointment.  Some of us look real forward to our NC State Fair each year, each for our own reasons.  I will miss going there several mornings to judge the daily cooking contests… one of my favorite fall culinary …

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