Published by Carolina Country Magazine March 2021 Are you a furbaby mom or dad? I am… mama to June Bug, my sweet little blind Speagle. She loves treats, especially this one. These Furbaby Watermelon Colada Coolers are a tasty treat on a warm spring or summer day. Your kitties can have them too… and so… Continue reading Furbaby Watermelon Colada Coolers
Fries and a burger, ho hum. Flip a switch on those boring fries by serving okra! Easy to make and best when hot, these smoky okra fries are still tasty at room temperature. Add the sweet and savory honey drizzle over these crispy fries—woo hoo!
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 might sound a bit odd, but do give them a try. They add a fun little pickled crunch to deviled eggs, sandwiches, meats, salads and dips.
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.
Here’s an old dressing with a bright twist thanks to some citrus alternatives to the standard lemon. Super simple to throw together, it’s free of preservatives and packed with vibrant flavor. Use as a sandwich spread, veggie dip, topping for meat and fish or a pasta sauce — the possibilities are endless!
On occasion, I have opportunity to create recipes for all sorts of food companies. Recipe development is my favorite thing to do of all the many things I do! I have been fortunate to do this for LM Companies… a large produce distributor. A while ago, they asked me to create some apple recipes for… Continue reading Apple Chicken Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
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… Continue reading Dilled Reuben Deviled Eggs
Turning sugar, butter and cream into this browned, decadent custard is only made better by devouring it fireside in the dead of winter. Can be made up to four days ahead. Salted Butterscotch Crème Brûlée all around please!
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.
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… Continue reading No fair? No fair! … so cook yourself some turkey legs at home!