Christmas

Egg Nog Chess Pie with bananas and cream

Egg Nog Chess Pie with bananas and cream…

It seems fittin’ to use up that last bit of holiday eggnog in a good old southern chess pie. ‘Nog and bananas go together like mac and cheese, so partake of pie while toasting toes in front of a cozy fire as you settle into the New Year.

Rustic Herbed Dressing with apples and cheddar

Rustic Herbed Dressing With apples and cheddar

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!

Cinnamon Candy Apple Nut Brittle

Cinnamon Candy Apple Nut Brittle

Published in Carolina Country Magazine October 2019 YaY!  It’s finally NC State Fair week.  Most everyone loves the fair, for so many different reasons.  I have fond memories of fairs with friends during high school… fun dates… and taking my now 15-year-old nephew Wyatt in his younger years and loving every minute of glee in …

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Part 1: Old Fashioned Coconut Cake… and Caramel Cake from Hell #CakeDisaster

I like a good moist coconut cake… not “love,” but do enjoy on occasion.   As is the case all around, there have been some ladies in my community, who, over the years, made a name for themselves with their cakes.  I’ll start this tale with a funny happening I had regarding “vintage” cakes that will …

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Steak Bites with Horseradish Whipped Cream

    Who doesn’t love steak?  If you are looking for a “sure to please” appetizer for your holiday gatherings, you’ll surely want to add this one to your table.  They are quick and easy to make, yet really spiffs up the menu. The horseradish whipped cream on the side for dip’n is just right …

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Make Ahead Turkey Gravy… by Substitute Teacher Elise Feiner @ Foodfanataolics!

  My Italian yankee-now-Floridian culinary girlfriend recently posted her make-ahead turkey gravy recipe that’s genius! Elise is actually one of my “Substitute Teachers” you’ll be hearing from once I can get my e-zine up and rolling… soon I’m hopin!  So many folks stress over gravy, and it’s not that hard to do.  Since I just …

Make Ahead Turkey Gravy… by Substitute Teacher Elise Feiner @ Foodfanataolics! …keep reading »


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