Thanksgiving

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!

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 …

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

collards + cabbage + frost = “cabbards” time…. with Crispy Cornbread Cookies, Molasses Bacon Butter & Pot Likker

The time has just about come for the annual “cooking of the cabbards” to fill the freezer!  Like a squirrel stowing away acorns for the winter, I too, “get my cook’n on” once our local collards have had a good kissing o’ the frost.  Some think that’s just an old tale, but not this gal, …

collards + cabbage + frost = “cabbards” time…. with Crispy Cornbread Cookies, Molasses Bacon Butter & Pot Likker …keep reading »

“Traditional Southern Thanksgiving Favs…with a Twist”

Twisted Southern Thanksgiving Table Being the “throw cooker” that I am, those of you that know me know I’m gonna throw a twist into a meal or recipe, any chance I get.  Well there’s no reason Thanksgiving should be exempt from my voodoo.  My friends Valonda and Sharon invited me back again to their show, …

“Traditional Southern Thanksgiving Favs…with a Twist” …keep reading »

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 »

Blueberry BBQ Sauce …for that tired turkey!

It surely is hard to believe it, but Thanksgiving is on our doorstep!  There always seems to be some of that bird leftover… and many enjoy eating it with leftover dressing, as is, for days on end, while other are looking for ways to reinvent it.  One of my social media clients is a blueberry …

Blueberry BBQ Sauce …for that tired turkey! …keep reading »

Soup’s on! Blushing Turkey Soup

Well here we are, just like that ~ looking at Thanksgiving 2017 in our rear view mirror. Did your grandmas tell you too, that “the older you get, the faster the days and years go by?” To be honest, I don’t have any leftover turkey at my house. This year, my little family decided to …

Soup’s on! Blushing Turkey Soup …keep reading »

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” …

Fall Food ~ Ma Perry’s Corn Pudding! …keep reading »


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