Spirited Sweet Potato Hummus (plus 10!)

Looking for something new to nibble on? During your super bowl gathering? Or couch pajama movie binge? Throw together some of this roasted sweet potato goodness… yummy any old time… and great way to use some of our North Carolina Sweet Potatoes!!

Pork Tenderloin Sheet Pan Supper with Sweet Potatoes & Caramelized Onions

You won’t go wrong serving your holiday company this Peggy Rose’s pepper jelly glazed-Heritage Farm bacon wrapped NC pork tenderloin…. nestled among seasoned NC Sweet Potatoes!

“Traditional Southern Thanksgiving Favs…with a Twist”

Twisted Southern Thanksgiving Table

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,… Continue reading “Traditional Southern Thanksgiving Favs…with a Twist”

“throw cook” what ‘cha got ~ It’s Fall Y’all Clam Chowder

I’m a “throw cooker.”  What does that mean?  Well, that means I throw stuff together to create good food and teach others how to do that too.  It’s pretty simple and just not that hard to do.  Folks often ask me to share a ‘recipe,’ which is challenging, because I don’t use them per se. … Continue reading “throw cook” what ‘cha got ~ It’s Fall Y’all Clam Chowder

Creamy Fall (or anytime) Clam Chowder

Creamy Fall Clam Chowder

Don’t wait until fall to cook up a pot of this flavorful creamy clam chowder. And be sure to fry up a batch of Sweet Potato Hushpuppies to enjoy alongside it too.

…gone to the dogs! Homemade “Frosty Pet nICE Cream” treats!

Frosty Pet "nICE Cream" Treats!

Four years ago today, my sweet Speagle Chamblee crossed the rainbow bridge. As I sat here looking at our pictures in this heat wave, and having seen a friend post pictures on facebook last night of commercially sold pet “ice cream,” I came to realize I’d never posted this pet recipe here on my blog! … Continue reading …gone to the dogs! Homemade “Frosty Pet nICE Cream” treats!

My Irish is showing….

...a great way to use up leftover corned beef!

Well, I’m not Irish that I know of, but I do have reason to celebrate this day each year. It’s my “quit smoking” anniversary… 12 years ago today! My motivation was the birth of my sweet nephew Wyatt, and my desire to be around to see him grow up and live life. Here’s to those… Continue reading My Irish is showing….

Southern Colcannon… get’n my Irish on for a day! (1)

festuring white NC sweet potatoes and Wendy's Almost Famous Cabbards (cabbage n' collard concoction)

UPDATE…. my Southern Colcannon and “Cabbards” recipes were published in Our State Magazine in March 2015! This is such a tasty recipe to serve anytime, but just right for adding a southern twist to your St. Patrick’s Day supper table. I am republishing this old fave per requests… I hope you’ll enjoy! With all the… Continue reading Southern Colcannon… get’n my Irish on for a day! (1)

Southern Colcannon… get’n my Irish on for a day!

festuring white NC sweet potatoes and Wendy's Almost Famous Cabbards (cabbage n' collard concoction)

UPDATE…. my Colcannon and “Cabbards” recipes were published in Our State Magazine in March 2015! This is such a tasty recipe to serve anytime, but just right for adding a southern twist to your St. Patrick’s Day supper table. With all the blogs and newsletters filling my inbox with St. Patty’s Day recipes, I got… Continue reading Southern Colcannon… get’n my Irish on for a day!