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… Continue reading Cinnamon Candy Apple Nut Brittle

Bouge Sound Watermelons… summer’s juicy sweet candy!

Learn why Bogue Sound Watermelons are in a league of their own… brightest of reds, super sweet and juicy! It ain’t about the melon.

Watermelon and Blueberry Sunshine Granita

Take the heat off your hot summer days with this cold Bogue Sound Watermelon Granita… with some North Carolina blueberries thrown in too!

I ‘Cherry’ish You Rice Krispies Treats

Published in Carolina Country Magazine ~ February 2018 I do love cherries! Any kind of cherries, but most especially, maraschino cherries.  There’s just something about those bright red sweet little nuggets that take me back to my childhood in an instant. I suppose my cherry affection is genetic. My Daddy Hocutt and Ma Hocutt, my… Continue reading I ‘Cherry’ish You Rice Krispies Treats

“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”

…”butter” late than never!

It’s been a crazeee bizzeeee week for this old gal as I’ve embarked on yet another new adventure (more about that soon) so this post is draggin’ butter a few days.  I’m really excited about it though, because it features my blog’s very first guest post! A few days ago was “National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day”… Continue reading …”butter” late than never!

…a “Date with Cherry!”

Goodness gracious, February has evaporated!  My grandmas surely were right about that “time flying” thing when you’re “seasoned.”  (I strive to abstain from using the word old, older or any derivative of it.)  I surely don’t wish my life away, BUT, I cannot tell a lie (doesn’t that have some sort of relationship with cherry… Continue reading …a “Date with Cherry!”