…a few new snow concoctions!

We have had well more than our desired share of snow this winter here in central North Carolina.  Sitting here watching the pretty snowflakes and dozens of birds grazing, I try to enjoy the moment while feeling the dread and impending doom of the sleet/freezing rain on our doorstep.  Once that arrives, our fluffy snow… Continue reading …a few new snow concoctions!

Ribs… for the winter that won’t quit!

Wendy's Winter Ribs!

Mercy!  I’m about d.o.n.e. with this winter… snow, cold, icey mix… and power bills that may necessitate selling off body parts to pay for…. here in central North Carolina, here we go again.  I did the obligatory grocery store stomp earlier.  In some ways, I must secretly admit I kinda like all that frenzy in… Continue reading Ribs… for the winter that won’t quit!

How to make the best of being snowed in!

Here in central North Carolina, it’s a BIG deal when there’s “weather” forecasted.  We hoard bread, milk and carb laden ANYthing we even THINK we might need… or just want… as if calories simply evaporate like melted snow during these events.  We hear the fun poked at us from those Northerners, but rumor has it,… Continue reading How to make the best of being snowed in!

Wondermous Winter Salad… after the flood came!

...a tasty salad of the season!

Hey Y’all…. The world’s slowest blogger checking in here in the new year! I’m telling ya, my Ma Hocutt was so right all those decades ago when she would tell me “when you’re my age, the years just fly right on by.”  I AM now her age at that time, and I’m not sure 2013… Continue reading Wondermous Winter Salad… after the flood came!

My fav food Christmas tradition…

What are your family Christmas food traditions? Our is my Ma Perry’s Boiled Custard. Creamy custard we sipped from punch cups… topped with a spoon of strawberries she put up that summer… I make it every year with my nephew… since he was toddling, and now he makes it all by himself! Now we top with my Krispy Kreme Kroutons…

Bacon Kissed NC Apples, Cabbage and Onions

  [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:14]                   Tis that time of year when we start hunkering down inside on chilly fall eves… and for some of us, what amounts to the start of “cooking season”!  I threw together some stuffed pork chops yesterday and just dug around in my fridge to… Continue reading Bacon Kissed NC Apples, Cabbage and Onions

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”… Continue reading Fall Food ~ Ma Perry’s Corn Pudding!

my almost famous “Pickled” Pickled Shrimp and Eastern NC Cotton Honey-Mustard Slaw

Happy July y’all….  the world’s slowwwwest blogger dropping by!  I’m gonna be ramping things up (yes, I know I’ve said THAT before!) since I’ve been doing so many shindigs lately and have lots of NEKKIDness to share… plus, I’ve been getting requests from clients and their guests for recipes.  I don’t keep many recipe secrets… Continue reading my almost famous “Pickled” Pickled Shrimp and Eastern NC Cotton Honey-Mustard Slaw

WIN Tickets to Southern Women’s Show!!

Glory Foods...yum!

Hey y’all! The Raleigh Southern Women’s Show is coming up next weekend…. April 26th-28th!  You can catch me doing on-stage cooking demos with Glory Foods products…. I’ll be featuring quick and easy dishes perfect for our warm spring and summer days ahead…. side dishes for your grilled meats and fishes, veggie “butters” and barbecue sauces… Continue reading WIN Tickets to Southern Women’s Show!!

Easter Basket of Goodies! “3 Karat” Gluen Free Carrot Cupcakes with Pineapple Whipped Cream-Cream

...make as cupcakes, mini cupcakes or layer cake!

To be sure it can’t be Easter week already! But alas, tis true… so time to throw together something tasty for all our favorite little (and big) bunnies. Lately, I’ve found myself concocting more and more gluten-free delights. About a year ago, my bestie Giny was thrust into the GF world by her doc with… Continue reading Easter Basket of Goodies! “3 Karat” Gluen Free Carrot Cupcakes with Pineapple Whipped Cream-Cream

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!