Farmers’ Market Spicy Seafood Chowder Base

This Manhattan-style chowder base is chock full of tomatoes, summer vegetables and herbs — keep it on hand for fast, fresh fish or seafood chowder. Freeze in quarts and then add any combination of oysters, shrimp, crab, clams, scallops or fish at serving time. We topped ours with crispy fried oysters.

…crunch time ~ Let’s ROLL!

Sunshine.Finally.  Enough with this winter already.  Here’s hoping we are on the back side of this one here in my neck of the woods…. Even my taste buds are in

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…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

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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…

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Making Ma Perry's Boiled Custard!

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…

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