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.
Mama Menia's Chocolate Pie

Menia’s Chocolate Pie with Dill Pickles

My mama was no cook. Of the handful of dishes she did cook, this was her version of chocolate pie. And when she made chocolate pie, we always had dill pickles with it. Crazy as that sounds, the pairing works, so give it a try!

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Honey Snow Cream

Honey Snow Cream!

Time to enjoy some Honey Snow Cream! Pardon the mess around here but my blog is undergoing some major tweaks.  Do come back soon… just go here to subscribe to

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Furbaby Watermelon Colada Coolers

Furbaby Watermelon Colada Coolers

Published by Carolina Country Magazine March 2021 Are you a furbaby mom or dad?  I am… mama to June Bug, my sweet little blind Speagle.  She loves treats, especially this

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fresh okra roasted and dusted with smoked paprika, crunchy salt and drizzled with hot cinnamon honey

Smoky Okra Fries with Cinnamon Honey Drizzle

Fries and a burger, ho hum. Flip a switch on those boring fries by serving okra! Easy to make and best when hot, these smoky okra fries are still tasty at room temperature. Add the sweet and savory honey drizzle over these crispy fries—woo hoo!

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Bacon Cheeseburger Doggie Ice Brittle

Bacon Cheeseburger Ice Brittle for pups

These homemade dog treats are a cool treat on hot summer days for your fur baby pooches! Make this easy Bacon Cheeseburger Ice Brittle for yours to have on hand for a frosty treat from the freezer.

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Kitty Shrimp & "Grits" Bites

Kitty Shrimp & “Grits” Bites

These crunchy seafood treats will make your cats happy. Grits aren’t great for them, but when corn is ground into meal, it’s safe for making these little shrimp nuggets. You can sub canned tuna for the shrimp if preferred. My dog loves these, too!

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Buttermilk Citrus Green Goddess Dressing

Roasted Veggies & Shrimp Skewers

High temperatures paired with abundant vegetables make for healthy nibbles or a light meal. Roasting brings out the natural sugars in your vegetables that caramelize for a sweet zing. Exact measurements are not needed — make as much as you need for your crew. Dollop with Buttermilk Green Goddess Dressing and you’ll never look at vegetables the same way again.

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