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Spicy Citrus NC Seafood Cocktail

Spicy Citrus Seafood Cocktail With NC wild-caught shrimp

Published in Carolina Country Magazine July 2020 Who has time or desire to do much cooking during the lazy hazy hot days of North Carolina summer?  Not me! Y’all, this seafood cocktail is light… so full of flavor with just a hint of fresh citrus, and only a little bit of fuss when it comes …

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Pulled Pork & Orzo Italian Salad

Pulled Pork & Orzo Italian Salad With roasted garlic

Published in Carolina Country Magazine May 2020 Creations like this one is why I sometimes feel like the Queen of Throw Cooking!  Because that is just how this tasty salad came to be. Each year, on the 2nd Sunday in September,  Dinner in the Meadow is held in Franklin County outside Louisburg, NC. Held atop …

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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… Fun Fall NC Festival!

      Looking for a fun #culinaryadventure day trip from the Triangle area? Head over to High Rock Farm in Gibsonville on 11/4 where YOU can roast chestnuts over an open fire, sample goodies made with chestnuts and bring some home too! Here are a couple of pics… a blast from my past when I went in 2012! …

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Peach on The Beach Atlantic Beach Pie

Peach on the Atlantic Beach Pie!

  Pie.  This pie. My “ugly” pie. My delicious ugly pie. Atlantic Beach Pie. PEACH on the Atlantic Beach Pie!                           No matter what you call it, this pie has deep roots in the “SOBX” area of North Carolina. Referred to by some …

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muscadine grape and gingersnap crisp

What time is it? Muscadine time….

One of my favorite things about the arrival of fall would be grapes! Muscadine grapes…. native to the south grapes. We know, as they turn into those sweet little balls of deliciousness and ripen into nature’s candy, that fall is on our doorstep. And for those of us who are drained by the heat and …

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***Happy 80th Birthday Krispy Kreme!***

One of North Carolina’s finest, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, is turning 80 today!  And THAT, my friends is cause for celebration.  Those of us lucky enough to have grown up with being fed KK’s in our high chairs are truly blessed.  And I’m certain, just better folk because of it.             …

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Grunt?… or Slump? Campfire Blueberry Peach Fruit Grunt

So which is it…. Grunt? or Slump?  You might have seen these descriptions for fruity desserts and wondered…what the heck?  Well you will be happy to know that grunts and slumps are one in the same!  Now don’t confuse them with cobblers, crumbles and crisps, buckles, brown bettys, pandowdy or the regionally almost-famous North Carolina …

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