Creamy Rosemary Parmesan Grits

Creamy Rosemary Parmesan Grits

Many long-lived mills here in North Carolina still stone grind the best grits. Slow cooked creamy grits pair well with so many dishes (and stand alone quite nicely, too). Seasoned with fresh rosemary and salty parmesan, enjoy them alongside my Savory Oxtail Stew.

Pairing a couple of my NC favorite foods… Mimi’s Mountain Mixes & Carolina Gold Oils

Orange-y Everything Beer Bread with Mediterranean Dipping Oil

Pair North Carolina’s Mimi’s Mountain Mixes Beer Bread with Carolina Gold Oil’s Mediterranean Dipping Oil for an easy fun nibble. Great addition to your charcuterie boards too! I gave a little twist and used orange beer…. realllll good!

Spicy Citrus Seafood Cocktail With NC wild-caught shrimp

Spicy Citrus NC Seafood Cocktail

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… Continue reading Spicy Citrus Seafood Cocktail With NC wild-caught shrimp

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… Continue reading Pulled Pork & Orzo Italian Salad With roasted garlic

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

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… Continue reading Peach on the Atlantic Beach Pie!

What time is it? Muscadine time….

Muscadine Grape & Gingersnap Crisp on Flavor, NC

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… Continue reading What time is it? Muscadine time….

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

Life gets better with Krispy Kreme KKroutons & KKrispy KKookies!

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.            … Continue reading ***Happy 80th Birthday Krispy Kreme!***

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… Continue reading Grunt?… or Slump? Campfire Blueberry Peach Fruit Grunt