WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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From time to time, readers will ask me if I have any new recipes for diabetics. I don’t cook for a diabetic, and I’m not very well-versed in what’s OK and what’s not. So to find today’s … more
More and more often, I’m making sheet pan meals for dinner. I love the ease of cooking meat and vegetables at the same time and having fewer pots and pans to clean up after we eat. Twice last … more
I’ve enjoyed sharing recipes with our readers for another year. In 2019, we tried new main dishes, new sweets and some new beverages. Some recipes were from my family, some were ones I’ve … more
Will you be eating turkey for Christmas? If you have leftovers, be sure to ready this column from 2010 and give this chili a try. My sister was visiting at Thanksgiving and told me about this … more
Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I haven’t, but I’m getting close. This probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone, but I’m giving some cooking-related gifts to both of my … more
We cooked a delicious glazed ham for Thanksgiving, and although my family ate quite a bit, we still had plenty of leftovers. I thought we’d eat ham sandwiches with a side of deviled eggs or … more
I’m sitting at my desk on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, munching chocolate-covered pretzels made by my cousin Martha Cayton. Martha and her family are big fans of East Carolina University … more
This column was first published Nov. 10, 2010. This is not the column I had planned to write today. This week’s recipe didn’t turn out as planned, and I don’t mind confessing that. I was … more
My family’s trip to Disney World last month was filled with fun rides and attractions, relaxing time by the pool, lots of walking and plenty of food. In the months leading up to our trip, we did … more
This column was first published October 2012. It you want a last-minute treat, this is quick and easy. If you have a little time between now and Halloween, pick up just a few ingredients to make … more
Who’s made pumpkin recipes so far this fall? There are so many options: pies, cakes, cookies, muffins. Over the years, I’ve use canned pumpkin for so many recipes, especially in the fall. … more
It is time for the N.C. State Fair and, to me at least, that means it is time for some awesome culinary creations. This year, the tasty treats weren’t limited to the food vendors as I judged one of … more
For several weeks now, I’ve been flipping through the pages of Valerie Brunmeir’s cookbook, “The Foolproof Family Slow Cooker and Other One-Pot Solutions,” deciding which recipes I want to … more
I couldn’t resist making another apple dessert this past weekend. My mama’s family had a pig-picking Saturday, and I wanted to take a dessert. For some reason, I had apple crisp on my mind. … more
I’m still adjusting to cooking meals for our empty-nest lifestyle. There’s a fine line between having just the right amount of leftovers and having so many leftovers that you feel guilty when … more
When I first made this apple cake, I was still a young bride learning how to cook. It was 1986, and I was the reporter in the lifestyle department at The Wilson Daily Times. One of my main jobs … more
Sometimes all it takes is a photograph to make me want to try something new. That’s what happened about a week ago when I saw a photo of some homemade doughnuts. “I want to make those,” I … more
When I’m looking for something new to cook, I will often pull down a three-ring binder filled with recipes my mama once clipped or jotted down. When we went through Mama’s recipes after her … more
I’m so lucky to get so many cookbooks in my job. In recent months, I’ve received quite a few, including these three. If you enjoy reading cookbooks like I do, maybe you will see something here … more
When I first saw a Taste of Home recipe for blueberry-orange muffins, I made plans to bake them. Immediately. Blueberries and muffins. How can you go wrong with that combination? Add in some … more
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