WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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On a recent visit to the Wilson County Public Library, granddaughter Sora and I spent quite a bit of time looking at kids’ cookbooks. It was fun to flip through the pages, read the recipe names … more
More light and refreshing than a cream-based sauce or a chunky ragu, pesto makes for an excellent accompaniment to pasta during the hot summer months. It couldn’t be simpler to make; just … more
It’s sweet corn season in eastern North Carolina, just in time for July 4 celebrations. My family will be eating corn on the cob with our hot dogs Thursday, along with baked beans and maybe … more
In our house, we love the Fourth of July. We love the flag-themed attire, the fireworks and especially the cookouts. Hosting a Fourth of July cookout is a great way to get everyone together to … more
Throughout my youth, my family always got together to eat hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, potato salad and baked beans on the Fourth of July. After dinner, the aunts, uncles and cousins would … more
Granddaughter Sora and I are back in the kitchen this summer. We’ve already made two recipes and plan more, so keep reading this summer and make some good food with the special kids in your … more
There are so many things I love about summer: long days with sunlight until late in the evening, hydrangeas, my backyard day lilies that surprise me each morning with new blooms, and moon flowers … more
Farm markets, grocery stores and backyard gardens are just starting to see the rewards of the summertime harvest. Juicy tomatoes, plump blueberries and tender snap beans are some of my favorites, … more
I’ve been under the weather, as they say, and haven’t done much cooking this past week. So I’m sharing this easy dessert. With graduation approaching for so many Wilson County students, this is … more
Most nights now, I’m cooking for just Reggie and me. That means I’m not planning in advance as much as I used to; sometimes we are very happy to eat bacon and egg sandwiches for dinner. Easy to … more
My daughter got married last month, and my cousin’s daughter is getting married in June. That means we’ve had a nice spell of fun showers and parties. We have some traditional favorites that … more
I don’t cook with Italian turkey sausage very often for a very good (to me) reason. The recipes I use are for ground Italian sausage, not link, which means I have to squeeze the sausage out of … more
I’m always ready to try a new strawberry recipe, especially if it involves mounds of whipped cream. I do love the combination of sweet and tender strawberries and freshly-whipped cream served over … more
Try this easy strawberry cake Dessert starts with angel food cake mix I hope to get back to new recipes soon. But this week, I’m sharing a recipe from May 2012. I’ve been enjoying local … more
I hope to have some new recipes in a few weeks, but for now, enjoy this archived column from March 2013. I’ve made these rolls many times at Easter, including with the kids at children’s … more
I hope to have some new recipes in a few weeks, but for now, enjoy this archived column from May 2014. This jam continues to be a favorite of my family’s. I make it several times each spring. If … more
I hope to have some new recipes in a few weeks, but for now, enjoy this archived column from four years ago. I’m not sure which dessert I’ll be making this year for Easter, if any, but there … more
This column first ran five years ago. This yummy cake recipe is worth repeating! Easter’s next month; have you planned a special meal yet? I’ll be making a traditional glazed ham dinner on … more
For the last few weeks, I’ve been craving coffee cake. Strange, I know. But I wanted a buttery coffee cake topped with cinnamon and pecans to eat as a morning snack. I’ve made coffee cakes … more
Quite often, readers will ask me to feature recipes that would be good for someone with diabetes. I always admit that I do not cook for a diabetic, so I have very little knowledge of good recipes … more
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