WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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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
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
At the end summer, I bought a bag of Hershey’s cinnamon baking chips at the grocery store. I’ve always loved the mini cinnamon chips I’ve bought online, but this was so much easier. I kept … more
Looking back today to a column that was first published in 2010. A lot of sandwiches will be packed up next week and sent to school alongside a bag of chips and a cookie or two. If you have … more
This past week has been more than hectic at work with Hurricane Florence at our door, so no time to write a food column. This column, from 2012, features a favorite season recipe. (I'm still using … 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
It’s always so much fun to see what’s in the big envelopes and slim boxes that get delivered to my office this time of year. Recently, it’s been cookbooks. Lots of cookbooks! If you’re … 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
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
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
As 2018 draws to a close, I’m taking a look back at some of my favorite recipes from the last 12 months. There are recipes that stand out for me and my family — recipes that I continue … 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
Next time you’re playing the “Where do you want to go for lunch?” game, you might want to consider the hospital cafeteria. Last Thursday, when I visited, the cafeteria line entree options … 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
Granddaughter Sora has seen me use my slow cooker for some of her favorite meals, including steak smothered in creamy gravy, a pot roast loaded with vegetables and tender chicken shredded and mixed … more
With Christmas less than a week away, there’s still so much to do: last-minute shopping trips, gift-wrapping, housecleaning for guests, grocery shopping for big meals to come. If you still have … 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 as far back as I can remember, spritz cookies have been part of my family’s holiday baking. Every year, Mama got out her Mirro cookie press to make a batch of the delicious, buttery … more
Trips to the Wilson County Public Library have been part of my life since I was a little girl. Mama took my sister and me for regular visits, and I developed a love for books and good stories … 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
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