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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
Have you experienced sticker shop at the grocery store meat counter recently? As the cost of meat has been rising, thanks to production issues associated with COVID-19, many of us are looking at … more
I have a stash of cookbooks and magazines stacked on a cedar chest at the foot of my bed. One special edition publication caught my eye last week, Better Homes & Gardens’ “Recipes Your … 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
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
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
The call for help went out from The SPOT; and community members answered it immediately. Custom Quality Packers of Sims donated 350 pounds of meat, the Wilson Police Department rolled out a half … more
It was such a treat to pick up Joanna Gaines’ cookbook “Magnolia Table” at the Wilson County Library and read about all the yummy recipes from the designer I’ve watched on her former HGTV … more
I gave my daughter a few suggestions for her birthday dinner this past weekend. I offered to cook several things, including chicken and gravy with homemade biscuits or maybe our favorite chicken pot … more
I almost blew it until a Sunday paper alerted me to National Pecan Pie Day.  So, it was time to make a pecan pie — not for me, but for Ashley Benton, my oldest granddaughter. … 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
Once again, I turned to an old cookbook for inspiration this week. The cookbook, purchased in 2010 is Cooking Light’s “Quick Baking.” I have flipped through the pages of this cookbook so … more
Guest columnist Anne Sharpe shares a recipe she has made many times and as recently as this week. Somehow I seem to find a story floating around in my head with just a conversation with a friend. … more
Who’s made cake mix cookies before? I know I have. Our favorites have included lemon crinkle and a chocolate with peanut butter chips. So good. For those of you who have never tried them, cake … more
It’s salad season at my house. I can’t wait for the day this summer that I can walk in my backyard and pick a tomato, cucumber and bell pepper for my salad. That is, perhaps, my favorite part … more
A breakfast of oatmeal and fruit is a wonderful way to start the day. But I don’t have the desire to do much cooking on a weekday morning when my husband and I are getting ready for … more
I always bake when a hurricane is brewing or a snowstorm is predicted. I bake when someone’s sick and needs some comfort. I bake when I need comfort. So, I’ve been baking the last week or so. … more
January 2005. That’s when I first shared a recipe for round cheese bread. I’ve been writing this food column for a long time, folks! I don’t remember making this recipe, but maybe I did. It … 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 bought a new cookbook last month. It’s one I had seen advertised over and over on social media: “Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book.” A reprint of the original 1950 edition, the cookbook … more
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