WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Sometimes it’s the easiest recipes that we enjoy most — the ones that only take a few minutes and yield yummy results. That’s the case with an easy recipe from Pillsbury for apple pie … 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
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
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