Monthly Archives: February 2011

Mystery Marinade

In a not-to-be named, non-descript cul-de-sac, in Wilkesboro, NC, God’s nectar is served in gallon plastic jugs.  This spicy cavalcade of flavors does a tango with your taste buds!  In true mountain style, use the honor system and place $15 … Continue reading

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Dockside Shrimp with Spicy Cocktail Sauce

I eat a lot of shrimp. I love shrimp! One of the easiest and best ways to enjoy shrimp is simply to boil them. The secret, however, is to boil them for just the RIGHT amount of time with the … Continue reading

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Pimento Cheese

Everyone knows that some store-bought pimento cheese products are better than others, but once you try this very simple and delicious recipe for pimento cheese, you will never buy store-bought again.  (Even my friends who do not usually eat pimento … Continue reading

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My Sous Chef

I would like to introduce my sous chef, Max.  Max is ALWAYS underfoot while I am in the kitchen.  He often finds the rug or mat where I am working to lie beneath my feet.  While Ruby is not interested … Continue reading

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Larmie’s Pancakes

One of my favorite memories of my childhood and even my adulthood is watching my grandmother mix up the ingredients to her homemade pancakes and then enjoying them. I love pancakes, and I can assure you that I have ordered … Continue reading

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Pepperoni Rolls

Rachael Moyer shared this recipe with me back in 2000. A native of West Virginia, Rachael explained that Pepperoni Rolls and other bread-encased foods are indigenous to the coal mining areas of West Virginia. I was intrigued as she explained … Continue reading

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Lakeside Vegetable Beef Soup

This hearty soup is one of Jackson’s favorites. It freezes extremely well, and it goes great with cornbread. The secrets that make this recipe great are the cabbage, garlic, and Lipton Beefy Onion Soup mix. If you are watching your … Continue reading

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Summer Banana Pudding

I know it is not summer yet, but these beautiful days makes me long for lazy days of soaking up the sun on the pontoon and then retiring to the house for a yummy bowl of banana pudding. This is … Continue reading

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Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry by “Tessa”

My dear friend Terri Hall turned me on to Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network. Her recipes are absolutely delicious, and this one is as easy as can be. If you are a visual learner, you can watch Ina make … Continue reading

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The French Twist

This is one of the easiest desserts to make, but people just LOVE it. The first time I ever had this dessert was in 1992 when I was visiting my friend Shannon Brown at Appalachian State University. We went out … Continue reading

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