Monthly Archives: March 2011

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Like many of my best recipes, I can’t take credit for this one. Cheryl Rhea introduced me to Buffalo Chicken Dip last year following her Sunday school Christmas party. Since that time, Buffalo Chicken Dip has become a favorite appetizer … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Squash Casserole

I don’t remember the first time I ever had my mother’s squash casserole, and I have never met anyone else but my mother who makes this rich, entirely Southern dish. However, much to my surprise, when I asked my mom … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Cherry Pie

I was conducting a professional development session at Northwest Regional Educational Service Alliance last week when I asked participants to share one unique fact about themselves with the group. Jayne Spaugh of Yadkin County Schools shared with me that her … Continue reading

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Ric and Angela’s Pasta Fagiole

There is something very special about a recipe that has been passed down through a family. In my opinion, a nostalgic, beautifully-told story enhances the flavors in any dish, and I love this story. . My friend Angela Vandett was … Continue reading

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Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

As much as I love to cook, I must admit that I had never, until Tuesday night, cooked a whole chicken. There was just something frightening to me about a “whole” chicken. I had no idea where to start. However, … Continue reading

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Granny’s Chocolate Pound Cake

My Granny Ola had a gift for cake baking. Every Saturday evening during my childhood and youth, we would go to Granny and Papa’s house to visit for a couple of hours. We would all watch Hee Haw and Mutual … Continue reading

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Ma Ma’s Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

My Ma Ma Pendry made the most incredible homemade macaroni and cheese in the world. It was always perfect. I can remember watching my grandmother carefully stir the Velveeta into the macaroni and ask me to stir it until the … Continue reading

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Fonda’s Chicken Casserole

When I was in college, I probably came home once every 6-8 weeks. Whenever I was planning a trip home, my mom would always ask what I wanted her to fix for dinner for my arrival on Friday. One of … Continue reading

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Jalapenos Buenos

Jennifer Griffin makes absolutely delicious stuffed Jalapeno peppers. These spicy treats are a great prelude to any meal. Jennifer shares that there are several secrets to making perfect peppers. #1 – Buy large jalapenos. Jennifer says the larger peppers are … Continue reading

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Easy Hummus

I love hummus, and I have a few different hummus recipes. Hummus is one of those things that has to be served fresh. No matter how many pre-packaged brands or flavors of hummus I buy in the store, they just … Continue reading

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