Monthly Archives: November 2011

Low Country Black Beans and Rice

Monday, I had lunch with Vickie Cameron, the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction in Mt. Airy City Schools.  She took me to Goober’s 52.  The menu was incredible and eclectic.  There were pages of offerings, and they all looked … Continue reading

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Italian Creme Cake

My mother is notorious for putting herself last.  She is a caregiver for others, and she always makes decisions that make life easier for all of us, even though these choices often make life more difficult for her.  That being … Continue reading

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Holiday Cheese Ball

It’s that time of year again!  The weather is getting colder, and the trees have lost almost all of their leaves.  I know the holidays are here when my mother makes her irresistible cheese ball.  Perhaps I should be ashamed … Continue reading

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Ali’s Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies

When Allison Siverly lived next door to me, we cooked together ALL of the time.  Now that she lives in Conover, we rarely have the chance to get together.  However, yesterday, Ali spent the afternoon with Jackson while I went … Continue reading

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Game Day Brats

When we decided to take Jackson and Waker to Bank of America Stadium to tailgate before the Panthers/Saints game, we knew we wanted the tailgate to be special.  So, we loaded up our $17 grill, some Johnsonville Beef Brats, and … Continue reading

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Terri’s Rajas and Steak Strips

I have been waiting to cook with my friend Terri Hall for a couple of years.  She is one of the few people I know who loves to cook as much as I do. I was fortunate to work with … Continue reading

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Sheila’s Pumpkin Crunch

When I used to be a Curriculum Specialist for Hickory Public Schools, I used to tell the faculty and staff of Hickory High School how lucky they were because at every single faculty meeting the teachers were presented with a … Continue reading

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