Monthly Archives: December 2011

Cherry Fluff

My cousin Shea loves my mother’s Cherry Fluff.  It is her favorite dessert.  Every year, my mother makes Cherry Fluff for Shea’s birthday, and since her birthday is December 23, we always have Cherry Fluff at Christmas. It is a … Continue reading

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Sunny Italy Salad Dressing

When I was growing up in the rural North Carolina foothills of Wilkes County, I didn’t see anything strange about a visit to Sunny Italy Restaurant, but if you were not from “round here,” chances are that you may have … Continue reading

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Magic Cookie Bars

Magic Cookie Bars are my father’s favorite Christmas candy.  These holiday goodies are quick and very easy to make.  There is virtually no clean up, and they are ready in 25 minutes.  What could be easier? From start to finish, … Continue reading

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Mac’s Chocolate Pie

My grandparents and parents loved K&W Cafeteria more than anyone I know. Anytime we went to Winston-Salem, Charlotte, or Myrtle Beach, you could bet your bottom dollar that a trip (or several) to K&W were in the near future. One … Continue reading

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Spinach Artichoke Dip

If you are looking for a fast, easy recipe for Spinach Artichoke Dip, you have found it. This is another of JohnHyatt’s delicious treats.   Serve this dip on chips or slices of a lightly toasted bread of your choice. I … Continue reading

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Kelly’s Breakfast Casserole

A couple of years ago, I tried to make a breakfast casserole for overnight guests from a recipe I had not used before. I went to get some bread out of my pantry, and all I had was hamburger buns. … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Party Dip

My college roommate Heather Ross introduced me to this incredibly easy and delicious dip years ago. Since she lives in Asheville, NC, my friend Kevin Eakes – who lived in Hickory at the time – adopted this recipe as his … Continue reading

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Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies

I don’t like my sugar cookies crisp; I like them chewy and soft. I have had some pretty awful experiences with sugar cookies. I mean, let’s face it, when you see a plate of sugar cookies, they all look inviting. … Continue reading

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St. Alban’s Mounds Cake

When I was pregnant with Jackson, nine years ago, I craved the strangest things — country-style steak with mashed potatoes and green beans, anything chocolate, and real Coke.  I guess this explains why I gained 59 pounds and had a … Continue reading

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Coconut Balls

It just isn’t Christmas without Coconut Balls.  I love Mounds and Almond Joy candy bars, and these little delights are better than either one.  My mother has been making coconut balls for as long as I can remember.  Like Chex … Continue reading

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