Monthly Archives: January 2012

Lakeside Garlic Fries

When I was at a meeting in Chapel-Hill several months ago, I met my friend Tammy for a drink.  She ordered garlic fries, and I just couldn’t resist giving them a try.  They were absolutely amazing! Since that time, I … Continue reading

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Sometimes you just need comfort food.  Whether you are feeling under the weather, chilled by the weather, stressed out because of your job, or just lonely for your mama’s cooking, this recipe is sure to make you feel warm and … Continue reading

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Homemade Chicken Stock

In order to make my Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, you will need to make some homemade chicken stock. Here is Tyler Florence’s recipe for homemade chicken stock that I used.  It is exceptional.  Tyler claims that his secret signature ingredient … Continue reading

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Chewy Toasted Coconut Pie

When my great grandfather Roy Whitley died on March 16, 1980, I was seven years old, and it was my first true loss of innocence. I remember seeing my parents cry in a way I had never seen them cry … Continue reading

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Heather’s Homemade Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is great any time of year.  Whether you eat it as a salad or in a sandwich, you can’t beat good chicken salad.  Lowes Foods makes incredible chicken salad.  They make one of my favorites, and their recipe … Continue reading

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Lakeside Potato Bake

There is nothing about potatoes I don’t like.  In the spirit of Forrest Gump, I like potato cakes, baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, smashed potatoes, hash browns, tater tots, roasted red potatoes, potato soup, and the list goes on and on. … Continue reading

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Terri’s Bruschetta

I have shared with you before that my friend Terri Hall is an AMAZING cook!  I just love to cook with her because I always learn something new.  On Saturday, she came over and made her famous bruschetta. I cannot … Continue reading

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Janie’s Skillet Apple Pie

My mom called me last week, and here’s how the conversation went… Me:  Hello Mom:  (Excited and animated) Heather!  I have just made Janie Ward’s Skillet Apple Pie, and I do believe it may be the best thing I have … Continue reading

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Jackson’s Favorite Meatloaf

When I think of meatloaf, I think of country cooking, family dinners, mashed potatoes, my grandmother’s macaroni and cheese, and all things warm and familiar.  Meatloaf has that comfort food feel that takes me back to my youth.  My grandmother … Continue reading

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Fresh Garden Pasta Bowl

Cooking has provided me with an excuse to be creative, messy, and daring all at the same time — without anyone getting hurt. One of the lessons that I have learned over time is that there are some great recipes … Continue reading

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