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S’Mores Cookies

One of our favorite pastimes in the spring and autumn is to build fires in the fire pit, listen to music, watch boats go up and down the lake, and relax with friends.  I always make sure to have the … Continue reading

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Granny’s Best Chocolate Pound Cake

Saturday nights were routine when I was growing up.  We’d go out to dinner somewhere, usually Western Steer, or Quincy’s, after a day of working on the farm in the chicken houses, garden, or lawn.  Then, after dinner, we would … Continue reading

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Walnut Brownie Pie

When I was in college at Western Carolina University from 1991-1995, one of my favorite things to do my freshman year was to get in the car and drive to Waynesville, NC with my friends Jeff Dillard, Pam Ward, and … 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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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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Fonda’s Fantasy Fudge

Let me just tell you a secret — My mother is the queen of Christmas candy.  It’s true.  She can flat out make some Christmas candy, and another one of her famous recipes is her fantasy fudge.  This is a … Continue reading

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The World’s Easiest Dessert

Terri Hall brought this dessert to the house last night, and of course I had to ask how to make it.  Terri shared that she borrowed this recipe from Tina Carpenter, one of our former colleagues in Hickory Public Schools.  … Continue reading

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Mom’s Peanut Butter Balls

My mother makes a wonderful variety of Christmas candy every year. She makes fudge with and without nuts, peanut butter balls, coconut balls, date balls, haystacks, and many other tasty, sugary treats. One of my favorite memories is making peanut … 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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