Celebrate the Solstice with a hot grill

Celebrate the Solstice with a hot grill

The summer solstice was earlier today at 12:24 a.m. EDT making today the longest day of the year with 14 hours and 39 minutes between sunrise and suns...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Tomato, mayo, bread: Summer is here

Tomato, mayo, bread: Summer is here

People who live in the South, or at least this part of the South, know that Louise Fitzhugh did not invent the tomato sandwich in 1964 when she wrote ...

June 14th, 2017 |  


Yesterday’s killer is today’s superhero

Yesterday’s killer is today’s superhero

It’s not often a substance goes through as total an image makeover as coconut oil has done in the past few decades.It has gone from stone-cold k...

June 7th, 2017 |  


When it’s not what it says it is

When it’s not what it says it is

When Bob Ward, of Pilot Mountain, created a new dish for a Mother’s Day potluck a few weeks ago, he needed a name for his creation.Not for Bob t...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Bread is all you need, recent poll says

Bread is all you need, recent poll says

Some folks say that the only skill you need to throw a successful dinner party is the ability to bake decent homemade bread. The theory being that hom...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Connecting the dots between Mayberry and strawberries

Connecting the dots between Mayberry and strawberries

Carrie Nations of Elkin may only be 9 years old but she knows that fresh strawberries are just the ticket for a Mother’s Day dessert.Carrie didn...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Grandma gets pizza right

Grandma gets pizza right

Despite the joys and general deliciousness of homemade pizza as often discussed in this space, the fact remains that a home oven is simply not capable...

May 10th, 2017 |  


Before there were chocolate eggs, there was Easter bread

Before there were chocolate eggs, there was Easter bread

Italian bakeries are always places of great joy, what with the aroma of fresh-baked semolina loaves wafting out the door and a display window filled w...

April 12th, 2017 updated: April 12th, 2017. |  


Pork shoulder, not just for BBQ anymore

Pork shoulder, not just for BBQ anymore

Pork shoulder has got to be the broke carnivore’s best friend. Yes, it’s got a lot of connective tissue, it’s kind of stringy and ca...

April 5th, 2017 |  


One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns

One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns

Not every pastry comes with a rhyme all its own but chant “Half for you and half for me, between us two shall good will be,” as you tear a...

March 29th, 2017 |