Naked cakes show what they’re made of

Naked cakes show what they’re made of

There have been naked cakes for as long as there have been cakes, but a trend isn’t a trend until it has a name, preferably a name that’s ...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Not too late for Thanksgiving creativity

Not too late for Thanksgiving creativity

It’s Wednesday. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and you haven’t even given a thought as to what you’re going to do about that side dish you...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Cake mix cookies for a crowd

Cake mix cookies for a crowd

Powering through the lingering fatigue of a week-long cold, Angela Llewellyn spent Sunday baking seven kinds of cookies for a cookie drive she had org...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Bats, out of the belfry and onto the table

Bats, out of the belfry and onto the table

‘Tis the season for disgusting things.Fastidious people who for most of the year would have been mortified by the sight of a cobweb in their spo...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Why not butternut?

Why not butternut?

Move over pumpkin spice. There’s a new squash in town and it’s name is butternut.The juggernaut of ‘pumpkin spice everything’ ...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Confusing Americans for 100 years

Confusing Americans for 100 years

Tamales have delighted and confused Americans for a good long while.They have delighted because they are delicious and they have confused because the ...

October 11th, 2017 |  


When a pizza isn’t a pizza

When a pizza isn’t a pizza

Everyone has heard the old saying, “You can never have too much of a good thing.” Perhaps you’ve said it yourself. But it’s ra...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Dining on the Yellow Line

Dining on the Yellow Line

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Tucking into the second of four courses at a table for 125 running down the middle of Main Street in Pilot Mountain on Saturday...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Sweet Potato Festival is relaxed affair

Sweet Potato Festival is relaxed affair

As street festivals go, the sweet potato festival in Rockford is a laid-back affair. In its 20th year of celebrating the harvest of North CarolinaR...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Home canning on a serious scale

Home canning on a serious scale

“Back when I was cool, I did cool things. Now I go up to my home office and read gardening magazines,” says Scott Lowry of his new-found i...

September 13th, 2017 |