Thanksgiving has high potential for disaster

Thanksgiving has high potential for disaster

No holiday is simpler than Thanksgiving. It’s just a big meal. There are thanks to be given, of course, but once that is dispensed with, it̵...

November 25th, 2015 |  


New twists on old favorites

New twists on old favorites

Preparing a Thanksgiving dinner can be a tightrope walk between preserving tradition and mixing things up enough to keep it interesting.Some things ar...

November 18th, 2015 |  


It’s a pie, it’s a cake, it’s a pie-cake

It’s a pie, it’s a cake, it’s a pie-cake

The Internet is a strange and wonderful thing and it seems to beget strange and wonderful things. One of the most strange of those things has got to b...

November 11th, 2015 |  


Antioch comes home

Antioch comes home

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that when it comes to a Homecoming Sunday celebration, Antioch Baptist Church gets it right. After all, the chur...

November 4th, 2015 |  


Brookie Bunton, deliciously creative

Brookie Bunton, deliciously creative

Brookie Bunton may have retired from 25 years as a teacher’s assistant last spring but she’s still plenty busy. She has cakes to bake, dec...

October 28th, 2015 updated: October 28th, 2015. |  


Bundt cakes are an imaginative fall alternative to pies

Bundt cakes are an imaginative fall alternative to pies

No doubt about it, fall is pie season. Pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, they all scream fall and the holidays to come. But if you don’t want t...

October 21st, 2015 |  


Don’t let a pumpkin shortage mess up your fall; do it yourself.

Don’t let a pumpkin shortage mess up your fall; do it yourself.

If you’d rather open a can of pumpkin than cook a pumpkin from scratch, it’s probably a good idea to get on down to the store and stock up...

October 14th, 2015 |  


It’s sweet potato time

It’s sweet potato time

Even though it’s definitely fall, the Mount Airy farmer’s market is still clinging to summer. There are a few tomatoes, baby eggplants and...

October 7th, 2015 updated: October 7th, 2015. |  


What would Aunt Bee cook?

What would Aunt Bee cook?

It only takes watching an episode or two of “The Andy Griffith Show” to figure out that Aunt Bee was a gifted cook. Especially if one of t...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


Dairy and the brain

Dairy and the brain

More than 300 people participated in the Surry Alzheimers Walk last weekend in an effort to fund research to end Alzheimers. It’s an important c...

September 16th, 2015 |