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 |  


Sky’s the limit with pizza

Sky’s the limit with pizza

Once you get past the idea that pizza has to be red sauce, mozzarella cheese and a topping or two and realize that the dough is a totally blank canvas...

September 9th, 2015 |  


It tastes better than it looks

It tastes better than it looks

Using a new recipe is an adventure. An adventure whose results can vary tremendously.Sometimes a first time recipe can result in a new family favorite...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


Why do school lunches have to be so hard?

Why do school lunches have to be so hard?

It’s only the third day of school and if you’re already struggling with ideas for school lunches, don’t feel bad. It happens. And st...

August 26th, 2015 updated: August 27th, 2015. |  


Hold onto summer as long as you can

Hold onto summer as long as you can

Even though it’s still plenty hot out, signs are everywhere that summer is almost over. It’s only a few weeks until Labor Day, most of the...

August 19th, 2015 |  


Two great tastes that taste great together

Two great tastes that taste great together

Just because a TV commercial is silly doesn’t mean the concept involved is not a good idea. The old Reese’s peanut butter cups campaign, &...

August 12th, 2015 updated: August 12th, 2015. |  


Modern Gardeners prepare salad buffet

Modern Gardeners prepare salad buffet

Hot summer days call for light salad luncheons that include fruits, vegetables and pastas served with iced tea. With temperatures hitting the 90s, mem...

August 5th, 2015 |