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 |  


Beulah Methodist, Irish for a day

Beulah Methodist, Irish for a day

“Not one person brined for days and days,” said Carol Forwood of the corned beef served at Beulah United Methodist Church’s St. Patr...

March 21st, 2017 updated: March 21st, 2017. |  


Easy and quick with 5-ingredients or less

Easy and quick with 5-ingredients or less

A quick glance at a recipe is usually all it takes to know how complicated it is going to be. it’s not so much the length of the directions that...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Not-Quite-Spring has become a season

Not-Quite-Spring has become a season

There comes a time every year when it’s looking, smelling and feeling a lot like spring and yet a quick glance at the calendar will tell you tha...

March 8th, 2017 |  


When takeout becomes home cooking

When takeout becomes home cooking

It’s possible to make some pretty good takeout food at home. Right in the comfort of your own kitchen, you can construct reasonable facsimiles o...

February 28th, 2017 |