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Desserts, Uncategorized

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes


 I had my children at a very young age (I had my daughter, Holly when I was 17 years old). At that time, my husband, Carl, was only making $5.00 an hour and I was a stay at home mom. Needless to say, funds were extremely tight. Even though we […]


Oh So Gooey Milk Bar Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies


 If you have been to Christina Tosi’s Momofuku Milk Bar in New York City, then you know how dangerous these super sweet gooey cookies are! If you have never heard of Milk Bar’s famous cornflake chocolate chip marshmallow cookies, try this recipe and you will find out what the fuss […]

cakes, Desserts, Uncategorized

Fabulous Fresh Strawberry Pound Cake


This strawberry pound cake is perfect to serve at any occasion. It’s easy to make but it makes for a wonderful centerpiece.


Best Ever Strawberry Pretzel Salad


 Strawberries, Strawberries oh how I love them!  There is just something so special about fresh picked strawberries.  Biting into a fresh picked strawberry right off the vine with its juicy ripe center that runs down your face and hands. Oh so good and it just makes my day so complete! […]


Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


 Can I just say “sometimes my life is a hot mess”? If you don’t know, I live with my daughters, Holly and Amanda, and change houses every two weeks. I know it sounds crazy and for this season of my life in works well for us all. The only thing […]


Honey Orange Glazed Salmon


  I did not eat salmon growing up. Let’s be honest, growing up in the 1970’s in the South, we did not even know how to pronounce salmon no less attempt to cook it. Well unless it was in a can. I mean can salmon meant you were having salmon […]

My Favorite Places

One of My Favorite Places – Guglhupf Bakery, Café & Restaurant


The Guglhupf serves German cuisine and baked goods while using local and seasonal ingredients.


Pimento Cheese and Bacon Crostini


 After moving to North Carolina and after I started doing events at my daughter’s marketplace, Greenhouse Picker Sisters, I became my job to cater the in house events.  I love hosting events at the marketplace and serving great food for our guests.  One problem, there is no working stove in […]

Low Country Boil
Recipes, Seafood

Low Country Boil


North Carolina Shrimp, smoked sausage, and fresh picked corn makes a perfect one pot meal!

Watermelon Feta Salad
Appetizers, Salads

Watermelon Feta Salad


Such a great summer salad with juicy watermelon, fresh lime juice, salty feta and greek olives


Fantastic Homemade Vanilla Extract


 Is it ever too early to start thinking about Christmas and all the baking that you will be doing? I don’t think so. Not when that is one of your favorite aspects of the holiday season – baking. So why not make homemade vanilla extract. Homemade vanilla extract requires just […]

cakes, Desserts

Perfect Peaches and Cream Cake


 Looking for a delicious peach recipe to showcase summer peaches at their best? Well North Carolina is in prime peach season, so what better idea than to make a Peaches and Cream Cake! My Perfect Peaches and Cream Cake is a recipe you won’t want to miss! Fresh peaches paired […]


Super Easy Guacamole


 This super easy guacamole recipe is simple to make and tastes amazing. It is super simple, healthy, and so delicious. I promise you that anyone can make this! Don’t miss out on this simple but flavorful avocado dip. I know that guacamole is the go-to party dip and it has […]