I buy magazines, I subscribe to magazines, I collect magazines. And they're all about food. Do you love them like I do? Then let's test out the recipes together, shall we?
        
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Recipes

Looking for a recipe? This is the place to start the search. Dishes are arranged by category, or if you prefer, you can check out the magazines as well.

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Local Flavor

North Carolina is home to some fantastic things, from places to eat to stuff you find on your grocery shelves and I look forward to sharing it all with you.

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I Tried That

One of the things I love about magazines are the tidbits of crafty things to do; little things that look cool. You want to try them? So do I.

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Tex-Mex Beer-Can Chicken

Tex-Mex Beer-Can Chicken

The old Southwest never had food this good! Tex-Mex Beer-Can Chicken boasts a fantastic chile spice rub and a hint of mesquite smokiness. Ah, the power of beer. While I'll probably never get over the indignity of pushing a can of brew up the backside of a chicken, I have to applaud the person who came up with the idea. While my "beer drinking days" never amounted to more than two brews every week or so when[read more]
It's Time Again ~ Ball®'s Can-It-Forward Day!

It's Time Again ~ Ball®'s Can-It-Forward Day!

Summer fruits and vegetables are fantastic for preserving. Today, Join Ball® Canning in the official Can-It-Forward Day! I was at a market not too long ago when I saw that they had North Carolina peaches on sale. Big, beautiful, aromatic peaches. My eyes got big and I immediately started dreaming. Pies, cobblers, ice cream; I had plans for those peaches, big plans. Of course, as it always goes, my dreams were bigger than the time I had to[read more]
Vegetable Quinoa Bowls with Garlic Yogurt (and a Giveaway)

Vegetable Quinoa Bowls with Garlic Yogurt (and a Giveaway)

Packed with tons of vegetables and loads of flavor, these Vegetable Quinoa Bowls with Garlic Yogurt make a hearty, delicious meal. Knife skills. Some folks have them; others, like me, not so much. Along with vegetables, fruits and cheese, I have sliced, diced, grated and skewered every digit attached to my hands in the pursuit of the culinary arts. That's why, when the folks at NoCry contacted me and asked if I wanted to give their cut-resistant[read more]
Char-Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Char-Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Using two methods of cooking; grilling, then smoking, these Char-Smoked Baby Back Ribs look as gorgeous as they taste. So here's the thing. I bought the July issue of Saveur Magazine because there was a gorgeous grilled steak on the front. As far as knowing how to draw people in with eye candy, this publication has it down. I had so many lofty plans, so many recipes that I planned to share with you as meat juice[read more]
Ginger Beer

Ginger Beer

The spicy kick of fresh ginger is highlighted in this delicious homemade soda favorite, ginger beer. It's a funny thing. Much as I adore ginger, I never think to buy ginger ale while I'm at the store. We have copious amounts of Diet Coke, Coke and Fanta, as well as fruit punch, sports drinks and, of course, water, but ginger ale? Not so much. The good news is that I always have fresh ginger in the fridge. Always.[read more]