Kitchen Scoop

Find special deals on salmon to enjoy meals for weeks

When salmon goes on sale or you find a great deal at the warehouse store, cook the whole thing right away, then freeze the leftovers for great, fast meals down the road. On a recen ...

An inspired pie recipe and cauliflower slaw

I came across an old quote from poet Edgar Guest that I adore: “There’s no diet list I’ll follow that would rule out cherry pie.” I immediately found myself ...

Enjoy a well-rounded meal in the colder months

In the cold months of winter, I still yearn for a crisp fresh salad. But what is refreshing in the summer months leaves me feeling cold in the winter. So I trick my palate with cri ...

Surprise loved ones with ‘Best Sugar Cookies Ever!’

What better way to say “I love you” than with a heart-shaped cookie? This recipe is a perennial favorite because you can pick any shape. But hearts are a surefire winne ...

Slow cooker recipe features the best of North Carolina BBQ

After Thanksgiving, you’ll probably be getting tired of turkey soon. I know I can get bored with the same old meat this time of year. While I’m all about using generous ...

Peanut sauce makes Thai chicken tempting

Going back to a recipe I developed more than 20 years ago is like seeing a dear friend. Lately, I’ve been re-visiting recipes from my first cookbook, “Desperation Dinne ...