recipes

Get to know your leafy greens

How well do you know your leafy greens? Bundled on shelves at the farmers’ market or grocery store, they may look similar. But each kind has a distinct flavor. Pick one, som ...

A toast to artichokes

You’ve heard of avocado toast, but what about artichoke toast? This may be your new guilty pleasure — regardless of whether or not you fall in a certain millennial age ...

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 ...

Low-sodium dinner with ‘OMG’ cookies to follow

Salt is sodium, but not all sodium is salt. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: "Most of the sodium Americans eat comes from packaged, proce ...

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 ...

A recipe for romance - Black rice pudding with ouzo

Emperor’s rice, or forbidden rice, are luxurious-sounding names for this amazing black rice. An ancient grain, it is known for a delicious roasted, nutty taste, soft texture ...

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 ...

Recipe contestants make most of mountain mandarins

They didn’t make our job easy. The entries into the Mountain Mandarin Festival's mandarin recipe contest were creative with great attention to detail. How about some ...

For when it’s too hot to cook indoors

Saturday morning, it’s already 80 degrees and I have to go out and face the heat of the day doing chores. Mowing what’s left of my lawn from the drought watering schedu ...

Feeling saucy: Swordfish with béarnaise sauce and herb-lemon risotto

Sauces can take a dish from good to great, wonderful to wow, marvelous to magnificent … . I think you get the picture. Mac and cheese is really just macaroni in a cheese s ...

Tried-and-true recipe for peach cobbler

This peach cobbler recipe was submitted by Wynona Buxton of Auburn. Buxton lives in a house built in 1906 and makes all her recipes using a 1930s Wedgewood stove. “I&rsqu ...