Tag Archives: Raleigh food blog

Meatloaf Muffins

I’d do anything for love – Meatloaf, Bat Out of Hell, vocals Well, Meatloaf, I bet you’d love the twist on this perennial home-cooked favorite and I assure you it is nothing close to what was served up in the … Continue reading

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Cameron Village Crawl

Been to Cameron Village in Raleigh lately for food and drinks? If not, you should – there are a number of great restaurants/pubs worthy of those in the 70s and 80s when things were in full swing in the Village … Continue reading

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Bacon-Wrapped Pesto and Cheese Stuffed Chicken

  For those of you who took my advice and grew your own basil this summer (see my previous post “Grow Your Own”) and/or if you made the easy pistachio pesto I blogged about in early September, here is a … Continue reading

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Free-form Lasagna

My recipe for “free-form” lasagna is based on Rachael Ray’s “lazy lasagna.” Lexi loves Rachael’s shows, and I happened to catch part of the one where she made this. I remember thinking at the time that I wanted to try this … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Bake Your Bacon

When I’m cooking a big batch of bacon, I find it is much easier to bake it instead of frying it in a skillet or zapping it in a microwave. If you bake it, you don’t have to worry about … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I first tried hummus in 1995 during an Outward Bound Leadership program. There were 12 of us from various parts of the U.S. who spent five days sailing (should I say rowing) a 26-foot wooden boat, hopping from island to island in … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Add Some Spice to Your Life

I’ve recently discovered two stores in Raleigh (both are part of small chains that specialize in spices and herbs) and I could not be more thrilled! It is so important to use the best possible ingredients whenever you are cooking and … Continue reading

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Family Fun in Myrtle Beach From Two Perspectives

We recently vacationed in Myrtle Beach, S.C., with our close friends, Jeff and Terry. Between us we have four kids ranging in age from 8-10 years old. This was our third visit together to Kingston Plantation and, once again, a … Continue reading

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Tip of The Week – Win a $25.00 Visa Gift Card!

For this week’s tip, I am shouting out to my readers to tell me where to get the best burger in Raleigh or Durham. All of you who make recommendations in the comment section below will be entered into a drawing … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

Pickles are one of my favorite snack foods ever and I love all kinds of them – dills, bread and butter, okra, beets, peaches, gherkins, banana  peppers, jalapenos, artichokes – the list goes on and on.  Luckily there are so … Continue reading

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