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Atlantic Beach Pie

Bill Smith's Atlantic Beach Pie made its debut at the 2011 Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium and his recipe became not only a staple dessert at his Crook's Corner restaurant in Chapel Hill, but also gained national fame as it was reprinted in North Carolina's own Our State Magazine (https://www.ourstate.com/atlantic-beach-pie/) and other publications online. This is a DELICIOUS take on the ... Read More about Atlantic Beach Pie

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Why are there so many chocolate chip cookie recipes online? In my opinion, this is the only one you need! πŸͺ This is THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe, and it's right off the back of the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip bag. It's the same recipe that can be found on the Nestle Toll House Recipe Collection from 1987 (and probably earlier.) I suspect most folks who have made chocolate chip ... Read More about Chocolate Chip Cookies

When to Start Plants Outdoors – How to learn what’s right for your area

When to start plants outdoors is a question that every new gardener will ask, or at least it's a question they should be asking! It all comes down to where you live. We live on the North Carolina coast, in Zone 8A. Our last frost date is April 1 and our first frost date is December 1. What do first and last frost dates mean? The last frost date is the last date in which a particular ... Read More about When to Start Plants Outdoors – How to learn what’s right for your area

Fried Chicken – Easy & Traditional Recipe | 2 ingredients + salt & pepper

This is how we've always made fried chicken in our family: Just 2 ingredients - chicken and self-rising flour, with a little bit of salt and pepper, of course, and the oil to cook it in. No long list of spices. No buttermilk soak. Just good ol' basic fried chicken. To be honest, we don't even make it much anymore. Where we live, there are barbecue and seafood restaurants all over the place, and ... Read More about Fried Chicken – Easy & Traditional Recipe | 2 ingredients + salt & pepper

START A GARDEN NOW! πŸ‘€ It could be a matter of survival!

Start a garden now. Don't put it off. It could be a matter of survival, and if you wait until you need it, it might be too late! The other day I saw a video about prepping, and the lady talked about picking up garden tools because if the SHTF (btw, that means "SUGAR hits the fan" y'all ;) ) , we'll all need to be gardening. Planning to have a survival garden to feed your family if the ... Read More about START A GARDEN NOW! πŸ‘€ It could be a matter of survival!

Perfect, Tender Roast Beef

I'll show you how to make perfect roast beef β€” TENDER roast beef β€” that is amazing with mashed potatoes and also makes some delicious sandwiches the next day. The process is easy! Just coat your beef roast of choice in olive oil, seasoning generously with your favorite dry rub, or just salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 500ΒΊ. Roast for 7 minutes per pound, then turn off oven but ... Read More about Perfect, Tender Roast Beef

Coca-Cola Cake

Coca-Cola Cake is a genuine southern classic. It's a delicious chocolate cake with chocolate cooked frosting that has just a hint of Coca-Cola flavor. Get my Coca-Cola Cake recipe below ... Read More about Coca-Cola Cake

Cinnamon Rolls

This cinnamon roll recipe comes directly from my great-grandmother's cookbook that came with her 1930 model Home Comfort cast iron range. I've never made this recipe before, but you can be sure I'll make it again! Get my Cinnamon Roll recipe below ... Read More about Cinnamon Rolls