13 results for tag: Cheese


Celebrating Southern Drawls, Southern Food and Southern Susan

When I remember Susan Shaffer, her very southern accent is the first thing that comes to mind. It always makes me smile. Twangy drawls were one of the things that Susan and I had in common. After twenty-five years of living in the Lowcountry, I've been able to tone my eastern North Carolina articulation down a good bit. Susan's cadence was a constant. Her words were always spoken slowly, softly and honestly. I miss my friend. With Susan on my mind, I'd like to share a few very southern recipes. This week's offerings are from a food photo shoot taken at my home a couple of years ago. Susan's husband, Mark, was the photographer, and Susan joined him at ...

Beaufort Tomato Pie

No two tomato pie recipes are the same. If someone actually added them up, I'd be willing to bet that folks from Beaufort have about a zillion recipes for Tomato Pie. They're all just a teeny little bit different. Some use a variety of fresh herbs, some add bacon, some use salad dressing instead of mayonnaise. No matter which version you prefer, we all agree that tomato pies are one of our favorite local delicacies and something we look forward to every June. It's very interesting to me that tomato pies are pretty much a Lowcountry thing. Most friends from my hometown of Wilson, North Carolina, had never tasted tomato pie until I published the recipe ...

Three Pounds of Cheese

I was watching the news this morning and learned that the world has an overrun of cheese. Such a huge overrun of cheese, that it will take each and every person on the planet, eating an extra 3 pounds of cheese this year to get the cheese market back on kilter. I don't know about you, but I'm ready, able and willing to do my part for the cheese industry. The recipes this week all feature cheese. Some are hot and gooey, some are cool and firm, but all are deliciously cheesy! (Photography by Paul Nurnberg.)Creamy Eggs with Goat CheeseStirring a little goat cheese into lightly scrambled eggs transforms a simple dish into a delicious and special brunch. ...

Sunshine Salads

Don't you just love the sunshine? I'm totally solar powered. I have to admit, I've been feeling a bit anti-social during the past few cold and dark winter months. And, I've been spending too much time at home eating my favorite comfort foods. Warm and bright days have been so good for my psyche and I'm feeling inspired again. This week I'm sharing three of my favorite (and delicious) slim-down salad recipes. Soon we'll be able to buy fresh spring and summer vegetables locally. Isn't it wonderful?Grilled Romaine Salad 1 cup mayonnaise ½ cup sour cream ¼ cup whole milk or cream 6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled 1 tablespoon shallot, finely grated 1 ...

Let Them Eat Quiche!

Are you looking for a few new and easy brunch recipes? Try these! There's something for everyone – including ham, bacon, salmon, spinach, mushrooms, jalapenos and a variety of cheeses. Each quiche feeds six people. If you serve a variety, I suggest that you cut the slices a bit smaller so that your guests can try more than one offering. Happy Cooking!Ham and Cheddar Quiche1 (9-inch) deep-dish frozen pie crust, thawed3 large eggs, beaten1 cup milk1 cup chopped cooked ham1½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese½ cup sliced green onion1 teaspoon Dijon mustardPrick bottom and sides of crust with a fork. Follow directions on package and bake until pastry ...

Stevie Wonder, Ruby Slippers & Hoop Cheese

Did you watch the all-star tribute to Stevie Wonder television special last week? It was wonderful! I was 12 years old when Stevie's album, Songs in the Key of Life, was at its peak. Listening to all of the old songs made me a bit homesick for my friends, my youth and the food that I grew up with.I heard somewhere that the music you listen to when you're in your early teens is the music that remains your favorite for all of your life. I believe that's true. I also think it's the same way when it comes to food. Every time I go home to Wilson, NC, I visit all of my favorite restaurants (even at the risk of gaining a few pounds) just because I can.Stev...

Christmas Potatoes

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, cheesy Christmas Potatoes! I'm always looking for new ways to serve potatoes. This easy recipe is sure to become a new Christmas tradition at our house. Loaded with cheese and creamy goodness, Christmas Potatoes are a cinch to make and will feed a crowd. The buttery corn flake topping is an added crunchy treat. Merry Christmas! Christmas Potatoes1 (30-ounce) package frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed and drained1 (10-ounce) package frozen seasoning blend (onions, green peppers)2 cups sour cream1 (10.5-ounce) can cream of chicken soup1 teaspoon salt2 cups shredded sharp cheddar ...

Feeling Kind of Cheesy

If these yummy-looking sandwich photos have caught your fancy and you're thinking that you might be feeling kind of cheesy, before you even start to read this column, take a stick of salted butter out of the refrigerator so it can come to room temperature. Go ahead and do it. If you don't, when your stomach starts growling and you have to wait, you'll wish you had. I'll explain why later. Recently, I was at the salon with my beloved hair guru, Michael Petorock, and we were talking about one of our favorite restaurants (which shall remain nameless) in the North Carolina mountains. I was telling Michael that when Vince and I lunched there last August, ...

Barbeque Burger Casserole

This is a great casserole for kids — actually, for the kid in all of us. A dill pickle garnish makes the dish!   Barbeque Burger Casserole 2 pounds ground sirloin 1 medium sweet onion, chopped ¾ cup barbeque sauce ¾ cup ketchup 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream ¾ cup chopped green onions 1 (8-ounce) package wide egg noodles, cooked and drained 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby-Jack cheese, divided Chopped dill pickle Cook ground sirloin and onion in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no ...

Meatball & Cheese Stuffed Biscuits

Great cocktail food just in time for Super Bowl Sunday! I'm so sorry that I didn't have an opportunity to snap a photo of the yummy meatballs and gooey cheese inside these tasty biscuits. They were gone in a flash! They're easy to make and easy to eat. DELICIOUS!   Meatball and Cheese Stuffed Biscuits Serve with a side of warm marinara sauce for dipping. 1 (16.3-ounce) can refrigerated Grands biscuits 8 frozen beef meatballs, thawed 4 pieces Mozzarella string cheese, cut into 16 pieces Olive oil Dried oregano Freshly grated Parmesan cheese Marinara sauce, for dipping Slice biscuits lengthwise only cutting about halfway through. Insert a meatball ...