3 results for tag: Pie


Feeling Kind of Crabby

It's no secret that I'm an Eastern North Carolina girl. I was raised eating vinegar and pepper pork barbecue, fried cornsticks and chicken dumplings. But, I was also lucky to live close enough to the coast to make frequent road trips to Morehead, the Outer Banks and Beaufort – pronounced “Bow-fert.” (I never knew there was a Beaufort -- pronounced “Bew-fert,”until I met my husband, Vince.) I even lived in Wilmington for a few months. As a matter-of-fact, Wilmington is where I began to really love seafood. Until I was in my 20's, most everything that we consumed from the ocean was fried and covered in cocktail sauce or ketchup, mainly fried ...

Last Minute Summer Luncheon

July is usually a slower month for Vince and me. Somehow, this year, it has turned out the be the total opposite. Vince is super busy with his work and I find that I'm still slap-in-the-middle of my wedding season. On top of everything, this morning no less, it suddenly occurred to me that I had a column due – and that I was two days past deadline. Yikes! I had no ideas and didn't want to go to the grocery store. So, I checked our fridge and pantry to see what I could concoct. I'm very pleased with the results. And, best of all, I had a yummy lunch waiting for Vince when he got back from his morning appointments. Necessity certainly is the mother of ...

Beef Tenderloin Pot Pie

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...a pot pie loaded with beef tenderloin and veggies! I'm a big fan of pot pies! Do you remember the frozen ones that we all used to eat when we were kids? I still love those things. They're one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Mama used to serve chicken pot pies hot from the oven for an after school snack when my brother Ray and I were growing up in Wilson, North Carolina. They were especially scrumptious on cold winter days. My husband Vince, on the other hand, doesn't like them at all. So, when I concocted a new pot pie recipe, he was a bit skeptical -- until he tasted it. This rich and ...