The inspiration for my Baked Beans was published in the News & Observer in the summer of 2005. I’ve heavily adapted it for the tastes of my friends and family, who love it. This is my go-to potluck dish in the Summertime. I actually won a cook-off at my workplace, squeaking past my boss’s chili and Mary’s Blueberry Awesomeness.

Creamy Apple Squares is a great fall recipe when apples are plentiful. Easy to bake and take.

Heloise’s Microwave Peanut Brittle is a ten-minute candy recipe that gets rave reviews wherever it goes

A tasty part of any Fall Feast is Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Butter and Hazelnuts – made with wonton wrappers!

A true Paula Deen receipt, Pineapple Cheese Casserole begins with a stick of butter, and gets better from there

This is my favorite Christmas breakfast, because you assemble the Breakfast Cloud the evening before

Mary and Michael like my take on Olive Garden’s Salad Dressing

This is chicken enchiladas, layered like lasagna – Enchilagna. A super supper for emergency dinner guests

It’s New Years time again! I can’t wait for the house-to-house party, ending with New Years Marshmallows and chocolate fountain

My Crustless Asparagus Quiche is a great Spring-time treat for many occasions

Get ready for a sweet Summer treat – Lemonade Icebox Pie is as delicious as it is fast and easy

A new New Year’s treat is Shrimpy Eggy Cheesy Goodness

Lost but now found, this is truly the Best Banana Bread

It’s not Thanksgiving without a Sweet Potato Pie from Sharon’s Kitchen

Cindy’s Crab Dip is great for parties any time of year.

Butterscotch and banana are a terrific duo in Shannon’s Birthday Cake

A classis eastern North Carolins favorite, Atlantic Beach Pie for Vickie is new again

A creamy Italian treat, Vanilla Almond Panna Cotta is great with chocolate sauce, amaretto, or BOTH

Applesauce Apple Pie has both apples and applesauce for a super-moist pie with a crunch top

I’m famous for Baked Beans a new recipe will be here soon . . .

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