Roasted Sweet Corn Bread

Recipe Information Total Time: 40 minutes; 20 minutes active Servings: 9 Ingredients 1 ear sweet corn (2 if small) 1 cup unbleached flour 1 cup cornmeal 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup melted butter 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt 2 large eggs Preparation To roast the corn, heat the … Continued  

How to Make the Best Burger Ever

Is your burger in need of a pick-me-up? Some folks may be satisfied with slapping a patty on the grill and saying that’s that with a bun and some ketchup.  But not you, you’re in it for the big game.  You want people to bite into your burger and say “WOW! That’s the best burger … Continued  

Corn with Cilantro Cumin Butter

Brighten up you summer meal with this fresh and tasty corn on the cob recipe. Ingredients 6 ears of corn, shucked 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (optional) 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) Preparation Bring a large pot … Continued  

Local Peaches: A Delicious Treat & An Opportunity to Help A Farmer

There are North Carolina grown peaches on the shelf right now!  They’re $2.49 /lb and they’re real good. How long they’ll be available is another question all together. A mid-March freeze (remember that cold weather?) has knocked out a pretty large portion of the local peach crop.  But that doesn’t mean our NC farmers aren’t … Continued  

Stars & Stripes Sandwiches

Celebrate the 4th of July with these easy and healthy festive eats! Ingredients 1 cup strawberries 1 cup raspberries 1 banana 1 cup blueberries Light cream cheese 3 slices of whole wheat bread Berry jam Preparation Thinly slice 1/2 cup strawberries. Cut all the raspberries in half. Slice the entire banana. Toast three slices of … Continued  

Wines From Croatia – Now Available

From Nick Williams – Wine & Beer Coordinator  The Croatian Coast is home to picturesque crags dropping to electric blue seas, world-class seafood, and yacht-borne celebrities absorbing the Adriatic sun. It’s also home to a vibrant and distinctive wine making culture, one whose bounties are increasingly available in international markets like ours. I love anything … Continued  

Make Your Day “Cherry” Good

Little wonder that “a cherry on top” is thought to sweeten a deal! Whether it’s a handful of chopped sweet Bings in a chicken salad, a sour variety baked into a pie or the dried fruit in your muffin or trail mix, cherries add a glisten of crimson and a fabulously fruity taste to an … Continued  

Fruit Salad with Jalapeno, Mint, & Lime

Your party platter just got a lot more colorful. This summer fruit salad with jalapeno mint and lime is a (lightly) spicy, unexpected take on a classic. Not only is it easy, but it’s healthy, too – an excellent source of vitamin C. Vibrant and juicy, your tropical summer fruit salad with jalapeno mint and … Continued  

Grilled Summer Vegetables with Fresh Mozzarella

Grilled vegetables are delicious and easy to cook. Take advantage of summer’s vegetable bounty with this simple recipe Recipe Information Total Time: 40 minutes Servings: 4-6 Ingredients 2 zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices 2 red bell peppers, seeded and sliced into large strips 1 small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch rounds 1/2 pound fresh cocconcini mozzarella … Continued  

Time to Get Grillin’

Get set for great grilling with these grilling tips. Start your grill about 30 minutes before you begin cooking. It’s a good idea to have a hot side for grilling meat and a cooler side for grilling fish, seafood and vegetables. If you don’t have a gas grill, consider using chunk charwood, which is preferred … Continued