Authors Posts by Sandi Grigg

Sandi Grigg

Growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina, Sandi always dreamed of living on the coast. In her youth, she was always by the water; she was raised tending a big garden and stomping around in the creek. She spent her adolescent days on a Jet Ski or fishing on Lake James, N.C., and she and her friends would camp and hike the Linville Gorge. Attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte she felt like she was getting out of my small-town box and living the city life; at the same time, she was getting a little closer to the ocean. Moving to Wilmington has been a dream come true, and the life she has created has been a blessing. She enjoys kayaking the Cape Fear, fishing the shores of Carolina Beach, and picking up seashells and shark’s teeth wherever she is. At home, she loves to cook and play with her dogs in the backyard. She also enjoys DIY home improvement endeavors. No outdoor shower, fire pit or flower bed is too big of a job! Being a part of the North Brunswick Magazine and South Brunswick Magazine team has taught Sandi that you really can enjoy your career.

Summer Sangria

Summer White Wine Sangria Recipe
It’s a bit of a contradiction for sangria, which is named for its blood-red color, to be made with white wine, but once you've...

Poke Cake Recipe

Everybody likes cake, and this one has a special surprise. Photography By James Stefiuk “A party without cake is just a meeting,” said the late, great...

Moscow Mule (& Variations)

Moscow Mule Recipe
Everybody loves the bubbly ginger-lime-vodka drinks in the swanky copper cups. One of the first drinks I ever ordered at an elixir bar was a...

Spiked Cheerwine

Spiked Cheerwine Recipe
Although there is no actual Cheerwine in this drink, it tastes very much like the Southern soda with its sweet flavors of cola and...

Crockpot Chicken ‘n Dumplings

Crockpot Chicken n Dumplings
Comfort foods are those that have some sort of sentimental value to the person eating them. We usually want comfort foods when we are...

Orange Mojito: Más Mojito Por Favor!

orange mojito recipe
My best friend Nadia lived in Barcelona, Spain, for a few years and I had the privilege of going to visit her. We toured...

Pork Chops and Baked Apples

Pork Chops with Baked Apples Recipe
For as long as I can remember my mother has been making this hearty and filling dish. Each time I make it, it takes...

Gin-Spiked Slushy

Gin-Spiked Slushy Recipe
In the words of Alice Cooper, “Schools out for summer!” For a couple of months there will be, “no more pencils, no more books...

Vietnamese Summer Rolls

Vietnamese Spring Roll Recipe
Get everybody involved in dinner with roll-your-own summer rolls. Recently I was entertaining a group of friends who visit once a year. We have a...