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Gin-Spiked Slushy Recipe

Gin-Spiked Slushy

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 Spring Roll Recipe

Vietnamese Summer Rolls

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...
Wilmington Port City Pop Ups

Big Things Poppin’: Pop Up Restaurants Hit Wilmington

Port City Pop-ups delivers an untraditional dining experience in an extraordinary way. PHOTOGRAPHY BY Mark Steelman An eager crowd is crammed outside of Dixie Grill on...
Beer Breweries Wilmington, NC

Swell Ales: A Guide to the Hottest Breweries in Wilmington, NC

From the oldest local brewery in Wilmington to the newest in Southport, these four local brewing companies need to be on your sud-sipping radar. PHOTOGRAPHY...
Grilled pear and blue cheese salad.

Grilled Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Demi Glaze

My mother and father live on a lake in western North Carolina and are constantly entertaining guests. As spring approaches they extend an open...

Spring Sippin’ Strawberry Cocktail

As you celebrate the season, enjoy a sip of something cool and refreshing. “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” said the late Robin...

Chocolate Vodka Coffee Kicker

Sweet, creamy, intoxicating and caffeinated? Yeah, this one’s a keeper. When family and friends come around to celebrate, I like offer them something that’s unique...
French Onion Soup Recipe

French Onion Soup with Crunchy Toast

Soup is the perfect antidote to winter. A big pot simmering on the stove engulfs your house with aromas that are comforting to the...
Fresh blackberries: recipes, the health benefits, & where to pick in North Carolina

The Blackberry: Summer’s Sweet Antioxidant

Behind my childhood home a long continuous bramble of blackberries grew along the tall wooden fence that divided my subdivision from my best friend’s....