Cannellini Bean Dip with Lemon and Parmesan

Not only is this fast and easy, but it’s also (shhhh….) really inexpensive.  But Cannellini Bean Dip with Lemon and Parmesan tastes fresh and lush at the same time, and there’s something very special about a homemade dip or spread, versus the store-bought stuff.   (And if you’re in splurge mode, do not miss Hot Crab …

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Atlantic Beach Pie

This Atlantic Beach Pie recipe comes from Bill Smith, long-time chef of Crook’s Corner restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  It’s his version of a pie that was commonly served at seafood restaurants on the North Carolina coast when he was growing up. When I first tasted the Atlantic Beach Pie, all I could say …

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Baking a Thank You

Saturday started off like one of those slightly over-scheduled, but quite pleasant summer days.  We went not only blueberry picking, but also peach picking with some friends, then hauled down to visit my family and spend the afternoon swimming in their pool before the evening’s festivities. (I will pause here to let you know that …

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