2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC - Phone: 919.489.3944
Open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8 pm

Espresso Shortbread Cookies

1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp. sea salt 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup chocolate-covered espresso beans, chopped 1 Tbsp. finely ground espresso beans Wax paper 1/2 cup Demerara or turbinado sugar, divided 1. Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer 2 to 3 minutes or […]

Cheesy Grits Soufflé

4 tsp. kosher salt, divided 2 cups uncooked regular yellow grits 3 cups milk 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 3 ears) 6 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 6 Tbsp. butter 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. hot sauce 1/2 tsp. freshly ground […]

Beet-and-Citrus Salad

Play with different citrus here, such as tangelos, blood oranges, or clementines.

Chicks in a Blanket

Dough-wrapped chicken-apple sausages are best fresh from the oven, so bake one batch at a time and serve warm.

Bloody Mary Bar

Stir together 8 cups tomato juice, 2 cups vodka, 1/3 cup prepared horseradish, 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce, 3/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 6 limes), 1 Tbsp. hot sauce, 2 tsp. sea salt, and 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper. Serve over ice with assorted vegetables. Makes about 3 qt. Hands-on 10 min., Total 10 min.  

Creamy Grits with Roasted Butternut Squash and Blue Cheese

Oven-caramelized squash and tangy blue cheese make this creamy side hearty enough to double as a vegetarian entrée. It makes an excellent weeknight supper crumbled with crispy bacon or prosciutto and served with a simple green salad and a glass of crisp, sweet Sauternes or creamy Chardonnay. SERVES 4 TO 6 1  small butternut squash,  […]

Fried Green Tomato BLT

Fried green tomatoes are one of those Southern classics that inspire fanatical devotion. For good reason: green tomatoes have a lovely tart flavor that mellows and warms in the heat of the frying pan, and, because they are so firm, they keep their shape and texture even after they’re cooked. They are most often eaten […]

Fried Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk Green Goddess Dressing

I’ve shared recipes for fried green tomatoes before, but each time I’ve tried to gussy them up by adding herbs or layering them with other ingredients. I like those dishes, of course, but the fact is there is something wonderful about making fried green tomatoes the way my mother and grandmother made them- that is, […]

Summer Corn Cakes with Chopped Tomato and Avocado Salsa

The contrasting flavors, textures, and colors make this vibrant summertime dish a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth. It is tops served with a fried egg for breakfast, and you can turn it into a filling lunch or dinner by scattering the cakes with grilled shrimp or chicken breast. MAKES ABOUT 1 […]

Pot Roast Potato Cakes with Poached Eggs, Fresh Greens, and Horseradish-Mustard Vinaigrette

This hearty dish, which is a great way to reinvigorate leftover Foster Family’s Pot Roast with Herb-Roasted Vegetables, is inspired by Southern dishes featuring “low” cuts of meat. With savory layers of potato, roast, and poached eggs finished with the cool heat of the Horseradish-Mustard Vinaigrette and brightened with fresh greens, this crowd-pleaser makes for […]

2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC - Phone: 919.489.3944
Open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8 pm