2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC - Phone: 919.489.3944
750 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC - Phone: 919.967.3663
Both locations 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.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

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Serve these from-scratch biscuits warm with butter, honey, and jam, along with two platters— one with seared slices of country ham and pepper jelly and another with deli ham and pimiento cheese.

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

Photo By: Peter Frank Edwards

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

Photo By Peter Frank Edwards

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

Photo by Peter Frank Edwards

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

Photo by Peter Frank Edwards

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 […]

2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC - Phone: 919.489.3944
750 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC - Phone: 919.967.3663
Both locations open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8 pm