Pumpkin or sweet potato the ultimate pie debate!

Pro pumpkin?  Pro sweet potato?  Undecided lover of pie?  No matter what side you land on, we’ve got you covered.


Pumpkin Pie from Cook book.


Maw Maw’s Sweet Potato Pie from My mother’s southern desserts.


Pumpkin Dream Pie from Buffet Benny’s family cookbook : recipes, stories & poems from the Appalachian Mountains.


Creamy Sweet Potato Pie from Granny’s drawers : four generations of family favorites.


Delicious Pumpkin Pie from Favorite recipes.


Sliced Sweet Potato Pie from Körner’s Folly cookbook.

Pizza night! …recipes from the collection


Eggplant Pizza from The country gourmet cookbook.


Cocktail Pizza from A dash of Down East.


Vegetable Pizza from Welkom : Terra Ceia cookbook III, a collection of recipes.


Pizza Crust from Welkom : Terra Ceia cookbook III, a collection of recipes.


Cyndy’s Pizzas from Good eatin’ from Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Durham, North Carolina.


Feta Shrimp Pizza from Count our blessings : 75 years of recipes and memories / Myers Park Presbyterian Church.


Meatzapie from Home cookin’.


Classic bread recipes from the collection


Breads from Favorite recipes of the Lower Cape Fear.


My Grandmother’s Corn Pone from Mountain makin’s in the Smokies : a cook book.


Hoecake from Waldensian cookery.


Beaten Biscuits from More than moonshine : Appalachian recipes and recollections.


Spoon Bread from From coastal Carolina cupboards.


Sally Lunn from Soup to nuts : a cook book of recipes contributed by housewives and husbands of Alamance County and other sections of state and country.

Pumpkins – they’re not just for carving!

It’s fall y’all and that means pumpkins are everywhere.  So visit a patch, a store, or your closest pumpkin retailer, pick one out and get to cooking.


Pumpkin Soup from The country gourmet cookbook.


Fried Pumpkin Seeds from A Taste of the old and the new.


Spicy Pumpkin Cookies from The Pantry shelf : 1907-1982.


High Jumpin’ Pumpkin Bread from Hornets homecooking : favorite family recipes from the Charlotte Hornets players, coaches, staff and special fans.


Pumpking Pound Cake from What’s cook’n at Biltmore.


Recipes for that sweet tooth!


Candies and Confections from The Progressive farmer’s southern cookbook.


Reba Bowen’s Molasses Pull Taffy from Columbus County cookbook II.


Cream Candy from Cook book.


Caramel Layer Chocolate Squares from The Pantry shelf : 1907-1982.


Ladyfinger Dessert from Count our blessings : 75 years of recipes and memories / Myers Park Presbyterian Church.


Chocolate Souffle with Chocolate Sauce and Whipped Cream from The Fearrington House cookbook : a celebration of food, flowers, and herbs.


Congo Bars from Favorite recipes : Blowing Rock.

Fire up those grills!…recipes from the collection

This weekend has Labor Day and football.  What more of an excuse do you need to get those grills out?

Shrimp and Hot Sausage Kabobs - Mario Tailgates

Shrimp and Hot Sausage Kabobs from Mario tailgates NASCAR style.

Margarita Grilled Shrimp - Outer Banks Cookbook

Margarita Grilled Shrimp from The Outer Banks cookbook : recipes & traditions from North Carolina’s barrier islands.

Kareem Kabobs - Hornets Homecooking

Kareem Kabobs from Hornets homecooking : favorite family recipes from the Charlotte Hornets players, coaches, staff and special fans.

Grilled Eggplant - Supper's at Six

Grilled Eggplant from Supper’s at six and we’re not waiting!

Grilled Maple Pork Chops-An Appetite for Art

Grilled Maple Pork Chops from An appetite for art : recipes and art from the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Grilled Hamburgers - Favorite Recipes of the Carolinas

Grilled Hamburgers from Favorite recipes of the Carolinas : meats edition, including poultry and seafood.

Celebrating Blueberries…recipes from the collection

It’s a great year for blueberry crops and North Carolina is a top 10 producer.  Go to your favorite grocery store, farmers market, or road side stand, grab some blueberries, and get cookin’!

Blueberry Basil Cornmeal Waffles - North Carolina Bed & Breakfast Cookbook

Blueberry Basil Cornmeal Waffles from North Carolina bed & breakfast cookbook.

Blueberry betty - Historic Moores Creek Cook Book

Blueberry Betty from Historic Moores Creek cook book : a collection of old and new recipes.

Blueberry Puffs - Given to Hospitality

Blueberry Puffs from Given to hospitality : a cook book.

Blueberry Nut Ice Cream - Cooking with Berries

Blueberry Nut Ice Cream from Cooking with berries.

Blueberry Pie - Koerner's Folly Cookbook (2)

Blueberry Pie from Körner’s Folly cookbook.

Blueberry Buckle - Count Our Blessings

Blueberry Buckle from Count our blessings : 75 years of recipes and memories / Myers Park Presbyterian Church.

Untapped Source of Lifetime Happiness Blueberry Muffins- Auntie bee's

Untapped Source of Lifetime Happiness Blueberry Muffins from Auntie’s cook book : favorite recipes.

How to celebrate July 4th according to cookbooks.

Celebrate with…

A picnic

Fourth of July Picnic - Given to Hospitality

Fourth of July Picnic from Given to hospitality : a cook book.

Some ice cream

Fourth of July Ice Cream-Our Own Kitchen Survival Kit

Fourth of July Ice Cream from Our own kitchen survival kit.

…don’t forget the toppings

Fourth of July Ice Cream Toppings-Our Own Kitchen Survival Kit

Ice Cream Toppings from Our own kitchen survival kit.

A former president

President Reagan's Favorite Macaroni and Cheese - Capitol Cook Books

President Reagan’s Favorite Macaroni and Cheese from Capitol cook book : with best wishes from Congressman James T. Broyhill.

Liver Deluxe (Ford) - Congressional Cook Book

Liver Deluxe from Congressional cook book.

The first First Lady

Martha Washington's-Out of Our League

Martha Washington’s from Out of our league.


Jammin’ recipes from the collection


Image from Kitchen kapers.


Strawberry Jam from The country gourmet cookbook.


Muscadine Jelly from The Progressive farmer’s southern cookbook.


Sassafras Jelly from Red’s cook book : (road kill not included).


Marmalade from The Farmville cook book.


Bar Le Duc Jelly from Dixie dishes.


No-Cook Blueberry Jam from Pass the plate : the collection from Christ Church.

Grill it Up!…recipes from the collection

Memorial Day is just around the corner.  Flags will be flown, veterans remembered, and grills fired up.  Here are a few recipes to help you out with your weekend festivities.

Grilling - Progessive Farmer

Image from The Progressive farmer’s southern cookbook.

Balsamic Grilled Asparagus - Heavenly Helpings

Balsamic Grilled Asparagus from Heavenly helpings, seasoned with love : recipes collected from great cooks past and present of White Oak Baptist Church, Archer Lodge, NC.

Charcoal Roast - Favorite Recipes of the Carolinas

Charcoal Roast from Favorite recipes of the Carolinas : meats edition, including poultry and seafood.

Linda's Marinated Turkey Breast for the Grill - A Dash of Down East

Linda’s Marinated Turkey Breast for the Grill from A dash of Down East.

Bacon-wrapped Pork Kabobs - Mario Tailagtes

Bacon-wrapped Pork Kabobs from Mario tailgates NASCAR style.

Grilled Barbecue Chicken - Favorite Recipes of the Carolinas

Grilled Barbecue Chicken from Favorite recipes of the Carolinas : meats edition, including poultry and seafood.

Swordfish Kebobs - Flavors of Fearrington

Swordfish Kebobs from Flavors of Fearrington : the village where neighbors care and community is alive.