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Verandas Ghoulishly Delicious Pumpkin Spice Eggnog

Verandas Ghoulishly Delicious Pumpkin Spice Eggnog

If you are an eggnog lover, the day those cartons hit the shelves at the supermarket is bliss. It signals the winter holidays, family gatherings, and feet up in front of the fireplace. This pumpkin spice eggnog pushes the calendar up just a month or 

Shrimp and Grits with a Twist

Shrimp and Grits with a Twist

Ever had a good recipe and made a little change that created a great recipe? Follow the recipe for Sarah’s favorite Shrimp and Grits, and substitute smoked crawfish sausage for the Andouille sausage in the original recipe. Try making our shrimp and grits with a 

Diana’s Pastelillos de Guava y Queso

Diana’s Pastelillos de Guava y Queso

In the islands, tropical fruits are woven through the menus, from cooling summer beverages, to spicy fruit-laden salsas and wonderful filled pastries, like pastelillos de guava y queso.

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Sarah’s Shrimp and Grits

Sarah’s Shrimp and Grits

I love food! I love to cook; I can’t yell it loud enough. When it comes to food or cooking, I am in my happy place. I am always finding ways to remake or tweak a favorite recipe. One of my husband’s favorite meals and 

Matzah Brei: Simple Breakfast and Passover Tradition

Matzah Brei: Simple Breakfast and Passover Tradition

Creative cooks don’t hate on matzah, also spelled matzo. They create delicious meals featuring recipes passed from generation to generation, for everything from kugel and matzah ball soup, to matzah blintzes and simple matzah brei.

Chilly Weather Chili: The Verandas “Meat Lovers” Chili

Chilly Weather Chili: The Verandas “Meat Lovers” Chili

Cool Spring nights in North Carolina are perfect for a soul-warming bowl of chili The Verandas, especially if you tuck around the chimenea, under the stars, with a local craft beer.

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Comfort Food From The Verandas: Roasted Chicken Soup

Comfort Food From The Verandas: Roasted Chicken Soup

Feeling generally blech? Fighting a head cold, or suffering through the flu? Whether you need a little comfort food, or you’re up next to take care of someone who is ailing, we suggest a huge pot of Chuck Pennington’s Roasted Chicken Soup. The key to 

Game Day Food: Smoked Brisket Nachos

Game Day Food: Smoked Brisket Nachos

Football season is back and so are some of our favorite game day recipes. Here is our smoked brisket nachos recipe; my husband did the heavy lifting, as he smoked the brisket until it was perfectly tender and moist.

Crowd-Pleasing Appetizer: Mini Stuffed Peppers

Crowd-Pleasing Appetizer: Mini Stuffed Peppers

Mini stuffed peppers are great for game day appetizers, and a winner at a pot-luck. They are spicy, but not overwhelmingly hot.

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Brussels Sprouts | Roasted with Maple and Balsamic

Brussels Sprouts | Roasted with Maple and Balsamic

If you love them, you really love them. If you don’t, you really don’t. Brussels sprouts. These cute “little cabbages” have their own fan club, and they’ve broken away from the 2- or 3-veg, overcooked, British dinner plate. Although there is something rather old-fashioned about