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Sauerkraut & Dumplings

A few months ago I spent the afternoon with my Great Uncle Ted and my Great Aunt Ann learning the secrets of Flossie’s pound cake.¬†We talked about my great grandmother, my grandmother, and the whole Ballenger family, but mostly we talked about Ted’s favorite dish, sauerkraut & dumplins. I talked for a long time that […]

10/100: Blue Crab Stuffed Dolphin Fish

In the 1950’s the men of the Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Department decided to build a house in Morehead City, a getaway from the families where they could play cards and do whatever men in the 50’s did away from their families. Man stuff. Drinking brown liquor and smoking cigars like country versions of Mad Men […]

Goat’s Milk & Pimento Cheese Squash Blossoms

Dan and I talk often about how lucky we are to have surrounded ourselves with so many incredible, inspiring, and caring friends in Wilmington. In the two years since we made the move back South we’ve become part of a supportive and encouraging community that continues to grow. Our friends introduce us to their friends […]