Charlie Martinez finds the ‘it’ recipe for gumbo
Published 6/22/2011 at 3:57 p.m. 0 comments
When I read that City of Maryville firefighter Charlie Martinez was preparing gumbo at the Maryville Farmers’ Market, I knew this was something I did not want to miss. Charlie has a reputation of being a very good cook, and ...
Whip up a fresh strawberry cake for Dad
Published 6/15/2011 at 2:45 p.m. 0 comments
With Father’s Day coming up, we start thinking about what we can get dad -- other thqan the usual shirts and ties. That isn’t always an easy question to answer, and most dads don’t offer a lot of hints. Whether ...
No leftovers when Kemp’s Pea Salad is on menu
Published 6/8/2011 at 4:42 p.m. 0 comments
With the weather so hot now, a light and cool dish is perfect for summer fare. My friend Lynn Waters shared this recipe with me, explaining that it originated with her neighbor, Fran Kemp. Lynn says Fran is a fabulous ...
A day on the links yields a great recipe
Published 5/25/2011 at 4:46 p.m. 0 comments
A couple of weeks ago I was privileged to cover the Kingdom Design Ministries Golf Tournament at Royal Oaks. In addition to serving the golfers breakfast and lunch, there were a large variety of homemade baked goods. One particular dessert ...
The rich history of a family’s rich cake
Published 5/18/2011 at 2:15 p.m. 0 comments
Most moms hold memories and recipes close to their hearts, especially ones with family history and ingredients that include chocolate. Maryville mom Lillie Nester is raising a 13- and a 6-year-old. She is co-owner of Griffitts Drilling & Seals, a ...
Diabetic dishes are still full of flavor
Published 5/11/2011 at 2:43 p.m. 0 comments
When my friend Leslie Spranger told me that her boss, Bill Bailey, wanted to put in a request to In the Kitchen for a good meal for diabetics, I was happy to see what I could find. Bill said he ...
Natural match: Fresh strawberries need Gail’s pound cake
Published 5/4/2011 at 2:46 p.m. 0 comments
Strawberries are “coming in.” In the past, my dad and brother Steven usually had a few strawberries in the patch, and I was very fortunate to pick them for my “strawberries in season” recipe. This year, however, my luck ran ...
Hiking Sandwich is filling addition to trail-lover’s lunch
Published 4/27/2011 at 2:59 p.m. 0 comments
With the nice weather we’ve been having, some of the avid hikers among the family and friends have already “hit the trails.” My sister Gail and her son Robbie Hill and our friend Jeremy Loftis have already checked out some ...
No hiding this Easter special Carrot Cake
Published 4/20/2011 at 3:00 p.m. 0 comments
You won’t need any carrots to make this fun and easy Carrot Cake. The recipe is courtesy of Food Network Magazine, and it gets its name from the shape, not the ingredients. With Easter here this weekend, this bunny-friendly cake ...
Craving for Bread Pudding sends daughter to recipe box
Published 4/14/2011 at 10:22 a.m. 0 comments
When my dad asked me if I had a recipe for bread pudding, I was able to tell him pretty quick that I didn’t have one. Bread pudding is just one of those desserts that doesn’t sound good to me. ...
Cooking lesson with the Chef
Published 3/30/2011 at 1:13 p.m. 0 comments
What a great treat to sit, listen and learn from a great chef! The Market at Washington and High had a Cooking Class recently, and my friend Addie and I attended. The teacher is new to Blount County, Chef Stephen ...
Celebrate your Irish with a Cajun flair
Published 3/16/2011 at 2:05 p.m. 0 comments
I received a recipe from my friends John and Shirley Cannon a little while back that had cabbage as its main ingredient. Thinking ahead, I decided to save it for St. Patrick’s Day to share with Blount Today readers. The ...
Church dinner brings two great sides
Published 3/9/2011 at 2:29 p.m. 0 comments
When I was invited to attend the 3rd Annual Alcoa First United Methodist Church’s Talent Show and Dinner sponsored by the church youth, I knew that I would be entertained and well fed. My nephew, Davy Hill, is the youth ...
Keep Mardi Gras ‘light’ with this Louisiana dish
Published 3/2/2011 at 1:18 p.m. 0 comments
Mardi Gras is a time for celebrating many things, and food is certainly at the top of the list. With Mardi Gras taking place on Tuesday, March 8, I thought this would be a good time to offer a recipe ...
‘School food’ was never like this
Published 2/23/2011 at 2:48 p.m. 0 comments
There are some culinary masters in our midst, and I had the pleasure of enjoying the fruits of their labor recently at a basketball tournament at William Blount High School. Believe me, “school food” was never like this! The occasion ...