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Sweet treats for Valentine’s Day

Sweet treats for Valentine’s Day

Last weekend was all about bacon and machismo and sports. This weekend it’s time to bring on the sweet treats, …

February 11th, 2016 |  

How to be the hero of your Super Bowl party

How to be the hero of your Super Bowl party

There’s a pretty big football game coming up this weekend. You may have heard of it. In fact, here in …

February 4th, 2016 |  

My Korean cooking adventure

My Korean cooking adventure

I heard a really interesting segment on NPR not long ago about kimchi. I know next to nothing about Korean …

January 28th, 2016 |  

Making life better for children

Making life better for children

If one of us was driving down one of our country roads and saw a small child drowning in a …

January 28th, 2016 |  

A tale of two beef recipes

A tale of two beef recipes

I’ve got two recipes for you this week. One takes a little time to prepare, while the other is quick …

January 21st, 2016 |  

A quick and easy Sunday supper

A quick and easy Sunday supper

You may remember a news article from our paper back in August about a group of ladies from the Starmount …

January 14th, 2016 |  

First steps for those newly engaged

First steps for those newly engaged

The holiday season is the most popular time of the year for couples to get engaged. I should know as …

January 7th, 2016 |  

Wishing you a happy new year!

Wishing you a happy new year!

Can you believe another year has gone by? Doesn’t time seem to fly? Tomorrow will be New Year’s Day. I …

December 31st, 2015 updated: December 31st, 2015. |  

Favorite cookbooks and holiday eating tips

Favorite cookbooks and holiday eating tips

Isn’t there a saying about we all end up turning into our mothers at some point in time? If not, …

December 24th, 2015 |  

I’m dreaming of a warm and sunny Christmas

I’m dreaming of a warm and sunny Christmas

Oh, the weather outside is lovely. And I hope it stays this way until summer. I’ve been hearing a lot …

December 17th, 2015 |  

Yadkin County Chamber visits China – part two

Yadkin County Chamber visits China – part two

The Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce recently returned from China, the first ever trip sponsored by the Chamber. After another …

December 10th, 2015 |  

The great Christmas tree adventure

The great Christmas tree adventure

Black Friday shopping is just not a holiday tradition I can get in to. The only reason at all that …

December 10th, 2015 |  

Yadkin County Chamber visits China

Yadkin County Chamber visits China

The Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce just returned from China, the first ever trip sponsored by the Chamber. Our trip …

November 26th, 2015 |  

Chicken stews: A Yadkin County tradition

Chicken stews: A Yadkin County tradition

When you grow up eating a certain dish, you may not realize that it’s not something known all over. It …

November 12th, 2015 |  

Happy chili season

Happy chili season

I may have mentioned that I love soup. A friend reminded me this week that in addition to being soup …

November 5th, 2015 |  

Kitsey’s Kitchen: Wedding thank yous are a must

Kitsey’s Kitchen: Wedding thank yous are a must

I have a bit of a confession to make in the wake of all the wedding excitement, and hopefully my …

October 22nd, 2015 |  

Kitsey’s Kitchen: Cuban-inspired dishes from Key West

Kitsey’s Kitchen: Cuban-inspired dishes from Key West

A month ago my husband and I were enjoying our honeymoon in Key West. Though we are settling in to …

October 15th, 2015 |  

Print out those treasured memories

Print out those treasured memories

Why bother to make prints of your photographs? Perhaps your great-grandchildren may want to know what you looked like. The …

October 8th, 2015 |  

Fall is here, break out the pumpkins

Fall is here, break out the pumpkins

Fall is finally here and to be honest, I have mixed emotions about this. My recent honeymoon in Key West …

October 1st, 2015 |  

The world’s your oyster when you’re a newlywed

The world’s your oyster when you’re a newlywed

It hardly seems like it can be true, but I will soon be celebrating my one-month wedding anniversary. Is that …

September 24th, 2015 |  

Launching a new project, encouraging the next generation

Launching a new project, encouraging the next generation

For many years while still a staff reporter, my main beat was covering area schools and board of education from …

September 23rd, 2015 |  

How to be a Bridezilla

How to be a Bridezilla

From the time I got engaged last Christmas I got tons of advice from friends, family, even strangers, and read …

September 17th, 2015 |  

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