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  • Spinach Artichoke Grouper
    Spinach Artichoke Grouper Our dinner tonight. My husband Steve is always looking for new food ideas for me to cook. ¬†I get tired of it and sometimes I am just rude. Then along comes that really great meal and I think it is not so bad. Tonight he was reading Tide Magazine and handed me […]
  • Prepping ūüźü
    Fish gets a bad rep. ¬†If you prepare fish correctly it has a very nice clean taste. ¬†So lets learn how to prep fish, and make it one of our go to meals. ¬†Instead of "oh no not fish". ¬†If you like fish and do not mind the fishy taste, this may be not necessary […]
  • The Pot with Everything in it
    When I was growing up my mom cooked "the pot with everything in it". ¬†After we grew up we joked about this pot. ¬†My mom never thought the jokes were very funny. ¬†It was her job to feed 9 growing kids and a husband, on the money they had. ¬†This was serious work and no […]
  • 11/1 and 11/3 Breakfast for the Holidays
    Simple, easy, and fast breakfast ideas to help make the holidays easier. Eggs, Bacon, potatoes, and Cheese in a nice package. French Toast muffins Sausage rolls and more Time:  Tuesday November 1st at 11:00 Thursday November 3rd at 6:30 Place: Salted Rim Designs Call 252-586-2437 or email peggy@saltedrimdesigns.com $30.00 per person
  • 10/4 Pizza Party Night
    Have a great pizza party. It's fun food made easy. Learn a about several different crusts. Help create the toppings and enjoy the bounty if you like. I have a quick crust that is ready in 30 minutes. Tuesday, October 4th at 11:00 am and again at 6:30 pm Call Salted Rim Designs for a […]
  • Chicken Burgers
    I have not written a blog in awhile because I was not sure if anyone was reading them. I am happy to say I had lots of people asking me why I was not writing my blog. So I enjoy bringing you some new recipes from my kitchen. Recently I had a Slider Class. Sliders […]
  • The Hen and The Hog, A Exceptional Evening
    Living in a small town off Hwy. 95, there is no shortage of fast food or chain restaurants. ¬†I am not a food snob; I like fast food, chain food, healthy food, comfort foods, gourmet foods, and anything else you can think of. ¬†It does not have to cost a lot to be good just […]
  • “Secreto” Pork Skirt Steak
    My oldest, Lindsay, lives in Richmond, Va. ¬†Richmond is a foodie paradise. Whenever we go visit, food shopping is on my list of must dos. ¬†Not far from her house is a butcher shop, if they do not have it they will get it. ¬†I have ordered Domestic Venison, elk, buffalo, and boar. ¬†They sell […]
  • Raleigh’s Farmers Market
    A couple weekends ago Steve planned a day in Raleigh for us. ¬†First the Farmers Market, then the Home Show, finishing up with Dinner at Pool's Diner. ¬†We got a added bonus, Hopscotch, a street festival was taking place near the Home show. It was a long day with tired feet, full bellies, and satisfaction […]
  • The Perfect Pork Chop
    Pork is one of my favorite meats. It has a savory saltiness that just satisfies. ¬†My class this week was "The Perfect Pork Chop". ¬†The best in my opinion is, a 1 inch center cut bone in pork chop. The loin cut is not as tender. The boneless is definitely much dryer. The bone helps […]
  • 12/08 Christmas Morning
    Christmas Morning Tuesday Dec. 8th at 11:00 $30.00 per person at Salted Rim Design Call 252-586-2437 for reservations
  • 11/05 Holiday Entertaining
    Holiday Entertaining Thursday Nov. 5th at 6:30 $35.00 per person At Salted Rim Designs Call 252-586-2437 for reservations
  • New York, This Years Annual Birthday Trip
    Every year Steve and I take a birthday trip with our friends Pam and Charlie. ¬†Our birthdays are Jan (Pam), Feb (Charlie), March (Steve), and April (Me). Our ages rank in the same order. ¬†I am the baby of the group and I so love to say that. ¬†Last year Charlie and Pam picked and […]
  • Having a Pizza Party
    Having a pizza party. ¬†You could call a pizza delivery, or you could do it yourself. ¬†My pizza parties are a little more involved. ¬†I start by making the crust. ¬†This can be done that day or weeks before. ¬†A very basic thin crust is my favorite. Thin Crispy Pizza Crust Yield: 3-12 inch pizzas […]
  • Cooking For The Girls
    Cheers!!! I had a group of really fun girls, (Steve says we are not girls anymore but women), ask me to cook for a birthday celebration. ¬†These GIRLS have managed to stay in touch and have maintained their friendship, even though they all live in different areas. ¬†As we move on with our lives it […]
  • Tequila Pork (The healthy series)
    If you have read my blogs you know I really like pork. ¬†It is truly the other white meat, just better. ¬†I like the flavor, saltiness, and texture of pork. ¬†Like steak and chicken, the tenderloin is the choice cut. ¬†It is very important to prepare your meat before cooking. ¬†Remove all the silver skin […]
  • Broccoli with a Twist (The healthy series)
    Broccoli is something I do not cook much. ¬†Steve got tired years ago and turns his nose up every time I mention cooking it. ¬†Well I played with several Broccoli recipes and came up with a winner. ¬†Steve really liked it and so did my class. ¬†I used an old Italian mix to pump up […]
  • Chicken in a Creamy Mustard Sauce (Tasty and Healthy Food)
    In my healthy cooking class yesterday we created 2 very tasty meals. ¬†This chicken was the favorite of the group. ¬†I will be posting the rest of the foods in future blogs. Finding healthy foods that are satisfying and taste good are hard to find. ¬†I feel you do not need to leave out all […]
  • First Dinner on “THE DIET”
    There are so many diets out today. ¬†It is hard to define what is diet food, low card, low fat, keeping calories to a certain number. ¬†My diet is eating well but smart. ¬†I feel that when you cook diet it leaves you feeling unsatisfied. ¬†So what I try to do is eat very tasty […]
  • Pork Tenderloin a Healthy Choice.
    Pork one of my favorite meats, with the tenderloin as my top choice. ¬†The tenderloin is as lean as a boneless, skinless chicken breast. It only has 2.5 grams of fat per 4 ounce serving and 120 calories. ¬†So easy to give a big flavor without adding more fat. ¬†It usually comes in packages of […]
  • Poulet Nicoise: A Good Cold Winter Meal
    My Class this week was One Pot Meals. ¬†I like to present my classes with new and tasty meals. ¬†Deciding to use of my favorite pastas; Broccolini and Orecchiette Pasta Beef, Cheddar and Potato Pie and pulling up a oldie but goodie; Poulet Nicoise. Nicoise usually means "as prepared in Nice". ¬†Things cooked with tomatoes, […]
  • Stuffed Pumpkin with Cheesy Goodness
    ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Stuffed Pumpkin with Cheesy Goodness ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†My husband, Steve likes to find things for me to cook.¬† New recipes to try, tackle new frontiers of food.¬† It get exhausting sometimes.¬† The amount of food you find on the internet is amazing.¬† So many bad recipes and very few […]
  • Sonoma and Wine Country
    Every Year we do a birthday trip with friends. ¬†Over the years we decided not to buy each other gifts. ¬†Instead we spend time together. ¬†Most of the time we take a long weekend, and we take turns picking the destination. ¬†This year it was Charlie"s turn and he wanted to do something special. ¬†It […]
  • BBQ Baby Back Ribs, YUM
    My class on BBQ Baby Back Ribs was fun. ¬†Not hurried or rushed because it is something you can do at your own time and leisure. ¬†Then when it's time for your guest or family to eat you are a Rock Star. ¬†The mess was done ages ago and so very little clean up. ¬†You […]
  • Braised Elk or Brisket
    I was checking out a shop called Main Street Produce. ¬†This is a little market in Littleton, NC, just 6 miles from my house. ¬†I had heard really good things about it but it is in a direction from my house that I very rarely go. ¬†I was pleasantly surprised they had gourmet products, venison, […]
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