Thanksgiving Cooking Lessons

Every year in preparation for “Turkey 911,” On Good Morning America I read up on the latest turkey roasting methods and generally try out a few. This year I tried two new things (at least they were new to me): dry brining and cooking a turkey in an oven bag.…


Moravian Cookies from Old Salem

The North Carolina community of Salem was founded in 1766 by a Protestant group known as the Moravians who had come south from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1753. In 1950, work began on Old Salem, an authentic restoration of the area. One of the highlights of a visit to Old Salem…


A Seasonal Tip

Last week I learned from a new friend how to make a deliciously different eggnog. He has two secret ingredients. To commercial alcohol-free eggnog, he adds Maker’s Mark bourbon in place of rum and pumpkin pie spice instead of nutmeg. I can’t wait to serve it during the holidays.


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