Tag Archives: Carrie Leonard

SouthPark Magazine : Delicious Do’s & Don’ts

I’m proud to be a cancer survivor. Six years and counting! I was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma when I first moved to Charlotte. The cancer was too advanced to do anything but remove my kidney and, fortunately, the doctors successfully removed all the cancer too. After a period of recovery I’ve been able to […]

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How to Make: Homemade Butter

Making your own butter? Didn’t that go out with gingham skirts and milking cows? Not at all! This is a fun way to make your own creamy butter from scratch. It’s really quite simple, takes just a few minutes andit’s a great way to get your kids involved too. In the short Time Warner video […]

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How to Make: Lemon Herb Riccota Cheese

Why should you make your own cheese instead of going to the grocery store and buying it? Because making your own cheese is fun and the quality of the results will amaze you! Making your own cheese requires no special equipment and it’s a perfect project to do with your kids. View the short video […]

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Quick Moo Shu Pork

My quick Moo Shu Pork is a perfect snack for the football fans in your family. You’ll want to make plenty because they’ll eat more than you expect while they watch their favorite team win!! No one wants to “go long” for take-out when the game is on especially when you can make it yourself […]

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Devilish Deviled Eggs | Garlic Head Shrimp Boats

Whenever family and friends bring food for holiday gatherings there’s always such an array of side-dishes. There’s something about these kind of get-togethers that somehow breeds side-dishes and one of them, invariably, is that ’70′s favorite; Deviled Eggs. Someone’s aunt’s second cousin’s sister-in-law’s neighbor always brings them…and they always insist that they have the best […]

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Lexington Style North Carolina BBQ

Lexington, North Carolina is just a few short miles North of Charlotte and calls itself the “Barbecue Capital of the World”. Lexington Style North Carolina Barbecue is made with pork shoulder typically cooked slowly over a hardwood fire. In my case I’m doing it indoors and cooking it overnight on the stove! Either way works […]

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Limoncello Baklava

What could be better than this rich, sweet pastry made of layers of light, flaky filo dough filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrupy honey? Why, adding a little “bite” of limoncello of course! Limoncello is a lemon liqueur created from natural spirits infused with lemons. It’s actually known for its remarkable digestive qualities […]

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Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

Trying to maintain a healthier diet can be challenging at times because, face it, many of the healthy alternatives to delicious meals just aren’t as good as the real thing. However, there are some, like my Mediterranean Turkey Burgers, that are just as delicious as a burger made from beef. Most people love a good […]

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Spicy Crab Salad over Chilled Cantaloupe

Cantaloupes are readily available right now. I found beautiful ripe melons for just 99 cents each at my local grocery store yesterday! A cool, fresh spicy crab salad on chilled cantaloupe makes both a palate pleasing appetizer or the main course for a light early evening meal. Both visually pleasing and bursting with layers of Asian-influenced […]

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Breakfast Spinach & Bacon Quesadilla

Good healthy food shouldn’t be limited to dinner. Spinach is one of the cancer fighting foods you should eat regularly to help prevent this disease. In the 1920′s people disliked spinach so much that the popular cartoon, Popeye the Sailor Man  was actually created to boost its appeal to children. In each episode, Popeye was beaten […]

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