Appetizers

Lucky 12 Oysters

Place oysters on grill. Pour melted butter on each oyster. Top with a spoonful of Parmesan mixture, which can be prepared ahead of time. When oyster liquor bubbles and cheese is melted, the [...]

Stuffed Artichokes

To prepare artichokes, pull off the very bottom leaves, then trim each leaf, cutting straight across the tops. Slice about an inch off the very top of the artichoke. Pour a few inches of water in [...]

Asparagus Roll-Ups

Ingredients: 1 lb. Asparagus 8-10 slices of shaved maple ham Coarse grained mustard (to taste) 1 box puff pastry sheets (from the freezer aisle), defrosted according to instructions Directions: • [...]

Salads

Homage to Spring!

I love the change of seasons, but none as much as that of spring. Rebirth, renewal, regrowth, the promise of things to come, and the luxury of having fresh vegetables in my own garden – this is [...]

Summer on a Plate

It’s summertime, and the eating is easy – as easy as walking out into my own garden and picking my lunch and dinner. What follows is an easy and light summer meal that takes advantage of all the [...]

Soups / Chowders

Oyster Stew

Print Oyster Stew Category: Recipes, Soups & Chowders Servings: 6 Ingredients 1 pint standard oysters, undrained 4 tablespoons margarine or butter 1 quart milk 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/8 [...]

Rosie’s Cioppino

Cioppino is a fish stew popularized in San Francisco in the mid to late 1800s by immigrants. After a hard day’s work, the fishermen would gather and throw different pieces of fish and shellfish [...]

Breakfast

Smoked Bluefish & Gruyère Quiche

Print Smoked Bluefish & Gruyère Quiche Category: Breakfast, Recipes, Seafood Servings: 12 Ingredients 2 8-inch baked pie crusts (frozen) 1 13-ounce can evaporated milk 8 ounce Gruyère (or [...]

Eggs Hawthorne

Eggs Hawthorne is my version of Eggs Benedict. I lightly butter and toast English muffin slices, add a slice of grilled ham, a nest of sautéed spinach, and a lightly poached egg, and top it off [...]

Asparagus Quiche Recipe

After a fall and winter of heavier, heartier foods, I love the lighter fare of spring.  My Asparagus Quiche is perfect for a light lunch. Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 1 deep-dish pie dough (If [...]

Main Dishes

Homage to Spring!

I love the change of seasons, but none as much as that of spring. Rebirth, renewal, regrowth, the promise of things to come, and the luxury of having fresh vegetables in my own garden – this is [...]

Tailgate Tacos

I’m choosing another favorite – the taco – and stuffing it with local, grilled mahi mahi. Again, make the sauces, aioli, and salsa ahead of time so all that’s left on game day is the grilling.

Hawaiian Pizza Recipe

Grilling Tip: To grill pizzas, place pizzas over direct heat for a minute. Transfer pizzas to indirect heat. Close lid and cook until heated through and cheese is melted – about 8-10 minutes.

Greek Pizza Recipe

Top grilled side with a layer of spinach, chopped pepperoncini, roasted red pepper, olives, red onions, grape tomatoes, and feta. Before grilling, drizzle olive oil over top.

Italian Pizza Recipe

Rosie’s pepperoni pizza tip: Whenever you’re putting pepperoni on a pizza, first place the pepperoni slices on a paper towel and nuke for 20-30 seconds. Most of the grease cooks out and is [...]

Seafood

Seafood Tacos Recipes

Summer means fresh local seafood, and on the Outer Banks we certainly have a plethora of it. Here are seafood taco recipes from 3 of our local restaurants which will tickle your taste buds. Now [...]

Outer Banks Seafood Recipes

When you think food of the Outer Banks you think seafood. And why not? The Atlantic Ocean is literally our front door. We bring you some delicious seafood recipes you can try at home. All [...]

Smoked Bluefish & Gruyère Quiche

Print Smoked Bluefish & Gruyère Quiche Category: Breakfast, Recipes, Seafood Servings: 12 Ingredients 2 8-inch baked pie crusts (frozen) 1 13-ounce can evaporated milk 8 ounce Gruyère (or [...]

Cooking up a North Carolina Grand Slam

An offshore Grand Slam entails hooking three of these four fish – tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo, and marlin. While marlin isn’t edible, the other three make the perfect catch to bring back home for dinner.

Lionfish Is On The Menu

With their venomous spines and distinctive zebra-like stripes, the lionfish may not be the first type of fish many think of when planning their menu. In fact, the invasive species to the Atlantic [...]

Chili Lime Mahi Wraps

Acknowledging great local seafood means that simplicity is key, and with this recipe, you let the Mahi Mahi be the star, complemented with textures and enhancing fresh flavors. This is my version [...]

Desserts

Coffee Kahluanita

This can be left overnight in the freezer. Because of the alcohol, it’s not going to freeze solid. Serve with whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings.

Sunset Orange Granita

For a pretty presentation, I serve these in an orange cup. Top with a few maraschino cherries and drizzle a little cherry juice over top.

Pineapple Granita

The beginning of a pineapple granita...Prepare the simple syrup and let cool. In a blender, combine pineapple, simple syrup, and lime juice...

Strawberry, Kiwi, & Basil Granita

Next comes a strawberry, kiwi, and basil granita with a twist. The addition of basil adds an unexpected savory note to this granita and peppered balsamic vinegar, lightly drizzled over top, [...]

Sides / Sauces

Mornay Sauce

The beginnings of Mornay Sauce...Melt butter in saucepan. Add flour. Stir constantly for about a minute.

Beverages

Hot Buttered Rum

Print Hot Buttered Rum Category: Beverages, Recipes Servings: 4 Ingredients 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/4 cup honey 1/2 teaspoon ground [...]

Rosé Spritzer

Gently muddle the strawberries, lemon wheels, and mint in a pitcher so the juices and flavors are released. Add the simple syrup and rosé wine. Pour over cups filled with ice, and top with a [...]

Love at First Sip

There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer afternoon than an icy cocktail to help you cool down and rejuvenate. Here are six classic cocktails for you, but with a twist. Rosie put her own [...]

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