Stories by Rosie Hawthorne

Rosie’s Recipes: Mother’s Day Mini Cheesecakes for Maximum Decadence

If you’re trying to decide what to get Mama for Mother’s Day, may I suggest making these mini-cheesecakes?  A graham cracker base is filled with a simple cheesecake mixture and topped with caramel sauce and fluffy, light-as-a-cloud whipped cream. Full story

May 6

Rosie’s Recipes: Gettin’ Down To The Nitty Gritty

By Rosie Hawthorne | Outer Banks Voice
Grits, a uniquely Southern dish, have come a long way - from a simple mixture of water and ground corn as breakfast food to a more complex, creamy, savory, and cheesy culinary dish, suitable for the dinner table.  On Sunday mornings, however, I like to take my time with breakfast or brunch, and one of my preferred dishes for this leisurely meal is a classic favorite – shrimp and grits. Full story

Apr 5

Rosie’s Recipes: Pi and Pie –  Oh My!

Call me irrational, but I love National Pi Day (March 14 or 3/14) and in honor of the day, I’m making PIE -  a lovely and luscious lemon pie which heralds the spring season and celebrates the never-ending occasion. Full story

Mar 7

Rosie’s Recipes: Mad About Mushrooms

There’s nothing quite like a bowl of steaming, comforting soup when the weather outside is freezing and non-comforting.  Disclaimer:  Since this is the Outer Banks, the weather, of course, could be in the 70s and delightful when this column is published.  If so, tuck the recipe away for later use.  There will be a nor’easter soon enough and this dish will call out to you, so be patient. Full story

Feb 16

Rosie’s Recipes: Holy Pozole! It’s A Celebratory Soup

By Rosie Hawthorne | Outer Banks Voice
After gleaning through a bunch of pozole recipes, I came up with a fairly straightforward and simple one that’s hearty and perfect for a winter’s meal.  And what better way to celebrate the New Year than with pozole!  I served a jalapeño cornbread alongside for sopping up any leftover juices. Full story

Jan 1

Rosie’s Recipes: Whole Lotta Shuckin’ Goin’ On

By Rosie Hawthorne | Outer Banks Voice
To me, there’s no better way to eat an oyster than freshly shucked, with a squirt of lemon juice, and slurped down right off the half shell.  Sometimes, however, one wants something a little more substantial, so I’m offering  oysters on the half shell with an array of toppings that’s sure to please the palate. Full story

Dec 12

Rosie’s Recipes-The Food and Drink of Mexico

Sometimes one can find treasure in the unlikeliest of places.  A fortuitous stroke of serendipity led me to find a virtual treasure trove of discarded cookbooks at my local recycling center.  One of the books I found was The Food and Drink of Mexico. Full story

Nov 4

Rosie’s Recipes: Tuna-rrific Delight

By Rosie Hawthorne My tuna connection has done a wonderful job supplying me with fillets and it’s quite comforting to know my meals have been swimming just a few hours before gracing my table. It’s been a fun challenge to come up with different ways to prepare this wonderful fish. Today, I’m marinating inch+-thick tuna steaks, then searing the outside, giving it a lovely caramelized glaze and leaving the inside deliciously rare, almost butter-like. Full story

Oct 8

Rosie’s Recipes: Herbalicious Tuna

By Rosie Hawthorne | Outer Banks Voice My tuna connection has been keeping me well-supplied with some lovely tuna fillets this season.   And just to keep it interesting, I’ve been coming up with all sorts of preparations for this wonderful fish.  Today’s tuna dish is “Herbalicious Tuna.”  It’s seared and sliced tuna steaks accented with a fresh herbal condiment – my  variation on gremolata and chimichurri sauces. Full story

Sep 12

Rosie’s Recipes: Summertime And The Eatin’ Is Peachy

Summer meals should be fresh and light and that’s just what I’m offering.  My fish is as fresh as it comes, straight from ocean to table, my green bean salad, because we all need a little green on the plate, is a summery delight, and I’m using peaches - the queen of summertime fruits - from start to finish.  I have a peach purée to serve alongside my fish entrée - either seared sea bass or fried tilefish.   Dessert is an all-time summer favorites - peach pie.  And don’t forget the homemade peach ice cream! Full story

Aug 12

Rosie’s Recipes: Tuna “Salad” With A Twist

By Rosie Hawthorne | Outer Banks Voice When you’re gifted a whole tuna loin, what do you do?  You get creative.  And this unconventional tuna “salad” is just one of several preparations I came up with. Full story

Jul 13

Rosie’s Recipes: Not Yo’ Mama’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese

I’m taking a childhood favorite and putting a Rosie-spin on it.  I’m making an adult version of macaroni and cheese with grown-up flavors. Full story

Jun 25