Stories by Rosie Hawthorne

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


Rosie’s Recipes: Get Your Side Hustle On

By Rosie Hawthorne | Outer Banks Voice Never underestimate the importance of a good side dish. Full story

May 19


Rosie’s Recipes: Wingin’ It

I’m going with an American favorite this month – fried chicken.  But not fried breasts or thighs, since because of their size, they can be difficult to cook evenly.  I’m using the… Full story

Apr 2


Rosie’s Recipes: Happy Pi Day

By Rosie Hawthorne  | Outer Banks Voice
I never need a reason to make dessert, but since it’s March and I’m in an irrational mathematical mood and pi is a favorite irrational number, I feel obliged to make a pie to celebrate National Pi Day on 3/14. Full story

Mar 10


Rosie’s Recipes: Hit Me with your Best Choc!

By Rosie Hawthorne | Outer Banks Voice
One never needs a special occasion to break out the chocolate and celebrate, but since Valentine’s Day is upon us, and if you’re the kind to celebrate that sort of thing, it’s as good a time as any.  If you don’t have a significant other, make these for your significant self.  Rosie’s here to offer up a few chocolate brownie recipes that are sure to please. Full story

Feb 3