Stories by Rosie Hawthorne

Rosie’s Recipes: Nothin’ Says Lovin’ … Like Chocolate

By Rosie Hawthorne For those of you who celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’ve got the perfect chocolate confection for you. For those of you who don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’ve got…

Feb 10


Rosie’s Recipes: Time to rise and shine with Rosie’s orange sunrise buns

By Rosie Hawthorne I’m lucky enough to start off almost every day by going to the beach and watching the sunrise.  It’s the perfect way to begin one’s day.   My…

Jan 3


Rosie’s Recipes: Medjool Dates For Your Yuletide Plates

I’ve done a lot of Christmas baking in my time and sometimes I want something simple, quick, easy, and oven-less.  If that’s the case with you, I’ve got the perfect…

Dec 18


Rosie’s Recipes: A Corn-Utopia Of Delights

  I have to rate Thanksgiving as my favorite holiday for several reasons – gifts are neither expected nor exchanged and food is paramount.  And as you know, I’m all…

Nov 16


Rosie’s Recipes: Don’t miss the miso!!!!

My son came home the other day with a mess o’ mahi mahi and I’m one happy Mama.  There are so many ways to prepare mahi – one can bake…

Oct 22


Rosie’s Recipes: Don’t miss the miso!!!!

My son came home the other day with a mess o’ mahi mahi and I’m one happy Mama.  There are so many ways to prepare mahi – one can bake…

Oct 16


Rosie’s Recipes: Get Poppin’ With Jalapeños

One thing I can always count on to be going strong in my late summer garden is my crop of peppers – particularly my jalapeño peppers.  After making all manner…

Sep 13


Rosie’s Recipes: Welcome to Figanomics

In August, we celebrate the fig.  Traditionally, Ocracoke Island has an annual fig festival to mark their passion for figs, but with the constraints of the coronavirus this year, instead…

Aug 27


Rosie’s Recipes: Dog Day Delights

(Plus, the origin of the term “Dog Days of Summer”) During the heat of the summer season, I like light meals – nothing too heavy for the Dog Days of…

Jul 8


Rosie’s Recipes: More Bang Bang for your Buck Buck

I’ve been cooking a lot of shrimp lately.  I have a freezer-full and it’s come in quite handy during these COVID-19 times.  As always, I’m thinking of new ways to…

Jun 15


Rosie’s Recipes: For May, Try Shrimp Etouffée

  Shrimp – quite the versatile little crustacean.  One can boil it, steam it, bake it, grill it, fry it, sauté it.  Or one can smother it, which is what…

May 18


Rosie’s Recipes: Welcome April With Asparagus

  It’s springtime and with Outer Banks weather being what it is and doing what it does – in the 70s and sunny one day, in the 50s and pouring…

Apr 16