Stories by Rosie Hawthorne

Rosie Hawthorne’s Recipes: A Taste of Summer

You know it’s summer when your kitchen counters are covered with vine-ripened tomatoes freshly picked from your garden.  You’ve waited all year for this. You’ve suffered through those tasteless, insipid, and soulless imposters throughout the…

Aug 17


Rosie Hawthorne’s Recipes: Marvelous Mahi

One of the perks of living where we do is our access to some of the best seafood in the world.  My son recently went deep-sea fishing and came back with dolphinfish, (aka mahi mahi),…

Jul 21


Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Some cool ideas for the season

I scream. You scream. This weather screams for ice cream. And I’m here to give it to you. This might be the easiest ice cream ever. No eggs are involved. No custard. No cooking. It's just cream and milk. Sugar. Vanilla. Strawberries. And an ice cream maker.

Jun 29


Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Sweet season for crabs

There’s nothing quite like a newspaper-lined table top of fresh-caught, just-steamed, Old Bay-sprinkled blue crabs, with nothing more than melted butter and some lemon juice. Except maybe crab soup. Or crab cakes.

May 27


Consider asparagus for a light and satisfying quiche

In the Spring, this not-so-young cook’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of ... asparagus. I always look forward to the first spears of asparagus in my garden and I’ve earmarked them for a light and simple, yet filling and satisfying, quiche.

Apr 29


Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Got shrimp? Here’s what to do

Living where we do, we always have shrimp on hand -- usually at least 20 pounds frozen at any time, so a shrimp meal is only a thaw away. Today, I have three shrimp dishes for you with distinct flavor profiles.

Mar 24


Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Chocolate loving cups

For Valentine’s Day, one can never go wrong with chocolate. I have a decadent dessert for you that gives you a double dose of chocolate -- intense bittersweet chocolate mousse in a chocolate filigreed cup.

Feb 12


Rosie’s recipes: Celebrate the versatile sweet potato

This versatile root vegetable is a fundamental southern food, finding itself on many a menu throughout the state and walking the diverse flavor profile line between sweet and savory.

Jan 26


Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Say cheese for holiday entertaining

Cheese straws are part of the Southern experience. A staple in Southern entertaining, the cheese straw is mandatory at receptions, showers, and potlucks, and at Christmas time, the straw invariably finds its way into decorated…

Dec 17


Rosie’s recipes: Pavlova for Thanksgiving dessert, or anytime

After enjoying the requisite turkey and stuffing with giblet gravy, sweet potato casserole, the ubiquitous green bean casserole, optional ham, and buttery rolls, Rosie is foregoing the pumpkin pie this year.

Nov 10


Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: The pear necessities

Fall fruits are at their peak and there’s nothing better than buttery pears -- slightly floral with subtle citrus notes, delicate on your tongue, and overflowing with sweet juiciness. I have a trio of pear recipes

Oct 28


Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Summer’s last hurrah

In culinary terms, “a la Caprese” denotes a preparation of some of the most notable ingredients in Italian cuisine - tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil, which, not coincidentally, represent the colors of the Italian flag.

Sep 30