Rosemary Spiced Mixed Nuts

During the Christmas season I like to make finger foods and snacks for my guests instead of a full heavy meal. This makes it easier for me to socialize and I don’t spend the entire party in the kitchen cooking. I like to start the evening off with something crunchy that goes well with holiday cocktails. This […]

Homemade Sour Cream

I watch a local community college cooking show  on PBS called Charlotte Cooks.  In a tailgating episode, Chef Pamela Roberts mentioned that she made her own sour cream. Even though I make 95% of my food from scratch there are certain food items that I don’t feel the need to attempt at home, like ketchup, biscuits, and sour cream. […]

Food Lion Gift Card Giveaway

As a thank you for participating in the Frugal Cook-Off, I received a $100 Food Lion gift card to giveaway to a lucky Queen City Kitchen reader. Since this is my first giveaway, I’ll keep it simple.  All you have to do is ‘Like’ Queen City Kitchen on Facebook and answer a question on my blog. […]

Simple Syrup

Simple syrup aka sugar syrup is a common sweetener used in various cocktail and drink recipes. As the name implies, it is very simple to make with equal parts water and sugar. You can easily prepare a small batch as well as a large batch that can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 months. […]