Monthly Archives: November 2013

Southern Thanksgiving Favorites


North Carolina BBQ Turkey  Salted Caramel Pie


It really doesn’t matter where you are in America: Thanksgiving is going to be great if you are around friends and family.

But every region and every state offers something a little different when it comes to recipes.
And, we Carolinians like to think our local feasts are the best. Here are some Carolina-centric dishes, and try not to drool on the computer while reading this. (That’s not good for the circuitry). Share your favorite recipes in the comments.

North Carolina-Style BBQ Turkey. Yum. You smoke it (like we smoke a hog) in a grill with soaked wood chips. But the real Carolina connection is the Vinegar-and-Red-Pepper-Based Barbecue Sauce that goes with it. There is no concoction that opens up the taste buds like this one. But plan ahead – it takes 14 hours to finish.
Carolina Skillet Cornbread It still takes a couple hours, but we’re calling it easy because you can make skillet cornbread days in advance.

Southern Sweet Potato Casserole: What is Thanksgiving without layering vegetables with butter and sugar? We tried this recipe (there’s nothing left, but we promise it was really good). This also can be made the day before.
And it’s not Thanksgiving in the South without a version of Pecan Pie.  This year, this will be on our table. The recipe sounds splurge-worthy: Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pecan Pie

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Tidalwalk! Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood?

Here’s another guest post from successful TidalWalk builder Plantation Building Corp’s Dave Spetrino. Plantation is currently building their fourth custom home at TidalWalk and each one is as unique as the families moving into them.
Billiga Parajumpers Jacka Dam

Read about some of your new neighbors (and their amazing homes):

The Kimlick’s on Breezeway have vacationed in the area for years before choosing to retire to TidalWalk.  They made a few modifications to our Merrimac Plan and we were thrilled to welcome them as Plantation’s first neighbor within TidalWalk earlier this year.   Wayne and Jeanne have become a wonderful addition to the community and truly love their new home.

themerrimacLater this year, Eric and Beth Lemmons will be moving into their new TidalWalk home.  Working for one of the nations largest employers, they jumped at the opportunity to relocate from the Atlanta area to the local Wilmington offices.  Their home on Porches Drive is a highly customized version of our Wynward plan – including a three car garage, two master suites and a telescoping glass door accessing their lanai.

thewynwardThe O’Donnell’s have lived in the Wilmington area for several years.  Parents of nine year old triplets, they had quickly outgrown their previous home and worked with Plantation to design their “dream home.”  A variation of our popular Hudson plan, the O’Donnell’s home on Porches Drive features a kids lounge connecting their three  bedrooms while still protecting Dad’s “space” in the large room over the garage. The O’Donnell’s will be our first delivery of 2014!
Canada Goose Jackor Herr

thehudsonFor more information visit