Recipe

Bill's Grill: Marina Grill shares its lobster mac n' cheese recipe

The Wilmington Boat in full swing, this weekend (9/7-9/9) anchored at Port City Marina, which is also home to the Marina Grill.  Once the boat show's over, it's also Wilmington's newest destination to dock and dine.

Bill's Grill: Mexican Style Street Corn on the Cob

With the left-over limes I grabbed a few ears of corn and went to town on some good old fashion Mexican style street corn.

First at Four recipe: North Carolina watermelon gazpacho

Chef Gwen Gulliksen from Cape Fear Community College joined us on WECT News First at Four to share a recipe you can enjoy as summer winds down.

First at Four Recipe: Red Snapper en Papillote

A chef is on a mission to help home cooks get over their fears of cooking fish.

Bill's Grill: Grilled honey mustard chicken packets

Sometimes it seems like there are not enough hours in the day; just to get the time to throw something on the grill seems like a challenge.  Here's a recipe that comes to the rescue.

Success is sweet for family behind pie company

A family recipe that dates back to the late 1800s turned one family business into the most popular piemakers in the state.

Bill's Grill: Grilled berry cobbler

It's always nice to get feedback about these "Bill's Grill" cooking segments.

First at Four Recipe: National Lasagna Day is Sunday

Sunday is National Lasagna Day. Be ready for it with a recipe for Vegetable Lasagna.

Bill's Grill: Grilled S'mores doughnuts

Grilled Doughnuts? Really? Yep! It's a thing.

Bill's Grill: Hot and spicy grilled watermelon

We're going to "beat" the heat and "turn up" the heat at the same time on the grill.

Beauchaines 211 in Surf City and its new chef are no strangers to hurricanes

Beauchaines 211 has been serving up tasty island, fine dining fair since 2000.

  Bill's Grill: Daddy Mac's fish taco salsa

WECT is hitting the road this summer with Highway 6. Our first stop is Surf City.

Bill's Grill: Grilled pickles and creamy feta dip

Sonic Drive-in started the conversation, this week, announcing it's pickle flavored slushy.

First at Four recipe: Blueberry Chocolate Chip Short Cake Muffins

Just in time for Father's Day and the Blueberry Festival in Burgaw, Chef Gwen Gulliksen from CFCC shares a recipe for blueberry muffins.

RECIPE: Shrimp and grits by Chef Bud Taylor

Bistro Shrimp & Grits: by Chef Bud Taylor The Bistro at Topsail

First at Four recipe: Adventures in collard greens

My first fall in Wilmington, right around Thanksgiving, I spotted a farmer on the corner of Military Cutoff Road and Sir Tyler Drive selling an item I'd never seen before. I rolled down my window and asked, "What are those?" He shouted back something that sounded inaudible to me. I asked again. Upon the second try, I made it out. He shouted, "Collards!" Then, he added, "Y'all ain't from these parts." Indeed.

First at Four recipe: Strawberry lemonade shortcake

It's the time of year when fresh strawberries begin to make an appearance on store shelves. Chef Gwen Gulliksen from Cape Fear Community College shares a recipe for a dessert that features some locally- grown berries.

St. Patrick's Day recipe: Smoked salmon potato salad

Irish eyes will be smiling when you serve this healthy dish to start off your St. Patrick's Day feast.

First at Four Recipe: Healthy Bark Bars for your pooch

Healthy food for your dog doesn't have to be expensive. You may even have the ingredients to make a wholesome dog treat right in your own kitchen. Jackie Oakes with Coastal K9 Bakery shared her recipe for Healthy Bark Bars.

First at Four recipe: Cajun shrimp tacos

Chef Ivan Rangel with Famous Toastery of Wilmington joined us on WECT News First at Four today to make Cajun Shrimp Tacos.

Chef Marlene Hieronymus shares her recipe for Mimi's Lemon Squares

A sweet treat you can make with your kids. Chef Marlene Hieronymus joins us on WECT News First at Four to show us how to make her delicious lemon squares.

  Recipe: Get in the spirit of the Olympics by serving up this traditional Korean dish

Earn a gold medal in cooking when you serve this traditional Korean dish. Chef Gwen Gulliksen of Cape Fear Community College shared a recipe for a traditional Korean dish.

Recipe: Serve this traditional Korean dish while watching the Olympic games (HOLD FOR FRIDAY)

Earn a gold medal in cooking with this traditional Korean dish you can serve up while watching the action in Pyeongchang.

First at Four recipe: Chocolate truffles

Give a perfectly tasty treat to your friends and neighbors this holiday.

Make a local chef's crab dip in the comfort of your own home

Chef Marlene Hieronymus' seafood restaurant has been a Wilmington fixture for more than 30 years, but now, Hieronymus is on a mission to help people get over their fears of cooking seafood.

First at Four Recipe: 'Fall In' = Moscow Mule with an autumn twist

Lee Browne from Oaklee Distilling Company, based in Wendell, North Carolina, shared a recipe for a cocktail that is a perfect starter for your Thanksgiving gathering.

First at Four recipe: Roasted heirloom vegetables with NC country ham gastrique

Chef Bud Taylor from The Bistro at Topsail is shared a recipe for a Thanksgiving side dish that will wow your friends and family.

First at Four Recipe: Pulled BBQ Turkey Sliders

Chef Gwen Gulliksen from Cape Fear Community College is visiting us Tuesday to show us what to do with that leftover turkey we are inevitably going to have after Thanksgiving.

First at Four Recipe: Lemon-ginger pumpkin butter

Chef Gwen Gulliksen from Cape Fear Community College joined us Tuesday on WECT News First at Four to show us her recipe for lemon-ginger pumpkin butter.

Fall Week recipe: Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie

Our Fall Week continues on WECT News First at Four with a recipe for Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie that you will love. Christi Ferretti, the owner of Pine Valley Market in Wilmington, joined us on the show us how to make her recipe.

Making muffins with the culinary arts students at CFCC

Cape Fear Community College's culinary arts students learn everything from baking muffins to mastering high-end French cuisine. We checked in with students in Chef Gwen Gulliksen's Baking 101 class recently, as they were making variations of Morning Glory muffins.

Pitmaster Sam Jones gives 'cues on great grilling

Labor Day weekend is a perfect weekend for grilling out as you squeeze in that last bit of summer. Sam Jones from Skylight Inn BBQ, a North Carolina institution when it comes to barbecue, and Sam Jones Barbecue shared his secrets for grilling a whole chicken.

First at Four recipe: Heirloom tomato bruschetta

Chef Gwen Gulliksen, a culinary instructor at Cape Fear Community College, shares her recipe for heirloom tomato bruschetta.

Eat your veggies with this Summer Succotash recipe

Chef Matt Register, of Southern Smoke, and his daughter, Taylor, 11, joined us Monday on WECT News First at Four to share a delicious and healthy Summer Succotash.

First at Four Recipe: Mexican Corn Salad from CFCC's Chef Gwen Gulliksen

Chef Gwen Gulliksen from Cape Fear Community College is visiting us Tuesday to make a perfect salad for summer. Chef Gwen will serve up Mexican Corn Salad on WECT News First at Four.

Recipe: Caprese Salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette

With feels-like temperatures in the triple digits, it's nice to have a cool, refreshing dish to serve.

Sustainable burger combines beef and 'shrooms

Bud Taylor from the Bistro Restaurant in Surf City hopes his sustainable burger will win him an award from a prestigious group.

Cookbook highlights flavors of Brunswick County

A new cookbook brings together the flavor of coastal Brunswick County. Sales from the cookbook will benefit Brunswick Outreach Ministries, which helps homeless in the community, and Building Hope Prison Ministry, which helps ex-offenders with housing, healthcare and spiritual guidance.

RECIPE: Kansas City BBQ sauce to serve up on Father's Day

Chef Gwen Gulliksen with Cape Fear Community College shared a recipe on WECT News First at Four for Kansas City BBQ sauce.

Recipe: Gluten-free apple pie

May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Today, Linda Zahora-Cathcart from The Summery Umbrella shared this recipe for a delicious gluten-free pie on WECT News First at Four.

Tips to grill great, fall-off-the-bone ribs

Grillmaster Tom Harvey from Longhorn SteakHouse shared tips to help you make perfect, fall-off-the-bone ribs.