sweet treats

We wrap up our "Sweet Treats" series this week with a delectable dessert recipe for Jim's Bourbon Pecan Pie.

Here's the recipe: 

We continue our “Sweet Treat” series with a holiday favorite, the Yule Log.

  Yule Log

Recipe Courtesy of White Oak River Bistro

Prep Time:

2 hr 10 min


sponge cake:

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon butter for pan
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Sponge cake:

  The long awaited widening of Highway 17 and bypass project around Pollocksville and Maysville is finally getting off the ground.  This week on the Down East Journal, we’ll talk about the plan and how it will impact these small eastern North Carolina communities.  And, we continue our “Sweet Treat” series with a holiday favorite, the Yule Log.   The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

This week, we explain how to make a traditional southern holiday favorite Pull Mints during our three week series “Sweet Treats.”

Pull Mints

Recipe submitted by Linda Boyer

You need: Cold marble on which to pour hot candy

1 stick of butter

Green or red food coloring if desired

In a bowl stir to dissolve: 2 generous cups of sugar

¾ cup of tap water