Cheese Stuffed Pretzels

Chewy on the outside, cheesy on the inside. These cheese stuffed pretzels are a delicious treat. Good on their own, try also dipped in salsa or alongside soup or salad. We have also included instructions on making maple mustard dipping sauce. We hope you like!

What we’ll need

  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tsp melted butter
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 tbs baking soda
  • Egg white
  • 1/2 lb Cheese of your choice cut into 1 inch wide 3 in long

In a mixer with a dough hook, prepare yeast by combining water, sugar, salt, stir. Pour yeast, stir. Let rest 5 minutes until yeast blooms. Add slowly to mixer sifted flour . Let combine while adding melted butter. Remove from bowl when dough comes together. Knead on floured surface. Set aside in greased, covered bowl for 1 hour. Let rise.

1 hour later : pre heat oven to 400 degrees. Bring water to boil in large pot with baking soda. Knead dough lightly. Cut in 8-10 strips. This is were you can get creative. You can roll the dough long , in balls or shape like a traditional pretzel. Make sure cheese is completely covered in dough when forming. We used cheddar and mozzarella. Place 3-4 sticks of cheese per pretzel.

With a large slotted spoon carefully place each pretzel in water with baking soda. Leave in about 20-30 seconds. Pretzels will float. Remove from water and place on greased sheet pan. Brush each one with egg white. Top with your favorite Seasalt ( we used smoked) we also added everything bagel seasoning. Bake at 400 12-15

Cheddar cheese pretzel with maple mustard

Maple Mustard Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • A few dashes of Tabasco sauce

Combine and serve with pretzels. We hope you enjoy. Visit our website to see some changes we’ve made to our webshop, including free shipping ALL April long !

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Hey everyone. Saturday March 28th. It’s a beautiful day in Buxton. Yesterday, Governor Roy Cooper enstated ‘ Stay Home Stay Safe’ to begin at 5:00 today.

The National Park beaches will remain open

Cape Hatteras National Seashore says beaches will remain open; visitors centers are closed

Our Recipe today is budget friendly & in season, our Lavender Sea Salted Marinaded Beets featured in Carolina County Magazine ( link above )

Hydrating today with lemon cucumber basil electrolyte drink. Add a lemon wedge, basil and cucumber with a pinch of water to your next glass of water, and see what ya think 😉

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Friday March 27th. Day 12 of the Q. Hope everyone is good.

Ok, so let’s go back a few months. Think back to the last time you were in your favorite local pub, restaurant, deli or coffee shop. Think about your friendly servers, talented kitchen staff preparing local catches, fun loving bartenders. They were there for your birthday dinner, made that fried fish just right, served you your favorite beer. The good ole days.

The restaurant industry’s projected sale decline is $225 billion in the next 3 month via Forbes

Here is a piece by Vince Dixon of Eater describing the devastation to the industry

Tough times.

We all are facing uncertainty, however if, by chance you are in a position to buy a gift card and sit on it for a while, you will be helping your local favorite get through a tough time.

Likewise, merchandise can help restaurants make it through this tough time.

Cafe Pamlico

Today we are sharing a list of Hatteras Island Restaurants via OBXtoday and a link to Outer Banks Restaurant Association below.

They have been there for us, and now we can perhaps be there for them. Thanks for listening. Wishing love and health on this beautiful day. ✌🏼

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Hey there. Hope everyone is doing well this Thursday March 26th. Day 11 of the Q.

How about a nice hot bath? Today we are sharing our Recipe is for a Lavender Sea Salt Therapeutic Bath Soak . Plus… we have gathered some tunes to listen to while you soak for a bit by Simon and Garfunkel and a yoga practice from Yoga with Adriene with the intention of unwinding. Relax, you deserve it. We’ll See ya tomorrow.

Lavender Sea Salt

Detox Relax and Rejuvenate with this DIY Lavender Soak :

Our skin is our largest organ. Let’s refresh our skin cells with mineral rich sea + epson salts and lavender. Lavender is known for its relaxation properties in aromatherapy. Research suggests that it may be useful to reduce stress.

Epson Salt provides magnesium to this therapeutic soak

  • 1 cup Epson Salt
  • 1 ounce Hatteras Saltworks lavender sea salt
  • 4 dashes lavender essential oil

Draw a hot bath. Add lavender sea salt, oil, and epson to bath.

Benefits of lavender:

💜 A Yoga Practice with the intention to unwind from Yoga with Adriene. 🕉

Simon and Garfunkel , Shoreline Ampitheatre 1993

We wish you all well. Sending everyone peace and love. Thanks everyone -✌🏼.

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Hey everyone. Day 10. First Virus Positive In Dare County today. Thanks to Island Free Press for keeping us connected in this time. Today we have a simple recipe for our rosemary sea salt flat bread and concert news. Stay Safe Everyone.

Dare County Division of Public Health Announces the First Positive Test Result for COVID-19

Look guys! From our Monday Celery post, regenerating day 2

Recipe of the Day

Headed back to basics today with our Rosemary Sea Salt Flat Bread

Chances are, if you came to a sea salt tasting of ours, you have tried this Rosemary Sea Salt Flat Bread. It’s our go to 😉 We eat it just as is, but it’s also great with hummus, bruschetta, salad, or with melted fresh mozzarella or baked with veggies. It’s a great base.

So, we will need:

Lee Robinson’s General Store Wine Tasting with Rosemary Sea Salt Flat Bread last spring
  • 1 loaf of frozen bread dough
  • Olive oil
  • Rosemary Sea Salt

Let dough thaw and rise, about 4 hours. Preheat oven to 425. Brush Olive oil on bottom of cookie sheet. Sprinkle with rosemary sea salt. Flour a clean surface roll out dough to thinly stretch on cookie sheet. Brush dough with a generous about of oil. Sprinkle with more rosemary sea salt. Bake in middle rack for 8-12 minutes. Let cool on wire rack. Slice with pizza cutter.

Tea Time Anyone ?

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Hey all! It’s Tuesday March 24th. Hope everyone managing ok through these uncertain times. Stay Safe All.

Our recipe of the day is : Roasted Root Veggie & Egg Skillet

Not only nourishing and tasty, but also very budget friendly. So keeping an eye on price per pound, carrots, onions, and red potatoes all are about 79 cents per pound. We are only using 3/4 lb total weight for all veggies + an egg which is around 30 -50 cents per serving.

Makes 1 serving:

  • 1 carrot
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup red potatoes
  • Smoked pecan sea salt
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 egg

Preheat oven to 425. Chop all veggies to about 1/2 inch pieces. Dress veggies with olive oil, crushed red pepper and smoked sea salt. Toss. Bake in small skillet for 12-15 minutes. On the stove top, heat small frying pan with a bit of olive oil. Crack egg and cover with lid for 1 minute. With a large spatula remove egg from frying pan and place on top of veggies in oven. Turn broiler on to high. Let egg rest under broiler with veggies for up to 60 seconds. Yolk should still be runny at this point. Remove from oven and sprinkle with smoked sea salt.

We hope you enjoy these beautiful photos of Cherry Blossoms from #natgeo


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Hey everyone. Today, Monday March 23rd is the first day of Dare County Schools Remote Learning. Thank you to our staff at Cape Hatteras School for all that you to keep the students and community connected. Y’all are the best! Good luck to all homeschooling parents and students. Hope everyone is feeling good and staying safe.

Today we are focusing on health and have a fun work out that will move your Monday in the right direction from Paxton Daniels. Continuing to feel good, we have celery juice and it’s benefits annnd today’s Recipe of the day … ~ goat cheese + veggie Sammy.

Monday Motivation with Paxton :

Jumping into this week with a 30 minute lower body workout from Paxton Daniels. Her classes always push ya to your limits and leave ya so energized. Grateful for this killer home workout on Monday morning. Thanks girl! Find the link to this work out below:

Facebook Page Extra Mile Fitness

Healthful and Clean, we love Celery Juice :

* Juicer required

1 stalk of celery cleaned and cut in half will make 1 about 10 ounces of fresh juice. We use the Breville Juicer as much as we can, but sometimes the extra clean up hinders us. So, taking extra time today to make a fresh juice. Here are some reasons why celery juice :

Watch it grow : Place bottom of cut celery stalk in a bowl of water to regenerate new stalk for next celery juice

How to regenerate celery:

Goat Cheese , Kale & Carrot Sammy

Nourishing, tasty, and all ingredients available at Conners Market in Buxton today ( Monday March 23) This Goat Cheese & Veggie Sandwich is what’s for lunch.

We will need :

  • 2 slices Dave’s Killer Wheat Bread
  • 1 cup baby kale
  • Your favorite goat cheese
  • 1 grated carrot
  • Sea salt and Pepper
  • Splash olive oil + balsamic vinegar

Spread goat cheese on top of one slice in bread. In bowl, combine carrot, kale, oil vinegar, salt and pepper. Place salad on other half of bread. Close, slice, and enjoy.

We will leave you today with a pic of a seal Ripp and I saw on our walk after the rain in Buxton. He was sunbathing as we kept our distance. Stay Safe all. ✌🏼

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Sunday March 22. One Week of Social Distancing. How is everyone ?

Stuck inside, So we’re cooking. Quiche is the meal that keeps on giving. It’s a good way to use up veggies of the week. It can be eaten hot, room temperature, or cold. It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner. It has cheese. I mean.. Ok let’s cook.


  • 1 9 inch pie shell
  • 5 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1tsp flour
  • Rosemary Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 pint half and half
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 Green or red pepper, we used 1/2 of each
  • 4 basil leaves torn

Preheat oven to 375. Chop pepper and onion. Carmelize with olive oil at low heat for about 15 minutes. Take prepared pie crust, place in baking dish. press fork on base and place in oven about 5 minutes. Layer Swiss cheese at bottom, pepper & onion, then 1/2 of shredded cheddar. Wish 4 eggs, flour, cayenne, rosemary Seasalt and half and half. Pour in pie dish. Top with remaining cheddar and basil. Feeling creative today so I topped it with green onion and the last of a tomato. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Let cool 30 minutes.

Springtime Quiche

Sunday Tunes : Wild Ones, Dispatch

Quiz: Can You identifiy these animals by their close up from Nat Geo

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Hey all. Hope everyone is getting through these uncertain times. Today, Saturday March 21 is the first day Dare County has shut down access to non – residents.

More info from Island Free Press

Nation wide face mask shortage got us thinking what can we do ?? DIY Face Mask Tutorial :

salt and pepper skillet corn

budget friendly snacking : we love how this popcorn hits all the flavor zones. Sweet, Salty, Spicy, and Crunchy.


  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unpopped corn kernels

Heat oil in cast iron skillet. Add sugar, combine. Add kernels, stir and cover. Continue to shake or move skillet to prevent the sugar from burning. * skillet will be hot, oven mitts suggested. Once the popping has slowed to once every 2 to 3 seconds, remove the skillet from the heat and continue to shaking until the popping has stopped. Take off lid add salt and pepper, pour into a large bowl – let cool.

3 cups of popcorn had about 4 grams of fiber.

We’ll leave ya with some pics on the beach this morning in Buxton. The wind was light and the water felt a tad warmer. Stay safe y’all.

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Hey everyone! It’s a beautiful Friday March 20th. The sun is shining and the temperature is supposed be in the 80’s. Great day to fire up the grill so on todays DAILY Recipe & Reads we have a Smoked Pecan Dry Rub Recipe ( say that 5 times fast) We’ve also got some local news from IFP and a link from Real Simple Magazine with a collection of free concerts, tours, and classes for when ya can’t get outside. Stay safe y’all!

Free Concerts, Classes, Tours and more from Real Simple :

Local News from IFP

Smoked Pecan Sea Salt Rub:

1tsp cayenne pepper , 1 tsp dry mustard, 2 tbsp smoked seasalt, and 2 tsp garlic powder

We like this on chicken, ribs, steak, and sprinkled on sautéed cauliflower. If you like things on the spicy sides, maybe add more cayenne. Let us know what ya think!

Slow cook ribs 6 hours at 200 degrees. Grill 20-30 minutes brushing with favorite bbq sauce.