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Recipe: Apple Stuffed Pork Loin and Maple Dough Balls

By on October 19, 2017

October is National Pork Month, which makes it a great time to celebrate the pork industry in North Carolina. Our state ranks second nationally in pork production. Duplin, Sampson, Bladen and Wayne counties are our top hog-producing counties. This week

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Fig Favorites

By on October 12, 2017

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month they feature in-season figs. Figs are available at farmers markets across the state from late summer to early fall.

scuppernong ice cream

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Recapping Wine and Grape Month

By on October 5, 2017

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. Last month, Lisa’s featured NC-grown scuppernongs and muscadines. A recent study found that North Carolina’s wine and grape industry continues to

Recipe: Winners from the N.C. Mountain State Fair

By on September 28, 2017

Earlier this month the N.C. Mountain State Fair was held in Fletcher, right outside of Asheville.  Just like at the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh, the western N.C. version features cooks competing for blue ribbons and bragging rights in special

Recipe: Celebrating chicken

By on September 21, 2017

September is National Chicken Month. North Carolina ranks 3rd nationally in broilers, contributing nearly $3.5 billion of total farming cash receipts. According to the N.C. Poultry Federation, the poultry industry’s economic impact for NC is $36.6 billion.  More than 5,700

Recipe: PB&J Pretzel Bars

By on September 14, 2017

This is the time of year that cooks and bakers get to show off. It is fair season in North Carolina and blue ribbons are up for grabs. The N.C. State Fair hosts 12 days of special cooking contests during

Recipe: Muscadine Grape & Gingersnap Crisp

By on September 7, 2017

September is wine and grape month and, in North Carolina, that means there’s a lot to celebrate. With a $1.7 billion economic impact, 525 grape growers and more than 180 wineries, North Carolina has a strong reputation as a wine

Recipe: Savory BBQed Honey-Rosemary Grilled NC Peaches

By on August 24, 2017

Summertime may be winding down but there’s still time to enjoy juicy and delicious NC peaches. August is National Peach Month and a great time to find creative ways to use peaches while they are still available. Below is a

Recipe: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Frittata

By on August 3, 2017

Sweet potatoes are not just for casseroles and pies around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our state vegetable is perfect for any season and is available year-round. Check out the recipe below for a quick and easy way to spice up dinner with

In the kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Scrumptious seafood

By on July 27, 2017

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. Below, Brian and Lisa feature recipes with a coastal flair. Seafood is a thriving industry in North Carolina with an abundant