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Recipe: Pumpkin Drop Cookies

By on November 1, 2018

The fair might be over, but some of the recipes are a year-round must. For fall, we suggest pumpkin drop cookies as an easy and festive dessert. North Carolina ranks fourth nationally in pumpkin production and has about 3,000 to

Recipe: Homemade Peanut Butter

By on October 25, 2018

We know that many households are been divided when it comes to peanut butter – crunchy or smooth. Whichever way you like it, it’s easy to make at home. “When I make peanut butter, I make both smooth and crunchy,”

Winner, winner pork dinner

By on September 13, 2018

Winners were announced in pork cooking contests held during the 25th N.C. Mountain State Fair. The fair runs through Sept. 16 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. The N.C. Pork Council sponsored Monday night’s contest that asked competitors to

Recipe: Habenero Pepper Jelly

By on August 30, 2018

If you have a home garden or frequent the farmers market then you might notice that peppers are prolific in August. They make a colorful and healthy addition to salads, stir-frys and other dishes. William Ashby of Rural Hall grows

Recipe: Shrimp Lettuce Cups

By on August 23, 2018

  WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Local Dish segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. Summer and seafood seem to go hand-in-hand. According to NC Catch’s seafood

Recipe: simple squash and onions

By on August 9, 2018

It’s that time of year when farmers markets and neighbors with abundant gardens are teeming with fresh yellow squash and zucchini. If you are the type that have shied away from squash because your weren’t quite sure how to prepare

Recipe: Southern Smoke BBQ’s Mexican street corn (elotes)

By on July 19, 2018

This spring Southern Smoke BBQ  held one of it’s popular South Supper Series at it’s location in Garland. This event celebrates farm-to-table in a community atmosphere centered around a culinary theme. It’s a big event for the one-caution-light town and draws

Recipe: Perfect Potato Salad

By on July 12, 2018

For six weeks a year, North Carolina could lay claim to being the potato capital of America. About 16,000 acres of potatoes are grown in Northeastern N.C. annually, producing about 3 million pounds of potatoes. These fresh, white table potatoes

Incredibles-inspired egg recipes

By on July 5, 2018

    How do you like your eggs? If you’re Jack Jack from The Incredibles – deviled is a good fit. The American Egg Board recently partnered with Disney Pixar to promote recipes tying the “Incredible Edible Egg” to the

Ice cream, lemonade and berries galore at the State Farmers Market Blueberry Day

By on June 21, 2018

In North Carolina, summer isn’t defined by blue skies, sunny days and barbecue – we have that all year long. Instead, we know it’s summer when blueberry season rolls around. Fittingly, Blueberry Day at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh