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National Peanut Butter Day

By on January 24, 2019

It’s National Peanut Butter Day and we are going to give you some of our favorite peanut butter recipes for this scrumptious holiday. In honor of the national holiday, here are a few facts: North Carolina ranks 5th in the

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,”

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: North Carolina nuts

By on March 1, 2018

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month’s recipes feature North Carolina’s favorite nuts – pecans and peanuts.  North Carolina produced 342 million pounds of peanut in

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

Got to be NC recipes: Peanut butter

By on March 9, 2017

The peanut. Call it a nut. Or better yet, call it a legume. Either way, it’s delicious! March is National Peanut month and the perfect time to enjoy some North Carolina peanuts. Peanuts are grown on more than 90,000 acres

News Roundup: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

By on October 5, 2012

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Bumper crop of fun

North Carolina takes food safety seriously

By on March 2, 2009

It’s always busy for the Food and Drug Protection Division, which oversees food safety regulations across the state with a staff of 28 field inspectors and four feed inspectors. But things have been particularly hectic since the U.S. Food and