Cooking by Heart

Most community cookbooks start with a cause — a church ministry, a fire department auxiliary, a school project. For two ladies in the Triangle, the purpose was more personal.
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Sweet Corn and Parmesan Flan

This fresh and fun flan recipe comes from Meals & Memories, which supports High Country Hospice of Alleghany County.
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Pickled Eggs

This pickled egg recipe from Meals & Memories will add vibrant color to your table.
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Baked Sugar Pecans

Try these baked sugar pecans from Recipes to Remember for an easy sweet treat.
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Fried Okra

Try this fried okra recipe from Recipes to Remember for a classic Southern side dish.
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Along the Way

Our summer vacations often include stops at roadside stands for an edible souvenir.
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Natural Beauty

At Gardens of the Blue Ridge in Newland — the oldest licensed nursery in the state — visitors encounter humble, unassuming plants, but each native species carries on the legacy of this land.
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Shredded French Dip Sandwiches

These hearty Crock-Pot French dip sandwiches from For the Children are an easy meal for any night of the week.
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moments of dispair

Moments of Despair by David Silkenat

Read an excerpt from Moments of Despair, where writer David Silkenat explores the affects of suicide, divorce, and debt in North Carolina during the Civil War.
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Lake Lure

Lake Lure

The magnetic mountain town’s beauty pulls people in and then holds on.
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