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Bourbon Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

In this bourbon lemonade recipe, everyone’s favorite picnic drink gets a splash of spirits and a sprig of rosemary. Whip some up at an outdoor get-together.
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Baileys Chai Cocktail Recipe

For all those rainy, chilly days in March, this Baileys Chai cocktail recipe will certainly soothe the soul.
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The Our State Lounge: Cocktail of the Month

Whether you prefer it shaken or stirred, made with gin or whiskey, there’s a handcrafted cocktail that’s sure to suit your style. Find your new favorite drink recipe below.
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Date Nut Truffle

Cherry Chocolate Date Nut Truffles Recipe

Fifteen minutes, a few pantry items, and a North Carolina wine are all it takes to make these bite-size treats. They’re almost as easy to make as they are to eat.
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Chocolate Cherry Cream Cocktail Recipe

We sure are sweet on this chocolate cherry cream cocktail. The smoothness of the half and half and chocolate perfectly complement the tart of the cherry.
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Healthy Takes on 5 Classic Southern Recipes

Here in the South, we love our comfort food, but if we’re being honest, it’s not always the best for us. Try these healthy Southern recipes that are as tasty as they are good for you. Food blogger Mary Cowx shows us that with a few light substitutions and some creativity, these recipes will quickly become dinnertime staples.
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Raise a Glass with These New Year’s Eve Cocktails

You’ve always got your traditional champagne on New Year’s Eve, but be sure to give one of these great cocktail recipes a go. Cheers to the new year!
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hot buttered rum recipe

Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

An unlikely cocktail ingredient, butter nicely accents the winter spices in this hot buttered rum recipe. When it’s just plain cold outside, warm up with a cup.
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Snow Day Recipes from the Our State Staff

When the big storm hits, throw a soul-warming dish on the stove and another log on the fire. Our State staff members provide their favorite snow day recipes made with ingredients already in the pantry.
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Penny Cunningham: Gingerbread House Champion

A Charlotte woman has developed a knack and a passion for making gingerbread houses, whether they’re designed after traditional cottages or historic hotels.
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