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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Planning Thanksgiving dinner can prove to be quite the ambitious undertaking. Make it easier on yourself with a round-up of our tried-and-true Thanksgiving recipes.
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Cranberry Bourbon Martini

The balanced sweet and smoky flavors of this cranberry bourbon martini are sure to bring some added cheer to your next holiday gathering.
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Local Loaf: Restaurant. Patisserie. Bakery.

Local Loaf owner and chef Adam Spears channels culinary mentors at his combined restaurant, patisserie, and bakery at Charlotte’s 7th Street Public Market.
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Chicken Cheese Ball Recipe

Combine chicken, cheese, and North Carolina pecans for this quick, flavorful appetizer.
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Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwiches

There are few things greater in life than Thanksgiving dinner — well, except maybe the leftovers.
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Apple Butter Recipe

Pick up fall fresh apples at your nearest roadside stand or farmers market and celebrate the season with Steve Gordon’s prizewinning apple butter recipe.
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North Carolina Apple Orchards: A Fall Tradition

First comes fall, then comes apple pie. For food blogger Hope Yancey, visiting North Carolina apple orchards is tradition. Below she shares some of her favorite apple picking spots and a favorite family recipe.
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Spanish Bar Cake Recipe

Steve Gordon sets out to recreate a beloved A&P recipe from the past.
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Howard Family Chili

New friends and new recipes come naturally to food blogger Steve Gordon. With this simple chili recipe shared with him by the Howard family, you can focus less on the food prep and more on the football.
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Carteret County Blue Crab Stuffed Dolphin Fish

Elena Brent Rosemond-Hoerr takes part in a coastal competition and comes out victorious with this winning seafood recipe.
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