meadow lane feat

Unearthed: Meadow Lane Farm

With a passion for local food and a vision for future farming generations, Martha Mobley serves as a pillar of North Carolina’s agriculture community.
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fig cake

Ocracoke Fig Preserves Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

Most bakers use the type of jam or preserve that is most plentiful in that place. So it stands to reason that along the Outer Banks, that is going to be fig preserves.
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muscadine cake

Muscadine Wine Cake

The oldest cultivated grapevine in North America grows on the northern tip of Roanoke Island. Affectionately known as The Mother Vine, this old girl is a gnarly two feet thick at the base and has been producing scuppernongs — a
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cheerwine pound cake

Cheerwine Pound Cake

Cheerwine pound cake might sound like a novelty, but it is a seriously good and proper pound cake, worthy of a place on a cake stand.
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black walnut pound cake

Black Walnut Pound Cake with Old-Fashioned Penuche Frosting

Try this classic brown-sugar pound cake studded with the delicious nuts and crowned with a veneer of old-fashioned penuche frosting.
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dried apple stack

Appalachian Apple Stack Cake

For generations, families and communities have come together around this traditional Mountain dessert.
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tar heel pie

Tar Heel Pie Recipe

Cure your sweet tooth craving with this Tar Heel Pie recipe from Nancie McDermott’s Southern Pies: A Gracious Plenty of Pie Recipes, from Lemon Chess to Chocolate Pecan.
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My Perfect Tar Heel Pound Cake

My Perfect Tar Heel Pound Cake

For a quintessential North Carolina dessert, try James Villas Perfect Tar Heel Pound Cake recipe.
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Neese’s Sausage-Beef Meat Loaf

Our State Eats contributor Steve Gordon shows a step-by-step recipe for a meatloaf using Neese’s sausage.
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Root & Vine

Elegant Comfort: Root & Vine in Morganton

By that we mean Cheerwine barbecue sauce, which is just one of the reasons you should eat at Root & Vine in Morganton.
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Ground Steak Sandwich

Ever Hear of a Ground-Steak Sandwich?

It sounds like a burger or a sloppy joe — but it’s not quite either. What it is, and why you’ll have to drive to Mount Airy to eat one.
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