bacon wrapped scallops recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Recipe

Sweet and tender scallops are complemented by salty applewood bacon in this recipe. Whip up a refreshing chipotle-lime mayonnaise, perfect for dipping.
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hot milk cake

Hot Milk Cake, Reimagined

This Mother’s Day, Brendan and Leslie Cox, owners of Pittsboro’s Oakleaf restaurant, put a Southern spin on old family recipes for hot milk cake.
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Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

A bright and fruity hurricane cocktail is the quintessential summer drink. Drop a couple of extra maraschino cherries in your glass and enjoy this drink while lounging poolside, because summer isn’t just a season ruled by the solstice — no, summer is a state of mind.
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homebrewing guide

A Guide to Homebrewing in North Carolina

Making your own beer might seem complicated, but with the help of our guide to homebrewing, you might’ve just stumbled upon your new favorite hobby.
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brunch recipes

Springtime Brunch Recipes

Celebrate warm weather and bright, fresh produce with a pairing as colorful as the season: chilled carrot soup and a spring vegetable tartine.
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Stuffed Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

This delightfully creative recipe won first place in the Local Flavor Recipe Contest presented by Lowes Foods.
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bourbon lemonade

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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St. Paddy’s Day Sweet Potatoes and Greens Recipe

Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish of white potatoes and greens. Serve this Southern version, featuring North Carolina sweet potatoes and collards, with ham for St. Patrick’s Day, or year-round.
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Southern Irish Soda Bread Cornbread Recipe

This cornbread is the perfect accompaniment for our Southern St. Patrick’s Day meal. Caraway seed brings the flavor usually found in corned beef recipes. Adding a bit of sugar and raisins — typically found in traditional Irish Soda Bread — brings this Celtic meal with a Dixie twist full circle.
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