Recipes

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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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Carolina Colcannon 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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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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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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Local Flavor Recipe Contest: Sweet Potatoes

After careful consideration – and some seriously tantalized taste buds – we’ve chosen a winner for the Local Flavor sweet potato recipe contest. See the winning recipe and runners up below.
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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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Day’s End Braised Ribs & Shiitake Ragout Recipe

Put on your pajamas and pour a glass of red wine: For any chilly winter day, this is the comforting recipe you need.
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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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