photograph by Matt Hulsman

 

 

11. Baked French Toast with

Blueberry Crunch

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS   |   PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

Crunchy corn flakes and a blueberry topping take
French toast to another level.


 

10. Chicken and Pastry

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

This simple, comforting eastern North Carolina favorite
is too delicious not to share with the rest of the state.


 

9. Hoop Cheese Biscuits

RECIPE BY WENDY PERRY    |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

With the help of a muffin tin, these
cheese-stuffed biscuits couldn’t be easier.


 

8. Chicken & Rice Soup

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS  |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

February is especially nice for eating chicken soup
with rice — and mushrooms.


 

7. Classic Red Velvet Cake

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS  |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

This classic cake is a hit at any time of year,
but especially on Valentine’s Day.


 

6. Chocolate Bread Pudding

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS  |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

The dessert is perfect for a cozy night in on a cold night.


 

5. Tupelo Honey’s Buttermilk Biscuits

RECIPE BY TUPELO HONEY  |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

Tupelo Honey’s biscuits are legendary, and we’ve got the recipe.


 

4. Mama’s Buttermilk Biscuits

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

Make Mama proud.


 

3. Shrimp & Cheese Grits Casserole

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

Shrimp and stone-ground grits never looked (or tasted) so good.


 

2. Chocolate Chess Pie

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

Step aside, fancy pies. This simple chocolate chess can hold its own.


 

1. Chocolate Cream Cheese

Pound Cake

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

Does the whole cake count as a slice?

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