photograph by Matt Hulsman

 

11. Cheeseburger Pasta Casserole

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

For a potluck meal or a family supper, cheeseburger pasta

casserole is a crowd-pleaser.

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10. Easy Egg Salad

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

Spread on your favorite bread for lunch — or on crackers

for a satisfying snack.

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9. 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.

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8. Butter Bean Soup

RECIPE BY STEPHANIE TYSON  |  PHOTOGRAPH BY ADAM MOWERY

Stephanie Tyson grew up watching her grandmother cook. Now, she makes her butter bean soup from memory.

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7. Chocolate Cream Cheese

Pound Cake

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

If you can’t get enough chocolate, a drizzle of royal icing is a simple, easy complement to this dense, rich cake.

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6. Shrimp & Cheese Grits Casserole

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

A Southern favorite receives a new spin in this baked

casserole recipe sure to please your family.

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5. School Days Peanut Butter Cake

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

In grade school, recipe developer Lynn Wells always looked forward to peanut butter cake day in the cafeteria. Now, she shares her recipe.

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4. Wrightsville Beach Oyster Stew

RECIPE BY COMMUNITY COOKBOOK SERIES   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

If you’re looking for a hot, fresh meal, give Juliet Lee’s

Wrightsville Beach Oyster Stew recipe a try.

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3. Crook’s Corner’s Atlantic Beach Pie

RECIPE BY CROOK’S CORNER   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

A recipe created “almost by accident” turns into a sensation.

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2. Pintos and Onions

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

Pair this simple dish with a serving of cornbread, and

you’ll have yourself a filling, satisfying meal.

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1. Easy Pimento Cheese

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY PHOTO KITCHEN

A simple recipe with a spicy surprise: Winston-Salem’s own Texas Pete.

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