photograph by Matt Hulsman

 

 

11. 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.


 

10. Whole Roasted Carrots

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

These oven-roasted carrots, a variety known as Adelaide, are topped with delicious buttery herbs.


 

9. Molasses-Glazed Salmon Fillets

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS    |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

Try this flavorful dish with roasted brussels sprouts and apples (trust us) for an easy weeknight supper. The glaze also pairs well with poultry.


 

8. Warm Feta and Red Pepper Dip

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS  |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

This dip has pep — red peppers, that is, plus feta cheese.


 

7. Sausage and Cheddar Quiche

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS  |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

There’s no wake-up call quite like a slice of this hearty, cheesy quiche.


 

6. Peanut Pie

RECIPE BY BLANCHARD’s  |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

While some bakers keep their recipes close, Blanchard’s gave this one to customers like they were family.


 

5. Chef Vivian Howard’s Eastern Carolina Fish Stew

RECIPE BY VIVIAN HOWARD  |  PHOTOGRAPH BY JULI LEONARD

This briny, brothy stew is a Neuse River tradition and its crept into cast-iron cauldrons across eastern North Carolina.


 

4. Carrot Cake

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

This moist, perfectly spiced cake is a classic spring dessert.


 

3. Atlantic Beach Pie

RECIPE BY CROOKS CORNER   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

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


 

2. 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.


 

1. Carolina Okra Beignets

RECIPE BY SOUTHERN FRIED COOKBOOK   |  PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

Fried okra takes on a whole new meaning when its in the form of beignets, which are easier to make than you’d think.

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