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  No. 11: Frozen Margarita Pie RECIPE BY COMMUNITY COOKBOOK SERIES | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN A slice of this cool dessert is sure to give you a bit of

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  No. 11: Frozen Margarita Pie RECIPE BY COMMUNITY COOKBOOK SERIES | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN A slice of this cool dessert is sure to give you a bit of

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

  No. 11: Frozen Margarita Pie RECIPE BY COMMUNITY COOKBOOK SERIES | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN A slice of this cool dessert is sure to give you a bit of

11 Our State Recipes You Loved in May



 

No. 11: Frozen Margarita Pie

RECIPE BY COMMUNITY COOKBOOK SERIES | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

A slice of this cool dessert is sure to give you a bit of relief in the summer heat.

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No. 10: Refrigerator Pickles

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

Once you try these quick pickles, you may never eat store-bought again.

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No. 9: Grilled Barbecued Chicken Breasts

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

The key to this juicy, tender dish is a simple brine.

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No. 8: Crispy Seasoned Fries

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

Dip ’em in whatever you like, just don’t skip the Old Bay Seasoning.

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No. 7: Shrimp & Cheese Grits Casserole

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

A Southern favorite receives a new spin in this baked casserole recipe sure to please your family.

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No. 6: Strawberry Sonker with Dip

RECIPE BY SHERI CASTLE | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

Sonker is the signature dish of Surry County. This large, juicy cobbler can be made with almost any fruit, and even sweet potatoes.

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No. 5: Grilled Beef & Bacon Burgers

RECIPE BY SHERI CASTLE | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

Fresh off the grill — and guess what? There’s diced bacon in the patty.

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No. 4: Country Sausage and Cheddar Quiche

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

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

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lump crab cakes
 

No. 3: Lump Crab Cakes with Dijon-Dill Sauce

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

We love blue crabs for the important part they play in our state’s fishing industry — and for their unbeatable flavor.

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No. 2: Strawberry Icebox Cake

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

Fresh summer strawberries, fluffy cake, and sweet whipped cream come together in this cool and creamy dessert.

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strawberry pretzel salad
 

No. 1: Strawberry Pretzel Salad

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

Salty. Sweet. Crunchy. Creamy. This layered potluck pleaser hits all the right notes.

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This story was published on May 26, 2022

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