Community Cookbook Series

For several years, Our State featured recipes from the pages of community and church cookbooks from around North Carolina. These dishes continue to be among some of our most popular and enjoyed.

Drink Local

Malted Milkshake

It’s cool, creamy, and best slurped through a straw. You can’t go wrong with the Barnes’ take on a classic malted milkshake.


Banana Pudding

Don’t bother with desserts that require hours of prep and baking. This Southern favorite is as simple to make as it is to enjoy.