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      No. 13: Creamy Potato & Sausage Casserole RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN Cold-weather comfort can be found in layers of creamy, cheesy potatoes

Madison County Championship Rodeo

      No. 13: Creamy Potato & Sausage Casserole RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN Cold-weather comfort can be found in layers of creamy, cheesy potatoes

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

      No. 13: Creamy Potato & Sausage Casserole RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN Cold-weather comfort can be found in layers of creamy, cheesy potatoes

Our State’s 13 Most Popular Recipes of 2021

 


 


 

No. 13: Creamy Potato & Sausage Casserole

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

Cold-weather comfort can be found in layers of creamy, cheesy potatoes and sausage.

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No. 12: Shrimp & Cheese Grits Casserole

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | VIDEO BY DILLON DEATON

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

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No. 11: Moravian Chicken Pie

FROM OUR COMMUNITY COOKBOOK SERIES | PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT HULSMAN

This Moravian-inspired chicken pie recipe makes a delicious and hearty meal, and preparing it is a cinch — the hardest part is waiting for it to cook.

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No. 10: The Best Buttermilk
Pound Cake Ever

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

Take this dreamy pound cake to the next level with vanilla cream cheese frosting.

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No. 9: Seafood Casserole

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

Shrimp, crabmeat, and scallops swim together in this hearty seafood casserole.

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No. 8: Chocolate Walnut Pie

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

Creamy, crunchy, and chocolaty — we’ll take two slices, please.

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No. 7: Baked French Toast Casserole

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

Assemble this dish tonight to indulge in a gourmet breakfast tomorrow.

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No. 6: True Pound Cake

RECIPE BY STEVE GORDON | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

This simple, classic cake is sure to be a winner at any dessert table.

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No. 5: Mom’s Prized Pineapple
Pig Pickin’ Cake

RECIPE BY MAVIS BRANNON | VIDEO BY DILLON DEATON

In North Carolina, Pig Pickin’ Cake is an essential companion to any good barbecue (noun, not a verb).

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No. 4: Angus Barn’s Chocolate Chess Pie

RECIPE BY ANGUS BARN | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

At the Angus Barn, the legendary chocolate chess pie features a signature crackly, crusty top drizzled with chocolate syrup and dolloped with whipped cream.

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No. 3: Baked Spaghetti

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | PHOTO BY MATT HULSMAN

Our baked spaghetti combines pasta, cheese, and tomato sauce into one melty medley.

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No. 2: Aunt Addie’s Caramel Cake

RECIPE BY LYNN WELLS | VIDEO BY DILLON DEATON

The star of this classic Southern cake is the incredible caramel frosting.

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No. 1: Crook’s Corner’s Atlantic Beach Pie

RECIPE BY CROOK’S CORNER | VIDEO BY DILLON DEATON

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

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This story was published on Dec 21, 2021

Our State Staff

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