Served warm in a mug or cold and bubbly in a glass, the sweet-tart taste of hard and soft ciders is one of our favorite parts of fall.
These Granny Smith apples are wrapped in a buttery dough, baked in a cinnamon-brown sugar syrup, and topped off with vanilla ice cream.
Flavors of Appalachia: 4 Mountain Recipes
Generations of mountain cooks have made the most of ingredients sourced from their own backyards. Their recipes comfort and sustain us — in western North Carolina and beyond.
8 Home Canning Recipes from the Our State Archives
From a 1951 recipe for watermelon rind pickles to a contemporary chowchow, these preserves are timeless — and delicious.
The Cheerful Giver
Sharing homemade canned goods and fresh vegetables from a backyard garden is a tradition born of hardship. Today, this custom is symbolic of the deep ties that bind our communities.
15 Sweet and Savory Peanut Recipes
From peanut butter cake, pie, and cookies to crunchy spiced snacks and Cheerwine boiled peanuts, we’re nuts for these dishes from our archives.
Thanksgiving Dressing Takes Center Stage on North Carolina Tables
In the meat-and-12 feast that is Thanksgiving, one side dish reigns supreme: dressing. On North Carolina tables, the savory staple is a tribute to regional ingredients and traditions. We’re grateful for every last bite — just don’t call it stuffing.
Legendary & Landmark Pies of North Carolina: Applejacks
An applejack only requires one hand to eat. With ice cream, you’ll need both.
Fried Apple Pies
We just can’t help saying: These portable hand pies are the apple of our eye.