The Root of Fun

A fifth grader helps her writer father rediscover the pure, delicious joy that is root beer.


Chunky Potato Salad Recipe

Lynn inherited this simple-yet-delicious recipe from her mother. The secret? It’s all in how you cook the potatoes.


Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe

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


Pickled Summer Squash Recipe

No canner or water bath necessary for this tangy pickled squash that’s the color of sunshine.


Country Coleslaw Recipe

The essential companion to burgers, hot dogs, barbecue, fried chicken, and more.


Baked Beans Recipe

Quick and easy, rich and a bit sweet — just the thing to balance out crunchy coleslaw.


Pharmacy Fizzes Offer Refreshment at the Counter

A handful of drugstores in North Carolina still offer this timeless service: a lunch counter with a sweet remedy for the heat of summer.


Pop Goes The Cake: Soda-Infused Recipes

North Carolina’s favorite sodas add a sweet twist to three classic cakes. Load up your picnic table with these irresistible treats.