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Cactus Pear Jelly

M: Cactus pears, also called cactus fruit, prickly pears or tunas, grow on the end of cactus paddles, the purple fruit looking like odd, swollen fingers. Here in North Carolina, they’re in season from September into December and the shockingly vibrant … Continue reading

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Deep Fried Black-Eyed Peas

M: Where have these been all my life? Only in the South, home of all things fried, would it occur to someone to deep fry black-eyed peas. The results are spectacular. Crispy, textured, and spiced with seafood seasoning and salt, they … Continue reading

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Chicken and Roasted Root Vegetable Pot Pie

M:  Before I talk about how much I liked this pie, I want to address yet another question to which I cannot seem to find a satisfying answer.  Is there a difference between a chicken pie and a chicken *pot* … Continue reading

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Benedictine

M: Not the liqueur, but rather the cucumber and cream cheese blend served as a dip or filling for finger sandwiches.  Ever hear of it?  I hadn’t, but the submitter of this recipe declares it to be to Louisville, KY … Continue reading

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Country Breakfast Sausage

M: It’s a good recipe. Nice balance of savory with a bit of sweet and a touch of heat. “Country” in “Country Sausage” generally seems to be sausage code for including sage and here that is no exception. This is … Continue reading

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Classic Pound Cake

M: Ah, pound cake. Its name comes from the simple measurements required to produce the traditional white cake. That is, a pound of butter, a pound of sugar, a pound of flour and a pound of eggs. That’s pretty straightforward, … Continue reading

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Carnitas

M: There’s a lot of good Mexican food to be found around Raleigh. When taking my nieces out to dinner, the destination is (sometimes frustratingly) predictable, as El Dorado is the only choice.  A popular lunch option near my workplace … Continue reading

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