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Sweet & spicy muscadine wine pepper jelly

“Muscadines, muscadines, their overture of sweetness in the mouth and brain testifying to the Holy Trinity of Sun, Rain, and Dirt…” ~James Tighe (Have you tried muscadine pepper jelly? It’s fantastic!)

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Summertime cool-down: Lemon ice cream pie

How about some icy cold lemon pie while we talk about “The New South?”

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Let ME help your hamburger

Cookbook author Michael Pollan wrote in 2006, “never eat anything that your great-great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” Read on for a pasta recipe that is easy, but still made from real food, unlike dehydrated boxed meals!

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Make your own cold-brew coffee in 3 easy steps

Cold-brew coffee is a popular drink in coffeehouses, and I checked it out for myself to find out why it’s become a favorite of so many coffee lovers. I discovered that cold-brew coffee has a smooth flavor that is completely lacking bitterness, which, for me, was a great quality. I set out to learn how… Continue reading Make your own cold-brew coffee in 3 easy steps

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Southern-style pizza: Greens and bacon pizza with fig preserves drizzle

Without question, pizza is a thoroughly-loved American food, though it has those gorgeous Italian roots, and it’s fun to try different pizza recipes, customized to your likes and your region’s abundance. I made two such pizzas over the past few days.  The first was simple and fast, and used plenteous ingredients in my area right… Continue reading Southern-style pizza: Greens and bacon pizza with fig preserves drizzle

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Sweet Potato Ideas So Good They’ll Make You Forget Marshmallows

The sweet potato is a nearly-perfect food, don’t you think? It’s inexpensive, packed with nutrients, beautiful in color, easy to make, and has a marvelous flavor and texture. It grows well in the South, so we have plenty of them readily available nearly year-round. I wanted to share a tip and a few recipes with… Continue reading Sweet Potato Ideas So Good They’ll Make You Forget Marshmallows