Local Dish

Recipe: Dixie Peanut Brittle

Tis the season for peanut brittle! We’re going to give you the best recipe for this delicious, holiday favorite that would make for the perfect go-to snack or gift giving. North Carolina produced 479.7 million pounds of peanuts in 2017 and ranks 5th in the nation in peanut production. Leading peanut-producing counties are Martin, Pitt, […]

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Recipe: Italian Stuffed Eggs

There’s nothing like realizing you need a last-minute dish for a holiday get-together. We have found the perfect 15-minute recipe that everyone at the party will love and that will feed plenty. This appetizer is the perfect finger food for any event you might have planned for the season. Italian Stuffed Eggs sound scrumptious, taste […]

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Recipe: Sweet Potato Eggnog

Recipe: Sweet Potato Eggnog

There’s no better way to prepare for a cold weekend in the Carolinas like with a perfect cup of eggnog. While you’re preparing for the winter weather and making the last-minute bread and milk run, be sure to grab these ingredients. Be sure to grab local produce and items at your local grocery store and […]

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Recipe: Frosty Paws Nice Cream

Looking for a special holiday treat for your pup? This “nice cream” recipe is the perfect Thanksgiving dinner for the four-legged family members. It won food blogger and recipe developer Wendy Perry a ribbon at the Sweet Potato Festival a few years back. She says it’s “people edible, too” and with peanut butter and sweet […]

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Recipe: Pecan Pie Muffins

Need a last-minute dessert to bring to your family Thanksgiving dinner? Celebrate Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays with this quick and easy twist on Pecan Pie that all your friends and family are sure to love. Pecans are a staple in any southern household, but especially here in North Carolina. Our state produces 3 to […]

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Recipe: Pumpkin Drop Cookies

The fair might be over, but some of the recipes are a year-round must. For fall, we suggest pumpkin drop cookies as an easy and festive dessert. North Carolina ranks fourth nationally in pumpkin production and has about 3,000 to 4,000 acres dedicated to pumpkins. The festive fruit, yes, a fruit, is a good source […]

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Recipe: Homemade Peanut Butter

We know that many households are been divided when it comes to peanut butter – crunchy or smooth. Whichever way you like it, it’s easy to make at home. “When I make peanut butter, I make both smooth and crunchy,” said Wendy Perry, recipe developer and blogger. I also make some honey and molasses peanut […]

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Winner, winner pork dinner

Winners were announced in pork cooking contests held during the 25th N.C. Mountain State Fair. The fair runs through Sept. 16 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. The N.C. Pork Council sponsored Monday night’s contest that asked competitors to create dishes using at least four ounces of pork. Dishes ranged from hearty breakfasts to […]

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Recipe: Habenero Pepper Jelly

Recipe: Habenero Pepper Jelly

If you have a home garden or frequent the farmers market then you might notice that peppers are prolific in August. They make a colorful and healthy addition to salads, stir-frys and other dishes. William Ashby of Rural Hall grows a big garden and it produces a bumper crop of habenero peppers each summer. In […]

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Recipe: Shrimp Lettuce Cups

Recipe: Shrimp Lettuce Cups

  WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Local Dish segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. Summer and seafood seem to go hand-in-hand. According to NC Catch’s seafood availability chart – shrimp is a popular summer seafood. Here are some tips for selecting […]

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Recipe: simple squash and onions

Recipe: simple squash and onions

It’s that time of year when farmers markets and neighbors with abundant gardens are teeming with fresh yellow squash and zucchini. If you are the type that have shied away from squash because your weren’t quite sure how to prepare it, then this simple recipe featured on Local Dish is for you. Not only is […]

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Recipe: Perfect Potato Salad

For six weeks a year, North Carolina could lay claim to being the potato capital of America. About 16,000 acres of potatoes are grown in Northeastern N.C. annually, producing about 3 million pounds of potatoes. These fresh, white table potatoes are available at grocery stores locally, regionally and even on up into Nova Scotia. Check […]

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