Local Dish

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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Recipe: Celebrating the blueberry

Recipe: Celebrating the blueberry

Spring may belong to the strawberry, but when it’s summertime in North Carolina we have the blues. Fresh, ripe, NC-grown blueberries play a dual role of being a healthy snack and a part of delicious desserts. North Carolina ranks sixth nationally in blueberry production. In fact, the berry is so popular it has it’s own […]

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Recipe: Eastern North Carolina Fish Stew in the Slow Cooker

Recipe: Eastern North Carolina Fish Stew in the Slow Cooker

In 96 recipes, Debbie Moose’s new cookbook, Carolina Catch: Cooking North Carolina Fish and Shellfish from Mountains to Coast, shows how much our state has to offer when it comes to fresh, delicious, local seafood. Moose’s book shows how to prepare North Carolina fish and shellfish – freshwater, saltwater, wild-caught and farmed. She suggests trying […]

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Recipe: Rustic Strawberry Shortcake

Good news! It’s strawberry season! Farmers markets, grocery stores and pick-your-own fields are finally teeming with red, ripe berries. Unusually cool temps had delayed the season by a few weeks. North Carolina is the third-largest producer of strawberries in the nation, with about 1,200 acres harvested across the state. The peak of the state’s strawberry […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: “Eggs-cellent” egg recipes

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month’s recipes featuring eggs. North Carolina farmers produce more than three million eggs per year. The state ranks fourth nationally in egg production.  Check out a few delicious egg recipes below. Mini egg casserole with […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: North Carolina nuts

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: North Carolina nuts

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month’s recipes feature North Carolina’s favorite nuts – pecans and peanuts.  North Carolina produced 342 million pounds of peanut in 2016, ranking the state 6th nationally in peanut production. The state also produces between three […]

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Recipe: Mama’s Chili Sliders

Recipe: Mama’s Chili Sliders

We are just a few day’s from one of the largest eating days of the year in the United States, behind Thanksgiving of course. And while you can’t go wrong serving chicken wings at your Super Bowl party, here is something delicious from this year’s N.C. State Fair.  Mama’s Chili Sliders submitted by Pamela Cash […]

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Recipe: Super Bowl Sunday chicken wings

Televisions across the country will be tuned in on February 4th to watch the Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. And whether you’re watching to see Tom Brady try for his sixth Super Bowl win, the commercials, or Justin Timberlake’s half time show, […]

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Recipe: Pot Roast in the Crock Pot

Recipe: Pot Roast in the Crock Pot

January is National Slow Cooker Month. It’s a great time to pull out your Crock Pot and learn a few new recipes to come home to on cold January nights. This one is from WRAL’s Local Dish and features North Carolina root vegetables, like carrots, that are in season during the cold winter months. Root […]

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Recipe: Baked Apple French Toast

This week a large portion of our state had snow in the forecast. Which means that a lot of you probably stocked up on the bread and milk. Here’s a recipe that will help you use up some of your snow-day supply. Apple, eggs and milk are all commodities that can be purchased local. Be […]

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Local Dish: NC Black-eyed Pea Salsa

In the South, black-eyed peas and turnip greens are traditional dishes served on New Year’s Day. The reason? Luck and money. Black-eyed peas are believed to bring you luck and turnip greens bring money. Whether or not this folklore is true, many gatherings on Jan. 1 will include one or both. Turnip greens are readily […]

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Recipe: Pecan Toffee Pecan Pie

Recipe: Pecan Toffee Pecan Pie

Pies are a holiday dessert staple. We found the holiday recipe below on Facebook and it uses pecan toffee made in Chapel Hill. This simple recipe will impress your guests and just might be the hit of any holiday gathering. Since 2006 the Graves Family has been selling their toffee, which is a secret family […]

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