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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: 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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News Roundup: Nov. 18-22

News Roundup: Nov. 18-22

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “There’s a good chance your Thanksgiving turkey was raised on a North Carolina farm,” The News & Observer: North Carolina is a top producer of the most popular Thanksgiving protein. […]

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November is N.C. Pecan Month

As families prepare for the holiday season, N.C. pecan farmers are harvesting their crop. The Tar Heel state produces 3 to 5 million pounds of pecans annually, and 2017 is shaping up to be a great year. That’s welcome news for local growers after last year’s crop was devastated when Hurricane Matthew pummeled Southeastern North […]

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Recipe Roundup: Peanuts and Pecans

Recipe Roundup: Peanuts and Pecans

  WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month, Brian and Lisa feature award-winning recipes using North Carolina pecans and peanuts. Gail Fuller of Raleigh took home second place in the N.C. Pecan Competition at the N.C. State Fair with this mouth-watering […]

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Tar Heel Kitchen: Fudgy Nut Pie

Tar Heel Kitchen: Fudgy Nut Pie

Since 1926, the Agricultural Review has been a free newspaper published by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For many years, The Tar Heel Kitchen was a featured column written by the department’s marketing home economist. These recipes tended to be seasonal with just a handful of ingredients. We thought these recipes needed […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: 10 Years of Local Dish

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: 10 Years of Local Dish

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month Brian and Lisa featuring family recipes for fall weather. This month, Local Dish celebrated 10 years on WRAL-TV. More than 500 recipes have been shared during the decade. Check out a video below of […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 5-11

News Roundup: Nov. 5-11

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Myths and facts about U.S. hemp farming today,” Southeast Farm Press: Commercial hemp production faded, along with its legality, many decades ago in the U.S., but enthusiasts and business people […]

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N.C. State Fair Recipe: ‘Hidden Treasures’ Pecan Bars

N.C. State Fair Recipe: ‘Hidden Treasures’ Pecan Bars

This week the N.C. Pecan Association held a recipe contest at the N.C. State Fair. Carol Brown of Mebane placed first and earned $125 for her “Hidden Treasures” Pecan Bars. Contestants could enter any breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack, dinner or dessert-type recipes, as long as they contained at least one cup of pecans. Lindsay Key […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Fall Dish Favorites

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Fall Dish Favorites

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. It must be fall in North Carolina. This month Brian and Lisa feature recipes made with sweet potatoes, pecans, acorn squash and apples.  Find these, as well as local beef, pork and sausage, at your local farmers […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Social Media Recipe Roundup

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month Brian and Lisa test out several recipes from Facebook. Check out the recipes to find out which one was named by Brian as “Best Local Dish Dessert Ever” and which recipe missed the mark. […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa:  Delicious Desserts

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Delicious Desserts

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month Brian and Lisa are featuring delicious desserts starring sweet potatoes, peanuts, apples and pecans. Sweet Potato Pie doughnuts placed first in the N.C. Sweet Potato Commission’s cooking contest at the N.C. State Fair. Melissa […]

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