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Egg Nog Chess Pie with bananas and cream

Egg Nog Chess Pie with bananas and cream…

It seems fittin’ to use up that last bit of holiday eggnog in a good old southern chess pie. ‘Nog and bananas go together like mac and cheese, so partake of pie while toasting toes in front of a cozy fire as you settle into the New Year.

Peach on The Beach Atlantic Beach Pie

Peach on the Atlantic Beach Pie!

  Pie.  This pie. My “ugly” pie. My delicious ugly pie. Atlantic Beach Pie. PEACH on the Atlantic Beach Pie!                           No matter what you call it, this pie has deep roots in the “SOBX” area of North Carolina. Referred to by some …

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muscadine grape and gingersnap crisp

What time is it? Muscadine time….

One of my favorite things about the arrival of fall would be grapes! Muscadine grapes…. native to the south grapes. We know, as they turn into those sweet little balls of deliciousness and ripen into nature’s candy, that fall is on our doorstep. And for those of us who are drained by the heat and …

What time is it? Muscadine time…. …keep reading »

Dilly Swiss Tomato Pie

Wendy’s Dilly Swiss Tomato Pie!

’tis pie season. Tomato Pie Season. And I can’t believe I have never put my Dilly Swiss Tomato Pie here….                   As food stylist and recipe developer at Our State Magazine for 5 years, I often prepared and styled recipes from church and community cookbooks they featured …

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Grunt?… or Slump? Campfire Blueberry Peach Fruit Grunt

So which is it…. Grunt? or Slump?  You might have seen these descriptions for fruity desserts and wondered…what the heck?  Well you will be happy to know that grunts and slumps are one in the same!  Now don’t confuse them with cobblers, crumbles and crisps, buckles, brown bettys, pandowdy or the regionally almost-famous North Carolina …

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