Wendy’s Deviled Crab Carteret

Being able to use any type of crabmeat makes this recipe budget-friendly. Use fresh NC crab when possible. Wonder why it’s called “deviled” crab? Because of the heat!

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Creamy Fried Chicken Salad Rolls

What’s a southern picnic without fried chicken? Or chicken salad? I’ve combined the two and offer you these stuffed rolls to make and take with our time-saving tip. The salad can be a bit messy, and although you can serve on mini rolls as sliders, I like stuffing into top-split dog rolls so the goodness doesn’t fall out!

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Crispy Girl Scout Cookie Butter Mint Fudge

Each January, we look forward to the appearance of our annual treats … Girl Scout cookies! We all have our favorites, but their biggest seller remains the thin mint. Set aside a few to make this crispy, fudgy treat. During off season, substitute thin mint “grasshopper” cookies from your grocery store.

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Tex-Mexican Spaghetti

Don’t we all love spaghetti? Some of us even like it for breakfast… hot or cold. Spaghetti is fun to create too, so I offer you this one with a southwestern twist.

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No Fry “Fried” Banana Pudding Ice Cream

Remember when Chi-Chi’s introduced us to fried ice cream long ago. Simply scrumptious. Enjoy my version with a twist… no frying fried ice cream! The crispy cereal is crunchy like fried without all that… and a banana pudding version on a puddle of dulce de leche… just because!

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Clementine Shortbread Cornbread

Little bags of clementines appear in stores come fall and winter — an early sign that the holiday season is upon us. Some remember having them tucked into our stockings with nuts and other fruits back in simpler times. If you like something not quite as sweet as most, you’ll enjoy this shortbread. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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Light n’ Crispy Glazed Doughnuts

Do you want to “WoW” your family and guests with a sweet treat that is sure to please? If you’ve never made these quick and oh-so-easy doughnuts, the time has come. They can be “dressed” in a variety of ways for any occasion… including with fun sprinkles.

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Ambrosia Shortcakes

Many of us will recognize this southern Christmas dish. Our grandmothers made it and their mamas did too, served in a pretty glass bowl. We turned this fruity favorite into a fun little dessert to enjoy anytime. Can be made a day ahead.

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