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Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Announces 2016 Schedule with Battles in Six North Carolina Cities

Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Announces 2016 Schedule with Battles in Six North Carolina Cities

Interactive Chef Tournament Launches Dream Team Concept for the Ultimate Dining Experience The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, a single-elimination tournament highlighting the best of the state’s food, agriculture and culinary talent, is back for 2016 with a total of eight tournaments across the state, each made up of four chef teams vying […]

Happening Kitchen: Caprese Caps

Happening Kitchen: Caprese Caps

We want your 2016 to be filled with laughter, love and good health! Our Caprese Caps recipe is just one step to you having a healthy start to the new year. These baked disks of tastiness are not only easy to make but can be a great leftover to chop up and toss in with […]

Bad Daddy's Featured National Hamburger Month Burger

National Hamburger Month: Heritage Farm Bacon Bourbon Jam Recipe from Bad Daddy’s

May is National Hamburger Month and Bad Daddy’s has created a very special feature burger spotlighting several local ingredients. If a Mills Family Farm Beef Burger with Ashe County Habanero Cheddar, Heritage Farm Bacon Bourbon Jam and arugula on a brioche roll from Night Kitchen Bakehouse and Café doesn’t make your mouth water then we don’t […]

Source: Carolina Food Gardens

Carolina Food Gardens Gets You Growing

Have you ever gone grocery shopping and was shocked to spend $3 on a bell pepper? Or picked up a few tomatoes only to put them back after realizing they would end up being over $5 once you weighed them? When it comes to shopping for produce, at some point you have probably said, “I might as […]

Healthy & Homemade: Breakfast Frittatas To Go

Healthy & Homemade: Breakfast Frittatas To Go

This protein packed breakfast is great to prepare the night before and bake in the oven while you get ready in the morning. The options are endless as far as mix-ins! Use leftovers or extra lunch meat to give them an extra protein kick or keep it veggie-based with fresh seasonal ingredients.   Breakfast Frittatas to Go Makes […]

Healthy & Homemade: Chicken Salad

Healthy & Homemade: Chicken Salad

Since the weather has begun to cool off and we’re all fighting to have just an extra few minutes of warmth in bed every morning; this recipe will cut a few minutes off your morning routine since you make it the night before. Chicken salad is easy to make and even easier to get creative […]

Back to School Breakfast Idea: Welsh Cakes

Back to School Breakfast Idea: Welsh Cakes

By Erin McNelis Since my oldest son was diagnosed with a food allergy, visits to bakeries have become a thing of the past. I have yet to find a bakery that doesn’t make a peanut butter cookie. I understand that. At one time in my life, I lived on the stuff. But no more. Just […]

Healthy & Homemade: Granola

Healthy & Homemade: Granola

If you were at the amazing Not So Normal 5K race this past Sunday you would have seen our Editor-in-Chief, Joni Grana, greeting runners and supporters with bags of homemade granola! Apparently the healthy snack was a hit because several people have reached out for the recipe and what kind of magazine would we be […]

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Healthy & Homemade: Pickled Zucchini & Peppers

So this little recipe is probably the easiest we have shared. While we cannot take credit for the creation of it, we do need to thank local Chef Partner, Ron West, Jr. over at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Raleigh, for this quick and incredibly tasty side dish. You can use it on […]

Healthy & Homemade: Portobello Pizzas

Healthy & Homemade: Portobello Pizzas

Summer meals are probably some of our favorites because the flavors from a charcoal grill just add an incredible layer of flavor to everything you grill. This month’s recipe is so versatile because you can choose your own toppings AND your own cooking method! Portobello Pizzas make the perfect snack or meal especially when you just want […]