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Family carving pumpkins on porch

Add Halloween to the list of holidays that look different this year due to COVID-19. But even though trick-or-treating is canceled and haunted houses are empty, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun! Here are six Halloween activities for 2020 to make the most of the scariest day of the year during the age […]

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Bizzare Thanksgiving turkey dinners with a hot cheeto turkey, turkey cake and sushi

What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving? Maybe it’s a cornucopia centerpiece and colorful pumpkins and gourds adorning your home; heaping plates of mouth-watering turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, and stuffing for dinner; or getting together with family and friends, watching football, and playing games together. Thanksgiving can mean many things, but it’s […]

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Cornbread has been served on the side of pretty much every classic Southern dish you could think of since Colonial times, but don’t be fooled – it’s no second fiddle. Sure, cornbread is best enjoyed with something (like our recipe for slow-simmered Carolina chili), but it’s strong enough to stand on its own. The secret to perfectly cooked […]

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carolina chili recipe

Although there are nearly a dozen competing theories about the history of chili, there’s one thing we can agree on: it’s delicious. Like so many staple comfort food dishes, chili is one that is quite literally stewed in centuries of history and culinary traditions. Try our take on the Tex-Mex dish with this easy, slow-simmered North Carolina […]

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