From Our Home to Yours


Roasted Fall Vegetables

Dear Friends, Fall has finally arrived, and with the cooler temperatures, we turn to fall recipes with their warm savory flavors and deep colors. In this Dash, I want to share one of my new favorites from the very talented Darren Atkins, executive chef and proprietor of the Burlington, North Carolina-based il Centro Kitchen. Part neighborhood specialty shop…

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Game Day

Our family is always ready for some football! We are Carolina Panthers fans, and for years our tailgates have been organized by a self-proclaimed Executive Committee and supported by countless others through annual financial contributions. During the holidays, when everyone’s families are in town, the size of our tailgate can swell to 100+ family and friends. Although the…

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Summer’s Last Hurrah

Welcome . . . As I chat with friends, I hear a familiar refrain: Where has the summer gone? I have no idea, but I hope you’ve enjoyed every minute of it! Highlights for us were the beach with family and summer nights on our porch at Grandfather — made more special by the fresh summer foods we…

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