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Sweets for Spring

By: Miriam Landru Make your Easter a little more delicious by baking these inspired cupcakes.  Cupcakes are for all kids… including the kid at heart. Here we have some cupcakes for the whole family. It doesn’t matter if you prefer chocolate or vanilla… there’s something for everyone!  Snowball Cupcakes  Don’t let the name fool you… […]

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Artists at Work

By Melissa Goslin              No matter how many times you’ve stepped inside the doors of Cape Fear Studios, you never quite know what—or who—you’ll find inside.              On a blustery afternoon at Cape Fear Studios, Anette Szczekutek announces tea time in her thick Welsh accent. On break from her canvas, Szczekutek wanders by the other […]

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An Undefeated Boxer

By James Johnson Dee Hodges, owner of Fayetteville catering business, By Special Request, doesn’t like to discuss age. People like to make assumptions about people of a certain age and after 28 years of defying expectations by maintaining a small business entirely by herself in an unpredictable economy, Hodges has found that it is better […]

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A Tale of Two Eateries

By James Johnson Hungry Fayetteville resident Teresa Dagat spent the first few minutes of her lunch break on Wednesday, sitting in a parked car contemplating one of life’s most persistent questions: Indian or Japanese?  Dagat said that her new job was located near the quaint Cliffdale Road adjacent shopping center, which served as home to […]

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Indulge Yourself

By Melanie Mitchell With the holiday season approaching, people have a tendency to stress over the perfect food to offer their guests. And, stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS! Here are a few desserts that are absolutely delicious and stress-free to make… each with a light liquor kick. One of my favorite desserts of all-time is […]

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Fruits of the Farm

By Melissa Goslin Tobacco decline hit North Carolina farmers hard. As one of the few crops to thrive in sandy soil, it had been a natural fit for regional farmers since the country was settled. But there was another indigenous crop that caught the eye of Sir Walter Raleigh and his crew… grapes. Raleigh sent […]

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How Do You Wine

By Miriam Landru Even if you’re a newbie to the world of wine, you are probably familiar with the fact that different glasses go with different wines.  A glass for your merlot will generally be taller and have a larger bottom, while the vessel for your Pinot Grigio will be more petite. Wine lovers are […]

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Food for the Fall

By: Victoria Franco A new year hastens upon us. Not a calendar new year, but a new school year. New school years are a time of reunion, as friends meet up after a long summer apart, but they’re also a time of change as students embark on the next level of their academic studies. At […]

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Man Vs. Food: Fayetteville Edition

By James Johnson In this, the month in which our nation celebrates its independence, it is difficult to think of any custom more uniquely American than that of a “food challenge.” A food-challenge, for the uninitiated, is an event in which a restaurant offers its customers an opportunity to prove to their friends, family and themselves, […]

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The Whole Hog

Some critics in Fayetteville argue there is no real food culture in a town made up vastly of chain restaurants with a few excellent local spots sprinkled in between. But what about barbeque? Isn’t that a tasty populate of our food culture? If you really look closely, one will notice that our main haunts for […]

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Popular Perk Me Ups

Rude Awakening “It started out as Mexican Spice Cocoa (which is also a very popular drink for us) back around 2001, but as coffee lovers, we quickly added espresso. I think the fresh made whipped cream is a big addition to all the drinks. We like to hear customers say they get drinks the same […]

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Iron Chefs of Fayetteville

Food and flavors from various different cultures have been circumnavigating the globe since the fifteenth century. Luckily enough for Fayetteville, three unique women from Malaysia, Quebec and one of Puerto Rican heritage, have all found their way to this diverse southern city. Although these three individuals come from very different backgrounds and areas of discipline, […]

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Easy, Delicious Meals that Make Hearts Happy

Did you know that small, positive additions to your diet and lifestyle can help promote a healthier heart? Instead of denying yourself the delicious flavors you crave, try weaving a few subtle changes into your menu and you can healthfully and conveniently meet your wellness goals. Show your heart some love Besides giving meals a […]

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Fuel Up for Fitness

Sports nutrition isn’t just the domain of professional athletes — for a good workout and quick recovery, everyday athletes need the right diet, too. “A good workout is draining and can lead to fatigue and sore muscles,” said Michele Macedonio, R.D., C.S.S.D., L.D. a veteran sports nutritionist and team dietitian for the Cincinnati Reds. “The […]

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When Planning Meals, Think Frozen

Research from the Journal of Nutrition found that nearly 80 percent of Americans do not consume the recommended amounts of fruit, and nearly 90 percent do not eat the recommended amount of vegetables.  While a variety of factors may contribute to this low consumption, including cost and convenience, a recent study revealed one easy solution: […]

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Make Your Winter Party POP

(Family Features) As your winter schedule is sure to be packed with gatherings that bring family and friends closer, have plenty of treats that are gentle on the waist and wallet. Sweet, spicy, salty or with an Asian twist — any way you pop it — popcorn is a satisfying snack suitable for every chilly […]

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Embrace Childhood with Fun & Flavors of Winter

As a kid, the winter season was always a special time of year filled with snow days, ice-skating, favorite movies and fun board games. Bringing back carefree moments from winters past can be as easy as gathering together family and friends for game night and sipping your favorite wintertime drink – hot chocolate. Nearly 70 […]

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Bring on the Heat for the Big Game

When your friends and family gather around the screen for game day, you can give your favorite fans an extra reason to get rowdy and cheer. Take your game day menu to the next level with crowd-pleasing buffalo flavor-inspired appetizers. The buffalo flavor has been a game day staple since 1964 when the first-ever buffalo […]

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Breakfast and Beyond

A great day starts with a balanced breakfast filled with healthy ingredients fit for the whole family. Enticing the youngest family members to enjoy as many food groups as possible at the morning meal – including veggies – may be challenging, but it’s an important step to ensuring a well-rounded diet all day long. The […]

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Fayetteville & Fish

by Vanessa Pillmore Fish is a very popular entrée to many. People love how they can choose a variety of flavors to combine with various sides, such as vegetables or grits. Fish is not only tasty, but it is imperative for one’s health. Three local fish markets took the time to talk about what their […]

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