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Dining & Entertainment

Fall in Love with Baking

With the chill of autumn setting in, now is the perfect time to preheat the oven and enjoy the pleasure of baking at home. Fall begins the official start of holiday baking season and Wilton has a wide selection of bakeware, decorating and party products to help you make delicious, comforting treats that will warm […]

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Turkey Transformations

(Family Features) After the big day has come and gone, most holiday hosts find themselves still talking turkey. What to do with all that leftover bird? During the long weekend following the holiday, you can put those leftovers to good use. Recipes that incorporate turkey in deliciously unique ways will help you use up those […]

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Holiday Turkey Tips and More

One of the most memorable moments at any holiday dinner is when a moist, delicious turkey is brought to the table. Everyone grabs their forks at the sight of a perfectly brown bird glistening with juicy flavor. Make sure your holiday meal is a special one by following these simple tips for making the perfect […]

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Savor Pumpkin Pie Spice All Season Long

Fall has arrived, and with it comes the king of all seasonal flavors – pumpkin pie spice. A versatile blend of comforting ingredients like nutmeg and cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice can flavor a lot more than Thanksgiving pie. Add it to a savory pasta dish, like Fettuccine Pumpkin Alfredo. “It’s the perfect dish for a […]

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Spooky Halloween Drink Ideas Everyone Will Love

Whether you’re planning the ultimate Halloween bash or just want something fun to enjoy with the family, try these frightfully delicious drinks. The Spooky Smoothie is a flavorful combination of vanilla milk and Greek yogurt, which is blended with ice and topped with whipped cream. The fun is all in the orange-tinted Limited Edition TruMoo […]

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Whisking Success

Meet the Whisking Apprentice. This local chef and entrepreneur, Sarah Bogan, has found a winning recipe for balancing her family and business all while launching her own television show, S.O.S. – Surviving On Stamps. “I drive energy from my work, it doesn’t wear me out, it energizes me to share with others. I’m always ready […]

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Art & Technology

By Bill McFadyen We encounter great balance in the universe. The sun and the moon balance the day and the night in our lives that are marked by moments of laughter and of tears. Yin and Yang volley back and forth like the pendulum of the grandfather clock. So it is that this issue addresses […]

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World Showcase

By Miriam Landru F ayetteville may be the All-America City, but make no mistake, it’s home to many different cultures that span our planet Earth. Being home to Fort Bragg and also having a great, central location on the East Coast makes our city become a destination and home for many. Because of this, having […]

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All You Can Eat

By Miriam Landru D rive down Yadkin Road toward Fort Bragg, take a right on Santa Fe and another quick right into a small shopping center. Park. Get out of your car. From there, stroll into the doors of Sun Asian Market and be transported to any Pacific country of your choosing. Well, maybe only […]

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Disney Survival Guide

Children fall into two categories: those who have been to Disney World and those who want desperately to go there. Even if they don’t yet know they want to go, they want to go.  Parents, it is best to accept this law of nature early – maybe even before parenthood – lest be caught unaware […]

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Fayetteville After 5

It’s a Friday night in mid-July and you’re standing on Hay Street. Suddenly you hear…Try to understand. Try try try to understand. I’m a Magic Man. Is it 1975? No, it’s 2014. Is it a band playing for the Dogwood Festival? Keep in mind, it’s not April… it’s July. It’s summer in the All-America City […]

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Hot Diggidy Dog

Dawn Dawkins Caison has owned and operated the Hot Diggidy Dog restaurants since 2009, but loyal customers don’t have to look very hard to see the essence of the hot dog and burger joint that keeps ‘em coming back.  The Roxie Avenue location is convenient for soldiers right off the All American freeway near Raeford […]

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The Summer Culinary Collective

Gnocchi Caprese (pictured pervious page) David Voelz, Executive Chef at Highland Country Club Set your table with country club class and place this charming, Italian dish as the centerpiece. Begin by making your own homemade gnocchi and finish by completing the Caprese salad. Cool off with the refreshing taste of the salad with origins from […]

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Dirtbag Ales

By Miriam Landru Our first subject for The Buzz garnered a “beer buzz.” And that feeling is exactly what has made friendship last for U.S. Army veterans Gerald Montero, Eric Whealton and Tito Valenzuela. These gentlemen are enjoying their post-military careers brewing original beer and bringing that quality craft ale taste to the Carolinas and […]

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Tacos on the Town

A favorite menu staple in many homes, but we found five local restaurants with a gourmet twist on their version of this traditional Mexican favorite. The consummate wordsmith in me prompted me to look into the entomology behind the food. Simply put, the word taco describes a maize tortilla folded around food. Off the Hook […]

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The Dogwood Festival

By Kellie Gentry Fayetteville will host its 32nd Annual Dogwood Festival on April 25-27. The three-day attraction continues to bring thousands of local residents and tourists to the heart of downtown Fayetteville each year to see artists, vendors, live entertainment and more! For those of you who haven’t had the chance to see what the […]

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Meals on Wheels

By Kelly Twedell While food trucks might seem like a new concept notoriously popular in larger cities across the U.S., you might be surprised to hear that the origin dates back to 1866 during the post-Civil War days affiliated with the Western Movement.  Charles Goodnight, the “father of the Texas panhandle,” up fitted an old […]

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Be a Chef at Sherefé

By Sara Cooke Self-described “old-school and opinionated” chef and business owner Mustafa Somar recalled answering questions on his restaurant’s Facebook page back in December when, on a whim, he inquired via post if patrons would have any interest in attending classes focused on cooking Mediterranean food. Within 24 hours, the post had received over 1600 […]

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CEED is serving up new dishes

By Sara Cooke They’ve been popping up around the country and now Fayetteville is preparing to welcome one of its own.  The Center for Economic Empowerment and Development (CEED) has plans to turn a 14,000 square foot warehouse on Russell Street into a 24-hour facility with six kitchens, to be rented with time-shared access to […]

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Ice Cream Making Commences at Gillis Hill Farm

Gillis Hill farm just made their first batch of ice cream this weekend – that must mean that Spring is officially here. Gillis Hill Farm is a main summer and fall attraction in southwest Fayetteville. The best place to share homemade ice cream in flavors like banana, pecan, strawberry, vanilla, mint chocolate chip,  or butter pecan cream served up […]

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