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The new Haymount Truck Stop food truck court and bar on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023.
Fayetteville's first food truck court opens in Haymount
As Black Friday shoppers were scurrying to cash in on post-Thanksgiving deals, Jordan Sherrod and Chris Beaty, the owners of the brand-new Haymount Truck Stop — Fayetteville’s first food …
Vibe Gastropub’s buffalo chick’n sandwich with cheese, both plant-based, is heavy on the greens, with garlic-parsley roasted red potatoes and house-made ranch dressing.
Lighten up
With swimsuit season in full swing, we once again feel the urge to lighten up. Thankfully, the local pickings for healthy fare have recently gained options.
Soft-shell crab is served with wafer-thin fried potatoes at Saltbox Seafood Joint in Durham.
Fish tales
There’s something about seafood that makes us feel like we’re at the beach even if it’s 100-plus miles away.
A Buc-ee’s cowboy serves up fresh brisket, a favorite at 
the Texas-themed chain.
Buc-ee’s bonanza!
A Sheetz marries a Tractor Supply, and they give birth to two babies: Cracker Barrel and Hobby Lobby — but only the folksy home décor and casual-clothing parts of the stores.Add in …
Ribeye-stuffed eggrolls are served with avocado ranch at Manning’s Restaurant in downtown Clayton.
Food favorites
One dish. Sometimes that’s all it takes for us to return to a particular restaurant. We crave the flavor, texture, aroma, the mere sight of that one special thing. Here are some favorites.
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Planning holiday get-togethers? Tips for easy and crowd-pleasing appetizers

(BPT) - Do you love entertaining friends and family with plates of delicious food around the holidays, but feel pressed for time and ideas when it comes to making tasty appetizers? You’re in …

Dynamic charm: Explore the 7 unique neighborhoods of Costa Mesa

(BPT) - Planning a trip to Southern California? You could visit well-known cities like Los Angeles and San Diego … or stay in a city where you'll have many cultural excursions at your …

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

(Culinary.net) Don't throw out your seeds after this year's pumpkin carving. This healthy snack is easy to make at home and a fun project to get the kids involved.

Four Tips to Bring Some Festive Spirit to Your Home This Holiday Season
(BPT) - Whether it's spending hours decorating the house, checking off your shopping list, or even planning your holiday vacation back home, the holidays can be one of the busiest times of the year. …
6 tips for hosting a successful college football tailgate this winter
(BPT) - With the final weeks of the college football season here, are you ready to cheer on your favorite team as we head into the winter? Make this football season finale the best one yet by hosting …
Technology Meets Taste: New Home Coffee Machines Enhance the Specialty Beverage Experience
(BPT) - Coffee lovers can experience the pleasures of barista-crafted coffee at home as new technologies in coffee machines cater to increasingly sophisticated tastes. The Swiss brand JURA leads the …
4 Easy Ways to Shop on Small Business Saturday
(BPT) - It's that time of year again, where people rush out of their homes to find gifts for family and friends. Those gifts are important, but your choice of where you buy those gifts holds power …
Hosting Advice for a Perfect Holiday Ham
(Family Features) For a classic, delicious ham perfect for holiday gatherings and special occasions, try this Brown Sugar Honey Glazed Ham.
Simple swaps to elevate the kitchen for holiday hosting
(BPT) - As the heart of the home, the kitchen comes even more alive during the holiday season. From baking favorite treats and preparing beloved family dishes to hosting special events of all sizes, …
5 Surprising Ways to Use Eggnog and Spice up this Holiday Season
(BPT) - Eggnog is a beloved tradition for many, but did you know there’s so much more you can do than pour it into a glass? You can easily brighten your holiday season by incorporating this …
Walnuts: A versatile ingredient that makes entertaining easy
(BPT) - From appetizers to desserts, the flavor and versatility of California walnuts can elevate any dish. Planning a menu for small or large groups can be a lot of work. Depending on the gathering …
Want to be a better home chef? 5 kitchen tools could boost your culinary skills
(BPT) - If you love cooking and are always working toward improving your skills as well as your creations, you may want to review the tools you use in your kitchen each day. Having chef-quality …
Celebrate the 12 days of Christmas with 12 decadent treats
(BPT) - As we head into the holidays, there’s nothing better than your favorite seasonal flavors. Peppermint candy cane, sea salt caramel, creamy hazelnut, gingerbread and more — all help …
Recipes, tips & food info

Serve Plant-Based Sweets This Holiday Season

(Family Features) Make this year's festivities truly memorable by adding a touch of sweetness to holiday celebrations with this delightful combination of fluffy cupcakes, creamy frosting and a heavenly caramel drizzle.

Make 'Eggstra' Special Holiday Memories: Turn to eggs to take festivities to new heights this season

Make 'Eggstra' Special Holiday Memories: Turn to eggs to take festivities to new heights this season
(Family Features) Whether it's served as an appetizer or light dessert, this savory-with-a-touch-of-sweet Popovers with Cranberry Butter recipe can become part of your family's most cherished traditions.

Is your fridge too full? 5 practical, sustainable uses for shelf-stable food and beverages

(BPT) - Have you found your refrigerator so stuffed that you can hardly find what you're looking for, until some food ends up going bad? One solution can help save space in your fridge, as well as …

Registered Dietitian Shares Tips for Festive Gatherings All Season Long

(BPT) - The entertaining season is upon us! From family gatherings and Friendsgivings to a Happy Hanukkah and a Holly, Jolly Christmas. Amy Goodson, RD, is here with tips and ideas for a great season …