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Serve Caramel Apple Pie at your next holiday party or get together. (Kate Wood/Wood and Spoon)

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Agriculture is a big part of Dallas County’s economy and even the little farms have gotten a boost in interest from families looking to get out of the house and into nature during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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BY STACEY LITTLE | Southern Bite Finding certain ingredients in the grocery store can be a challenge these days, so having recipes that call for everyday ingredients is important. It’s even better if those recipes call for stuff that you already have on hand. So my friends at Tony Chachere’s asked me to take a […]

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Putting Food By: Pickling fruits and vegetables BY CALLIE N. NELSON Pickling produce is a great way to “put foods by” for later use. Cucumbers aren’t the only vegetables used to make pickles. Many different types of fruits and vegetables can be pickled, using a mixture of sugar, vinegar and spices. Pickles add zip and […]

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BY CALLIE N. NELSON Ripe, juicy berries, peaches and other fresh fruits are delicious and can be preserved to enjoy all year long as fruit jams and jellies. These can also add zest to meals and provide a good way to use fruits not suitable for canning or freezing. Jelly, jam, preserves, conserves and marmalades […]

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Dozens have turned out the last two days to help paint the new mural being added on the side of GAW Antiques on Water Avenue and Franklin Street this weekend. Artist Tres Taylor sketched the design and volunteers are filling it in. This mural is called “Coming Together” and features Queen Selma holding magnolias that symbolize […]

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BY KATE WOOD | Wood and Spoon With no end to the sweltering Alabama temperatures in sight, this strawberry icebox pie is just the treat to cool you down. Here, a simple crust is complimented by a fruity filling that firms up in the freezer to create a dessert that is creamy yet refreshing. The […]

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By Stacey Little | Southern Bite This post is about mayo. Now, I know you came here looking for Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake, and I’m going to give you that. But bear with me a second. My affinity for Duke’s Mayonnaise has never been a secret, whether it’s generously slathered on an egg sandwich, mixed […]

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By Katie Nichols Tomatoes are a Southern garden staple. Many gardeners are always looking for ways to grow a bigger, better tomato. While pruning tomatoes is not necessary during regular growth and production, it can make a difference. Dani Carroll, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System regional home grounds, gardens and home pests agent, said pruning […]

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama 4-H member, Samuel Sutton, is a two-time national 4-H barbecue winner. From Marion County, Sutton previously held first place and the National 4-H Turkey Barbecue Champion title, as well being named National 4-H Chicken Barbecue Champion. As the summer season is in full swing, he is offering grilling tips for […]

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BY CALLIE N. NELSON How do I prepare summer squash is a question I received today as I worked one of the many food distributions that occur almost every week here in our county. This all-American food has been around since the days of the colonists and was called squash because the term for vegetable […]

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By Alabama NewsCenter Staff Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association has announced Feed Your Adventure – Flavors of the Black Belt Trail, where visitors can enjoy nine themed trails, food, drinks and the culture of the region. The full Flavors of the Black Belt brochure and individual trail maps with additional information can be found here: https://alabamablackbeltadventures.org/flavors/. […]