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Bless Your Spoon: Friendship is maintained eating catfish

By Stephanie Williams Dean I’m a bonafide catfish lover. About once a month, my family members would meet ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Hotel to the stars and 5-star dining

By Stephanie Williams Dean Back in the ’70s, I had stars in my eyes when working at the ...

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Bless Your Spoon: The Edwards retirement party

By Stephanie Williams Dean The Edwards – I envision a portrait of humanitarianism when thinking of Beth and ...

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Bless Your Spoon — What’s in a name — the renaming of recipes

By Stephanie Williams Dean There are a few rules for naming recipes. A book published in 1920, “The ...

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Natalie Lyons named to chancellor’s list at UNCG

Congratulations to Natalie Lyons for being named to the chancellor’s list for the spring semester at the University ...

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Bless Your Spoon — A little paint and salad — the blues and greens in life

By Stephanie Williams Dean My favorite thing to paint is food, go figure. But it was creation, colorful ...

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Bless Your Spoon — On good ol’ country fare – food for stars

By Stephanie Williams Dean Many cookbooks in my collection were gifts from loving friends, calling for a double ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Weddings steeped in history and good taste

By Stephanie Williams Dean A wedding day is such a sweet spot in life. The month of June ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Gifts of fathers

By Stephanie Williams Dean There are two food loves I got from Dad — his fondness for sardines ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Time for pool parties and cookouts

By Stephanie Williams Dean By the time June rolls around, swim season has officially opened and so have ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Good picnic fare and being a good steward leads to ‘good life’

By Stephanie Williams Dean During summer, an outdoor family picnic is how I define living “the good life.” ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Serving others when serving coffee and cake

By Stephanie Williams Dean For many of us, coffee’s our morning drink of choice upon waking. The hot ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Ham Club is not about ‘country’ hams

By Stephanie Williams Dean When invited to attend a Ham Club meeting and dinner, I expected to hear ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Food’s a great way to show you care

By Stephanie Williams Dean Coming across an Arbor Acres Retirement Community cookbook was fortuitous. Years ago, I was ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Homecooked meals speak for themselves

By Stephanie Williams Dean My mother wasn’t a fabulous cook, but she had a way of making you ...

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Bless Your Spoon — Spring brings variety of greens and growth

By Stephanie Williams Dean The arrival of spring stirs a longing for gardens — a bounty of greens, ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Good eggs and good works go together

By Stephanie Williams Dean There are some good eggs out there. North Carolina provided eggs for the White ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Cookie-cutter method perfect for making cookies

By Stephanie Williams Dean Not only do kids enjoy cookies, big people love them, too. The sweet treats ...

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Bless Your Spoon — Pedals, pipes and provisions

By Stephanie Williams Dean The Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists recently hosted an organ crawl. ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Filled to the brim with word, music and food

By Stephanie Williams Dean Having a chance to meet and eat with a favorite Christian author was nothing ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Let church bells ring — and dinner bells, too

By Stephanie Williams Dean When in South Carolina for a weekend seminar, it was an organ that compelled ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Spring forward with Irish memories

By Stephanie Williams Dean Customarily, we commemorate holidays or special occasions with special food and drink. But, on ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Danish specialties

By Stephanie Williams Dean March has arrived, but, I’m still stuck on February, the month of love.  I’ve ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Imogene’s gift of generosity

By Stephanie Williams Dean Sometimes it’s little things we remember and never forget, like small, unassuming gifts from ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Purrr-fect treats?

By Stephanie Williams Dean The month of February is about more than just Valentine’s Day. February gives us ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Love folks with chocolate

By Stephanie Williams Dean Wondering what homemade, baked goodie you’re going to prepare for Valentine’s Day? Well, don’t. ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Culinary history worth telling about

By Stephanie Williams Dean Some sights speak a thousand words. While spending a week in Southern Pines last ...

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