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Bless Your Spoon: Whether fair or fare — history is there with family

By Stephanie Williams Dean Each year, my family attended the state fair in my hometown, Nashville. The fair ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Fall’s harvest a hands-on pleasure

By Stephanie Williams Dean When walking through an apple orchard, there’s a feeling of connection with the ground ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Delights of autumn

By Stephanie Williams Dean Fall always reminds me of church — a place of worship where autumn is ...

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Bless Your Spoon: The Marklin culinary heritage

By Stephanie Williams Dean A family’s culinary heritage can be honored through a well-told story. Part of the ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Taste, season relish, enliven, pep up, essence — it’s the little things

By Stephanie Williams Dean Often, it’s the little things in life that add salt and seasoning to our ...

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Heat, health won’t hold back Mildred White

Summers for Mildred White have always been special for the past 30 years. Living at Tanglewood Farms has ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Life aboard a Bermuda cruise

By Stephanie Williams Dean Don’t worry, be happy. We might not remember who sings it, but we always ...

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Bless Your Spoon: A continental breakfast spread

By Stephanie Williams Dean Many folks would vote for breakfast as their favorite meal. A brunch buffet on ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Ice cream gifts as sweet as it gets

By Stephanie Williams Dean I had forgotten all about the neighborhood popsicle man. But upon hearing that familiar ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Coming full circle

By Stephanie Williams Dean Taking a step forward is usually a good thing. Sometimes, a step backward is even ...

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Bless Your Spoon: The Great American simple sandwich road map

By Stephanie Williams Dean It’s a wrap. I just concluded my fourth year participating in what has now ...

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Bless Your Spoon: The fruits of our labor

By Stephanie Williams Dean Imagine owning a little slice of heaven — one that’s only a step outside ...

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Bless Your Spoon: A listening community enjoys good music — and food

By Stephanie Williams Dean Sometimes, it’s good to pick up on novel ideas and tune in to new ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Summer’s portable feasts — a time for an abundance of veggies, herbs and fruits

By Stephanie Williams Dean There’s no season like summer to embrace fresh herbs, fruits and veggies, and old-fashioned ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Culinary and other art teaches us

By Stephanie Williams Dean The process of art is amazing — it teaches us. In addition to teaching ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Celebrating the American Table and White House culinary arts

By Stephanie Williams Dean Today our dinner tables are often a smorgasbord of foods that originated in this ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Baking with summer’s fresh whole fruits

By Stephanie Williams Dean Summer is right around the corner and before you know it we’ll be celebrating ...

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David Freeze: The farthest counties west

Editor’s note: David Freeze is a runner, running coach and long-distance cyclist from China Grove in Rowan County. ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Enjoy tea in the garden — a variety of spreads for bread

By Stephanie Williams Dean When I hear of tea parties, taxation doesn’t come to mind but finger foods ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Fuelin’ up with premium recipes

By Stephanie Williams Dean As I approached the home of the king, the only sign of royalty I ...

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Bless Your Spoon: What’s up? Chicken butt!

By Stephanie Williams Dean I need a bumper sticker that warns, “I brake for yard sales.” Seriously. I ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Double-stuffed with sweet goodness

By Stephanie Williams Dean Old-timey sweets are still a hit at the party — you know, those luscious ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Biscuit love is a big piece of Southern history

By Stephanie Williams Dean Recent travel took me over the mountains and into Tennessee to a big breakfast ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Mike Hendrix Dinner Club

By Stephanie Williams Dean If I can enjoy a beautiful dining experience that takes me back in time, ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Tomatoes and asparagus will soon be ready

By Stephanie Williams Dean If you want to enjoy a summer favorite, the old-fashioned, classic Southern, ‘mater and ...

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Bless Your Spoon: Nascar Museum and Rotary

By Stephanie Williams Dean It’s said that when something gets in your blood, you begin to enjoy it. The ...

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7-year-old joins older brothers as black belt in karate

SALISBURY — The Bristol Brothers have been practicing the discipline of martial arts for almost nine years at ...

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