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Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 11:57 AM

By itself, peanut butter is pure bliss. And when incorporated into dishes, that nutty ingredient can transform an ordinary dish into an amazing palette-pleaser.The Southern Peanut Growers’ just wrapped up its annual PB My Way Recipe Contest, which brought in unique entries from peanut butter lovers across the United States. Here are two of the tasty winning recipes.ORANGE-KISSED PEANUT BUTTER BUNDT6 Tbsp. butter, melted1 cup creamy peanut butter½ cup orange juice1 Tbsp. orange zest

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 11:53 AM

Guys take note – If you want to impress a special lady in your life, here’s the tool to help.

Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 11:10 AM

America’s most popular grilling occasion is the Fourth of July, followed by Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association.

Updated Jun 29, 2015 at 11:25 AM

No meal is complete without dessert, and in the summertime, that dessert needs to be cool. If it can be made without any cooking, that is a bonus.

Updated Jun 24, 2015 at 10:12 AM

When I think of a Southern dinner table, I envision things like Great-Grandma’s white damask tablecloth and napkins, Granny’s flat silver, Mother’s wedding china, a cut-glass bowl with magnolias afloat as a centerpiece, set low so guests can see one...

Updated Jun 23, 2015 at 3:58 PM

It’s time to ditch the skinny jeans …  (For more reasons than one, y’all.) Later this year, the...

Updated Jun 22, 2015 at 12:14 PM

I have a special interest in the history of recipes. Perhaps that is why I was so excited when my niece Marcella, from Bryant, Arkansas, sent me a cookbook recently that covers 100 years of timeless American recipes.

Updated Jun 18, 2015 at 11:42 AM

I recently had occasion to sample Virginia-made pimento cheese. “This isn’t bad,” I commented to a friend who was also attending the event, “but it’s not as good as what we get at the little store on the Square.”

Updated Jun 18, 2015 at 11:26 AM

You really can’t beat a root beer float on a hot summer day. Those two classic ingredients – root beer and vanilla ice cream – create one delightfully cool treat, and it’s almost as fun to watch it fizz as it is to eat and drink it.

Updated Jun 17, 2015 at 11:36 AM

To flambe a dish is to add an alcohol and ignite, often table side, to create a showy, albeit brief, flame. This technique is used in many recipes, some savory but mostly desserts.

Updated Jun 16, 2015 at 11:12 AM

Instead of the ordinary or traditional breakfast, this year for Father’s Day, treat your dad to a gourmet delight. How about an asparagus frittata served with homemade Hollandaise sauce? Follow this with Meltaway Blueberry Coffeecake.

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