Food Traditions for a Lucky 2021

Cary, NC — Even though I grew up in the south, I’ve never partaken in the traditional “good luck” New Year’s meal with collard greens, black-eyed peas and other luck and fortune-symbolizing foods.

Though, after the happenings of 2020, this may be the first New Year’s Day I cook up a meal full of good juju.

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Toast the End of 2020 with Spiked Cider & Christmas Sangrias

Cary, NC — If there’s one must-have on my Christmas table this year, it’s booze.

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Classic Recipes and Traditions of Hanukkah

Cary, NC — For years, At-Large Town Council Member Lori Bush has been a champion for the representation and celebration of the Jewish community in Cary.

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Daybreak: Cary’s Newest Breakfast Spot

Cary, NC — A recent addition to Downtown Cary is an eclectic, family-run breakfast joint called Daybreak.

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3 Cocktails to Dress Up Your Thanksgiving Table

Cary, NC — Thanksgiving will look different for many this year, but one thing that won’t change for my household is the tradition of a fancy, festive cocktail to cap off the night.

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10 Timeless Thanksgiving Recipes

Cary, NC — Over the years, CaryCitizen and FoodCary have put together a collection of easy, unique and all-out delicious recipes to keep things fresh and festive each Thanksgiving.

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Smoky & Savory Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon

Cary, NC — This year for my birthday in August, I bought myself a grill for my back patio and I’ve been busy ever since.

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Cherry-Apple Cobbler Pie

Cary, NC — Right about now the good, tart apples are coming into season, the smell of fall is in the air and that means a lot of baking for me. And by baking, I mean pies. Read more

Slow-Cooked Turkey Chili

Cary, NC — When I picture fall meals, I can’t help but crack a smile. They’re warm, comforting and a lot of the time, involve my Crock Pot.

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Jams that Use Herbs to Kick it up a Notch

Cary, NC — Like many of you, during these COVID times, I have taken to a lot of baking and more recently this summer, canning. One of my all-time favorite things to do is buy a lot of fresh fruit at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market and turn it into jam to be enjoyed throughout the year. Every bite reminds me of summer.

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