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RECIPE: Chef Drew Ward's Pasta Carbonara

As executive chef at Brewers at 4001 Yancey and corporate executive chef of Artisinal Brewing Ventures, Drew Ward writes menus for nine taprooms including Southern Tier, Victory, and Bold Rock. At home, his sons Jared, 12, and Ryan, 10, request…

Just Next Door: McAdenville

McAdenville, N.C. — known as Christmas Town, USA — lights up each year to entertain and delight families from all over the area. Located in Gaston County just west of Charlotte, this small textile town, population* 619, hosts more than 600,000 visitors annually from Dec. 1-26 for the Christmas Lights celebration.

Irish Soda Bread

Just as many Southerners would not let New Year's Day pass without a meal of collard greens and black-eyed peas, many Irish descendants would not let St. Patrick's Day pass without corned beef and cabbage. Your family will look forward to the annual meal.

Crispy Salmon Burgers with Pine Nuts

A variation on the burger-in-bun format, this recipe, has a good chance of success with the kids. With a texture similar to beef, these healthy, blended fish burgers contain an attractive mix of colors that come from the fresh salmon, spinach and pine nuts.

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