Let’s take all the flavors from a true North Carolina barbecue, and place it in between a bun.  Now just imagine the smoky flavors of the pulled pork intermingled with ground beef… heaven.  Keep this burger simple, don’t add relish, ketchup, mustard, or really any condiment.  The flavors are all there with the pulled pork, homemade sauce, and cabbage.  You can enjoy this burger like you would a french dipped sandwich, but for this recipe you will dip into the North Carolina vinegar base sauce.  Trust me, every bite will have you doing a happy dance it’s that amazing!  Who’s ready to fill their plate with a North Carolina Pulled Pork Burger?

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Is it already time to get your kids back-to-school?  Time flies when you’re having fun!  Summer passed by quickly this year.  During the Summer we tend to get lax and not focus on good healthy snacks.  Now that you are back to the school routine, let’s get back that healthly groove!  Shamrock Farms is sponsoring my post, and sharing some of their healthy midday snack options.  I put a little spin on two of their recipes, so now you have more options to choose from… Perfect!

The recipes you will see adapted are their healthy s’mores, and banana rolls.  With cool weather just around the corner, the banana rolls have a warm cozy feel to them now.  My Banana strawberry peanut butter pockets are full of flavor, and will warm you from the inside out.  The adapted version of the healthy s’mores probably should be called, “healthier s’mores.” I took all the elements of a s’more and added it to apple slices.  Just a small amount of marshmallow fluff, and nutella are needed to make this recipe shine.  Get your kids excited for their midday snacks with all these fun recipe options!

Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter Pockets

 Original Banana Roll Recipe Here!

Shamrock Farms Healthy Fruit Bars

Shamrock Farms Healthy Fruit Bars

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What is Get Up and Grow! North American Tour?  Get Up and Grow! Tour is spreading the good word about good eating… one city at a time.  Dole’s brightly colored caravan will be stopping at 44 different locations in North America.  One of the stops will be right here in Charlotte, NC between August 7-13.  I’m honored to be the Charlotte blog ambassador for Dole fresh fruits and vegetables.  This tour will be a fun-loving, energy-packed extravaganza with free recipes and samples, hands-on activities, and a whole lot more.

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Scheduled Get Up and Grow Tour stops available to the public in the Charlotte area include the following:

  •   Friday, August 7 from 12pm to 3pm: Food Lion at 9021 Albemarle Rd., Charlotte, NC 28227
  •   Saturday, August 8 from 10am to 1pm: Food Lion at 3673 Concord Pkwy., South, Concord, NC 28027
  •   Saturday, August 8 from 3pm to 6pm: Food Lion at 1989 Cotton Grove Rd., Lexington, NC 27292
  •   Sunday, August 9 from 10am to 1pm: Food Lion at 3603 Groometown Rd., Greensboro, NC 27407
  •   Sunday, August 9 from 3pm to 6pm: Food Lion at 3935 Brian Jordan Place, High Point, NC 27265
  •   Monday, August 10 from 10am to 1pm: Food Lion at 1430 River Ridge Rd., Clemmons, NC 27012
  •   Monday, August 10 from 3pm to 6pm: Food Lion at 1650 E. Broad St., Statesville, NC 28625
  •   Wednesday, August 12 from 10am to 12:30pm: Food Lion at 2625 North Center St., Hickory, NC 28601
  •   Wednesday, August 12 from 3:30pm to 6pm: Food Lion at 20125 North Main Street, Cornelius, NC 28031
  •   Thursday, August 13 from 10am to 1pm: Food Lion at 8138 Mt. Holly Huntersville Rd., Charlotte, NC 28216
  •   Thursday, August 13 from 3pm to 6pm: Food Lion at 1918 Mt. Gallant Rd., Rock Hill, SC 29732

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Farmers Market Potatoes Gratin

August 1, 2015

Okay, this post was not planned but I decided you may enjoy this recipe as much as I did.  This recipe is heart healthy, easy to interchange the ingredients, and still full of flavor.  Gourmet Gardens Herbs will provide most of the fabulous flavors that are mixed throughout the dish.  Who wants a hearty helping […]

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Bourbon Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

July 26, 2015

It’s an ice cream social kind of post today ya’ll!  Now tell me, you love bourbon, you love ice cream, and you love cookies, right?  Perfect!  Today, I’m excited to share some ice cream that is at our grocery stores here in North Carolina.  The delicious Graeter’s ice cream, .  They asked me to share […]

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Strawberry Basil Bourbon Sour

July 16, 2015

So, bourbon, right?  We all love it?  I see some of you hiding, but admit it, you love it.  You know how I know?  My bourbon recipes are my top viewed recipes on my blog.  You spoke.  I listened.  There will be many more bourbon recipes coming your way.  Next week we will enjoy some […]

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Fiesta Summer Salad

July 8, 2015

This recipe was entered in a contest for Buddig Lunch Meat.  I was one of the top four in the end, so close, yet so far from winning.  It may not have won the contest, but it won our hearts here at home.  There are so many flavor elements to this recipe, that your taste […]

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