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Scooped: Peanut and Coke Sorbet

I'm as Yankee as they come, but I know a good idea when I see one, and the sweet-fizzy-drink-meets-salty-snack mash-up is a good one indeed. Once you accept that the Coke functions as a rootsy, molasses-tinged caramel to coat the peanuts in a way not unlike that northern ballpark snack, the concept goes down easier. But my question last weekend was if the combination could make the transition to ice cream. More

Bake the Book: Sweet Benne Wafers

There are several varieties of benne wafers in existence; some sweet, some savory, some a mix of both. These wafers, from The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen are on the sweet side, all the way to caramel. With an addictively crunchy-chewy texture, and full of toasted sesame flavor, these little darlings will disappear as fast as you can turn them out. More

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