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Carol’s Chicken Basket, in Scottsboro, is still going strong

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Since 1972, Geno’s has been a family destination for handmade pizza that some call ‘a little piece of Heaven in a circle.’

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From the moment you step inside the Variety Bake Shop on the Square in Scottsboro, all bets are off. You may as well forget counting calories because this place is a wall-to-wall wonderland of irresistible sugary, yummy treats.

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The State Hometown Cookbook Series by Sheila Simmons and Kent Whitaker (Great American Publishers, Lena MS) is coming to Alabama.  The ‘Alabama Hometown Cookbook’ will be available Winter 2015, and the authors are inviting home cooks across the state to send their favorite recipes. 

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Because a hospital is not a conventional place to grab a quick lunch, customers may not think of Morrison’s Cafeteria first, but Kendra Keller, RD, LD, would be happy if they did.

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For 33 years, Linda Lee has been a proud employee of Walmart. Starting in the sporting goods department and working her way up to department manager, Lee is a familiar face to the customers.

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Since the 1970s, Woodall’s Quick Stop, at the intersection of Highways 35 and 79 in Scottsboro, has been a staple in the community.

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Dale Morton, of Dale’s BBQ in Boaz, likes to do things differently. He also likes the idea of what he calls, ‘quick, good food.’

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A ‘Celebrity Chef Luncheon,’ sponsored by the United Methodist Women (UMW) will be held on April 17, 2015, in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church in Scottsboro at 11 a.m.

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Now that most churches have fellowship halls with air conditioning and plenty of padded chairs, accommodations are not the same at Southern gatherings like ‘old-fashioned dinner on the ground.’ But a lot of the food still is.

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In case you have not seen the national ads on television, an American icon is making some major changes to its menu and its name.

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Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world with an estimated 6.7 million tons produced annually between 1998 and 2000, and it is one of the most valuable commodities exported by developing countries in the world.

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Whether they are secured via a frantic dash to the grocery store or grabbed in the middle of the night from the corner convenience store, if snow and ice are in the forecast, so are bread and milk.

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While roses and flowers are a wonderful way to say ‘I love you’ on Valentine’s Day, Woods Cove Flowers and Gifts in Scottsboro has an additional way to make your special delivery even better.

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For decades, Ray’s Dairy Bar in Bridgeport has been an icon to locals – a reminder of the way things used to be.

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Erica Scott and Marlon Evans of the Greater St. Paul AME Church on North Houston Street in Scottsboro were all smiles on Saturday, January 24, 2015, as parishioners complimented their cooking skills at the welcome ceremony of Rev. Deborah Peppers.

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For more than twenty years, Billy Saint of Scottsboro has been perfecting and sharing a very unusual kitchen specialty with the local community – pinto bean pie.

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Remember how exciting Halloween was when you were a kid? There was hardly anything as much fun as trick-or-treating for enough candy to last a whole year and separating your favorites into piles when you got home. For almost a week after, school and home became a veritable trading post for all things sugar related.

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Believe it or not, people are serious about their M&M’s, and the company who produces them has heard what they want loud and clear.

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Michelle and Jamie Shay, owners of The Bait, Tackle and Grill at Goose Pond start their day at 4:30 a.m., every Wednesday through Sunday.

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No matter what time of the day or night, the Huddle House in Scottsboro has the food you want, when you want it.

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Lunchtime in Scottsboro is a busy time for food markets like Walmart, Piggly Wiggly and Bruce’s Foodland where hot plate lunches and deli selections are served each day to hundreds of hungry customers.

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If you are ever nearby and looking for a good meal and good conversation, customers of Deli Time, a cozy hometown restaurant in Section, highly recommend that you give it a try.

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A fun way to spend some time with the kids or grandkids is to create a meal together using a few fresh ingredients, some leftovers and a simple quesadilla maker.

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Al Reese smiled a big smile as he sat in a sunlit booth at the South Sauty Resort Café with his wife, Debbie. It is one of the couple’s favorite places to eat and visit with their friends and neighbors.

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In case you did not know, there is a ‘National’ food day for almost every day of the year.

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If you can get past the confusing name ‘S’mores,’ or, ‘smores,’ you may like them.

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Laura and Darrell Flowers, of Section, were not looking to become restaurant owners when they bought the Five Points Dairy Bar.

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Every Tuesday through Saturday, the Jackson County Farmer’s Market comes alive with local vendors, happy customers and plenty of farm fresh produce to go around.

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Home canning is experiencing a comeback, and according to those who love it, there are some pretty good reasons why.

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For more than 40 years, the United Methodist Women (UMW), at Randall’s Chapel United Methodist Church has hosted Salad Day every July to support their Missions projects.

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Anyone passing through Hollywood knows the old truck-stop building. It used to be said that some of the best food in the county came from there.

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Whether you are aware or not, today is National Catfish Day, an observance celebrating the value of farm-raised catfish, and local restaurant, Triple R Barbecue, has plenty of it for their valued customers.

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Owners Dwayne and Connie Wilkerson have operated the store for 21 years.

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Barry Shelton, of Scottsboro knows what it is to see a lifelong dream become a reality. On June 1, 2014, it happened to him.

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If you are hungry for a hearty meal and love a good story or two, you will find everything you need at McCutchen’s Magnolia House on East Willow Street in Scottsboro.

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Sometimes, it is all in the name. Almost 30 years ago, Alice Farmer started ‘The Farmer Market’ in Scottsboro, a roadside fruit, vegetable and flower stand that has grown into a popular site for delicious garden treats throughout the growing season.

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There are two things every Southerner knows from the time they are knee-high to a grasshopper: the first is, sometimes food can taste so good it will make you want to slap your grandmaw…the second, is unless you want to wake up three days later in a trauma unit , never, EVER slap your grandmaw.

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The nutrition offered in school meals has become a major focus within the Scottsboro City School District, and one district employee recently took this initiative to our nation’s capital in an effort to showcase what is being done in Scottsboro to help kids eat healthier.

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You don’t always get to make it to the big game.

While that’s disappointing, sometimes sitting at home and watching multiple games on the big screen is the next best thing to being there. But, it’s likely, you still want to eat well and share the experience. So the next time you are planning a tailgate party at home for family and friends, here are some terrific recipes your friends are sure to love.

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 There is nothing that speaks to a southerner’s stomach like the smell of a pot of pinto beans and a fresh hot slab of cornbread.

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Down-Home cooking just the way Grandma used to make awaits customers every weekday at the Sweet Home Café in Powell.

Located just across Alabama Highway 35 from Northeast Alabama Community College, the quaint restaurant serves up some of the South’s favorite comfort food in an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes dessert and a drink for less than $10.

 

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Hot, juicy and cooked to order chicken fingers are at the top of the food chain at Carol’s Chicken Basket in Scottsboro.

Top them off with their super secret homemade sauce and most people say you can’t beat the taste.

 

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Nice weather means it's time to fire up the grill. To enjoy dining al fresco any time, make your kitchen grill-ready with essentials for your pantry, fridge and freezer.