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Category: Thanksgiving

Wild Turkey with Wild Berry Stuffing

Wild Turkey is the state bird (or state game bird) of Alabama, Massachusetts, and South Carolina. Cooking wild turkey is a little different than cooking a standard store-bought turkey, because they are drier and have a smaller breast. It’s important to keep the bird moist when you cook it.

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Sweet Potato Casserole – State Vegetable of North Carolina

Students at a Wilson County school petitioned the North Carolina General Assembly for the establishment of the sweet potato as the Official State Vegetable. The sweet potato was officially designated the State Vegetable by the General Assembly of 1995. This recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole is by Former First Lady Laura Bush.

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Greening Apple Cornbread- Rhode Island State Fruit

The Greening Apple is the official state fruit of Rhode Island. This particular variety of apple is especially well suited to being cooked. This is because the Greening Apple doesn’t get mealy when cooked, and its sugar content intensifies its flavor as it bakes. Try this simple apple cornbread recipe for a delicious twist on classic cornbread.

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Rhode Island Greening Apple Pie

The Rhode Island Greening Apple is considered a great cooking apple. It was actually one of the first orchard grown apples in the United States. William Blaxton was a clergyman who planted the first orchard in Massachusetts. He named the first apple that he raised, Blaxton’s Yellow Sweeting, but according to SHG Resources, the name was later changed to the Sweet Rhode Island Greening.

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