This is one of my favorite magazines. It’s called Our State and each month it is filled unique articles and gorgeous photos about the people, places and most importantly the food you can find here in North Carolina. I spotted this month’s issue at the checkout stand at the Harris Teeter yesterday and tossed it in with the rest of my groceries without really reading what was on the cover. I saw the picture of the layered cake and figured it would be an issue that I would enjoy. So last night, after cutting a new batch of fabric squares for the my next Rag Quilt (my newest crafting obsession, might as well ride it out before it passes), I sat down for a few minutes to look at my new magazine.
That gorgeous cake on the cover wasn’t anything close to what I thought it was. That is a shot of a Maple Syrup and Country Ham Cake. Mmmm hmmm. What do you think? Could you eat this? Could you serve this at your next party? This is served with a Red Eye Gravy Drizzle!!!
Or, how about this one. It’s called The Nabs Cake. Now, for everyone who wonders what the heck a “Nab” is, let me educate you much as I needed to be educated once upon a time. From what I can tell, and it’s actually my daughter who informed me, “Nabs” are Southern slang for those orange cheese and peanut butter crackers that you have probably been giving to your kids as a snack all these years. My daughter was babysitting and the Mom she was sitting for told her that when the kids got hungry to just give them a pack of “Nabs” and something to drink. Well, the babysitter called me later in a panic to ask me what “Nabs” were. Heck if I know! You better just ask the kids and let them tell you. The kind we always buy are the Lance Toastchee crackers. I wonder though if they are called Nabs all around the South or just here in North Carolina? Anybody out there familiar with “Nabs”?
The Pimento Cheese Cake (cough, cough, gag, gag,) :) Okay, enough said. I can’t even go here.
The Krispy Creme Cake Now, if calories were not such an unwelcome yet important part of my world, this might be a possibility.
And now for the grand finale, I give you The Pepsi “N” Peanuts Cake. I can’t say that I am not intrigued and would love a bite before I plunged ahead and made a whole cake. Did you know Pepsi was invented in North Carolina?
I love how creative each of these cakes are and I also love how they identify which ingredients used are from North Carolina. Need something unusual to take to that Superbowl party this year? Any one of these just might be the ticket!
All of these recipes are available on the Our State North Carolina magazine website. Just click on any of the cake names here and you will be linked to the recipes. Bon appetite y’all!