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Alicia Ross

My name is Alicia Ross. I am a Southern girl born and bred, so the love of good food runs deep in my bones. As a writer who loves to travel, explore my hometown, chat over a cup of coffee and cook, I’m glad you’ve stopped by to join the conversation here on Kitchen Scoop.

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Oh my goodness! How did I miss Kitchen Scoop until today? Have had Desperation Dinners for years -- we spend 6 weeks in Florida every winter and it is the only cookbook I take with me. Brunswick Stew is fabulous and tastes like it cooked for hours! Flake chicken is a favorite and I'm saving the black bean soup recipe forever!

Growing up in eastern NC, I know all about shelling butter beans and field peas and aren't they good in the winter?! Keep the good stuff going and I'll keep reading!

--Martha in Winston-Salem

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Simmered Chicken Meatballs

Simmered Chicken Meatballs

Ground Chicken can be one of those “hidden” sodium sources. Check to make sure your ground chicken has not had a sodium solution injected in it before packaging.

Easy Nut Thins

Easy Nut Thins

Easy and delicious little cookies perfect for anytime of year!

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