Stuffed Pimento Cheese Cupcakes...

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      For this fall, instead of a tailgating spread, we wanted to find one penultimate Southern tailgating food. It had to be delicious, handheld, portable, and beloved.       We believe this savory cupcake is one for the ages. You can stuff it with a variety of fillings, but our favorite is, of course, pulled pork. Other contenders are chopped barbecue chicken, brisket, drained chunky salsa, finely chopped vegetables (broccoli would be amazing!) or olive salad.      Some assembly is required, but it is unquestionably worth the payoff.  If you want to stuff the cupcakes with warm filling, do so and carry to the serving location in an insulated container. A sandwich bag in the cooler can hold the frosting, and you can snip and pipe just before serving. For a make-ahead solution at home,...

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Blondies...

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      If you're not ready for autumn quite yet, this recipe should convince you. While it's packed with rich, buttery flavor, the still-toothsome apples bring freshness and contrast to the creamy, indulgent flavors. A hint of bourbon and a drizzle of caramel bring the whole flavor profile into one glorious fall dessert.       The recipe is surprisingly easy and comes together quickly. You can serve the blondies immediately on plates with forks (and vanilla bean ice cream if you're really into flavor dreams). Cooled, they can be cut into traditional bars, but you will probably still want a plate and fork. They are gooey and delicious.      Toasted pecans would be a welcome addition, but the bars are great as-is.  Caramel Apple Cheesecake Blondies Ingredients 1 stick (4 oz., 8 Tbsp.) salted butter 2...

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From the Editor: November 2012

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Dear Readers, Thank you for joining us again in our November issue. As we celebrate a season of gratitude and gather with our friends and loved ones, we here at Drawl are grateful for your continued readership. Part one of our holiday issue includes stories from several writers, a few new album reviews, and tips to help you prepare for entertaining while helping others. Remember that our subscription drive is still going on Indiegogo. You can buy a subscription for yourself and we have several options that make great gifts. We wish you safety, comfort, love, and plenty of delicious food this Thanksgiving season. We hope to see you back in a few weeks for part two of our holiday issue. Gratefully yours, Summerlin Page...

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A Fair to Remember

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     Late summer and early fall raise many images and smells in folks’ minds, and if you happen to drive past fairgrounds during this time, you’re likely to get smacked with the blissful scents of fried dough and caramel apples. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for our wallets and waistlines), fair time is all too short, or maybe too hot or too rainy or too crowded. Whatever your reason, maybe you just need a little hit of fair food and festivities.      Fear not, fried-food famished. Drawl is here for you. We’ve put together a little menu of deep-fried and caramel-dipped delights for you and yours. Pick an early fall afternoon with friends and have yourselves A Fair to Remember.      A few quick tips -- make sure to get the small amount of prep work done in...

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Host an Apple Dippin’ Party!

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Forget bobbing for apples -- try something less wet (but in honesty, probably just as dang messy). Many of us love the thought of a caramel apple, right? That first bite of luscious caramel goodness and juicy apple. But they’re kind of a mess, and once you get down past the caramel layer, it’s just apple, and sometimes they’re just not that great. Sometimes it’s a bit much to eat, and they’re dang hard to share. Now, this is not to vilify the traditional treat but rather to help express the genius that is the apple dipping party. It can be tailored to the old, young, or both, and you’ll be surprised at how foodies can get into it. If you have a spectacular caramel sauce recipe, by all means use it. If you...

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