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Southern Sweets Showdown Round 1: #14 Raw Sugar Cane vs. #3 Fig Preserves

Growing up in suburban Mobile, Alabama, I never knew that the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables coming from our little subdivision plot on Three Notch Road was not the norm. Over the course of my childhood, my mother had managed to turn our back yard into a mini-farm, with a roughly 3,000 square-foot vegetable garden stretching along the back and fruit trees dotting the rest.

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Southern Sweets: Raisin Pie

While going through family histories and family writings, I learned my Grandmother was known for making raisin pies — especially at Christmas time. I had never had raisin pie and the thought of it sounded quite strange.

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