Spring recipes from the collection.

It may not feel like it outside, but spring is upon us in North Carolina.  Here are a few recipes to get you in the spring mood, even if the weather isn’t cooperating.

Spring Delight Salad-Home Cookin'

Spring Delight Salad from Home cookin’.

Yellow Daisy Cake - Sweet Carolina

Yellow Daisy Cake from Sweet Carolina : favorite desserts and candies from the Old North State.

Springtime-Summery Fruit Melange - Rush Hour Superchef!

Springtime-Summery Fruit Melange from Rush hour superchef! : with step-by-step menus.

Daffodil Cake-Peace Cookbook

Daffodil Cake from Peace cookbook.

Broiled Spring Chicken - Favorite Recipes of the Lower Cape Fear

Broiled Spring Chicken from Favorite recipes of the Lower Cape Fear.

Sunshine Pudding - Favorite Recipes of the Lower Cape Fear

Sunshine Pudding from Favorite recipes of the Lower Cape Fear.

spring salad - Dixie Dishes

Spring Salad from Dixie dishes.

Spring flower dessert - The Charlotte Cookbook

Spring Flower Dessert from The Charlotte cookbook.

When Irish seek second homes, they look at…. Raleigh?

“…Where are people from Ireland looking for vacation homes in the U.S.? Trulia [a residential real estate site] search traffic reveals that the traditional vacation or resort towns with the highest share of foreign searches coming from Ireland are on Cape Cod, MA …as well as Boothbay Harbor, ME.

“But there are some differences between where Irish-Americans live and where people from Ireland are looking at homes in America. Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI, which is north of Chicago, and Raleigh, NC, both rank near the middle of the 100 largest metros in Irish-American population but are on the top 10 list for share of search traffic coming from Ireland….”

— From “America’s Most Irish Towns”  on the Huffington Post (March 16)