Just Desserts…recipes from the collection

Delicious Desserts - Progressive Farmer

Delicious Desserts from The Progressive farmer’s southern cookbook.

Peanut Butter Fudge-Favorite Recipies Blowing Rock

Peanut Butter Fudge from Favorite recipes : Blowing Rock.

Champagne Cake - Supper's at Six

Champagne Cake from Supper’s at six and we’re not waiting!

Hazelnut Meringue Shells with Chocolate Ice Cream and Raspberry Sauce - the fearrington house cookbook

Hazelnut Meringue Shells with Chocolate Ice Cream and Raspberry Sauce from The Fearrington House cookbook : a celebration of food, flowers, and herbs.

Charleston mud hens - Carolina Cooking

Charleston Mud Hens from Carolina cooking.

Chocolate Mint Cookies - Count Our Blessings

Chocolate Mint Cookies from Count our blessings : 75 years of recipes and memories / Myers Park Presbyterian Church.

Forgotten dessert - The Charlotte Cookbook

Forgotten Dessert from The Charlotte cookbook.

Nickleby's Bakewell Tart - Historic Restaurants

Nickleby’s Bakewell Tart from North Carolina’s historic restaurants and their recipes.

Welcome to the mansion, Miss Hepburn — need a light?

On this day in 1941: After appearing at Raleigh’s State Theatre in the stage version of “The Philadelphia Story,” Katharine Hepburn attends a cast party at the Executive Mansion hosted by Gov. and Mrs. J. Melville Broughton.

“Miss Hepburn wore a mink coat over tan gabardine slacks and jacket, with white blouse of crepe silk and brown suede shoes with crepe rubber soles,” reports the News & Observer. “Her informal attire and equally informal manner put at ease all her admirers.”

The accompanying photo shows her enjoying a smoke while conversing with the Broughtons.

Hepburn, 33, tells reporters she hasn’t seen enough of North Carolina to form an opinion, “But the beds in the hotel are nice.”