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Setting Your Holiday Table

November 30, 2018

Setting Your Holiday Table

The table is a place to gather. A place of nourishment, of love, of laughter, of comfort. Cooking is love no matter how simple the food. For my holiday table I [...]

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The Perfect Day In New Orleans

November 15, 2018

The Perfect Day In New Orleans

Are you in a New Orleans state of mind? I have always loved New Orleans but typically after 48 hours I’m done, I’ve even written those very words. But on a [...]

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7 Southern Trips To Take This Fall

October 5, 2018

7 Southern Trips To Take This Fall

It is fall even though it may only feel like it in the morning. That golden sun is casting a more amber hue across the landscape and there is a breeze [...]

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Veggie Chili Recipe

October 2, 2018

Veggie Chili Recipe

Hello October, nice to see ya. This #meatlessmonday chili was a crowd pleaser. The first question, “What meat is in this?” The answer none, just a puréed blend of tomatoes, carrots, [...]

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Southern Grandmothers, An Endangered Species

September 27, 2018

Southern Grandmothers, An Endangered Species

“Now add the sugar,” my grandmother would say to me as I sat in my favorite spot in her house – on the kitchen counter next to the mixer. I would [...]

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Quality Of Life Vs. Standard Of Living

September 17, 2018

Quality Of Life Vs. Standard Of Living

I was 5 years old when I saw a small garter snake slithering through the backyard of my grandmother’s house. It noticing me getting closer disappeared into its hole. I ran [...]

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Cape San Blas, Everything You Dreamed The Beach Could Be

September 6, 2018

Cape San Blas, Everything You Dreamed The Beach Could Be

When I was a little girl before I ever laid eyes on the ocean, I read about it. I read about the waves and the sand, the shells and the sand [...]

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Best of Monte Carlo

August 30, 2018

Best of Monte Carlo

Like a movie set come to life, everything seems to sparkle with more grandeur, with more drama, with more magnificence in Monte Carlo. The last leg of our Côte d’Azur travels [...]

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Rainbow Ratatouille Recipe

August 20, 2018

Rainbow Ratatouille Recipe

Happy #meatlessmonday ! We have been doing Sunday Night Suppers with all the family and it has been a treasure – the conversations, the time around the table visiting and listening [...]

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Southern Smoothie Recipe

August 13, 2018

Southern Smoothie Recipe

Oh what fun to eat seasonal🍑! Who else is enjoying peach season??? The peaches this year are the sweetest we have enjoyed in awhile. Of course they are delicious on their [...]

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