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Yard of the Month

The prestigious award of  “Yard of the Month” is usually reserved for a gorgeous landscape belonging to the resident of a neighborhood. This “Yard of the Month,”  however goes to a new favorite restaurant in the “Magic City” of Birmingham, AL. The Yard of the Month   007 and I had the pleasure of attending Birmingham’s… Read More About This!

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Cruising the Cuisine of New Orleans

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If you are near New Orleans anytime soon, these are the food stops that 007 and I recommend for a true taste of southern tradition.  And, in addition to great cuisine, the World War II Museum at the corner of Magazine and Andrew Higgins will ignite your hunger for history, as you relive the lives of… Read More About This!

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How to Turn a Casserole into a Delightful Gumbo

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Okra. Some say it’s slimy, some say it’s the best fried vegetable on any southern table. I would have to agree with the latter. However, I have found a different recipe that is a cross between country and creole. Continue reading to transform a casserole into seafood gumbo. Okra and Rice Casserole adapted from Southern… Read More About This!

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Phenomenal Treats in New Orleans

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On a recent trip to New Orleans, 007, Princess Van Gogh and I had the pleasure of hanging out in some the city’s most famous haunts. We were guests of an art auction where our dinners were included; so we took the opportunity to splurge on phenomenal treats, lunches, desserts and cocktails throughout the Big Easy. You… Read More About This!

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How many of you sold lemonade at a childhood stand? How much money did you earn? If you’d had these recipes at such a young age, you might have made more! How many books did you read that made you think that a glass of lemonade would quench any thirst? If the old way didn’t quench… Read More About This!

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All Fired Up for Fourth of July

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My son and future daughter-in-love are headed to Birmingham over the Fourth of July. I am fired up! It’s time to set a festive table. and “fly” our fourth of July colors… Plan the menu Make a playlist Born in the USA – Bruce Springsteen Firework – Katy Perry Made in the USA – Demi Lovato All American… Read More About This!

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6 Slap-Yo-Mama Strawberry Recipes

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It’s strawberry season! They are my favorite fruit of all and now is the time to get the freshest, juiciest, sweetest berries for several of my treasured recipes. A few facts about strawberries you might not know… Don’t rinse strawberries before you are ready to eat them. They will spoil quicker. May 21-27 is Strawberry… Read More About This!

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Pride in My Grits

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Who knew that grits were a healthy grain? I’ve cut down on carbs lately, so grits were on the “avoid” list until last Thursday. My sweet friend, Beth and I took a field trip to Wilsonville, AL to tour the grist mill owned and operated by McEwen & Sons. Why? Because like most southerners, I… Read More About This!

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11 Scrumptious Restaurants in Charleston, SC

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I love my husband’s job! Yes, of course I love it for all the obvious reasons, but I also love it when he is offered a business trip to any of our wondrous southern cities. Because I get to go, too!! During a recent trip to Charleston, SC, we strolled through the historic district and enjoyed… Read More About This!

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Meatloaf Soup

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The first year of my marriage, I was very excited to prove my abilities in the kitchen to my new husband. As such, I brought many of my mama’s and my husband’s mom and grandmother’s recipes with us to Auburn, AL., where we were still in school. One of the first I decided to try was… Read More About This!

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