I learned something new today!  Did you know that the Duchess of Windsor wrote a cookbook filled with 140 of her favorite Southern Recipes?  I had no idea that the infamous American divorcee who shook up the British Throne had such a charming domestic side! The book was published in 1942 by Charles Scribner’s Sons,…

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I am so excited about my new Editor-At-Large status at Southern Living.  Did you know that MyRecipes.com has a lot of the Southern Living recipes?  They answered the question below about one of my favorite things to eat, steamed vegetables! Is it true that microwaving vegetables is healthier than steaming them? Believe it or not,…

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My crafty and talented friend Heather Centurioni just invited my son, JR, and I over for a play date that promises to knock the task of finding a meaningful gift for my Thanksgiving Hosts off of my list.  I absolutely love her party concept so just had to share it with you!  Heather is inviting…

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My dear friend Melanie Peskett has taught many classes on grilling so I asked her to share some of our tips with us!  They are great!  For private lessons with this fantastic cooking instructor, email goodsquaremeals@att.net. low heat (200-275)- you can hold your hand 5″ above thick ash covered  coals 5 or more secs. good for…

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I know you want to continue to entertain through out the holidays even though we are all on tight budgets so here are a few tips to help you shine this Christmas season with out breaking the bank. Here are a few of my tips: 1. Create a simply stunning centerpiece: Fill any glass bowl…

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I love serving a signature drink at my soirees. It isn’t always easy to come up with the appropriate refreshment but with the help of Louise Pickford’s new book, Cool Drinks for Hot Days, you will always have the perfect recipe! There are all sorts of twists on the classic Iced Tea as well as…

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This fantastic recipe is from my fun friend Gigi whose mama makes it back in Georgia!  We can’t get enough at  my house but it is honestly a great meal for a house full of football fans. 2 pounds of ground sirloin – I like to the 90% fat free Cut up four pieces of…

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Looking for something Savory or Sweet?  Look no further than Culinary Kate!  Katie Lee Joel’s new cookbook, The Comfort Table, is filled with fantastic southern recipes inspired by her grandmother’s cooking.  You will not believe how delicious every single recipe is!  We have already tried tons of them at home but my favorite is the asparagus…

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