Going Green with Southern Collards

Here in the South, we love our greens. And, lucky for us, they’re highly nutritious. They have been a tradition in Southern kitchens, holding a special place at our tables for more than a century. When using greens, the main thing to learn is how to properly clean them. Trust me, you don’t want to […]

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Cleaning Your Wood Cutting Board

I have a gorgeous cutting board, monogrammed of course, from my friends at Paul Michael Company of Lake Village. It’s so beautiful and special that in the beginning, I was afraid to use it. I was afraid to add dangerous bacteria and ruin the beautiful finish. I decided I should probably just keep it for […]

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Don’t Let Veggies Go to Waste

Do you ever get that sinking feeling when you realize that you waited too long before using up fresh vegetables?  You reached in to the crisper only to pull out a dripping, semi decomposing and slightly pungent (not in a good way) bunch of greens, herbs or vegetables. I hate that moment and each time […]

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Containing and Organizing the Freezer

Growing up, freezing and canning fruits and vegetables occupied most of our family’s time during summer and fall. We relied on the bounty from our gardens to fill most of our menus during the remainder of the year. It was a way of life typical to practically every household around us. Outside of jams, jellies […]

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New Year’s Kitchen Cleaning {Kitchen Tip Tuesday}

If you’re anything like me, once the holiday decorations come down you’re ready to start getting your house a little more organized. There is nothing like a New Year’s resolution to decrease clutter and get on a cleaning schedule to get you motivated. The idea of having every aspect of our lives tidy and organized is a beautiful […]

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Holiday Leftover Ideas {Kitchen Tips Tuesday}

If your family is like mine, you look forward to a mouth-watering feast on Christmas Day with your table piled high with an abundance of food. We always have plenty for the big day with lots of leftovers to enjoy later. What’s the best way to take advantage of your leftover abundance? Here are some […]

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Making Your Own Dried Cranberries {Kitchen Tip Tuesday}

Cranberries are a great seasonal addition to holiday cooking. The festive color and flavor of dried cranberries will kick up your recipes this holiday season. Your guests will be amazed. Making dried cranberries is easier than you think. Don’t be intimidated, just give it a try. Here’s how. Ingredients 1 lb. fresh cranberries 1 cup […]

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Pecans: A Southern Favorite {Kitchen Tip and Spicy Pecan Recipe}

We might not be able to agree on the official pronunciations, but we can agree that few things announce the arrival of holidays in the South more than pecans. A simple bowl full of these freshly shelled nuts is a mouthwatering beacon for gathering family and friends. However, I believe it is in the kitchen […]

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Turkey 101 {Kitchen Tip Tuesday}

It’s hard to imagine Thanksgiving without a big, beautiful, juicy turkey. Stumped on how to pull that off? Here are the basics on how to have a beautiful, delicious Thanksgiving turkey. What to buy: fresh or frozen turkey? There’s not much difference between a fresh or frozen turkey. Fresh is more convenient if you’re pushed […]

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An Apple A Day… {Kitchen Tip}

There’s nothing quite like the flavor of a crisp, juicy apple or the rich, spicy scent of freshly baked apple pie. Apples are a staple in fall holiday cooking but not all apples are created equal. For instance, some apples just don’t make good pies. They’re too sweet, too mealy and too tart, disintegrate when […]

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