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Mexican Cinnamon Crisps
By July 12, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Mexican Cinnamon Crisps

You don’t have to serve Mexican food to enjoy these delicious fried tortillas dredged in cinnamon sugar.  They make a perfect ending to any meal…or an indulgent midnight snack.  Serve them with a hot fudge sundae for a desert your friends and family will be asking for time and again.

Posted in: Food, Recipes
Contemporary in the Heart of Country
By June 30, 2013 4 Comments Read More →

Contemporary in the Heart of Country

Brentwood, TN – Tucked away in the hills of Brentwood, just south of Nashville, is a sprawling steel and glass home that turns nature into an additional decorating element, leaving its sleek lines to stand out in stunning contrast.

Ask Eileen: Dried Herbs vs. Fresh Herbs
By June 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Ask Eileen: Dried Herbs vs. Fresh Herbs

QUESTION: Can I substitute dried herbs in a recipe that calls for fresh herbs? What ratio? ANSWER: The simple answer is yes, fresh and dried herbs can be substituted for each other in most recipes.  Because dried herbs have a more intense flavor substitute them at a 1 to 3 ratio (example: If a recipe […]

Posted in: Ask Eileen, Food
I’ll Take The Brick, Thank You
By June 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

I’ll Take The Brick, Thank You

You may pray for an hour and still not pray. You may meet God for a moment and then be in touch with Him all day. –Fredrik Wisloff I must admit that I can be a stubborn, hardheaded and very headstrong person, most of the time…well, most all the time. Pick an adjective that applies […]

Posted in: Devotional, Faith
Tennessee’s Quilt Trail
By June 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Tennessee’s Quilt Trail

Cookeville, TN – Just Northeast of Nashville is the Upper Cumberland, a collection of counties situated along the snaking Cumberland River.  Two lane country highways weave their way through small towns and miles of lush green farm land.  Like weathered beacons dotting the landscape, old world barns rise among acres of corn, wheat, cotton and […]

5 Lost Rules of Etiquette
By June 8, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

5 Lost Rules of Etiquette

In generations past, etiquette was a complex and intricate code of behavior that held a society together.  Today, as our culture becomes ever more public, and our emphasis shifts to our “virtual” interaction, basic manners have begun to vanish. But no matter how technological our society becomes,  there are some manners that should never disappear. […]

Nashville’s CMA Music Festival (aka 42nd Fan Fair)
By June 4, 2013 9 Comments Read More →

Nashville’s CMA Music Festival (aka 42nd Fan Fair)

Written by: Marsha Jones Nashville, TN –Whether you live in Nashville or just want to visit, the best time to enjoy anything musical is the one full packed week in June when Music City turns on their charm for Fan Fair.

Beauty is in The Eyes of The Creator
By June 1, 2013 5 Comments Read More →

Beauty is in The Eyes of The Creator

By Monica Schmelter – Lately, I’ve been on a journey to re-prioritize my life.  My objective has been to make whatever is important to God important to me.  Conversely, whatever is not pleasing to God – needs to go.  As I set out on the journey I began to consider my self-talk.  You know those […]

Around the South: September 2013 (Page 2)
By May 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Around the South: September 2013 (Page 2)

Photograph by: Tibor Fazakas Page 1 Mississippi Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival (Yazoo City – Sept 6-7) Food, arts & crafts, a live music concert, tons of fun for families and children, and more! Proceeds go to benefit the Gateway Make A Promise (MAP) Youth Coalition/Lifesavers Program! Their Mission:  To celebrate the tradition of […]

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The Art of Picking Food

The Art of Picking Food

Written by: Marsha Jones  †  Photograph by: Marsha Jones Have you ever bought fruits and vegetables and found they’re overripe, not ripe enough, tasteless or ruined? You’re not alone. There is a technique to picking out food and most are not just old wives tales from the past.

Posted in: Food, Marsha Jones
Seriously Sweet ‘Just Stay Little’ 3rd Birthday Party
By May 13, 2013 8 Comments Read More →

Seriously Sweet ‘Just Stay Little’ 3rd Birthday Party

When Maggie’s daughter, Penelope, turned three years old she didn’t get any ordinary party.  The party she received was a sweetly styled designer affair centered around two things little girls are sure to love – playing with friends and dressing up. Photographs by: Maggie Brereton Written by: Staff Writer When you’re a Wife and Mom […]

Does This Make Me Look Fat?
By May 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Does This Make Me Look Fat?

By Monica Schmelter – Does This Make Me Look Fat? It’s a question most women have asked at some point in time.  In fact, it makes me smile nervously right now just to think about the question. Oh, the angst of catching our reflection in the mirror as we turn the corner after a day […]

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