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How To Be Thankful For Boys

This is the month we are Thankful.  Not that we are supposed to be more thankful now than the other 11 months of the year, but this is the month that we actually make a group effort to reflect, recognize, and maybe even verbalize all that we have to be thankful for. I am thankful […]

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Denim, Pearls, and Antique Lace

Sometimes I wonder what our neighbors to the north think of us southern ladies.  They must get awfully confused by how we are portrayed in movies, books, and lore.  There seems to be two predominant stereotypes about southern women—the Southern Belle, and Daisy Duke. The Southern Belle I am sure it comes as no surprise […]

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Of Babies, Botox, and Porcupine Balls…..A Mother’s Reflection

I am old.  I will be 45 in September. I don’t really feel old, and I don’t think I look old, but I have long suspected that I must be old.  Cashiers sell me booze without blinking, and everyone calls me ma’am. But  any doubt that I was aging died a few weeks ago, when […]

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Picking Sides: Chicken Fried Vs. Country Fried

Chicken Fried Steak and Country Fried Steak. Same thing, right? I mean, if you look at internet and cookbook recipes, menus, and anywhere else, you might think they are interchangeable, for sure. I mean, there are so many different ways to say things in the South, this must just be an example of different local […]

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Laissez Le Bonne Christmeusse Roulet

Anybody that has read my work for a minute knows who my biggest influence was in the kitchen.  Her repertoire wasn’t huge, but Granny taught me the basics.  As a child, I learned through her to cook with my senses—taste, smell, touch and sight—rather than by following a recipe as if it were a volatile science experiment. […]

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Tuesday Take Two: Bread Pudding And Other Southernisms…

In the South, we have a particular fondness for using terms of endearment, and we don’t reserve them just for those close to us.  We use them everywhere, at all times, and to anyone.  If we don’t know your real name, we’ll call you Sugar, Sweetheart, Sweetie, or Darlin’. If we know your real name, […]

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What Is Honey Boo Boo?

Recently someone posted something on Facebook about Uncle Poodle and Honey Boo Boo.  Although generally pretty up-to-date on current events, I admit I had no idea what a Honey Boo Boo or an Uncle Poodle was.  So I Googled it.  If you are as clueless I was, here is the skinny and low down on […]

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Of Babies, Botox, and Porcupine Balls

I am old.  I will be 45 in September. I don’t really feel old, and I don’t think I look old, but I have long suspected that I must be old.  Cashiers sell me booze without blinking, and everyone calls me ma’am. But  any doubt that I was aging died a few weeks ago, when […]

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Denim, Pearls, and Antique Lace

Sometimes I wonder what our neighbors to the north think of us southern ladies.  They must get awfully confused by how we are portrayed in movies, books, and lore.  There seems to be two predominant stereotypes about southern women—the Southern Belle, and Daisy Duke. The Southern Belle I am sure it comes as no surprise […]

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Simple Isn’t Always Easy

Our great-grandmothers had it easy, right?  They weren’t expected to work out of the house.  In fact, it was largely frowned upon.  They were expected to be stay at home moms, and homemakers. Sweet! And look at us today.  Super-moms.  We rise at 6:00 a.m.and get ready for work.  We get the kids up and […]

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