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Throw Everything In a Pot Days: Corn, Black Eyed Peas, and more

Food waste is something that drives me absolutely insane.   One of my resolutions for the year is to get better about not doing that. I’m horrible – HORRIBLE- about buying groceries for a recipe and then letting the rest

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7 Savannah Favorites on OpenTable

OpenTable is my absolute favorite app for booking restaurant reservations. They allow you to easily book through their app and collect points to be redeemed for gift certificates later on.     Aside from that, I love their very handy

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Other Peoples Hearts: Chapter 2- The Other Sister & Civil War Memories

Everyone loved the baby of the family, Katie, but perhaps no one more than oldest brother, Sid, and sister, Vallie.   Vallie wasn’t the closest in age to Katie, but when their parents died, Vallie was the one who looked

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Lost Southern History: The Pink Chapel of St. Simons Island

This structure is long shrouded in the mysterious lore of St. Simons Island.   Some natives say it was the source of devil worship, and that its pink color came from the blood of slaves whipped into submission.   The

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Girl Meets City: Forsyth, Georgia

I started this post over a year ago.   And then some mishaps happened. My videographer up and vanished (actually he switched jobs & moved & left no forwarding contact info AND defriended me on Facebook). My photographer, who I’ve

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A Raisin Bread Patty Melt Is Good (Yes, You Read That Right)

When the WaHo people tell you something is good… even if it sounds funky… you just need to trust them.   Case in point: a Patty Melt on Raisin Bread. I thought it sounded super strange. Until I tried it.

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Revolutionary Evangelist Comes to Macon, Georgia

As an Episcopalian, there’s much about evangelism that I don’t understand. To me, religion is somewhat easy.   God is love.   These days, I’m also realizing that I’ve done a poor job of keeping up with friends who feel

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A Marmalade Adventure with Saralyn: Bourbon Kumquat Marmalade

When my grandmother brought kumquats over to my house from her backyard, I honestly wasn’t familiar with them. I assumed I would need to peel them and eat them like little itty bitty oranges.   Of course, she corrected me

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Why I Will Cry if Georgia Wins

We’re living in a time when rude behavior is often times justified, even celebrated.   But also in this world, there are people like Jake Fromm. An 18 year old kid who made his college football debut when Eason went

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Many Reasons to Head to Athens in 2018

Not like anyone NEEDS a reason to go to Athens, there’s plenty all of the time. The food. The shopping. The Rose Bowl (and hopefully more!) champions…. lots of local arts and crafts. And…. really good drinks. Beer, coffee, wine-

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