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Final Video Interview with Paula Deen

This is the last segment of my interview with Paula Deen. I am so excited that she shared the details about her new TV Network and the crazy things we can expect in addition to her good Southern cooking. She is a natural on camera, and her network will be more fun than any of us can imagine. AND you …

PhyllisFinal Video Interview with Paula Deen
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The Easiest Flower Centerpiece Ever

I love sprucing up the house before guests come over by throwing together a floral centerpiece as simple as it is stunning. The combination of fruit and flowers always makes a wonderful arrangement. You only need a few things: · Lemons · A Dozen Roses · Greenery · Floral Picks · Floral Foam See a full step-by-step below, and then …

PhyllisThe Easiest Flower Centerpiece Ever
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Meet Vicki Hardiman of Simply Grace

Vicki Hardiman and Joni Crenshaw are creative sisters that I met years ago when we started our first magazine Just CrossStitch. They designed some of the most beautiful samplers to cross-stitch that were available back in the 1980s. Today Vicki has pioneered another wonderful business, Simply Grace, with unique dresses for little girls. When my first granddaughter was born, Vicki …

PhyllisMeet Vicki Hardiman of Simply Grace
Paula Deen Exclusive Video - Part 2

One-on-One Video Interview with Paula Deen – Part 2

As you know, one of the most wonderful days of my life was when I met Paula Deen. For the past 10 years our friendship has blossomed, and our joint-venture, Cooking with Paula Deen, now reaches over three million readers across the country. If you haven’t already, watch the first installment of this intimate chat in our three-part video series. …

PhyllisOne-on-One Video Interview with Paula Deen – Part 2
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It’s Christmas in July!

The very thought of that makes me tremble, but the reality of magazine publishing is that Christmas is celebrated year-round. Here at Hoffman Media, we are finishing the Christmas covers of our magazines…in July. And what’s more, we are writing all these wonderful articles and taking fabulous photos of Christmas scenes and settings, finalizing the season’s offerings. Most of our …

PhyllisIt’s Christmas in July!
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My Favorite Pecan Pie Recipe — With a Twist

Mrs. Stewart was a sweet little lady in Mississippi who had this amazing pecan pie recipe. She would not share her recipe with anyone, including her family. Well after tasting this delicious creation, I wanted the recipe very badly. I begged—yes begged—and much to my disappointment she told me that she doesn’t share this recipe. As our visit ended, she …

PhyllisMy Favorite Pecan Pie Recipe — With a Twist
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Show Off Your Favorite Summer Plants

I absolutely love planters. There is something intriguing to me about grouping plants in containers to show off their beauty. I had the opportunity to travel to Wisconsin last week and wanted to share some wonderful plant displays that I have seen this summer. The planters with the old iron and weathered wood were so creative. They look so old …

PhyllisShow Off Your Favorite Summer Plants
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Exclusive One-on-One Video Interview with Paula Deen – Part 1

One of the most wonderful days of my life was when I met Paula Deen. She had been writing for our Taste of the South magazine, and I watched her show religiously, but meeting her in person changed my life and the life of our company. Paula was our 2004 Southern Lady of the Year for our magazine, Southern Lady. …

PhyllisExclusive One-on-One Video Interview with Paula Deen – Part 1
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Celebrate Bastille Day with Our Paris Guide

Our CCO Brian loves to travel. Here, he shares with us how he fell in love with Paris, and his guide to see this city off the beaten path. It was love at first sight. Paris. The City of Light! The first time I visited it, I was on a trip with my high school French class. As soon as …

PhyllisCelebrate Bastille Day with Our Paris Guide
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How to Throw a Camping-Themed Birthday Party

Planning a party for boys is no small task. For my grandson’s 6th birthday, my daughter-in-law Katie planned a wonderful party with the perfect theme for the birthday boy—Camp Hays. Since Hays is an outdoorsman, she planned a camping party complete with a campfire, s’mores, hot dogs, and all the water balloons they could stand. My son Eric, Hays’s dad, …

PhyllisHow to Throw a Camping-Themed Birthday Party