Fire Up Your Grill for Labor Day

Fire Up Your Grill for Labor Day

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For me, Labor Day signals the start of fall. Now I know the official date for the first day of fall is not Labor Day, but here in the South, Labor Day has always been the day all things change. Yes, I am talking real change. First of all, no self-respecting Southern girl would ever wear her white shoes after …

Pumpkin Spice Biscotti - Southern Lady Biscotti

Pumpkin Spice Biscotti

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Autumn is almost here, which also means its almost time for all things pumpkin spice. I love, and I mean LOVE, all things pumpkin spice! It has been a favorite flavor of mine for years and I still wonder why I cant get it all year long. Actually, last year I wrote a whole blog post on the subject, and …

Preserving The Season

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Autumn is the season that steals my heart year after year. With the warm tones and cooler weather, I savor almost every transition, with the exception of the loss of our favorite summer blooms. The vibrant colors and beautiful arrangements bring life to our homes, which can feel lost with the season change. What many people don’t think to do …

No Problem!

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Today is my soapbox day. I usually don’t like to rant but today is a good day for this. I don’t know where “no problem” came from in our world today, but when I was growing up, when someone said “thank you”, the reply was “you are welcome”. It seems today the common response to “Thank you” is “No Problem.” …

Casual Summer Cheer

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Summer is one of my favorite times of year for bringing people together. The vibrant colors require a certain feeling of happiness and need for cheer. Spread your summer cheer with a casual centerpiece. The centerpiece is a great way to anchor any tablescape, as long as you incorporate consistent textures and tones. Without overshadowing the rest of your setting, …

Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July!

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I love a good strawberry dessert. I remember my Grandmother Norton’s strawberry ice cream that she made in the freezer of her refrigerator. She had a small aluminum loaf pan that she used for her ice cream. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the whole recipe. All I know is that it had sweetened condensed milk and strawberries and that it didn’t …