An Easy Recipe for Pi Day

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3.1415 is the numerical value of pi. March 14 this year, 3.14.15, is as close to pi as possible for a mathematic celebration. But on pi day at our house, we will be celebrating by having a “pie” day. One of my favorite pie recipes is one that Barbara Cockerham serves. It is an apple pie made by a recipe …


Chicken Pot Pie Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Cold weather makes me crave comfort food. And after the recent cold snap in Birmingham, I’m ready to whip up something hot, golden, and bubbly. The Extra-Cheesy Mac and Cheese Recipe I posted a few weeks ago was such a hit, I thought I’d share another from Taste of the South‘s Southern Classic Mac & Cheese special issue. This one combines …


Pumpkin Mousse Tartlets Recipe

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It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without something pumpkin on the table. And every year, I can’t wait to serve a new, wonderful pumpkin dish to my family and friends. You see pumpkin in everything these days—lattes, donuts, breads—but I think it really shines most in a classic dessert. The recipe below is so easy and beautiful, we knew it just had to be the cover …

Deep-Dish Apple Tart Recipe

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When I walked into our test kitchens last fall, I was intrigued by this little creation. I had always wanted to learn how to make one of these “folded pastry” pies, but when I tried, mine completely unfolded. It was only when I saw that it is made in a pie pan that my heart skipped a beat. Of course, …

My Favorite Pecan Pie Recipe — With a Twist

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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 …

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Join Southern Lady and Vietri Founder Susan Gravely on a Trip to Italy!

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Years ago, I met Susan Gravely, the founder and owner of the Italian tableware company Vietri. Warm, kind, and funny, she is a delightful Southern lady if ever there was one. We have so much in common, and we became best friends. This year, Susan and I are both celebrating a very special anniversary: We started our respective companies exactly …

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What Is My Worth?

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I have watched the most amazing TV commercials lately where women are encouraged to be ahead of everyone, leader of the pack, room mother extraordinaire, best laundress in town, at any cost. I just chuckle when I see this as it perfectly describes being a woman . . . but the question is posed as to our worth. We women …