Cream Cheese-Filled Red Velvet Pound Cake

The Ultimate Pound Cake

Phyllis Lifestyle 26 Comments

When given a choice, my family will always opt for a hot pound cake right out of the oven. A few years ago, I shared one of my favorite pound cake recipes with you— Jo’s Whipping Cream Pound Cake. Pound cakes have always been popular and are always at the heart of a recipe collection. They are easy for both the …

When I Get to Heaven Giveaway

When I Get to Heaven Giveaway with Angela Pullen Atherton

Phyllis Giveaway 79 Comments

During this holiday season, I am reminded constantly of families who have lost loved ones during the year and find the first holidays without them very difficult. Many times, there are children in our lives who would benefit from beautiful thoughts about heaven. When I saw this adorable book from one of my favorite young, talented illustrators, Angela Pullen Atherton, …

Cast-Iron Baking

Introducing Our New Cast-Iron Baking Cookbook

Phyllis Lifestyle 4 Comments

The fall season brings breezy days, beautiful leaves glowing in red and orange hues, and afternoons spent baking a special treat to enjoy with a warm cup of hot cocoa or coffee. There’s just something about a warm kitchen filled with mouthwatering aromas from cooking and baking that makes me happy. It seems autumn is the perfect time to fire …

Paula Deen Cookbook

Prepare the Best Family Meals with the Queen of Southern Cooking

Phyllis Lifestyle 6 Comments

“Come one, come all, y’all!” as my good friend Paula Deen would say. Gathering around the dinner table for home-cooked family meals is one of the best things about our Southern lifestyle, and she shows us once again how to do it deliciously in her latest cookbook, At the Southern Table with Paula Deen, which will be available for early release …

Fire Up Your Grill for Labor Day

Fire Up Your Grill for Labor Day

Phyllis Lifestyle 14 Comments

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 …

Beat The Rush

Beat The Rush This Season

Phyllis Lifestyle 2 Comments

Christmas is coming, and it’s time to get a jump on your Christmas shopping! If you are like me, with a list that seems to only get longer, then I’m sure you could use all the help you can get. For this weekend only, when you shop with Hoffman Media you’ll receive complementary shipping on all orders with coupon code …


Get a Preview of Cottage Style

Phyllis Décor, Inspiration 6 Comments

Cottage style has long incited idyllic visions of effortless charm and timeworn elegance. It is this enchanting reflection that makes this aesthetic not only a favorite decorating scheme but also a romantic frame of mind. It’s a style that enables us to combine precious heirloom pieces with bold accents teaming with personality to weave together a story of home, heart, …