Table Setting

Etiquette Q&A: Table Setting Tips from Southern Lady

Phyllis Lifestyle 10 Comments

With Thanksgiving next week, I wanted to share some table setting tips to help you prepare for the holidays. I wear many hats and am always involved in many projects. As editor-in-chief of Southern Lady magazine, I enjoy hearing readers’ questions and responding with solutions and tips. Getting everything ready for Turkey Day can sometimes be daunting, but these table setting …

Thanksgiving

Give Thanks and Make Delicious Thanksgiving Dishes!

Phyllis Lifestyle 15 Comments

When we were kids, going to our grandparents’ house was the Thanksgiving tradition that we loved. It was always fun to catch up on the latest boyfriends, school news, and plans for the future. We had three boy cousins and seven girl cousins. The guys would get away from us as quickly as possible to toss the football or talk …

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Time for Halloween! Find Décor Ideas and Recipes Galore in Entertain & Celebrate Halloween

Phyllis Lifestyle 6 Comments

Boo! Halloween is just around the corner, which means there’s a lot to be done for fun themed parties and, of course, making treats for the trick-or-treaters. To prepare for the ghoulish festivities next week, look to our Entertain & Celebrate Halloween issue, on sale now.  It has tons of pumpkin-styling and party-decorating ideas to make the next bash for the …

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Phyllis Lifestyle 18 Comments

Anyone who knows me knows I love pumpkin spice everything! Give me anything you can think of flavored with pumpkin spice—I love it all! It all started with a pumpkin spice latte several years ago. I just couldn’t get enough. I am not sure if I have an addiction to cinnamon and nutmeg or if having a PSL signals the …

Pumpkin Spice - The Ribbon In My Journal

Pumpkin Spice! And I Mean Everything

Phyllis Lifestyle 18 Comments

When the first leaf turns orange and the first pumpkin appears on roadside stands or at the market, I am ecstatic. That means that pumpkin spice everything will soon be on the market. I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes, PS Cheesecakes, PS doughnuts, PS milkshakes…..well, you get the message. I just find great delight in the combination of flavors. We stalk …

Pumpkin Crumble Pie from Southern Cast-Iron by Hoffman Media

The Resurging Popularity of Cast-Iron Cookware

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There is an exciting craze sweeping the South—a resurgence of the love of cast-iron cookware. Our moms cooked in cast iron; it was and is a staple in their kitchens. Young people today are falling in love with cast iron, and those of us more “mature” people are getting ours out of storage. My skillet has many years of cooking …

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Pumpkin Mousse Tartlets Recipe

Phyllis Lifestyle 5 Comments

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 …