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HOMECOMING: COTTON FIELDS AND GEORGIA ASPHALT

The landscape of fiery, brilliant bursts of ochre, red, and yellow on the rolling hills around Atlanta slowly morphed into evergreen, tall loblolly pine, gnarly small leaf oaks, and bobbled sweet gum trees as I drove South this week to teach in Savannah. Unseasonally temperate, even for South Georgia, the thermometer in the corner of… Read more »

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Basic to Brilliant, Y’all: Behind the Scenes & Free Recipe Sampler!

Basic to Brilliant, Y’all is now on sale!  We sealed the deal on Christmas Eve of 2009. Can you believe it? Writing a cookbook is a long process. Most folks aren’t aware of just how long it takes. Yes, some books are pushed quickly through the system and some books, frankly aren’t always carefully produced…. Read more »

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Easter Dinner: April “Country Living” on the Stands!

  Wow. That’s all I have to say. Well, that’s not true. I also have to say thank you. Lots and lots of thank yous. Many thanks to Country Living Magazine and Monica Willis (no relation!) for asking me to be a part of this special issue. I am so grateful to Jona and the… Read more »

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