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New Year’s Eve Appetizers: Blini with Caviar

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New Year’s Eve Appetizers There’s a seemingly nonstop flurry of activity between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. I also have a birthday squished between Christmas and New Year’s Day.  This means there is a whole lot of celebrating in a short period of time and by the time New Year’s Eve rolls around… Read more »

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Southern Recipes: Savory Eggplant Dip

Eggplant Dip It’s funny to me how eggplant isn’t often perceived as a Southern vegetable. Eggplant flourishes in the scorching heat of a Deep South summer. My grandparents grew row upon row of the stately bushes, heavily laden with the shiny black-purple orbs. The plants are absolutely majestic in the vegetable garden with their luscious,… Read more »

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Atlanta Snow 2014: Heat Things Up with Curried Wings

Atlanta  Atlanta got hit with 2-inches of snow and the world stopped. Literally. For 18-hours. It’s been all over the national news and everyone is in disbelief. If you you think it’s as simple as Southerners not being able to drive in the snow – you’re wrong…. However, I am not here to talk about politics,… Read more »

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