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In the kitchen with Mike

Friday, September 5, 2014 10:45 a.m.

One of the best cooks in our family is our son-in-law Mike Gatch, a gifted musician as well as a kitchen guru, who cooked up a luscious Labor Day …

Queen for a day

Friday, August 29, 2014 10:01 a.m.

I can claim royal blood for my family. It goes back through British history. Not 400 years maybe – but a tenth of that. And it’s inherited in a …

Jezebel sauce is wickedly sweet & spicy

Thursday, August 14, 2014 3:43 p.m.

Jezebel, the “wicked temptress” of the Old Testament, is the perfect name for a traditional southern sauce that’s a blend of sweetness and spicy …

Igpay Atinlay?

Friday, August 8, 2014 8:01 a.m.

So, there we were lolling by the pool one day when one of my DNA descendants asked if I’d ever heard of something called “Pig Latin.”

On hearing good stories

Friday, August 1, 2014 12:01 p.m.

I grew up in the “olden days” as my grandkids would say, before such delights as Books on Tape

Symphonic dessert

Friday, July 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It’s amazing where really good recipes can come from. I’ve actually gotten one at a church service (don’t ask!), off a pumpkin pie can label, and …

A remarkable reunion

Friday, July 11, 2014 10:00 a.m.

“I’m at the airport with six kids, 12 pieces of luggage and eight carry-ons! Want to change places?”

Happy Birthday, America!

Friday, July 4, 2014 5:01 a.m.

I’ve always been proud that I was born in the same month as America. Flying the flag on this particular day is probably our most graphic sign of …

On being short

Friday, June 20, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I wasn’t always vertically challenged.

Lovin’ Lucy

Friday, June 13, 2014 7:35 a.m.

She was blonde from birth and had big chocolaty eyes and a bright pink tummy, so much so that early on she was dubbed “Miss Pinkness.”

Take note: Vote!

Friday, June 6, 2014 8:57 a.m.

The year: 1952. The state: Georgia. National news: the presidential election. Personal news: I was in high school and about to cast my first ballot.

Where there’s a grill there’s a way

Friday, May 30, 2014 1:38 p.m.

For years as a working mother I’d spend spend nearly every weekend following my personal menu formula for the upcoming week: make one roast, one casserole and one crockpot recipe. Eat each twice, freezing any leftovers for lunches or a smorgasbord and fill in with an evening breakfast.

Another profile in courage

Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:14 p.m.

In speaking of the Pulitzer Prize winning book Profiles in Courage by the late President John F. Kennedy, Fr. Dennis Hadberg said the work mentioned such well-known and notable people as John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster and Sam Houston.

They plan what?

Friday, May 16, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I know about Wedding Planners. They even made a movie about one of them.

Tasty tours

Thursday, May 8, 2014 2:02 p.m.

It’s a universal truth that whenever we gather socially, food is a big part of the celebration – and that celebration’s success.

Up, up and away UPDATED

Friday, May 2, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Traveling from the Low Country to the High Country has wonderful benefits – especially in the spring or fall.

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