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Etiquette Q & A: Wine Gifting

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The holidays are here. For most of us, that means dinner with family, friends, and co-workers. Some are for fun; some are mandatory, and others are plain old tedious energy sucking events. Regardless, it’s time to put on a smile and your best manners (because Santa is always watching). Maneuvering the world of dinner party etiquette can be tricky, especially when it comes to wine gifting. So, today…

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How to Cook a Husband

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One of my favorite past time activities is wandering through thrift stores. I prefer the older, less frequented stores that look more like a hoarders palace and less like a retail establishment.  There are so many lost treasures to be discovered if you keep your eyes peeled, and your nose plugged. (Unfortunately, stench is par for the course). On my last adventure, I unearthed a special…

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10 Tips to a Better Chicken Stock

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  Many people swoon over the smell of fresh-baked cookies and apple pie, but my downfall is a pot of homemade chicken stock that’s been simmering on the stove all day. The savory aromas wrap around me like a comforting blanket. Actually, I think it’s true for everyone in the house because there is always someone in the pot trying…

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How to Make Perfectly Sweet Iced Tea

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Ahh, sweet tea – the beverage of choice for a true Southerner (Well, Bud Light and Mountain Dew too but we will save that discussion for a different day). The funny thing about sweet tea though is that no one likes it the same way. There’s a tug of war battle between those that like it barely sweet and those that need a milkshake straw…

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Recipe: Authentic Egg Noodles (Photo Tutorial)

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Autumn is my favorite time of the year. Here in the South, it seems to take forever for the blistering sun to chill the flip out. Hundred degree days are no fun! Or should I say cooking a hearty meal in hundred degree weather is no fun? Well, guess what. The weather is finally starting to cool off. That means boots, hoodies and lots…

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Chill Out – A Lesson on Wine Temperature

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Sitting here thinking, I can definitely say there are two types of wine drinkers. Red and white, duh. Alright, actually three, because the sweet Moscato drinkers are a crazy breed of their own. But we will cover them in a minute. For now, it’s all about me. I fall into the white wine group. There is something very refreshing about…

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