August 11, 2014 Food & Drink

Ever wonder why Americans started making whiskey? Our friends over at Spodee Wine have a delightful dose of cocktail history. We were recently introduced to the delightful Spodee Wine – a hooch that combines country wines & moonshine!  From the makers of Sailor Jerry’s Run and Hendricks Gin, the original Spodee is a red wine fortified with… Read more »

July 8, 2014 Food & Drink

I think I was about 8 years old when I attended my first progressive dinner. My Girl Scout troop arranged a progressive dinner at three different homes so we could all earn our nutrition badge…or something like that! In my Southern girl mind, these dinners involved crock pots with packaged or pre-made concoctions. The recent… Read more »

Meatless Mondays at Murphy's
July 7, 2014 Food & Drink

The Atlanta Food Blogger Society hosted a fabulous dinner at Murphy’s in Atlanta, located in the heart of The Virginia Highlands. Literally y’all – it’s at the intersection of North Highland and Virginia Avenue. Murphy’s has always been my go-to staple for the quintessential Sunday brunch, or to wow out of town guests with Southern… Read more »

Summer sweet tea

I love summer for its warmth, flowers, vacations and thunderstorms, but I also love it for the cookouts. My family and I love sharing our Southern culinary specialties with our Northern friends. And like any good Southern dinner party, at least one of the recipes is from (or inspired by something from) the latest issue… Read more »

July 4, 2014 Featured Food & Drink

Happy Independence Day, y’all! It’s America’s 238th celebration of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Of course – here in the South – The Fourth of July is really all about the F’s = Family, Food, Fun, and Fireworks! If you don’t have your own batch of explosives recently acquired from Alabama or South… Read more »

July 1, 2014 Food & Drink

When it comes to the Atlanta restaurant scene, I’ve been blessed to try some of the best places this city has to offer. But after my meal at BLT Steak last week it’s going to be hard for any other joint in town to come this close to knocking my socks off. BLT Steak is… Read more »