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  • Fireman’s Chicken, Cornbread and Mom’s Potato Salad #Recipe #Superbowl

    Fireman’s Chicken, Cornbread and Mom’s Potato Salad #Recipe #Superbowl

    Carol Remsburg is a long time friend of ours who describes herself as “Surrounded by water and lulled by the tidal pull”. A passionate wife, mother and friend, her blog title declares she is “Tidewater Bound- where amid the murky depths of an ordinary life are found joy.”  Although she feels her life is ‘ordinary’, her passion for food and cooking certainly are anything but. She told us she cooks in large quantities so she doesn’t have to prepare new meals every […]

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  • Quaint, Quirky and Colorful … The Madonna Inn

    Quaint, Quirky and Colorful … The Madonna Inn

    Quaint, Quirky and Colorful … The Madonna Inn shatters the illusion that all hotels look alike. The Madonna Inn’s humble beginnings started in 1958.with only 12 rooms but quickly expanded. Sitting on 2200 acres, the architecture and construction encompassed all the natural resources found on the property including the rocks, some of which weigh in excess of 200 tons each.
    Now boasting 110 rooms, individually designed and decorated so that each is unique, you can opt for a different experience each time you stay. Throughout the inn you’’ll find etched, leaded windows & glass work all custom made as well as custom crafted wood carvings. The hand carved balustrade in the dining room was originally from Hearst castle and the 28-foot gold tree fixture that sits in the main dining room is made of excess electrical conduit from building projects and left over copper remnants.

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  • La Dolce Vita … The Sweet Life

    La Dolce Vita … The Sweet Life

    On Santa Monica Boulevard, a little Italian restaurant, La Dolce Vita “The Sweet Life” sits unassumingly since 1966. While outwardly it’s unremarkable, inside it is the keeper of stories of some of Hollywood’s most notorious characters. Restored to it’s original glory during a 7 month hiatus, owner Alessandro Uzielli, clearly passionate about this rare treasure, resurrected the decor and menu that contributed to its previous success.

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  • Classic Tomato Sauce

    Classic Tomato Sauce

    The sign of a good  Italian restaurant is a classic tomato sauce. La Dolce Vita, on Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA is  a little Italian restaurant  that has been there unassumingly since 1966. While outwardly it’s unremarkable, inside it is the keeper of stories of some of Hollywood’s most notorious characters and the food is an event in itself to be enjoyed, encompassing all of your senses. Family sized Recipe Ingredients 5 pounds of fresh tomato Bring to a boil let […]

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  • National Pecan Day! Celebrate with Pie #Recipe

    National Pecan Day! Celebrate with Pie #Recipe

    It’s National Pecan Day! Celebrate with Pie #Recipe … This time of year has us all dreaming of the South. Sunny skies, gentle warm breezes are enjoyed from a chair on the front porch while sipping sweet tea as we share stories with friends & family. We’re all feeling a little “Steel Magnolia” stirring in us as we anticipate the coming spring. In celebration of all things southern, we’re exploring all your favorite non-yankee places, people & tradition on today’s #Nuts “therapy session”. So in preparation, we offer up one of our favorite gifts from south of the Mason-Dixon line. It’s from a cookbook by Fannie Flagg, “The Whistle Stop Cafe”. We guarantee, you’ll love it.

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  • Aloft Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama is Swanky and Soho Chic

    Aloft Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama is Swanky and Soho Chic

    The Aloft Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama is swanky and Soho Chic. When you arrive at you feel like you’ve just come home to your stylishly luxurious loft apartment in the hip part of town. Nestled within a trendy little area called Soho Square in the suburban city of Homewood, we found our home away from home.

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  • Homemade Apple Pie #recipe

    Homemade Apple Pie #recipe

    What better way to celebrate National Pie Day than with a BIG slice of Homemade Apple Pie! This recipe is the love child of Vicky Akins, who for years has taken these sweet offerings to the employees of her local pharmacy, bank and other offices enough times that THEY now remind her when it’s time to start baking.  A true testament to a good flaky pie crust!  The Best Evah pie crust recipe 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. salt […]

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  • Fast and Easy Appetizers #Recipes

    Fast and Easy Appetizers #Recipes

    Fast and easy appetizers: One of my favorite things about holiday parties is the variety of foods you usually have to choose from. A table is laid out before you, with so many choices, you literally take a spoonful of everything, just so you can taste it all.  Our brains know it may be a long time, before we get to taste some of these items again, so we make sure we get a bite of everything.  So one of […]

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