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3 Turkey Tips for a Successful Thanksgiving

3 Turkey Tips for a Successful Thanksgiving

It was not too long ago that the thought of tackling the Thanksgiving Turkey sounded like too much of a responsibility.  After doing a lot of reading, I've come to realize it only takes a few simple steps and a few key facts to keep your turkey from being a dry mass of tough meat.  Here are the key tips: - Prepare the turkey the day before with a dry brine- Use a thermometer to prevent the turkey from overcooking- Rest your meat before cutting If you can successfully accomplish these three things, you'll be well on your way to...

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November Gratitude + Giving Calendar

November Gratitude + Giving Calendar

Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away and soon enough social media will be filled with posts about being thankful for a wide variety of things.  It's so important to count your blessings and not take them for granted.  The Lord has blessed me in so many ways, and I want to recognize that.  But instead of simply being thankful, I want to call you to action this year!  We've put together a Gratitude + Giving Calendar in which the whole family can participate.  Let's make this month more memorable by helping others along the way.  Our goal is...

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Texas & Oklahoma Food + Kitchen Factory Tours

Texas & Oklahoma Food + Kitchen Factory Tours

Welcome to our second installment of the Food + Kitchen Factory Tour Series!  If you missed the first one and know someone in Alabama or Florida, be sure to pass this one along!  I love discovering fun local places to visit, so load up the friends or fam and support one of these local establishments.  You'll probably get a taste of something yummy and learn something new in the process.  We'll be adding more states soon!  Be sure to call ahead as sometimes tours require reservations or may be cancelled all together. Texas Texas is big folks.  We all know...

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Alabama & Florida Food + Kitchen Factory Tours

Alabama & Florida Food + Kitchen Factory Tours

We're starting a fun new blog series to help you discover some new food and kitchen related factory tours in your area.  My mom instilled in me a love for travel and discovering new things.  We hope you'll enjoy taking a day trip or quick weekend rendezvous to attend some of these tours.  We'll be adding more states soon!  Be sure to call ahead as sometimes tours require reservations or may be cancelled all together. Alabama 1. Golden Flake - Birmingham, AlabamaDuring this 45 minute tour, you will see the production process of Golden Flake snacks, from fresh whole potatoes...

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Elegant Summer Garden Shoot

Elegant Summer Garden Shoot

This July I had the pleasure of working with a host of local creatives in an Elegant Summer Garden Shoot.  These ladies are all so talented, I hope you spend some time perusing their sites.  The shoot took place in the garden of a lovely home in downtown Madison, Alabama.  Enjoy these lovely photographs taken by the talented Gari-Ann Kia Photography - Thank you Gari-Ann! Photography: Gari-Ann Kia Photography, Gari-Ann Kia Gown and Accessories: Kathleen’s Bridal, Meighan WintonDishes/Props: Della’s Kitchen Shop, Ashley EricksonFlorals: Paper Petals HSV, Thao Hoang Model: Amber PalmerDishes/Props: Decorous Dishes, Kathi Bertsch Jewelry: Torchfire Studio, Cara Moss...

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