Recipes for a Viewing Party of “The Help”

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Ever notice how every movie set in the south has some sort of underlying food theme?  “The Help” is no exception.  I read the book back when it was first released, fell in love, and waited anxiously for the movie, which I also loved.  Aside from the charming and humorous story, both the book and…

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Movie Food from “Steel Magnolias”

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When trying to come up with ideas for a recipe round-up I found myself thinking about movies.  Everyone loves movies and I’m no exception, but I realized that I seem to always notice food and food themes when watching a film.  The foodie inside of me can’t help but be intrigued by interesting or delicious…

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Snow Day Recipes | How to Use That Bread and Milk!

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The southeastern U.S. is expecting some snowfall starting this afternoon.  We don’t get much snow around here, maybe a couple of significant accumulations once or twice a year (and by ‘significant’ I mean 2-3 inches).  Whenever there is snow in the forecast, something hilarious happens – people literally flock to the grocery stores and clean…

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Easy Cake Decorating Ideas That Require NO Skill!

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Let’s face it, decorating a cake is not always easy, so sometimes having a few shortcuts up our sleeves can be a lifesaver when you need to present an attractive cake but lack the skills to do something too elaborate.  These easy birthday cakes are practically no fail, and someone with very little to no…

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How to Make Yummy Homemade Caramel

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Making caramel can take some practice, but it’s really not as scary as it may seem!  With a candy thermometer and a little patience, anyone can whip together a simple and delicious homemade caramel.  Trust me, once you’ve made your own, you will never want to go back to the stuff in the jar (loaded…

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Greek Fest Knoxville 2012

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Yesterday evening, we met up with Kara & Remington and headed to the 33rd annual Greek Fest!   Held at St. George Greek Orthodox Church on Cumberland Avenue, this 3-day festival is a great way to experience Greek culture through food, dancing, and crafts. We sampled several things to share.. what you see here is spanakopita…

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Decorated Hunger Games Cookies

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Psst.. I have a confession. I do not have a strong track record with making food that is.. pretty.  It’s something that I’ve desperately wanted to learn for many years, but each attempt has ended with a disappointing result.  Last weekend, I decided it was time to try again. I planned to attempt some decorated…

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Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter

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Confession:  I am a Harry Potter nut. Really, I am.  I love those books with every fiber of my being.  The movies (though the books are way, WAY better) are a source of comfort for me.  Having a bad day?  Well, then I’m gonna pour a glass of wine, pile up on the couch with…

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