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Linda Landreth Phelps

We may not be talking drastic cosmetic surgery here, just some pampering or a makeover ... a beauty treatment for your middle-aged home. Read more

Gracious Living

A simple way to define comfort food is this: It has to taste as good as a warm hug feels. Read more

Food & Drink

"A sense of humor goes a long way, and so does a positive attitude. The name also reminds us to live life with an exclamation point, not a period.” Read more

Gracious Living

Be it roasting, frying, or smoking, once the method of cooking has been decided, then comes the next question: to brine or not to brine? Read more

Food & Drink

Enjoy magic of autumn now, because the color show often seems too fleeting in its transition to the barren brown sleep of winter. Read more

Gracious Living

“The man who invented the hamburger was smart; the man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius.” -- Matthew McConaughey Read more

Food & Drink

Sweet tea was a staple drink when summer called people to sit a spell on the porch swing, equipped with a paper fan and tall glass of steeped amber nectar with fat drops of condensation sliding down its sides. Read more

Food & Drink

“A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou beside me, singing in the wilderness...” Omar Khayyam, Twelfth-Century Poet Read more

Food & Drink