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Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away

July 2, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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With an estimated 136 million Americans going on at least one vacation this summer, safety and security precautions are a must. Proactive measures can help consumers keep their home safe from fire, carbon monoxide, and the threat of burglary while they are away. Better Business Bureau and home security pioneer ADT are offering the following [...]

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My Chef Nancy’s Johnston Mac and Cheese

May 30, 2013 by Nancy Jaworski  
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This is one of my Mom’s “rotation of five” recipes.  She learned it from their Irish maid as a little girl.  She called the cheese “rat trap cheese”.  It’s a different mac and cheese, but simple and comforting. 8 oz package of elbow macaroni, cooked to al dente per package directions 1 pound sharp cheddar [...]

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Learning to Cook: A Tribute to Our Mothers

May 28, 2013 by Nancy Jaworski  
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Did you grow up cooking at the knee of your mother, aunt, or grandmother?  Did you learn the tricks of perfect biscuits, cookies and cakes?   For many of us, this is exactly how the love of cooking is sparked.  For me, not so much.   My mother, Ann, was a brilliant and creative woman.  She could [...]

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Bev’s Cheese Strata and Hot Curried Fruit

May 20, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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by Virginia Gibbs My mom, Beverly Turnbull, was a Southern lady and a wonderful cook.   At special holidays like Easter and Christmas, our family would gather to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast of cheese strata and hot curried fruit.   The strata was prepped the day before, making it easy to pop in the oven and make [...]

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7 Ways to Honor Earth Day

April 22, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Earth Day is a reminder to honor our planet, to treat it with love, respect and kindness. Author and positive living speaker Diane Lang does a lot of talking about being kind to others, but this day is dedicated to taking care of our environment. Make a difference on this important day and help make [...]

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Garden Profile: Bonnie Helander’s Garden

April 13, 2013 by Bonnie Helander  
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  Spring is here and Fayette County gardens are bursting into bloom. Since we have so many talented gardeners and stunning gardens in our community, Fayette Woman is initiating a new segment, Garden Profiles. Periodically throughout the year, I am going to highlight a lovely garden in our area so you can enjoy the beauty [...]

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Simple and Spectacular Spring Decorating

April 12, 2013 by Kristin Hauch-Melton  
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Radiant flowers, butterflies, and birds let us know that spring is in bloom all around. What better way to transition into spring than by bringing some of nature’s brilliant décor inside the home? The warm weather brings an abundance of beautiful blooms, perfect for creating lovely spring floral arrangements to adorn your entryway, living room, [...]

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Hot Plants for the Spring Garden

April 11, 2013 by Bonnie Helander  
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Each spring, gardeners flock to local nurseries to learn what new plants are available to add color, texture, fragrance and the “wow” factor to their landscapes. To get advice on some of the must-have plants to look for this year, I talked to some local experts who are just as excited as the gardeners about [...]

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Backyard Chickens in PTC?

April 9, 2013 by Bonnie Helander  
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Campaign Underway to Bring Backyard Chickens to Peachtree City It was really just a fluke that got Peachtree City resident Julee Smilley keeping chickens: a friend was moving and could not find a place for her four pullets (young hens). Julee offered to find them a new home, but she soon became charmed by the [...]

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Smart Design Tips to Maximize Small Spaces

April 7, 2013 by Kristin Hauch-Melton  
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If you’ve ever strolled through Ikea’s showroom in downtown Atlanta, you’ve probably been in awe that designers can fill and decorate every inch of a 600 square-foot living space while still preserving the room’s visual balance, interest, and functionality. It’s not as much of a challenge as you might think, though. Whether you are struggling [...]

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Surround Yourself With Love

February 27, 2013 by Jill Prouty  
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I’ve always admired friends whose homes were professionally decorated, right down to the custom drapes; however, a home should not be just a showroom. A comfortable home should express who you are and where you’ve come from — and I’m going to show you how to do it inexpensively with things you already own and [...]

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Veggie Taco Salad

February 25, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Healthier Dishes for Your Table (Family Features) Bringing healthier foods to the table can be easier – and more delicious – than you might think. When you add high-quality proteins such as soyfoods to the menu, you open up the door to a wide variety of tasty and nutritious meals. The plant-based proteins of soy [...]

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