Mother’s Chocolate Pie

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Print Mother’s Chocolate Pie My mother, Lucille Leming, is a great Southern cook and is especially known for the yummy desserts she brings to our family gatherings. When I think about my favorite recipe that she prepares, it would have to be her Chocolate Pie. Her grandsons, Brian and Craig, and the great-grandsons would probably […]

Carrot Cake

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This recipe was a favorite of Vicki Turner’s maternal  Aunt Geraldine. Carrot cake has been a tradition for more than 30 years in her family for the Christmas holidays. Print Carrot Cake This recipe was a favorite of my mom’s sister (Aunt Geraldine). Carrot cake has been a tradition for more than 30 years in my […]

Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away

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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 […]

My Chef Nancy’s Johnston Mac and Cheese

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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.   Print My Chef Nancy’s Johnston Mac and Cheese Author: Nancy Jaworski Ingredients 8 oz package of […]

Learning to Cook: A Tribute to Our Mothers

FW's publisher Joyce Beverly cooks with her grandmother.

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 […]

Bev’s Cheese Strata and Hot Curried Fruit

Bev Turnbull and Virginia Gibbs

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 […]

Simple and Spectacular Spring Decorating

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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, […]

Smart Design Tips to Maximize Small Spaces

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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 […]

Graceful, Healthy Aging: Women’s Health Workshop

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Piedmont Fayette Hospital 1279 Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room C Thursday, March 21 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.   The beginning of spring is a great time to focus on getting in shape and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Experts Dr. Verna Thornton, OB/GYN. Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Sixty Plus Services and Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment […]

What To Do If Your House is Damaged By a Storm

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If your home was damaged during the recent storms to hit Georgia, BBB offers the following tips to ensure you choose a reputable contractor and not be scammed: • Contact your insurance adjuster immediately. Not only does this get the ball rolling on the claims process, but you might be eligible for loss-of-use benefits which […]

Greens and Blues Highlight 2013 Paint Color Palette

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If you’re into what’s “in” when it comes to interior paint colors, just look outside in 2013.  The greens and blues that characterize the world outdoors are the same hues that will be popular when beautifying our living spaces this year, according to Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert for the Paint Quality Institute. “It’s […]