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 […]

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 […]

Georgia’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2012

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The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in Georgia for 2012.  Emma and William topped the list. The top five boys and girls names in Georgia for 2012 are: Boys: 1)  William 2)  Mason 3)  Jacob 4)  Michael 5)  Jayden   Girls: 1)   Emma 2)   Ava 3)   Isabella 4)   Madison 5)   […]

Bev’s Cheese Strata and Hot Curried Fruit

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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 […]

2013 Mother of the Year~ Delphina Banks- Jones Turner

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Being a “mother” means so many different things.  We learn that every year when we read the nominations for our Mother of the Year Contest.  So many families in our area are blessed with caring women that teach , love  and grow families.  Delphina Banks-Jones Turner is our choice for the winner of the 2013 […]

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, […]