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How to Make Sweet Potato Fries: Because you CAN have your fries and bake them too

By: Melanie If you read our blog with any degree of frequency, you may have gathered a few things about me: I prefer paperbacks to e-books and classics to the weekly best sellers. I also have a culinary habit that … Continue reading

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How to Make Beet Pancakes: This Heart Day, Impress your Mark Darcy with Pink Food

By: Melanie It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, and this year, there’s real reason to rejoice: news just broke that there is another installment of my favorite guilty pleasure, Bridget Jones, in the works. The third book in the series is due … Continue reading

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How to Make Baked Butternut Squash Risotto: An Unexpected Favorite of the Picky Toddler

By: Melanie There was a time, not so very long ago, when I was truly a devourer of literature. I mean, really, I practically ate books for breakfast. Though I still make time to do plenty of reading for me, … Continue reading

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How to make Valentine’s Day Candy: It’d be a crime not to try this treat

By: Melanie Though I’m slowly coming around, Valentine’s Day has never been my favorite holiday. While, sure, it’s cool to get a card or some flowers, I’d much rather receive something a little more personal: a thoughtful homemade note, perhaps. … Continue reading

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How to make cornbread: Your ration day survival plan

By: Melanie I am an experimental cook. Though my husband, Brian, will attempt enthusiasm, there is always an underlying look of fear on his face when I remark that I’m making some totally awesome meal that I thought of in … Continue reading

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How to Make Flavored Coffee: Spice up your morning

By: Melanie I love coffee. I love everything about it. But, for a coffee freak, I am, perhaps surprisingly, not one of those people who wander out of bed needing that jolt of caffeine in order to start the day. … Continue reading

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How to Make Raisin Bran Muffins: The Importance of Eating “Quite Calmly”

By: Melanie One of my all-time favorite works of literature (and not coincidently, least favorite movies) has to Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Every time I reread the play, I notice another pun, hyperbole, or hilarious bit of … Continue reading

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How to make Deviled Eggs: A favorite of Abigail Williams

By: Melanie Well, it’s mid October and fall has yet to arrive to the South Carolina low country, and I’m just a little bitter about it. Autumn is, without a doubt, my favorite season; it’s a time for pumpkin pie, … Continue reading

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How to Make Beer Flavored Soft Pretzels: A tribute to the virtues and vices of America’s favorite beverage

By: Melanie Is there anything more American than College football? Rooting on your alma mater with food, friends, and of course a few beers. Of course not! This made me consider what else, in this “melting pot” of a culture, … Continue reading

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