Life and Style

Sister Says: Enjoy My Favorite Spring Appetizer Solutions


Pull my homemade-tasting rolls out of the freezer and try one (or more!) of these five bite-size favorites. After a mild winter in Lower Alabama, spring seems to have sprung. I already see buds on the pear trees and azalea bushes. And I’m starting to get invitations to outdoor get-togethers and cookouts with friends who are ready to fire up ...

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5 Events that are Worth the Drive this Spring


The summer months certainly don’t hold a monopoly on weekend festivals and events. In the Myrtle Beach area, our calendar heats up right along with the temperatures, beginning in mid March and continuing through the fall. Here are just five recommendations for upcoming spring festivals or events, held in different communities around the Myrtle Beach area.   Food Truck Festival ...

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Win Tickets To See Your Favorite Stars At Tortuga


In honor of one of our favorite festivals, Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, we’ve teamed up with our favorite country artists to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what you can expect from this Ft. Lauderdale party. The festival runs April 7-9, 2017, and features headliners like Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Brett Eldredge, Dustin Lynch, Maren Morris, and ...

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Roll Into Spring with Sister Schubert


Is your spring schedule filling up fast? Mine is! Planned around my son Alex’s soccer games, my travels across the country keep me busy. I have the pleasure of meeting so many of you at cookbook signings and talks at various events, but in between trips, I’m putting together weeknight meals like many of you. Plus, with warm weather approaching, ...

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I’m Not Dead Yet!


I know many of you have been greatly disturbed about the lack of Grumpy posts in 2017. You’ve found them to be a great source of comfort and wisdom in your life and suddenly, they’ve been yanked away! What happened? Is Grumpy in prison? Is Grumpy deceased? No. I’m still here and I’m still writing the Grumpy Gardener. The reason ...

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Expand Your Palate in Columbia, SC This Year


Farm to Table Harvest Dinner in Columbia, SC. Photo courtesy of Forrest Clonts. You get the feeling that Columbia, SC is hitting the ‘thriving metropolis’ threshold by the number of acclaimed chefs and restaurants popping up around town. Case in point, Sarah Simmons of NYC’s Birds & Bubbles and City Grit now has two Rise Bakeshop and Gourmet Goods locations. ...

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Album Premiere: CeCe Winans’s ‘Let Them Fall In Love’


With millions of records sold and 10 Grammy awards, CeCe Winans is one of the most popular gospel artists of all time, but even she is at the mercy of the airlines. She and her husband, Alvin Love, were supposed to fly from their home in Nashville to Bogota, Colombia, but their initial flight was canceled, forcing them to drive ...

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Discover the Dust Bowl Girls


“You might want to tell their story someday,” Lydia Reeder’s grandmother said as she handed her an old folder full of newspaper clippings, letters, and photographs. Tucked inside were fragments of the true story of a women’s basketball team in Depression-era Oklahoma that gave hope to Dust Bowl farming communities and would end up inspiring generations. From left: The cover ...

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The New Age of Zelda


Dust off your feathered headbands and drop-waist dresses—2017 will herald the return of the flapper. Or rather, one Jazz Age icon in particular: Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. Three new Hollywood projects will vie to tell the tale of the Alabama-born wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the literary toast of the twenties. David Hoflin and Christina Ricci as Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald ...

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Southern Pie Shops We Love


From left: Scratch proprietor Phoebe Lawless; Apple pie. (Photos by Lissa Gotwals; Johnny Autry) “I know the look of an apple pie that is roasting on the hearth on a winter’s evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot, along with some sugar and a drench of cream.” So wrote Mark Twain in his autobiography. In ...

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An Idyllic Haven in the Lowcountry


Photo: Montage Palmetto Bluff Just the drive through the lush, idolized Lowcountry of Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina is enough to melt away any cares. Whether you’re seeking a weekend girlfriend getaway or a quiet romantic escape, Palmetto Bluff is just as magical as it looks in photographs. A haven for any traveler seeking refuge underneath a canopy of Spanish moss, ...

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