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Spring Entertaining. Gorgonzola Olive-Pecan Truffles By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern Socials Party Ideas Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Editorial Director

Spring Entertaining: Olive-Gorgonzola Truffles

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials  Olive-Gorgonzola Truffles A cheese nibble is a lovely offering to begin seasonal gatherings & there are many ways to serve them. Break away from traditional shapes & try a batch of mini morsels. Olive-Gorgonzola Truffles are simple to prepare when using a cookie scoop to portion the mixture. Allow them to chill […]

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Baking Classics: Lemon-Blueberry Tea Bread

Baking Classics The Technique Lemon-Blueberry Tea Bread Lemons & blueberries have long been a classic combination of flavors to use in recipe applications, particularly when folded into baked goods. One of my favorite cakes that I have ever made was a wedding cake prepared with a lemon scented batter & a luscious blueberry-lemon filling. It […]

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Baking Classics. Fresh Lemon Glaze By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials TV Cooking Personality Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials

Southern Recipe Classic: Fresh Lemon Glaze

Southern Recipe Classic Southern Socials Fresh Lemon Glaze Sunny citrus elevates breakfast breads, muffins & cakes beautifully by providing just the right accessory to be included for an array of spring socials. Drizzle it over dessert classics such as Buttermilk Pound Cake or add bright punch to a tea bread classic, Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread. Learn how […]

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Cooking Classics. Fresh Lemon Glaze By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & entertaining Brand How To Make Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining

Baking Classics: Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread

Baking Classics The Technique Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread Tea bread has long been a traditional offering when southern style entertaining is in order. The batter can be blended quickly & portioned into a loaf pan making it simple to slice & serve guests. Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread is a sunny blend of flavors […]

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The Basics: Scallions

Cooking Essentials From The Garden Scallions Scallions are a garden favorite in the kitchen as they add instant flavor to a variety of recipes. Toss the sliced onions into fresh, leafy salads, cold potato & pasta combinations & dressings for big flavor & beautiful color. The good news is that once they are sliced, no […]

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Cooking Classics: Pecan Chicken Salad

Cooking Classics The Technique Pecan Chicken Salad  Our grandmothers made it best. Chicken salad holds a special place in southern born hearts conjuring a particular recipe prepared by someone very dear to them. Highly popular in the spring, the iconic dish proves to be both comforting & versatile. There are many varieties to try & love, each suiting a […]

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Baking Classics. Cheddar Cheese Straw Wafers By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking Baking Tutorials Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Writer Pastry Chef Food Stylist Modern Southern Socials Game Day Tailgating & Entertaining

Spring Entertaining: Cheese Straw Wafers

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials  Cheese Straw Wafers Cheese straws are like an old friend, you instantly drop everything & make a bee line to greet them. Many times the nibbles are put out on side tables or with the beverages to enjoy before the main meal is served. A crisp snap & rich, buttery flavor make […]

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Spring Entertaining How To Make An Ice Ring For Party Punch By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials & Party Ideas Southern Hostess Recipes Traditions

Spring Entertaining: The Party-Punch Ice Ring

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials  The Party-Punch Ice Ring Spring welcomes a host of celebratory worthy affairs. From bridal showers to garden parties, each deserves a special sipper that calls to be served in punch cups. If traditional glasses are difficult to locate, a modern wine glass with simple, clean lines can be used as they […]

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The Basics. Strawberries By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Party Ideas Game Day Tailgating & Entertaining Party Punch How To Hull Strawberries

The Basics: Strawberries

Cooking & Baking Essentials From The Garden Strawberries Strawberries are almost harvested year round but the optimum months for picking & cooking with them is April through June. When these bright berries emerge, a classic collection of recipes tend to be at the forefront in many Southerners minds. Shortcake, trifle, lemonade & punch are just […]

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Holiday Entertaining. Christmas Dinner By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Techniques For Everyday Cooks

The Essential Easter Lunch Meal Primer

Spring Entertaining The Timeline The Essential Easter Lunch Meal Primer Every great gathering begins with a timeline that includes tasks that must be accomplished. If proper planning & logistics are put into action early, the festive celebration should run relatively smoothly. Make a list for the day so your beautiful meal can be served hot. A smart […]

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