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How to give directions like a Southerner

When a Southerner Gives Directions

Ever been on one of those back country roads in the South rambling through cornfields and pecan groves, passing by roadside stands, and circuitously winding your way through unfamiliar territory?  On these roads, signs seem few and far between. Cell phone service is iffy, and your GPS hasn’t a clue.  It keeps telling you turn …

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Do You Know these Southernisms?

I just love a good Southern sayin’! There is no denying that we know how to turn a phrase. Even though I was born and raised in the South, there are still Southernisms that catch me by surprise every now and again. Sometimes our colloquialisms are down right poetic. Every so often they are next …

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Try this easy canning recipe for carrot pickles. Get it on penderandpeony.com

Canning Carrot Pickles with The Domestic Wildflower

It’s the dog days of summer. The country kitchen is sweltering, and long wooden spoons are constantly swirling inside stainless steel pots. Sleeves are bunched around elbows, and apron strings are tightly knotted. We turn our heads to catch a breeze that softly billows out the gingham curtains. And when those jar lids start popping …

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Recipe: Collard Greens

Collard greens are a staple on our family table, and a tradition New Years Eve because folklore has it that collards and black eyed peas will bring you good fortune and luck in the new year.  The below recipe is my version of this Southern classic derived from watching my grandmother and mother fix these …

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