The Daily South

Memorial Day Weekend: Fun at the White Squirrel Festival

Looking for something to do this Memorial Day Weekend? Why not celebrate with the white squirrels of Brevard, North Carolina! Taking place this weekend, May 22-24, in charming downtown Brevard, the White Squirrel Festival features two-and-a-half days of fantastic live music, bike races, and festivities! You will find over eight blocks of Main Street filled with street vendors, food vendors, artists, […]

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June Issue: On Newsstands Today!

From creamy icebox desserts to our ultimate grilled chicken guide, the recipes in this issue are guaranteed crowd-pleasers. After you see this Fairhope shrimp boil, you’ll be inspired to host your own—let us know if you do! If you’re looking for design inspiration, you’ll love this 1920s Craftsman bungalow that convinced a pair of renters to make the leap to […]

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Charm School: Wedding Shower Etiquette

  In the South, good manners are passed down like a treasured family recipe for pecan pie. However, unlike the formula for a favorite after-dinner treat, guidelines to being well-mannered are changing with the times. With the approaching wedding season—that brings an abundance of gatherings—many of our etiquette conundrums surface, and we are left feeling confused about social protocol.  Every other week throughout wedding season, Erika […]

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#TBT, February 1971: The Pants Suit

Apparently February of 1971 was an exciting time around the Southern Progress Corporation offices when management gave the ok for women to wear pants suits to work. Several staffers modeled for our company newsletter to show off this latest fashion trend.

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National Strawberries and Cream Day

May 21, also known as National Strawberries and Cream Day, is the perfect excuse to bake up our mouthwatering fruity confection. Strawberries-and-Cream Sheet Cake 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups cake flour 2 tablespoons strawberry-flavored gelatin 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking salt 1 […]

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Three Great Flowers To Plant Right Now

I don’t care what’s atop your docket of things to do today — perform brain surgery, bury your dead cat, or track down who’s been texting your husband at 2 AM — blow off all of that stuff and do something much more important. Plant these three flowers now. That other junk can wait.

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Cool Off With Icebox Pies

Hello readers, and welcome to The Dutch Oven, a mixture of Q&A, information and insight about our wonderful Southern culinary culture. Lift the lid and see what’s inside today. Icebox Pie:  The name alone recalls sticky summer days made a bit more comfortable by the cool creaminess of this favored dessert. But what is an icebox pie and how did […]

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Ultimate Doggy Beach Bag

Eight travel essentials to keep your dog happy and safe on a trip. 1. Treats If you’re going to enjoy a seafood dinner at the beach, splurge on fish sticks for Fido too. These crunchy fish treats are all-natural and hand-rolled. Cod Skin, from $13.95; polkadog.com 2. Place Mat Keep your pet from dirtying up your vacation digs. Designate an […]

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Memorial Day Recipes: Our BBQ Game Plan

Memorial Day: It’s a grill-lover’s Christmas, and the countdown is already underway. Whether you want to switch up your usual menu or haven’t even planned beyond what beer you’ll be cracking open first, the Southern Living Test Kitchen’s got you. Here’s what we’ll be making May 25th. (Hint: they’re all recipes from our particularly awesome June issue.) Appetizer: Louisiana-inspired Crispy Andouille Hush […]

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Couple Exchanges Vows at Stunning Mountainside Wedding

Wedding season has arrived and here at Southern Living, we couldn’t be more thrilled. We’ll be bringing you weekly wedding-related posts—DIY ideas, etiquette tips, real weddings and more. Check in each week to see what has us smitten! Brittany Holder and Nathan Dennis first met in sixth grade, and as Brittany would say, she’s been hooked ever since. The couple dated through […]

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