The Daily South

Christmas with Lee Ann Womack (& Her Cover of “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful”!)

Grammy, ACM, and CMA Award-winning Lee Ann Womack is a well-loved voice in country music. Her sweet, melodic sound took cues from both old country and pop, leading hits like “I Hope You Dance” to success. This Christmas, Lee Ann recorded one of her (and our!) favorite Christmas hymns, “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful” – and it’s absolutely beautiful. We also chatted […]

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4 Jack Daniel’s Cocktails to Help You Get Through the Winter

Southern winters can be tough. Luckily, our friends at Jack Daniel’s are sharing four hand-crafted cocktail recipes to help take the edge off these bitter Southern winters. With outdoor temperatures occasionally dropping below 40 degrees, these spirit-warming drinks will help you bear the harsh winter weather. So we might be exaggerating about the temperature down here. But we’re not exaggerating about the deliciousness […]

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4 Ways to Make the Countdown to Christmas Really Count!

Christmas is coming with its flurry of festivities. I develop an annual plan to pull it all off with ease — and with time built in to spend with my family and friends. I’d love for you to have that kind of plan, too. After all, your undistracted presence with those you love is the best present to give. Make […]

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The Nutcracker: A Ballet for Kids of All Ages

For 35 consecutive years, the Alabama Ballet has traveled to Anniston, Alabama to present George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker Ballet” to both the community and about 1800 third graders from 3 surrounding counties. The Knox Concert Series is a 100% Volunteer non-profit organization that gives students in these rural areas the opportunity to enjoy this iconic Christmas ballet. An opportunity they might not have […]

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Chocolate Champagne Truffles with QVC’s David Venable

Best-selling cookbook author and host of QVC’s popular cooking show In the Kitchen with David® David Venable is sharing with us a sweet dessert recipe that’s sure to impress all of your guests this holiday season. As he’s known for his warmth and hospitality, it’s no wonder that David spends Christmas in the South. “I love going home to North Carolina to spend […]

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Maple Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache

Local Dallas cookbook author and blogger Amy Green had to give up gluten and refined sugars, but you’d never guess with the amazing recipes she writes about. This incredible Gluten-Free (and, refined sugar-free) Chocolate Cake with Maple Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache looked too good to pass up. “At first, everything that came out of my oven was a disaster. My […]

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“Tennessee Christmas” with Amy Grant

The holidays are a time for a lot of pomp and circumstance, and we often think bigger is better. The showier the decorating, the grander the events, the better. But this Christmas, take the best kind of time-out with a new Christmas album by Amy Grant. The singer says that this new album, “Tennessee Christmas,” is “unlike any other Christmas […]

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Who Shot Up My Shrubs?

Faithful reader, Lisa, writes, “I have a hedge of cherry laurels that is looking quite ill. The malady started as holes in the leaves, then the leaves turned yellowish, and now they are falling off. The whole thing is getting bare and pitiful looking. Is it a buggy infestation or something else?”

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Laura Lea’s Caesar Roasted Cabbage Recipe

When it comes to holiday entertaining, finding simple recipes that’ll please all of your guests can be quite a feat. One Nashville holistic chef, Laura Lea Goldberg, has come up with an incredibly delicious and easy side dish recipe that’s both flavorful and elegant for a Christmas lunch or dinner. “This recipe is my response to the allegation that veggies are […]

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Fooled By Fall Color Again!

When you go 70-plus days without rain, you have cause to expect the worst. “Fall color is going to [a verb that means greatly disappoint] this year!” I wailed. “All the leaves are gonna turn brown.” But once again, Mother Nature had other plans — one of many reasons I resent that tired, old biddy.

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