Entertaining & Recipes

Healthy New Year

Cookbook editor and travel writer Alison Lewis shares hearty and healthy recipes to kick your resolutions (and energy) into high gear.

Party Ready

Leslie’s Party Diaries is an adventure in entertaining. By following the helpful tips inside, you’ll be guaranteed to have as much fun as your guests.

Food & Wine

The Birmingham restaurant scene has been hot for more than 30 years and has only been getting hotter. On any given night, you can go out for a...

4 Fresh Summer Salads

1. Six-Layer “Light” Summer Salad 5 cups iceberg or romaine lettuce, washed and chopped  8 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked and chopped 1 small red onion, ...

Picnic Perfect

1. The Californian  ½  cup reduced-fat mayonnaise ⅓ cup crumbled goat cheese 1¼ cups thinly sliced yellow squash (about 2...

4 Coastal Seafood Recipes

​Miso-Glazed Grouper ⅓ cup low-sodium soy sauce ¼ cup sake or mirin 1 tablespoon honey 3 green onions, sliced...

4 Easy (and Healthy!) Smoothie Recipes

Kiwi and Kale Smoothie Kale is low in calories and high in fiber with zero fat. In fact, one...

Holiday De(Lights)

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Cooking spray ½ (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie dough (such as Pillsbury) ¾ cup dark brown...

The Caterers

Time was, the word ‘catering’ conjured up visions of sterno-powered chafing dishes and mounds of fussy white linen tablecloths. Large events might have meant bland food of the...


It’s no secret that breaking bread together builds community. With a concept known as Gather, Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF) has transformed the idea of a simple dinner...

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