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5 Must-Try Restaurants in Bluffton, SC

Here's everything you need to know about these 5 must-try restaurants in Bluffton, SC.  There is nothing subtle about Bluffton's seduction, as this once drowsy village on the banks of the May River between Savannah and Hilton Head Island is…
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4 Treasured Cookbooks

During the past several months I have been sifting through my cookbook collection and shaking out the ones I think are not essential and have come up with 4 treasured cookbooks.  It’s a difficult task because each one has a special meaning…
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Five Amazing Hilton Head Island Restaurants

Hot happenings at these five favorite Hilton Head Island restaurants this summer! Although the island is small, Hilton Head is home to a number of restaurants that are sure to please even the pickiest of palates.  When most of us think of…
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Amazing Shrimp and Grits with Jimmy Red Corn

  For nearly a century, Jimmy Red heirloom corn was used by bootleggers to make moonshine, touted by many as the very best ever  - but I use them for making amazing Shrimp and Heirloom Grits. Talk about a Sunday supper in the South.…
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Fried Shrimp for Supper!

Fried Shrimp for Supper tonight!  What a joy to have these fresh from the ocean shrimp available just minutes from our house. Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. The world always seems brighter when you've…
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Paula Deen's Journey

Paula’s Journey By Tom Poland When you see glistening oyster beds what comes to mind? An oyster roast? A mucky, perilous place? A driveway white with sun-bleached shells? Well, some folks see art. Here we have a beautiful bust, what could…
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Crabbing, Trotlines and Winches, as remembered by Nancy Ricker Rhett Growing up here in post-war Lowcountry, we saw crabbers of all types constantly working the creeks in small wooden boats. The men would set out trotlines baited with potent…