by Laura Beth Peters Thanksgiving Day is a big deal generally, but down south it's truly the time for the southern hostess to shine. The day often has been preceded by weeks of planning the menu and table setting and hopefully a little delegation as well, although that’s hard for some hosts that tend … Continue reading Six Traditions For A Southern Thanksgiving
by Laura Beth Peters Like most southerners, when I think of autumn, I think of cooler temperatures, leaves changing colors... and apples. As in picking apples at the local apple orchard, drinking sweet and spicy cider and delighting in thick slices of apple pie. It’s an exciting season of fall foods, so I'm sharing four … Continue reading Four Ways To Enjoy Apples In The Fall
by Laura Beth Peters Imagine a porch filled with rocking chairs and people sitting in those rockers with dogs laying at the feet of those around them, screened doors pulled open and slamming shut as kids dash out to play tag with one another, glasses with perspired edges filled with ice cold sweet tea, … Continue reading The Thing About Sunday Dinner In The South
by Laura Beth Peters Nothing separates the north and south like our preferences in iced tea. It’s funny to even write iced tea because I usually only call it sweet tea. Growing up in Tennessee, there was typically a pitcher always ready on the kitchen counter with the top covered in plastic wrap and … Continue reading How To Make Sweet Iced Tea
by Laura Beth Peters A moving truck in the driveway with tired family members unloading boxes and large furniture can only mean one thing in the south: they need a proper welcome! It’s true that the old welcome wagon mentality is fading, but the sentiment it conveys is still needed... people want to feel … Continue reading Welcoming Your Neighbors
by Laura Beth Peters I grew up in a suburb just south of Nashville and always knew that the American South does things a little different. It is more than a slower pace of life, t’s a totally different outlook on life. Now after decades of living here, I’ve decided the uniqueness of the … Continue reading Let’s Get To Know Laura Beth Of The Steel Magnolias Podcast, Shall We?
Podcasts are everywhere. Aren't they great? And there's something for everyone, including waxing poetic about the south. That's one of our favorite topics if you can't tell. And so, we found some of the best podcasts around that discuss some of our favorite subjects: southern food, southern culture, entrepreneurs living and working in the south, … Continue reading Three Southern Lifestyle Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now