Precious Sausage-Stuffed Deep-Fried Dills

by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong Moving to rural North Carolina from the ever hip and haughty Vail, Colorado, was a lesson in the proper way to eat humble pie. I opened my heart and mind to things that were “precious”—a word that Southerners use interchangeably with the phrase “bless her heart.” Hell,... Read More »

Let’s Get Pickled! DIY Party Invitations

by Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey STOP EVERYTHING! This could possibly be the most fun cocktail party invitation ever! DIY Pickle Invitations yields 1 Ingredients 3 sheets colored card stock (light green, kelly green, orange) 1 glue stick colored pencils scissors Step 1. Cut out 4 shapes (jar, pickles, label, & lid). Use... Read More »

Refrigerator Pickles

by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong Grandma had a sunporch that was nearly falling off the southeast side of her old farmhouse. Each year, after the late-summer cucumber harvest, a rickety shelf running along the ceiling of the sunporch was lined with jars of the most unnaturally green sweet pickles a child could imagine.... Read More »