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 »

Pickle Jewelry?

by Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey Tiny Pickle Charm Bracelet  I LOVE the fun little food charms made by Jillicious Charms and had to have the pickle jar…had to. The charm arrived on a chain for a necklace, but I felt it needed to be a bracelet.  So, I deconstructed it, hooked it... Read More »

Pink Preggers Pickle Pie

by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong I live in what must be the most fertile neighborhood in Savannah, Georgia. In the past five years, since my husband and I moved in, I know, by name, ten babies that have been born on our block. There is an eleventh and twelfth, but for the... Read More »
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