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By Meagan Russell
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Aug 1st, 2022
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styled by TAYLOR BENNETTphotograph by ROBERT WRIGHT Clockwise from top right: Get your chocolate fix with this delectable trio of cupcakes from Smallcakes | Chocolate cream is chocolate cake filled with buttercream and frosted with fudge. Chocohalic is chocolate cake frosted with signature chocolate ...
By Meagan Russell
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Aug 1st, 2022
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Styled by Taylor BennettPhotograph by Kelly Moore Clark WHAT YOU NEED: 4 ears of corn, shucked1/4 cup olive oil1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered1 English cucumber, sliced1/2 medium red onion, diced1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon ground b...
By Meagan Russell
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Aug 1st, 2022
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styled by Taylor Bennettphoto by Robert Wright Clockwise from top right: Chicken Salad Chick – fresh basil and lemon combine pecans to create Chicken Salad Chick’s brightest flavor, Lauryn’s Lemon Basil. Butter Bakery – step in to Butter Bakery for a great selection of homemade baked good...
By Meagan Russell
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Aug 1st, 2022
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by Heather Land Eggs are quite possibly one of the most overlooked powerhouse foods in the kitchen.  Loaded with vitamins and minerals, even a “top dollar” organic, free range egg averages less than one dollar a piece. Most folks haven’t experienced the rich velvety flavor of a truly fresh egg; not a...
By Meagan Russell
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Aug 1st, 2022
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words by CASSIE LIVINGSTONstyled by TAYLOR BENNETTphotograph by KELLY MOORE CLARK Some of my favorite memories revolve around sweet corn. During those precious few days when the corn was at peak harvesting season, our family would gather beneath the carport at my Aunt Becky and Uncle David Rawls’ hou...
By Meagan Russell
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Aug 1st, 2022
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article and photograph by HEATHER LAND This summer staple can make any meal feel special in minutes. Source wild caught shrimp whenever possible. Whether you like them with or without the tails, deveined, butterflied or as is, the perfect shrimp are mere minutes from your plate.  WHAT YOU NEED:  1 lb...
By Meagan Russell
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Aug 1st, 2022
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INTERVIEW BY MEREDITH MCKINNIE | PHOTOGRAPHS BY SHELBIE MONKRES How did you come to writing? I’ve always been a big reader, though I think most authors can say that. I did some writing as a kid. We found a letter I had written to an author who had come to the library where my aunt […]...
By Meagan Russell
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Aug 1st, 2022
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BayouLife Magazine partnered with Progessive Bank to makeover the teacher’s lounge at Good Hope Middle School. With the help of local vendors, this lounge was transformed into a retreat perfect for a tranquil break from the bustle of day-to-day school activities. BY CASSIE LIVINGSTON  |  STYLED...
By Meagan Russell
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Jul 1st, 2022
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Elevate your BLT to another dimension by adding mouth-watering candied bacon with fresh picked tomatoes, microgreens, herb mayonnaise on sourdough bread. photo by Kelly Moore Clarkstyled by Taylor Bennett Candied Bacon1/2 cup packed light brown sugar1 teaspoon ground cinnamon12 slices center cut baco...
By Meagan Russell
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Jul 1st, 2022
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styled by Taylor Bennettphoto by Kelly Moore Clark WHAT YOU NEED: 1 cup mayonnaise1 garlic clove1/2 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons minced chives1 tablespoon fresh parsley1 tablespoon minced fresh dill1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper DIRECTIONS: P...