• Ravioli Bake Recipe of the Week

    Ingredients: 1 Bag of premade ravioli 1 Jar Spaghetti Sauce (any sauce you like works) 1 Cup Cheese divided Steps: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Layer your ravioli on the bottom of the dish, then add sauce and cheese. Repeat until full dish, then add […]

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  • Low Country Shrimp Foil Packs

    Ingredients: 1 lb small red potatoes, halved 4 pieces of frozen mini corn on the cob, thawed, cut in half (I used fresh corn) 2 teaspoons oil 2 teaspoons Old Bay™ seasoning 1 lb uncooked peeled deveined extra-large shrimp (16 to 20 count) 12 oz fully cooked andouille sausage, sliced  1 lemon, cut into 8 […]

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  • Grilled Ribs and Scalloped Potatoes

    Ingredients for Ribs: Dry Rub: 1 tsp brown sugar 1 tsp granulated sugar 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp onion powder 1 rack of ribs Other ingredients: Store-bought or homemade BBQ Sauce Ingredients for Scalloped Potatoes: 4 cups thinly sliced potatoes ( I used […]

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  • Slow Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup

    Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 cups shredded carrots 2 shallots diced (I didn’t use these) 1 stalk celery diced 3 cloves garlic minced 1 tsp. dried basil ( I substituted rosemary) 2 tsp. dried parsley 1 tsp. dried thyme 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg 1 bay leaf 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 5 cups chicken stock WAIT TO ADD 1 lb potato gnocchi (can use mini gnocchi) 1 cup heavy whipping cream 3 Tbsp. cornstarch 1 cup fresh spinach leaves (or kale) 1/2 cup grated parmesan Instructions: […]

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  • Local Farmers’ Markets

    One of the best parts about summer in the south, especially if you enjoy cooking, is the chance for fresh produce every weekend and sometimes even during the week at local farmers’ markets. Local markets give farmers in the area an opportunity to sell some of the extra produce they have grown over the season. […]

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  • Grilled Trout and White Rice

    Grilled Trout Ingredients: Fresh River Trout (frozen or store-bought also works) Garlic Butter (here’s the recipe I used if you want to make homemade https://www.thekitchn.com/garlic-butter-recipe-23229971#post-recipe-298180959) Half a White Onion roughly chopped TBSP. of salt White Rice Ingredients: 1 c long grain rice like jasmine 1 1/2 c water(I used Chicken Broth) 2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cube vegetable or chicken bouillon salt+pepper to taste parsley […]

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  • Burrito Casserole Recipe of the Week

    Ingredients: 1lb ground beef 1pk taco seasoning 1 pkg flour tortillas (or your preference) 1 can of refried beans 1 jar of salsa Cheese Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 Brown your ground beef and add taco seasoning as indicated on the package. Spray the pan you are using with nonstick cooking spray. Lay down one […]

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  • 4th of July Celebrations

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga.- The 4th of July is on Monday and this is what’s happening around the county to celebrate the holiday. Dahlonega Indpendence Day: 8:00 a.m. Firecracker 5K 11:00 a.m Patriotic Parade 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free Concerts 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Food Trucks Dusk: Fireworks at the UNG Drill Field For […]

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  • Estelle’s One-Pan Pasta

    Ingredients: 12 oz dry bucatini or spaghetti (I used spaghetti) 12 oz cherry tomatoes, halved 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 1/2 Tbs Calabrian chile paste or crushed red pepper flakes (I used just a pinch of the pepper flakes) 3 to 4 sprigs of basil, torn, plus more for serving 3 Tbs olive oil […]

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  • Grilled London Broil with Grilled Carrots and Fresh Green Beans

    London Broil Marinade: Ingredients For the Marinade: ¾ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1 (2 – 2 ½ lb.) London broil (top round, flank steak, or skirt steak) Instructions In a large bowl, whisk together all of the marinade ingredients until completely combined. Pour […]

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  • Recipe of the Week: Taco Casserole

    Ingredients: 2 lbs lean ground beef 2 tsp chili powder 1.5 tsp cumin 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional) 2 tbsp minced garlic 1 medium white onion, diced 2 green peppers, diced 2 medium russet potatoes, cut into small dice (about 2 cups) ( I used three red potatoes) 3/4 cup salsa 1 (4 oz) […]

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  • Staying Cool This Summer

    In Georgia during the summer the heat gets intense and with little kids and no community pools, it can be hard to stay cool during the hot days. These are some places that won’t break the bank and are kid-friendly to help keep the heat away. Vogel State Park: Vogel State Park is located on […]

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  • Recipe of the Week: Beef Bulgogi Bowls

    Ingredients FOR THE BEEF BULGOGI: ▢1/2 cup soy sauce ▢1/2 cup packed light brown sugar ▢1 Tablespoon sesame oil ▢2 Tablespoons chili garlic sauce or Gochujang Chili Sauce, or more to taste (I used sriracha sauce) ▢1/4 cup rice wine vinegar ▢2 Tablespoons minced garlic ▢2 Tablespoons minced ginger (I used dried ginger) ▢1/4 cup thinly sliced shallots ▢2 pounds of ribeye or top sirloin steaks, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices  ▢2 Tablespoons vegetable oil FOR […]

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  • Recipe of the Week: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

    Ingredients: Meat: 1 Chicken (about 5 pounds, whole) I used 3 chicken breast Produce: 2 Bay leaves 5 Carrots 4 stalks Celery (I used celery flakes of about 2 tbsp) 5 cloves Garlic 1/2 cup Parsley, fresh 1 White onion, medium (I used half an onion) Pasta & Grains: 1 1/2 cups Fusilli Baking & Spices: 1 Black pepper, freshly cracked […]

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  • Valentine’s Date Ideas

    It’s that time of the year again when you and your sweetheart get all dressed up and go out for the night to show each other how much you love each other. It can be challenging to know where to go or what to do for that special day especially if you can’t celebrate exactly […]

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  • Christmas Tree Farms in North Georgia

    A favorite holiday tradition for families is picking out their Christmas tree, and then bringing it home to decorate all together.  Nowadays, there are a lot more options for picking out live trees than there used to be, for example, there is Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Lowes. While those are great options there is nothing […]

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