Sights, sounds and smells of Christmas

    Around the holidays, I like to recall the sights, sounds and smells from my childhood Christmases at home in the 1950s. I remember the beautiful tree we had decorated in the corner of the front room. It was not a perfectly-shaped store-bought or artificial tree. Many times, Mama and I walked the woods…

Show Your Love with the Most Perfect Pecan Pralines Recipe

  This time of year, we love to look back on what all has happened over the last year. While doing that we stumbled on a very memorable Southern Cooks episode. Our guest was Mrs. Kim McGlothlin who made some out of this world pralines for us. We hope you make a batch or two…

Southern New Year’s Day Traditions

  For as long as I can remember my family has celebrated New Year’s Day in a very specific way. We eat. A lot. And we don’t eat just anything, we eat what has become for me, and I’m sure many other southerners, the traditional fare.   We have black eyed peas, rice, collard greens,…

We are a 6C Chamber Going on Year 44

A question that I feel like I answer a lot is, “What is a chamber of commerce?” My immediate response is “What do you think a chamber is?” and the answers are always amusing, if not downright wrong. A lot have said they think of influential people in suits and ties sitting around fancy tables…