One Smart Cookie


“I love these cookies! 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' is one of my favorite Christmas movies, so this cookie is the perfect recipe to share," Ansleigh Brown says. "It is simple to make, and the cookies turn out adorable; they really do look like a little Grinch belly … when his heart was two sizes too small!” 

A Perfect Pairing

Autumn is finally here, which means soup season is too. It’s the perfect time to cozy up to a delightful butternut squash soup and wine. Enjoy this fall soup and wine pairing by 101 Steak in their patio dining area.  

Lunch Box SOS

Rinsing grapes before storing them in the refrigerator accelerates their decay. Stick to washing these sweet juicy globes at packing time and not before.

Homemade for the Holidays

The holidays are an ideal time to put on the apron and pull out the crafting supplies to make homemade gifts this year. The memories created with family and friends will last long after the holiday lights have dimmed.

In the Kitchen with Chef Jeffrey Gardner

Visiting Common Quarter for lunch or dinner? Check out the Look West Burger. Inspired by the famed California chain, In-N-Out Burger, the Look West Burger is composed of two, thin grass-fed beef patties that meld perfectly together with American cheese. It’s all rounded out with a “secret” sauce and served between two delicious H&F Bread Co. buns. It’s even paired…

Living the Dream

Most wineries start as a family business. Phifer Pavitt is not one of those. Some wineries are owned by a company with a lot of money and a business plan. Again, not Phifer Pavitt. Instead Phifer Pavitt was hatched when Ringgold, Georgia-born Suzanne Phifer Pavitt was drinking wine with her husband, Shane Pavitt, in Italy and played a game of…

The Best Apple Crumb Muffins

With hopes for easy removal from the muffin tin, this recipe was baked in a Trudeau silicone muffin pan. It made baking so simple by eliminating paper liners and ensuring easy muffin removal. Simply push up the muffins under the pan and – voila! No more muffins that crumble or stick to the pan! The pan also cools off super…

Five Ingredient Granola Bars

To help ease back into the school year, try this simple, but oh-so-delicious granola bar recipe. These bars only call for five main ingredients and are nutrient-packed with oats and peanut butter. But don’t worry, the honey and chocolate chips make sure they are fun, too. These come together in a matter of minutes, and don’t even need to be…

Blackberry and Cornmeal Upside Down Cake

This recipe is the quintessential summertime dessert. It brings one of summer’s best fruits, blackberries, together with a cornmeal cake, almost reminiscent of cornbread, but softer and sweeter. It’s a casual dessert and easy to prepare, yet it is beautiful with a bit of a wow factor. It’s perfect with a scoop of ice cream after a family barbecue, or…

Sausages with Beer Cheese Sauce

Summer is in full swing. Bring on the longer days, cookouts and baseball! These hot days call for simplicity in the kitchen, making these sausages with beer cheese sauce is the ideal summer dish. The sausages cook up quickly in one pan, get slit down the middle and seasoned with spices. Searing them takes them to the next level by…

How the Cookie Crumbles

The entrepreneurship bug has bitten more than just a few over the past decade, and the numbers continue to climb. With more than 500,000 new start-ups rolling out each month, small business owners are vital contributors to our economy, but they haven’t reached this peak alone. Two local culinary entrepreneurs — one an acclaimed James Beard Nominee chef and the…

Destination: Food

“The way to a man’s heart is through his belly,” so goes the ancient saying. Sucheta Rawal, founder of Go. Eat. Give., (www.GoEatGive.com) is banking on that maxim, using the common language of food to crumble misguided stereotypes about unfamiliar cultures and religions. Her Smyrna-based business elevates understanding of global and cultural perspectives, and it provides unique experiences to Atlantans…