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Champion vegetables

Champion vegetables Bender, Steve Why would anyone want to grow a 7-pound tomato? A 700-pound pumpkin? A 260-pound watermelon? The answer is obvious. Because they can. Last summer, we traveled the width and breadth of the South to meet people very much like you, except for one minor difference–they aim to grow vegetables that are […]

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Overnight breads

Overnight breads Briscoe, Cynthia Ann Yeast breads can be tricky, but the guesswork disappears with these recipes. The dough’s overnight rising in the refrigerator makes it easy because the work is done the day before, explains Jan Moon of our Test Kitchens. The aroma of sweet rolls or wades awake sleepy eyes to morning treasures. […]

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A Stop for Classic Cars

A Stop for Classic Cars This roadside museum, just off I-81 in Staunton, Virginia, makes a fun diversion for car lovers. There was a time when you would have found Petie Havers racing his red 195 7 Chevy Twister on the tracks around Virginia. Now you’ll likely find him at the Havers Classic Car & […]

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Dine Like the Locals In San Antonio

Dine Like the Locals In San Antonio Hon, Claudia Find delicious food and great values just a few steps from the River Walk. You’ve been walking up and down the River Walk for hours, and now you’re starved. Climb one of the many staircases leading to the streets above the river, and you will find […]

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Crab Houses Of the Chesapeake

Crab Houses Of the Chesapeake Vanhooser, Cassandra M Cookbook author Whitey Schmidt introduces our writer to the joys of consuming this delicacy. Aunch or dinner of steamed crabs is a celebration any day of the week,” says Maryland-based cookbook author Whitey Schmidt. he licks his chops and rubs his hands together in anticipation as a […]

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Contemporary comfort

Contemporary comfort Sandner, Julie Feagin Traditional influences combine with sleek elements to create an updated look. Empty nesters Sandra and Doug Ashcraft of Little Rock knew what they wanted for their master bedroom. They desired simplicity without sacrificing great style. With careful planning, they achieved both. Neutral Backdrop First, the couple had the room painted […]

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A restful retreat

A restful retreat Clavell, Alicia K Careful attention to detail, comfortable furniture, and soothing color tones ensure the cozy atmosphere of this master suite. When Dori and Larry Witek first met each other years ago at a builders convention-he’s a builder and she was in new homes marketing– neither guessed that one day they’d be […]

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Supper club celebration

Supper club celebration Hurst, Andria Scott These couples are cooking with a game plan. New kitchen appliances inspired husbands of this Memphis supper club to give the gift of cooking classes to their wives. The women had so much tun, they later sent their husbands to the same classes. The men loved it, and now […]

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Storage solutions: Built-in basics

Storage solutions: Built-in basics Joyner, Louis Often a built-in storage unit is the best choice for adding extra storage and display space. You can custom fit the built-in to take maximum advantage of available space. And the cost can often be lower than comparable furniture pieces. Remember, however, that a built-in piece will cut into […]

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Wander the Wilderness Road

Wander the Wilderness Road Now’s the season to explore the Bluegrass and its fabulous recreational areas. Greet the heart of the spring season by strolling one of Kentucky’s beautiful state parks such as Levi Jackson Wilderness Road. More than 800 acres cover this tranquil spot just south of London, Kentucky. Trail Mix Three trails await […]