Summer Sippers

 Article Taryn Leighton | Photography Sarah-Peyton Green  Summer in the South can be brutally hot. Cool off with these fun and refreshing drinks — and get a serving or two of fruit while you're at it!   Watermelon Margarita & Blueberry Lemonade Specialties

A Twist on a Classic

A comfort food classic, shepherd's pie is a traditional meat pie with origins tracing back to the United Kingdom. Typically made with lamb, this recipe instead calls for chevon, goat meat. 

Butternut Squash Au Gratin

What started in 2013 as a meal planning service, Mealfit has grown into a full catering service and kitchen here in the 280 area. To challenge the notion that healthy food is tasteless, founder and chef Thomas Cox created an unexpected Southern twist on health-conscious cuisine. Cox first began cooking in college at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, using…

White Chicken Chili

When this Southern belle isn't helping patients as a registered nurse, she's in the kitchen experimenting with recipes. Originally from Hoover and now living in Pelham, Shea Goldstein is eager to share ideas about healthy and creative meals through her food blog, Dixie Chik Cooks. Featured here is a chili she created to warm souls on any wintry day.

Inside Two Eighty Lifestyle’s Cookie Jar

"Chocolate and peppermint always remind me of the holidays," says Carol Gregg, owner of Pastry Art Bake Shoppe, who provided us with the perfect festive recipe, sure to represent the holiday spirit and embody one of the most classic flavors of Christmas. 

Little Chefs

 Makes 15 bars  Ingredients 
2 packages refrigerated crescent rolls
2 packages of 8-ounce cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 stick (1/2 cup) melted butter
3/4 cup cinnamon sugar  Instructions

What’s Brewing?

Made from fully fermented Camellia sinensis leaves Retains its flavor for several years.

Carrots To The Rescue: Food For Picky Eaters

Feeding kids healthy food in the time of convenience is hard, as is making sure they actually eat it. Fruits and veggies are always a must-have, but with shifting opinions on everything else, sometimes it’s hard to tell what the best thing to give your kids is.

Choose Your Brew

Mix-and-Match the Perfect Six Pack for Summer