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  • Paleo Mango Tart by Southern Menagerie | Elizabeth Michael

    Creamy Paleo Mango Tart

    I went to a fabulous friend’s home for dessert and she served up an amazing peach tart with a ginger snap crust paired with an orange dessert wine. For the first six months…

  • Three Ingredient Galaxy Ice Cream No Cream Maker Needed

    Three Ingredient Galaxy Ice Cream

    I’ve made some complicated ice creams, using a real ice cream maker – custard-based and delish. I experimented with this one for a kid’s birthday party I am hosting…

  • Bacon Crust Breakfast Quiche

    Bacon Crust Breakfast Quiche

    I’ve been eating a primarily protein diet for the past few months and it isn’t so bad. I mean I love meat, but it does get monotonous even though I live probably the…

  • Capri Italy - Elizabeth Michael - Southern Menagerie

    The 5 Best Things About Capri, Italy: Benjitalia Part One

    On our midnight wine/limoncello-driven gelato runs, we often asked “Is this place really real?” One could easily be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of history, beauty,…

  • Buffalo National River Float Trip 2015

    Advice On A Buffalo National River Float Trip for Beginners

    Every Memorial Day, our family and friends get together at my cousin Freddie’s log cabin in Deer, Arkansas. He once said that when he was flying over Northwest Arkansas to…

  • Zacia's Marinated Vinegar

    Zacia’s Marinated Vinegar

    My sister and I have always loved our great Aunt Izzy’s marinated vinegar.  She uses it to make salata almost every lunch, and it’s a treat when she offers to send…

  • DIY Fitbit Bracelet - Step One: Have Fitbit

    DIY Fitbit Bracelet

    Tory Burch announced her line of Fitbit accessories this past week. Months ago, I gave my email to be one of the first to know of the big release. Quite honestly, I forgot all…

  • The bride's perfect wedding bouquet

    Wedding season burning you out? Stop and smell the roses.

    Wedding season means different things to different people during different stages of their life. Those with 20+ years of matrimony bliss under their belt may feel a surge of love…

  • Use lotion in a pinch for eye-makeup remover

    10 Beauty Tips That Will Change Your Life

    There is nothing more important to a beautiful complexion than a good regimen. People often comment on my complexion and ask me what I do to achieve my even skin tone. I often…

  • Lebanese Marinated Olives

    Lebanese Marinated Olives

    I grew up with marinated olives, salt, pepper and olive oil as the centerpiece of my Aunt Izzy’s table. They sat collected on a brass tray in the middle of our daily family…