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Sophisticated Weddings – The Things We Do For Love

As tradition would have it, Fall is the time that Sophisticated Woman releases our Sophisticated Weddings bridal issue and holds our annual Bridal Expo. But as 2020 would have it, all things have changed. But we like to think of it as a challenge and not a road block. Just like the rest of the …

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Love Will Find A Way

While Covid-19 saw the postponement or cancellation of many wedding plans amidst stay-at-home orders, social distancing and safe-practices guidelines for hospitality venues, other hopeful couples and creative business owners had faith that love would find a way. When our feature story couple, Amber Whiteside and Eli Murphy, got engaged in February of 2019, they had …

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Savory Sesame Chicken

For The Chicken: 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs 1 large egg 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided For The Sauce : 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice or apple cider vinegar 3/4 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon cornstarch 3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed 1 teaspoon garlic, …

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Celebrating a Tangipahoa Treasure

This summer, we’re celebrating a very special anniversary for one of our parish treasures­—the 75th anniversary of our Tangipahoa Parish Library. Established as a “demonstration project” by the State Library near the end of WWII, Tangipahoa Parish opened five small book depositories in the summer of 1944. In April 1945, parish residents were so pleased …

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Nuts & Berries Summer Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups mixed greens 1/2 cup raspberries 1/2 cup strawberries 1/2 cup blackberries 1/2 cup blueberries 1/4 cup cinnamon pecans 1/8 cup feta chees Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing: 1/8 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup raspberries 3/4 tablespoon honey 3/4 tablespoon olive oil 1/8 teaspoon salt Dash of fresh ground pepper Cinnamon Pecans 1/4 cup …

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Shrimp & Cherry Tomato Pesto Pasta

Basil Pesto Ingredients: 2 cups of packed basil leaves 2 garlic cloves, chopped into quarters 1/2 cup of olive oil 1/4 cup of pine nuts 1/2 cup of grated Pecorino Romano cheese Course sea salt & fresh ground pepper Sautéed Shrimp & Cherry Tomatoes Ingredients: One cup of cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil 1/2 …

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Caring For Parents & Grandparents Even From A Distance

WE’RE ALL CONCERNED with what’s happening worldwide and particularly for our senior citizens who are affected most. We want to care for parents and grandparents now more than ever, but because many of us can unknowingly carry infection, we have to stay away. Here are some ways to care for parents and grandparents, even from …

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