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Summer Splash

Beat the heat with sleek style and fun accents this season. Photos by Zaire Kacz Styled by Stacee Michelle Hair by Sheena Steele with Star Studio Charlotte Make-up by Alyssa Green with Artistry By Alyssa Modeled by Hadley Hilton with Marilyns Modeling and Talent Agency Shot on location at the home of Alex and Megan Chasnis, custom built by Brent…

Low & Slow

The key to any summer cookout has to be the spread—and ribs cooked just right are a guaranteed palate pleaser. People still have preferences (barbecue sauce, dry rub, or some combination of both), so this recipe tells you how to master all three. Countdown Baby Back Ribs 2 racks baby back ribs Bacon drippings (cold) or lard (oil) to coat…

Funky Fusion

Ramen is the latest trendy dish to take over the food scene. Chef Troy’s version is a Cajun-influenced fusion dish perfect for experimenting in the kitchen. Gumbo Ramen 1/3 cup shortening or canola oil 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup celery, fine dice 1/3 cup green bell pepper, fine dice ½ cup onion, fine dice 3 cloves of garlic, fine…

Outdoor Eats

It’s time to break out the patio furniture—cookout season has arrived. While the grill is heating up, keep guests satiated with this refreshing appetizer. Pickled Shrimp Hoe Cake with Goat Cheese Mousse Shrimp 1 pound (21-25) shrimp, peeled and deveined 24 ounces beer 4 cups water 1 tablespoon Tabasco 1 serrano pepper, stem removed and sliced thin ½ cup white…

Go Green

For St. Patrick’s Day, step up the usual corned beef and cabbage. While there’s nothing wrong with sticking to tradition, this savory twist will have your party guests coming back for seconds. Crispy Corned Beef with Fried Brussel Sprouts 1 Large sweet onion with ends and skin removed, sliced thin 2 Tablespoons butter 2 Tablespoons brown sugar ¼ Cup whiskey…

The Top 5

Can’t-miss events this month. Feb. 23 – Mar. 12 ‘A Street Car Named Desire’: If you’re a theater lover, you cannot miss the performance of this classic. The Pulitzer Prize-winning script by Tennessee Williams tells the story of former teacher Blanche DuBois as she leaves her hometown in Mississippi and moves in with her sister, Stella Kowalski, and her husband,…

Turning Heads

Try these new styles to take your tresses up a notch.   Photos by Olly Yung Styled by Stacee Michelle Stylist assisted by Janae Edmonds Hair by Erica Arcilesi Makeup by Yanneek Brinson Modeled by Angelica Leon of Marilyn’s Agency