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Each year, as May draws to a close and Spring is in full swing with summer just around the corner, everyone gathers together with their family and friends to celebrate Memorial Day. When the weather is divine, Memorial Day cookouts are the joie de vivre. Here’s hoping that this year’s day to honor fallen US soldiers will be full of sunshine and gentle breezes.
Originally called Decoration Day in 1868 at the end of the American Civil War, today’s modern Memorial Day celebrates any and all American soldiers who died while they were in the military. Sometimes the meaning behind Memorial Day can get lost, and it’s important to reflect on what the day really signifies. Children, especially, need a formal education about the day’s significance so they can properly understand what the celebration is all about.
The tradition of celebrating military members who died while in service with a picnic-like gathering actually has its roots before the Civil War, and the word ‘potluck’ stems from those long-ago ‘outdoor meals.’
This year, as you prepare for your annual Memorial Day cookout, you may be looking for some ideas that will bring a breath of fresh air to your festivities.
Of course, no Memorial Day cookout would be complete without its fair share of desserts. Stick with a red, white and blue theme, or mix it up to include some dishes based solely on their delectability. Salted caramel anything is bound to go over well. Try turning whoopee pies into carrot cake whoopee pies for a sweet change.
This week’s listing is a
special one because it is the 2016 O’More Show House! This year, twenty-two spaces will each be presented by individual designers from around the Southeast, many of whom are graduates of O’More College of Design in Franklin. This home is located at 1006 W Main Street in the National Registered-listed Hincheyville Historic District. It was built in 1919 and is a beautifully designed brick and stucco Craftsman-style home. The owners of this home completed an entire renovation of the interior of the home, and kept the street-view outside of the home the same to keep to the old southern charm. From now until May 27th, you can purchase tickets to tour this home to see the fabulous and unique designed spaces and all of the ticket proceeds benefit the O’More College fund. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm, Thursday 10am-7pm and closed Mondays. You can purchase tickets here. This is listed by Danny Anderson the Managing Broker of the Parks on Main office in Downtown Franklin and you can view this listing here.
Surprise! Memphis is not the only city in Tennessee that is known for their finger-licking good BBQ. Music City has made its way on the map with a few places who have made a name for themselves and earned their recognition. And it shows, many of these restaurants have been featured on multiple TV shows on the Food Network.
This is an immaculate 4BR/4.5BA new construction all-brick home in the heart of Green Hills. Listed for $1,599,900, it is located on an acre lot and is a courtesy of the Vintage South Development. This house is top of the line and has it all. Soaring ceilings with an impeccable attention to detail, custom cabinets, gorgeous millwork and Jenn-Air appliances. Complete with 2 fireplaces, a 3-car garage, and walk-in closets. This home is listed by Lacey Newman and Jonathon Heard from the Parks in Green Hills office. Find out more on this home here.
If you’ve just moved into a brand new home or are simply in the mood to update your cooking routine, there are a multitude of exceptionally “cool” gadgets currently on the market that will make food prep more fun than ever before.
-The combination of an ultra-modern cooking app and an accompanying small scale, Drop allows you to measure ingredients without using any measuring cups or tools. The Drop scale measures the weight of each item you add to your mixture, telling you when to stop on the Apple screen of your choice. You’ll also have access to interactive recipes, ingredient substitutions, and the ability to share your creations on all social media platforms.
– Who doesn’t love sitting down to enjoy a fresh bowl of cherries? The only thing better would be sitting down to enjoy a bowl of pitted cherries! Cherrymat’s Cherry Pitter allows you to do just that. The most incredible part about this gadget is that it leaves the rest of the cherry virtually in one piece. Imagine the pies you could make with the ability to pit 25 pounds of cherries per hour!
– Anyone who frequently forgets to set out the butter to soften up a bit before using it will love this tool. With the Butter Mill, you simply place a cold stick of butter inside and twist. Voila! Your hard, cold butter is grated instantly and ready for use immediately.
– While this is undoubtedly not a “must-have” item, it is one of those fun gadgets that can really come in handy if you’re a real baking (or eating) enthusiast. Made by Bella, this small countertop appliance lets you make waffle bowls for enjoying ice cream or even cookie bowls that you can fill up with milk, instantly “dipping” your entire cookie at once!
– A really easy and affordable way to add some fun into your morning routine, Mr. Tea’s Silicone Tea Infuser is named ‘Fred’ and is shaped like a relaxing little man who reclines into your teacup. Simply fill him up with loose tea or a teabag and hang him over the edge of your cup, eliminating the need to worry about cleaning up loose tea grounds or a hot, dripping tea bag after it finishes steeping.
– Called the Corn Stripper from OXO, this handy gadget makes getting fresh, delicious corn off the cob and into your mouth easier than ever. Especially handy for parents of children who are in the midst of loose and missing teeth, the Corn Stripper can also be useful for anyone who wants to freeze fresh corn to enjoy later in the year.
– This amazing product is a smart pan with a built-in temperature gauge. Used in combination with the Pantelligent app, you’ll never again have to guess when your food is cooked thoroughly. As simple as touching your smartphone to the handle of the pan, Pantelligent tells you when you should flip your food and warns you if you’re in danger of burning something.
This listing of the week is located in the desirable Berkshire Neighborhood in the custom estate section on the West side of Murfreesboro. The owner’s suite is located downstairs and is essentially one whole side of the home and was made to accommodate a king sized bed with plenty of space. The owner’s suite also features it’s own fire place and deep trey ceiling. This home was built for entertaining with ample room for guests to mill around and yet stay connected to the party. The backyard is one of the largest in the neighborhood at over half an acre and has a full-length deck and plenty of room for a pool to be built. Berkshire is a great choice for those looking to be in the Blackman community with the Triple Blackman Schools or for those that need quick access to TN-840 and I-24 to make commuting to Franklin or Nashville an easy 25-30 minutes. With a smaller price tag and greater amenities and upgrades than it’s Williamson counterparts, 5426 Sherrington Road is a special find. Find out more here.
If you’re throwing a party for one of your children, whether for their birthday or another holiday, you’ve undoubtedly given a lot of thought to the party theme, décor, favors, activities, cake design (and flavor), invitations, food, party location, the guest list, and about a million more nitty gritty details.
The LRC is an experience unlike any other! This is the perfect place to take someone in town visiting to give them the full Nashville experience. It has a great menu filled with every staple brunch item, including bottomless mimosas, but the brunch buffet is the way to go. An on-site omelet maker is there to create the omelet of your dreams and you cannot forget to try the Nutella desert casserole. While you are eating, enjoy what the Listening Room Café is known for, its live music. Each day features a new artist and there is always a top notch performance.
Formally one of Nashville’s most popular food truck, Biscuit Love now has a location in the heart of the Gulch and believe me when we say to get there early. Upon arrival on a weekend, expect a line down the street of people waiting to get in, but it is well worth the wait! They are famous for their “Bonuts” (biscuit-doughnuts) and they do not disappoint. Everything from regular brunch items to salads to burgers. Some classics include a “Sammy” with hot chicken salad on a toasted biscuit and the “Lily” which is biscuit French toast with lemon mascarpone and blueberry compote.
Normally known for their “Jacks Best Chicken” which is a deliciously breaded, thin pounded chicken breast and seasoned breadcrumbs pan sautéed in extra virgin olive oil with over 20 topping combinations. For their brunch menu on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 11am-3pm you can order anything off the regular menu or indulge in brunch specialties like the “Chicken & Waffles,” Jack’s Best chicken topped with waffles and whipped butter. But the showstopper at the Flipside for brunch is the “Big Fix.” The Big Fix is a Bloody Mary like you have never seen before topped with bacon, celery, cucumber, olives, pepperoncini, tots, Jack’s Best Chicken and a snow crab claw.
Located on Main Street in Historic Downtown Franklin, 55 South has been featured on Diners Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Network. On Saturday’s and Sundays, 55 South offers a unique brunch menu with entrees like Killer Breakfast Tacos with scrambled eggs, chorizo and breakfast potato’s and Salmon Croquette Benedict with fresh salmon, capers, poached eggs and hollandaise. But the best part of the menu is the specialty brunch cocktails. 2-4-1 mimosas, a build your own Bloody Mary bar and The Krispy Russian, which is a spin on a White Russian but with Krispy Kreme Donut Milk and there is more where that came from!
A Murfreesboro gem, the Parthenon Grille may not be a place that one would normally think about dining at for brunch, but it’s a place not to be missed! Their brunch drink specials are what makes this a desired place to brunch. Mimosas for only $2 and other signature drinks like a Grapefruit and Apple Champagne cocktail, St. Germaine Champagne cocktail, and a Melon Champagne cocktail for only $3 each! With regular but delicious brunch items and many selected items from their regular menus, you are bound to find something to enjoy. Brunch is on Sundays from 10am-2pm.