Jill Buker

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G&G Playlist: Southerners Under Cover

Twenty tracks that celebrate the of the art of the cover song<p>Good music is hard to keep to yourself, whether you’re crafting a perfect playlist for a party or just humming along to a catchy melody. But musicians have a special way of sharing their favorite tunes: the cover song. Think Aretha’s take …

‘Radio tour is not for the weak’: Inside the first step to country music stardom

ATLANTA — The minutes tick by in a chilly conference room on a sunny day in March as country singer Carly Pearce stands on a small stage. Her fingers brush over her blue and white beaded bracelets, wrapped around a tattoo on the inside of her left wrist that reads, “She believed she could so she …

Music

Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

2K<p>2K<p>7<p>Shares 4K<p>A few years ago, a favorite bakery in Paris near where I lived was offering brownies. The baker gave me one to taste and although I was …

Dessert

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie Bars

583<p>775<p>2<p>Shares 1K<p>I love cookies. If there is a selection of cookies on a dessert menu, I always will order it. I’ve been to cookie shops from Beirut …

Dessert

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

Ask any egg aficionado how to make hard-boiled eggs, and she might start by telling you something you weren't expecting to hear: start with old …

Eggs

14 Golden Snacks to Serve at Your Last-Minute Golden Globes Party

Surprise! It's awards season! (Did it sneak up on you like it snuck up on me?) Whether or not you're a film and/or television buff, whether or not you have a ball gown tucked away for just such occasions, pop open some Champagne and fix some of the finest of finger foods.<p><b>Here are 14 golden ways to</b> …

Golden Globes

shaved asparagus pizza

I had a shaved raw asparagus salad last month for the first time and was fascinated by it. It was tossed and tangled with olive oil, salt, pepper and …

guacamole

I always thought I was relatively alone in this approach of a minced vinaigrette coating an avocado chunk salad — most guacamoles I see are much …

Mashed

Goat Cheese with Chipotle and Roasted Red Pepper

My father pointed out to me this weekend that there had been nothing new on my blog for over a week.<p>Why did I feel like I just got in trouble for not …

Cocktail Party Week.....Day 2.....Baked Pizza Dip

I found this Pizza Dip in my mom's recipe file that I forced her to hand over to me this summer! After I made it the first time, I knew it had huge …

Caramelized Bacon

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday. Ours was filled with family, great food and some seriously beautiful weather. So nice, in fact, …

Brie Toasts with Chardonnay-Soaked Golden Raisins

This is quite possibly the most decadent, amazing appetizer I've every made and if I could afford the calories I'd eat it every day. For. Ev. Er.<p>It's …

Marinated Tomatoes

Oh hey, y'all. And by "y'all" I mean all two of you that are left actually following me! So yeah....6 months no bloggy! 6 months no bloggy passion. 6 …