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Cheers to Crudo

Place the orange zest into a large bowl. Peel the orange with a paring knife and carefully cut the orange into individual segments (“supremes”) and add to the bowl with the zest. Squeeze the remaining membrane of the orange, adding any accumulated juices to the bowl with the fruit. Add the apple, honey and sunflower seeds, tossing to coat. Add …

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Memphis Athletics

“You too can make a difference and inspire others to be what God called them to be” We at 4Memphis join our city in celebrating the current success of the University of Memphis and its Athletic programs. I have lived in Memphis all my life. I attended what was called Memphis State, a name that my mind still goes to …

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Nibbles & Noshes

BERBERE SPICED STUFFED DATES4 ounces soft goat cheese, room temperature1-3 teaspoon Berbere spice blend, to taste48 pitted dates, scored in halfMinced fresh parsley, for garnishIn a bowl, mix together cheese and spice blend to taste. Gently open up one of the cut dates and spoon a small amount of the cheese mixture in the center, pressing the sides together to …

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Exceptional Foundation

This year, Lindsey Fields, another senior at St. Mary’s, and I are co-hosting the Exceptional Foundation Fashion Show, one of the biggest fundraisers for the Foundation. If you don’t know what the Exceptional Foundation is, it is an organization that strives to enrich the lives of adults and children with disabilities by meeting their social, recreational, and continued educational needs. …

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Sugar Plum Dreaming

Cola Reduction2 liters colaIce Cream2 cups milk1 cup sugar4 cups heavy cream3/4 cup whiskeyBread Pudding9 egg yolks3/4 cup sugar3 cups heavy cream6 cups chopped breadCola reduction: First, pour the cola into a medium sauce pot and bring to boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and reduce the cola down until one-quarter of the liquid remains, about …

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Christmas at Graceland

A Hallmark Channel holiday movie called “Christmas at Graceland.” What a perfect idea! A heartwarming story line shot at one of the city’s most beloved spots – and with high-paying jobs and a boost to tourism thrown in! We at The Memphis & Shelby County Film Commission love clients like this! Very selective, Elvis Presley Enterprises has allowed over the years only a …

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Laurie & J. L. Stiles

Ceremony Location: First Evangelical ChurchReception Location: Visible Music College Caterer: A Movable Feast Florist:  Betsy NolenHair Stylist: A La Mode Salon  Make-up Artist: Kasey Acuff Videographer: Message in a BottleRings: Mary Beth Harris JewelerLighting: Moonshine Lighting Inc. Wedding Signage: Anna Holt Art Wedding Day Coordinator:  BLVD Events THE FIRST ENCOUNTER: J.L. and I met in the 6th grade at ECS. He was middle school crush, …

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Karly & Jeff Campbell

When this Birmingham boy and this Memphis girl both ended up living and working in Nashville- their paths crossed and they found each other on a blind date. The couple quickly fell for each other and have been together ever since. They now live together in the 12 South neighborhood of Nashville, but make sure to make frequent visits to …