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Now Trending: Wallpaper

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By Cheryl Luckett If it’s true that “what goes around, comes around,” that would certainly explain the reemergence of wallpaper among today’s hottest home décor trends. Many cringe at the mere thought of the notoriously difficult-to-remove decorative wall adornment, but you may have noticed it making its way back to the forefront.…

Holiday Recipe with a Twist

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The holidays are the perfect time to try new recipes for family gatherings. Pastry Chef Jamie Suddoth shares her recipe for a Yule Log cake.    Vertical Layer Yule Log Cake   Yule Log Cake by Pastry Chef Jamie Suddoth By Jamie Suddoth   Prep Time:  45 minutes to 1 hour Yield:  1 – 8 inch Cake which Feeds 10 to 12 people Recipes: Chocolate Roulade 4 ½ ounces Bread Flour 1 ½ ounces Cocoa powder 6 ounces Sugar 24 Egg yolks 8 Egg Whites 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon Salt   Method of Preparation Preheat Oven to 400 degrees Line two jelly roll pans with parchment Whisk together flour and cocoa, set aside With an electric mixer whip the egg yolks, ½ the sugar and the vanilla until thick and pale yellow, set aside Whip egg whites with salt until foam begins to form, slowly add the remaining sugar and whip to form a stiff peaked meringue Fold in 1/3 of the meringue into the yolk mixture to lighten.…

Marvelous Marbella, Spain!

By Dee Dixon To See All of the Marvelous Marbella, Spain Photo’s Click “Here” When my brother, Lloyd, and his fiancé, Cheryl Randle, invited me to join them at their time-share in Marbella, Spain, I did not hesitate, especially when Cheryl found round-trip tickets from JFK for $450!…

A Taste of Eastern Europe

  By Jimese S. Orange We have Charlotte’s diverse immigrant population to thank for giving us access to a dynamic array of ethnic foods. Explore eastern European cuisine off the beaten path at family-owned restaurants specializing in Bosnian and Polish comfort foods.…

You are the choices you make

By Elizabeth Colen Elizabeth Colen A friend of mine shared a statement with me that she heard at a funeral. It was so profound to me that I would like to share it with you. “When you are born, you look like your Mom and Dad, but when you die you look like the choices you’ve made.” Take a minute and let that sink in.…

3 Fashion Tips for Petite Women

By Majesty Acheampong The term “petite” refers to women who are 5’4 and under. I fall into this category because I am a fierce 4’11 and 3/4ths…yes, every quarter inch counts (lol). Although, I wrote this post to help out my fellow petite sistas, these styling tips are helpful for anyone who wants to be mindful of proportions and overall fit.…