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I Love the Landscape Because It Is So Sincere. It Never Cheats Me.

“I love nature, I love the landscape, because it is so sincere. It never cheats me. It never jests. ~ Henry David Thoreau ~ Taken between Townsend, TN and Cades Cove, TN Most of you know me as the BamaSteelMagnolia. And, there is a reason for that. For most of my life I’ve lived in… Continue reading I Love the Landscape Because It Is So Sincere. It Never Cheats Me.

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Life Gives Us Brief Moments with Others…by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Life gives us brief moments with another...but, sometimes in those brief moments, we get memories that last a life time..." ~ Unknown ~ Say what you will about technology and Facebook, there is one advantage to both - reconnecting with friends and family. So, a few years ago I was delighted when I received a… Continue reading Life Gives Us Brief Moments with Others…by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Fall…Back Where I Come From, by Beverly Hicks Burch

It looks like it as finally happened! Summer is behind us…have I mentioned I hate summer? Fall is definitely in the air today. So to commemorate one of my favorite times of the year I thought I’d share some pictures I took a few years ago when I was living in one of my favorite… Continue reading Fall…Back Where I Come From, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Old Cantilever Barn in Cades Cove, by Beverly Hicks Burch

One of my most favorite places on Earth is Cade’s Cove up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. East Tennessee is where I was born and it is where my “roots” are. When I see mountains, my heart soars and sings and it’s why I built my house where I built… Continue reading Old Cantilever Barn in Cades Cove, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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God’s Green Earth, by Beverly Hicks Burch

In the foothills of the Smoky Mountains there is a little hamlet called Townsend, TN. It is part of my ancestral roots. My Daddy was born there and his daddy before him and so on and so on. The Hicks Family and the Walker family and the Dunn family were Blount County residents for generations.… Continue reading God’s Green Earth, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Speeding Down a Country Road at 70 (sometimes) MPH, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Speeding Down a Country Road at 70 (sometimes) MPH By Beverly Hicks Burch Last week after spending some time with my folks we drove up to Asheville, NC. The portion of the drive between East Tennessee (where I was born) and Asheville is one of my favorite drives in the country. I had been dozing… Continue reading Speeding Down a Country Road at 70 (sometimes) MPH, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Cool Water, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Cool Water By Beverly Hicks Burch During spring, my mind and heart always seem to yearn for “home”…the mountains. To me there’s just nothing a peaceful as wandering the back roads up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and sometimes even wandering up into the mountains. You just never know what wonderful natural marvel… Continue reading Cool Water, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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At the BamaSteelMagnolia’s(TM) Bistro – Red Velvet Cake Made Easy, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Today I'm serving on the menu over at The BamaSteelMagnolia's(TM) Bistro a recipe for Red Velvet Cake Made Easy. This cake is a Southern perninnal favorite and I've made it for years from scratch. This new recipe is a quick and easy recipe I've adapted using some low-fat products. I also include a little background… Continue reading At the BamaSteelMagnolia’s(TM) Bistro – Red Velvet Cake Made Easy, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 3: Compass or Where in the World is Bev? by Beverly Hicks Burch

The BamaSteelMagnolia™ Diaries – Chapter 3: Compass…or Where in the World is Bev? By Beverly Hicks Burch What’s your idea of adventure? I realize the idea or concept of adventure is relative to each individual. To some a few dashes of habanera sauce over their food or going mustang one day when they forgot to… Continue reading The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 3: Compass or Where in the World is Bev? by Beverly Hicks Burch