When life gives you lemons…consider yourself lucky! Thinking about lemons and all of their uses in the kitchen makes me think that they are as vital an ingredient as salt and pepper. Lemons are an irreplaceable ingredient in both sweet…

Dalton Construction Company is a hometown family-owned business that has designed and built hundreds of custom homes throughout the Roanoke Valley. Their newest project, River’s Edge, is an upscale residential development that is geared specifically to the interests of outdoor…

A few years ago I attended a food show with my friend and co-worker Jennifer Porter. The food shows we attended were huge, but there was always one ‘hot’ product—the item of the year. That year, it seemed that every…

In medieval times, meals were served out of a communal pot placed on a table to which diners brought their own knife, spoon and a wooden board called a trencher. Forks were nonexistent and fingers were used to take food…

Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour The Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour is a fundraising event held on the shores of Smith Mountain Lake near Roanoke, Virginia. During its 22-year history, it has raised in excess of $3.5 million…