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…

As the weather turns cooler, our minds turn to comfort foods: hot, cheesy, feel-good foods. When we think of comfort foods, it usually includes a smell, doesn’t it? Meat roasting, cheese browning. Interestingly, your idea of what’s comfort food may…

Sitting by a cozy fire, curled up with a book and a nice hot bowl of soup? No way! Winter doesn’t get all the credit for this delicious and easy culinary delight. Soups are meant to be enjoyed year-round. If…

Holiday Lights Help Make a Home By Carrie Waller “Home for the holidays.” It’s an age-old phrase that marks the season with thoughts of warmth and comfort. Perhaps no other time during the year are those yearnings for home quite so strong.…