Mudd Puddles Pottery
Simply Southern Pottery made in Winston County, Alabama by two Southern Girls. Mudd Puddles Pottery is beautifully functional stoneware handmade in northwest Alabama. Many of our pieces represent the best of the south; monograms (What Southern girl doesn't love monograms?!), Crosses, Leaves, Cotton Bolls and Magnolias. Each piece is wheel-thrown or hand-built. The pottery balances form and function to bring grace and utility to each piece of pottery. It is food-safe, microwaveable, oven-proof, dishwasher-safe and lead free.
You can find Mudd Puddles Pottery at the Southern Holiday Shop in Wedowee, AL and at major festivals in Alabama and Georgia, including: Christmas Village in Birmingham and the Cotton Pickin' Festival in Gay, GA.
Mississippi Miracle Clay
From the depths of the earth... truly a miracle of healing. Mississippi Miracle Clay is a rare magnesium bentonite clay that formed from the ashes of a volcano a million years ago. It contains many minerals used for healing, detoxification and other therapeutic purposes. The company offers a variety of skin-care products but our favorites are the Muscle and Joint Mineral Rub and the Hydrated Clay. Leisel Caldwell, general manager of Southern Holiday Life, used the mineral rub on her back after a full day of walking on concrete and the soreness was gone!
nother fan of the product swears it's a A MUST HAVE for us "older girls" She tried everything she could get her hands on for acne, dry skin & wrinkles. At 54 she still had all three. She used the original soap & the clay for 2+ years but not devotedly nor exclusively. Then, she ordered the Southern Beauty Set along with an extra bar of soap for the shower and used it as directed. The acne completely cleared and people noticed a difference in her complexion in two weeks!
You can find Mississippi Miracle Clay at the Southern Holiday Shop in Wedowee, AL and other retailers in the south as well as ordering online at www.MississippiMiracleClay.com.
Southern Sisters Gourmet
Southern Sisters Gourmet is full of personality and passion for their gourmet food business located in Mississippi. Sister Claire Easley is the mixologist for the dips and mixes and Sister Kay Allison is the marketing guru and photographer for the team. The “Sisters” definitely know how to make great food that is easy to prepare. The mixes and dip only need a few simple ingredients added to have a spectacular appetizer, salad, dessert, or main course.
Get ready to fall in love with this easy as ever Southern Chicken Salad. Chicken salad in the South is the quintessential dish to have at wedding receptions or bridal showers. Like a wedding itself, it can be all gussied up for a frilly affair or dressed down for an weeknight meal.
We have eaten it on crackers, made sandwiches, stuffed tomatoes, made salads, and eaten it with forks! Well, our Southern Chicken Salad is now our best seller, the making of it taken over by Bill, Claire's husband. Bill hand- packs each one that goes to our customers. A quarter cup of southern grown pecans goes into each bag.
And while we think it's pretty in the package, your friends and family will delight at just how yummy it tastes.
You will love how easy this incredible product is to make your own. With the addition of grapes, apples, crushed pineapple or raisins, a sweet salad can be made. Pickle relish can be added for a totally different savory taste. You are the gourmet chef! It's your decision!
You can purchase Southern Sisters Gourmet at the Southern Holiday Shop in Wedowee, AL, Junk Mama's General Store in Fayetteville, GA and other retailers across the country. You can also order online at www.SouthernSistersGourmet.com
Southern Sisters Gourmet is full of flavor in more ways than one. In talking with the “Sisters” you immediately pick up on their genuine Southern drawl. The “Sisters” are full of personality and passion for their gourmet food
business located in Mississippi. They divide and conquer to get the job done, Claire Easley is the mixologist for the dips and mixes and Kay Allison is the marketing guru and photographer for the team.
The “Sisters” definitely know how to make great food that is easy to prepare.
They also know how to show off their creations. The mixes only need a few simple ingredients added to have a spectacular appetizer, salad, dessert,
or main course. Most of the sweet dips only require cream cheese and eight ounces of a whipped topping. Most savory dips need sour cream and mayonnaise. With very little effort you can be the hit of the party or your next family gathering by serving one or more of their sweet dips as a cream pie, salad or as frosting to cupcakes. We recently served the Lemon Blueberry spread between vanilla cookies for miniature whoopie pies; the Strawberry Dip prepared as directed; and added sliced strawberries, pineapple and marshmallows for a fabulous salad. Last but not least, the Key Lime Dip was prepared and poured into a graham cracker pie crust. The mixes are very versatile and can be served multiple ways. The sweet dips are just the beginning of what Southern Sisters Gourmet has to offer. They offer
sweet, savory, glazes, condiments, and more.
Let me just say, “We all love cookies!” And, Mama’s Secret Cookies are fantastic little cookies that have recently been made available to the public in East Alabama. The Secrets as the family named them many years ago have just the right amount of sweetness. Secrets are pure Southern goodness baked into small round balls and dusted with powdered sugar. Secrets were first baked in South Alabama but are now baked in small batches in Auburn, Alabama. Irma “Mama”Robinson, explains that for three generations, her family’s contribution to social events has been the melt-in-your mouth creations they call Secrets. “And I learned early of their importance,” says Irma. “My grandmother served them as the last delight at her parties. My Mama served them at every baby and bridal shower and even gave them as wedding gifts to the bride and grooms to enjoy. The Aunts served Secrets at Three Arts Club, Bridge Club, and of course, at the Episcopal Church Ladies’ Meetings. Secrets were a hit everywhere they were served!” Secrets are not to be saved only for special occasions. They’re perfect for any gathering: from weddings to tailgates, potlucks to gifts. Secrets are a favorite everywhere they’re served.
Fox Point Farm, located in Kellyton, Ala., is the place that Patrick and Christie Jamison make their incredible goat milk caramels. One taste of these wonderful little candies will have you craving more and more. The richness of the goat milk creates a smooth candy that literally melts in your mouth.
Their main flavors include Salted Vanilla, Café Latte and Smoky Cocoa, giving several choices for sampling and gift giving all year long. Our favorite is the Café Latte which has just a hint of coffee flavor. As the seasons change other flavors are available, including as Honey Bunny, Pumpkin Patch and Red Velvet Goat Milk Caramels. Fox Point Farm was started in 2014 when Pat and Christie Jamison moved cross country to a 40-acre farm in the Lake Martin area of Alabama with their five children, four goats, and three dogs. More than 300 animals now call Fox Point Farm their home. The Jamison’s handcrafted product selection includes goat milk caramels, goat milk soap, and goat milk lotion, and is continuing to evolve and be inspired by what they produce right there on the farm. Enjoy!
Calla Vistas Candles is a home based business run by Tina Suggs of Oxford Alabama. The name Calla Vistas is in honor of her grandmother and her
husband’s grandmother, Calla and Vista. The candles are vintage inspired with natural colors, beautiful circle labels and in glass jars with bronze caps.
The candles and melts are hand poured soy. The soy and wicks are Southern made and the jars are made of recycled glass. The available scents are numerous; just to name a few… Apple Orchards, Rice Petals & Shea Butter, Brown Sugar & Fig, Driftwood, Peony, Pomegranate, Loving Spell, Lemon Squares, Kudzu, Lavender and three of my personal favorites Narcissist, Butt Naked and You Sexy Thing. And, as the Holidays approach additional scents are added. The candles come in large and small sizes as well as the wax melts at very affordable prices. Special orders are also available for party and wedding favors with custom labeling.
Dixie Belle Paint Company is located in Land O’ Lakes, Fla. and has a line of beautiful chalk mineral paint in designer colors, several glazes and clear coat products that are “easy peasy” to use. New colors and glazes are being developed and continually being added to the line for more choices and customization. Dixie Belle Paint can be used on wood, metal, laminate, and glass, ceramic; you name it, with no prep work! All water based with soap and water cleanup. How does Dixie Belle Paint work? Dixie Belle Paint has superb adhesion qualities which allow you to skip the sanding and priming prep work required of other paints. Using 150-220 grit sandpaper, sand the edges, high points and area where there would be normal wear. Dixie Belle Paint will simply fade away. A large jar will cover a large size dresser and 2 nightstands, the small jar, a coffee and 2 end tables. Dixie Belle Paint is thick and adding small amount water as you paint is recommended. Doing that will also make it last longer! Check out the website www.DixieBellePaint.com for instructional videos and tips.
The Hot Damn Jelly Company is a “hot” commodity at the Southern Holiday Life Store. We introduced you to this product last year in our Christmas issue and it is now known as the go to appetizer. It is an easy and delicious appetizer to be served with cream cheese or pimento cheese and you can turn it up another notch by serving it with the Hot Damn Jelly Company’s Firecrackers. The pepper jelly can also be used as a glaze on beef, pork, chicken or fish. How about a pepper jelly margarita? It gives your drink a little kick with some sweet heat. See below for Margarita recipe. Hot Damn Jelly is hand packed in small batches, full of peppers and includes only the freshest local ingredients. Check out the new flavors for 2015 Spring/Summer. And our year-round favorites: Mango Peach Habanero, Smoked Jalapeno, Hoppin’ Holly Jalapeno, Nero Habanero, & One Second ‘til Tears. Jessi says, “We will have more flavors mid-summer. Our master gardener is growing some WILD peppers we can’t wait to get creative with!”
Hot Damn! Mango Peach Habanero Margarita
Ingredients (Makes 1 quart, serves 1-2)
* 1-2 T Mango Peach Habanero Jelly, depending on heat preference
* 2 large limes
* 2oz Silver 100% Agave Premium Tequila
* Sparkling water
* Salt for rim
* Microwave 1-2 T Jelly in a microwave-safe dish for 20 seconds.
* Juice limes
* Run lime around rim of glass, dip in salt and let dry.
* Add lime juice and jelly. stir. Add ice, tequila, and top with water.
A Year of EverydayCelebrations
Krayl Funch has been a contributor to Southern Holiday Life for a year and in that time has shared numerous recipes and tips with our readers. In her first book, “An Appealing Plan – A Year of Everyday Celebrations,” she takes it a step further.“For as long as I can remember, I have dreamed of writing a book to inspire others, to remind them that each and every day can be a celebration of the season, of life, and that it doesn’t need to be stressful or complicated to be perfect,” writes Krayl. Funch reminds us that every day is cause for celebration. Whether she’s sharing one of her favorite garden-inspired entranceway designs or tips on hosting a luxurious dinner party, each gathering is equally breathtaking, and vivid photography brings each menu to life. From a perfectly themed baby shower to a New Year’s open house, Krayl’s recipes, tablescapes, and décor tips are sure to inspire you the whole year through. Each section of An Appealing Plan features season-specific menus and design ideas. Apart from being inspired by the seasons themselves, Krayl also finds inspiration for her recipes from her childhood, travels, and favorite restaurants.
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