Christmas Eve is the most magical, wonder-filled night of the year.  We always went to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.  Back in the day, we had to fast before receiving holy communion so we were all starving by the time we returned home.  After a snack we were allowed to open ONE present. With the…

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My dear reader, I cherish this time of year. Not for the gaiety and decorations, festivities or gifts. Those things are nice. But what I like best is the nostalgia that comes with preparing for this season. Old Christmas ornaments and decorations pulled from dusty boxes bring back memories of family members and loved ones. The…

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5 minutes. One stamp. One envelope and paper. That’s all you need to help be a part of the small campaign with big meaning. The Lowcountry Christmas Letter Campaign kicked off last month in partnership with my publisher, Gallery Books, and Operation Gratitude. The mission: write a short, heartfelt letter to our troops to say we appreciate them this holiday season. Your…

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Anyone who knows Nathalie Dupree will agree that this petite woman is actually larger than life. She’s a woman of the world whose zest for life is a surprise for those who first meet her, much like the taste of fresh lemon zest in one of her recipes.  She is vibrant, scintillating, and unforgettable.   Nathalie…

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