As Easy as Pie

 PEACH PIE  Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Pie Makes Life Better

Raised in her mother’s and grandmothers’ kitchens, Amanda Dalton Wilbanks was baking from a young age with fresh fruit picked from her grandfather’s farm and showing her love through desserts, but it wasn’t until her mother-in-law taught her how to make her very first pate brisée at the age of 25 that Amanda realized she could connect others with her…

Pina Brava

The food at Los Bravos is fresh, made to order, authentic Mexican food. The owner, Max Angel Sr., and son, Max Jr., strive every day to give their customers the best food and service in town.

Drink to Your Health

The key to a smoothie that is healthy, filling and equally delicious is to be sure to include adequate protein, healthy fat and fiber. Unfortunately, most commercial brands are loaded with added sugar, which offsets the health benefits and causes blood sugar levels to soar. 

Going Italian with Maggiano’s

This Thanksgiving, Vinings Lifestyle is thankful for Maggiano's Little Italy sharing with us two wonderful original recipes from its mouthwatering menu: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and Rigatoni “D.”  If you have enjoyed these dishes before, now is your chance to replicate the experience at home! Or let your taste buds revel in delectable meals on-site at the Cumberland Mall, Buckhead orand Dunwoody’s Perimeter…

Dress Up Your Plate

 Photography Donna Permell  Ingredients:  1/2 ounce canola oil

Savory Seafood and Sultry Sips

 Article and Photography The Public House at Vinings  Chef Brian Lee draws on his vast coast to coast experience – with elements from California to Georgia – to bring fresh, balanced and beautiful food to the Hotel Indigo's restaurant, The Public House at Vinings. Below he shares the recipe to their most popular lunch item, the Georgia Shrimp BLT wrap, and…

Seasonal Eating and Spring

The awareness of seasonal eating continues to increase in popularity. Why? Many individuals and families are beginning to appreciate several health benefits which come from consuming produce during its active growth season. Benefits include:

Porch Light Latin Kitchen’s Trifongo

Porch Light Latin Kitchen, 300 Village Green Circle SE, #110, Smyrna, GA 30080 | For reservations, call 678.309.9858.

Star Fruit Shrimp

International chef Joni Dennis loves to entertain her friends. What she doesn’t love is spending hours in the kitchen when friends come to visit. She is the quintessential queen of creating meals with ease and lightning speed.

One Smart Cookie

“I love these cookies! 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' is one of my favorite Christmas movies, so this cookie is the perfect recipe to share," Ansleigh Brown says. "It is simple to make, and the cookies turn out adorable; they really do look like a little Grinch belly … when his heart was two sizes too small!” 

A Perfect Pairing

Autumn is finally here, which means soup season is too. It’s the perfect time to cozy up to a delightful butternut squash soup and wine. Enjoy this fall soup and wine pairing by 101 Steak in their patio dining area.  

Lunch Box SOS

Rinsing grapes before storing them in the refrigerator accelerates their decay. Stick to washing these sweet juicy globes at packing time and not before.

Homemade for the Holidays

The holidays are an ideal time to put on the apron and pull out the crafting supplies to make homemade gifts this year. The memories created with family and friends will last long after the holiday lights have dimmed.

In the Kitchen with Chef Jeffrey Gardner

Visiting Common Quarter for lunch or dinner? Check out the Look West Burger. Inspired by the famed California chain, In-N-Out Burger, the Look West Burger is composed of two, thin grass-fed beef patties that meld perfectly together with American cheese. It’s all rounded out with a “secret” sauce and served between two delicious H&F Bread Co. buns. It’s even paired…

Living the Dream

Most wineries start as a family business. Phifer Pavitt is not one of those. Some wineries are owned by a company with a lot of money and a business plan. Again, not Phifer Pavitt. Instead Phifer Pavitt was hatched when Ringgold, Georgia-born Suzanne Phifer Pavitt was drinking wine with her husband, Shane Pavitt, in Italy and played a game of…

The Best Apple Crumb Muffins

With hopes for easy removal from the muffin tin, this recipe was baked in a Trudeau silicone muffin pan. It made baking so simple by eliminating paper liners and ensuring easy muffin removal. Simply push up the muffins under the pan and – voila! No more muffins that crumble or stick to the pan! The pan also cools off super…

Five Ingredient Granola Bars

To help ease back into the school year, try this simple, but oh-so-delicious granola bar recipe. These bars only call for five main ingredients and are nutrient-packed with oats and peanut butter. But don’t worry, the honey and chocolate chips make sure they are fun, too. These come together in a matter of minutes, and don’t even need to be…

Blackberry and Cornmeal Upside Down Cake

This recipe is the quintessential summertime dessert. It brings one of summer’s best fruits, blackberries, together with a cornmeal cake, almost reminiscent of cornbread, but softer and sweeter. It’s a casual dessert and easy to prepare, yet it is beautiful with a bit of a wow factor. It’s perfect with a scoop of ice cream after a family barbecue, or…

Sausages with Beer Cheese Sauce

Summer is in full swing. Bring on the longer days, cookouts and baseball! These hot days call for simplicity in the kitchen, making these sausages with beer cheese sauce is the ideal summer dish. The sausages cook up quickly in one pan, get slit down the middle and seasoned with spices. Searing them takes them to the next level by…

How the Cookie Crumbles

The entrepreneurship bug has bitten more than just a few over the past decade, and the numbers continue to climb. With more than 500,000 new start-ups rolling out each month, small business owners are vital contributors to our economy, but they haven’t reached this peak alone. Two local culinary entrepreneurs — one an acclaimed James Beard Nominee chef and the…

Destination: Food

“The way to a man’s heart is through his belly,” so goes the ancient saying. Sucheta Rawal, founder of Go. Eat. Give., ( is banking on that maxim, using the common language of food to crumble misguided stereotypes about unfamiliar cultures and religions. Her Smyrna-based business elevates understanding of global and cultural perspectives, and it provides unique experiences to Atlantans…