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Late Spring 2013

Weddings & Celebrations Issue Featuring Local Event Experts

INSIDE: Top Wedding Songs ◆ Phil Jewelers: Specializing in Love ◆ Pampering the Whole Wedding Party ◆ Weddings at Cateechee Golf Club


editor’s letter

A

s my husband and I get

shop filled with lots of gorgeous treasures is the real Jewel of the

ready to celebrate our

Neighborhood.

17th wedding anniversary

On a blustery day that did not feel a lick like spring, I took the

(which I believe is the “furniture”

scenic route to a tucked away spot to find out more about Ca-

year, hoorah!) I can’t help but look

teechee Golf Club Weddings & More. Mimsy Barfoot and Tonya

back on our casual beach wedding,

Powers were so much fun, and I really appreciated their show-

done on a limited budget but full of

ing me around such an exciting destination for events. Robyn Peeler, who owns Castle Prom & Bridal with her sis-

much fun and laughter nonetheless. A wedding should always be memorable, and in this our Wed-

Sheril Bennett Turner, Editor

ter, Christy Conn and Jeanne Thomas of Thomas & Sons were so gracious to let us invade their space to shoot our Wedding

dings & Celebrations issue, we hope to help you make your spe-

Belles & Beaus pictorial. Thanks also to all the models, includ-

cial occasion just so.

ing my son and his friend, who volunteered their time on a Sun-

In our special Weddings & Celebrations: Ceremonies, Cakes

day afternoon to come play with us. Well done!

& Flowers story, we get to know three local event gurus, Brenda

Last but not least, thanks to Dr. Allen Meglin of Massage Envy

Owen, Holly Bowers and Dianne Peeler, and their wonderful

in Anderson for my Day at the Spa. And to Nina Differ, whose

businesses. Thanks to all the photographers who let us use their

hands should be registered as a lethal massage weapon.

photos in this story and throughout this issue. We really appre-

I’d also like to thank Glenn Brill for his photographs of the Anderson County Museum 2013 Winter Night Gala that were

ciate your talents! I received some little surcies, a lollipop and a day planner,

in our Spring 2013 Out & About section. We inadvertently left

from Phil and Benji Silverstein of Phil Jewelers who like to make

his name off our photographer’s credits, and for this I sincerely

their customers feel right at home with these little treats as

apologize.

part of their great customer service. Their brilliant little jewelry

Now, let the spring wedding bells ring to our Anderson Life!

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table of contents

30 Weddings & Celebrations

Photo Courtesy of Seasons Photography

7 Business Spotlight

Phil Jewelers Stands the Test of Time

10 What’s Happening

Calendar of Events for Late Spring

12 Out & About Camellia Ball Women Today Expo Walk with the Docs Power of the Purse

18 Street Talk

Proposing? Here’s Some Tips From People on the Street

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19 In Fashion

Wedding Day Fashions From The Castle Prom & Bridal and Thomas & Sons Formal Wear

22 Look Good/Feel Good

Massage Envy Opens in Anderson!

26 Just For Fun

Top Wedding Songs by DJ Ben Phillips

30 At Home

Weddings & Celebrations Featuring: Brenda Owens -The Wedding Woman Holly’s Cakes Chez Julie’s Florist

35 Let’s Eat

An Affair to Remember at Cateechee Golf Club

38 Home Cooking

Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas

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22 ON THE COVER: Mr. & Mrs. Shane and Amanda Hayes celebrate their wedding day. Photograph by Crafts Photography

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business spotlight

Jewel

the

of the neighborhood Written by Sheril Bennett Turner Photographed by John Fowler

Phil and Benji Silverstein of Phil Jewelers.

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business spotlight

I

t isn’t uncommon for folks to

eventually, with two co-workers,

working in the store on weekends

just drop into Phil Jewelers for

opened up his own business, Phil

and

a lollipop and a smile on any

Jewelers.

school,” Phil says, “Then he went

holidays

throughout

high

given day. Anderson natives have

“We started this place in 1965, but

to the University of South Carolina

long known that the small jewelry

it has been remodeled at least four

and when he graduated, he had his

store on Main was more than just

times.” Phil says. “My partners and

choice of what he wanted to do. He

the place to go to for that special

I worked together for more than 56

decided to join me in the business.”

gift. But for those of you who may

years. Fortunately they are still liv-

Benji is now the manager of Phil

be new to the area, Phil Jewelers,

ing, but they are retired. They still

Jewelers. “I’ve given it to him whole

along with owner Phil Silverstein,

check up on me, though,” he laughs.

heartedly and he runs the whole

has been a constant in the commu-

Phil married his college sweet-

show,” Phil says. But Phil is still an

heart, Rosalyn, in 1951. “She is a

active part of the business and still

Phil started his career in the jew-

wonderful woman,” Phil says. “She

enjoys working with his employees

elry business with the Jewel Box,

was a music major at Winston-Sa-

and serving customers.

which later became the now defunct

lem and she still sings like an an-

“Without our employees, we

Carlisle Jewelers. Originally from

gel.” The couple had two children,

wouldn’t have the customers,” he

Winston-Salem, Phil transferred

a daughter, Jan, and son, Benjamin.

says. “They have all been loyal; they

with the company to Anderson and

“Benji grew up in the business,

don’t come and go. We are very ap-

nity for more than 48 years.

Choosing the Perfect Diamond GIA 4Cs

Color GIA COLOR SCALE

Clarity

The GIA Color Scale extends from D (colorless) to Z

GIA COLOR SCALE

(light yellow or brown). Although many people think of gem quality diamonds as colorless, truly colorless

E

used in jewelry are nearly colorless with tints of

F

yellow or brown.

NEAR COLORLESS

G H I J K

FAINT

L M

VERY LIGHT

O P

H

N

Color grades are determined by comparing each diamond to a master set. Each letter grade represents a range of color and is a measure of how

R

noticeable a color is.

a by-product of its formation and help gemologists

VVS2

separate natural diamonds from synthetics and

VS1

T

Fluorescence Some diamonds can emit a visible light when exposed to ultraviolet radiation, but fl uorescence is not a factor in determining color or

INCLUDED

LIGHT

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SI1

VVS2

VS2

SI2

I2

I1

U

X

simulants, and identify individual stones.

VS2

SI2

S

W

external characteristics. These characteristics are

Z

Q

V

rare to fi nd a diamond that lacks any internal and

VVS1

SLIGHTLY INCLUDED

N

D

under tremendous heat and pressure, it is extremely FLAWLESS INTERNALLY FLAWLESS

VERY SLIGHTLY INCLUDED

diamonds are actually very rare . Most diamonds

ranging from Flawless to I3. Because diamonds form

VERY VERY SLIGHTLY INCLUDED

COLORLESS

D

The GIA Clarity Scale includes eleven clarity grades

I2

clarity grades. However, a description of its strength

Y

and color is provided on GIA Reports as an additional

Z

identifying characteristic.

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I3

Sample Clarity Diagrams


riety of jewelry and gifts for any

go, they offer as many different de-

knock-your-socks-off customer ser-

occasion. Known as Anderson’s

signs as the brides who wear them.

vice that Phil Jewelers is known for.”

Diamond Center, they have three

“The classic, simple round cut used

“We try to give our customers the

gemologists and two master jewel-

to be the diamond of choice, now

best service, quality and value,” Ben-

ers on staff which makes them the

there are many to choose from,”

ji agrees. “We have been in business

perfect place to find the perfect en-

Benji says. “And today, we don’t sell

so long, through good times and

gagement and wedding rings.

a lot of yellow gold. 95% of our jewelry is white gold. But that could

bad, because we build long-term

“We specialize in love and mar-

relationships with our customers.

riage,” Phil says and offers this ad-

99% of our business is from word-

vice for grooms-to-be. “The most

One thing that will never change,

of-mouth. If you treat your custom-

important thing to remember when

though, is the quality merchandise,

ers right and you’re honest with

picking out an engagement ring is

the friendly service and hometown

them, they will recommend you to

to consider your budget.”

hospitality you get at Phil Jewelers.

change, too.”

As far as engagement ring styles

other people.”

business spotlight

preciative because they provide the

Oh…and the lollipops.

Phil Jewelers carries a large va-

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Cut

Carat Weight

The GIA Cut Scale ranges from Excellent to Poor. GIA provides a cut quality grade for standard round brilliant diamonds that fall in the GIA D-to-Z color range. A polished diamond’s beauty lies in its complex relationship with light: how light strikes the surface, EXCELLENT how much enters the diamond, and how, and in what VERY GOOD form light returns to your eye. GOOD The result is a magnifi cent display of three attributes. Brightness is the combination of all white light refl ecting from the surface and interior of a diamond. FAIR Fire describes the “fl ares” of color emitted from a diamond. Scintillation describes the fl ashes of light you see when the diamond, the light, or the observer POOR moves. A polished diamond ‘s proportions affect its light performance, which in turn affects its beauty and overall appeal. Diamonds with fi ne proportions, symmetry, and polish optimize their interaction with light, and have increased brightness, fi re, and scintillation.

One carat equals 200 milligrams in weight. For diamonds

GIA CUT SCALE

under one carat, each carat is divided into 100 points - similar to pennies in a dollar. 0 .75 ct. = 75 points, 1/2 ct. = 50 points.

0.50 ct.

0.75 ct.

1.00 ct.

2.00 ct.

5.00 ct.

Beauty and Its Beholder The 4Cs provide a way to objectively compare and evaluate diamonds, but numbers alone can‘t describe a diamond’s mysterious and captivating beauty - for that, you’ll have to visit your local jeweler to see one for yourself.

Anatomy of a Diamond

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The Main Street Program BLOCK PARTY Downtown Anderson, SC Thursday, April 4, through Thursday, October 31 Don’t miss 31 weeks of fun! We will start the BLOCK PARTY at the Court House Stage and move to the new $3,000,000 Greenspace City Park located at the old Belk Department Store site downtown. www.facebook. com/MainStreetProgram.AndersonSC The BLOCK PARTY Spring Lineup: April 4 - International Blues Singer Wanda Johnson April 11 - TL Hanna Jazz Band

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April 18 - Those Guys April 25 - Groove Planet May 2 - Soulution May 9 - Stool Pigeons May 16 - City Street Band May 23 - Jack Roper and the Weathermen May 30 - The Eric Scott Band

Alzheimer’s Association Bowl-A-Thon 2013 Boulevard Lanes Saturday, May 4, 2013 Bowl-A-Thon is an annual donorsupported fundraising event for the Alzheimer’s Association, South Carolina Chapter. Start a team and support those affected by Alzheimer’s in your community. With the funds

The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step with us by joining the global Relay For Life movement. When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it’s your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world’s largest walk to end cancer. www.relay.acsevents.org

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Spoleto Festival USA & Piccolo Spoleto Festival Charleston, SC Friday, May 24 – Sunday, June 9, 2013 For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera, theater, dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music. Now approaching its 37th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival. www. spoletousa.org The combination of historic Charleston’s old European charm and the world-class Spoleto Festival USA produces a unique and impacting synergy for all who come to the city by the sea to experience this magnificent international multi-arts festival. But what really adds the ingredient of magic to the mix is Piccolo Spoleto, which provides access to the festival for every person, especially children. Focusing primarily on artists of the Southeast region, Piccolo Spoleto is the perfect complement to the international scope of its parent festival. www.piccolospoleto.com

Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 2013 Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire 1135 State Park Road Greenville, SC 29609 Friday, May 31, from 5-9pm Saturday, June 1, from 10am-6pm

43rd Annual Ridge Peach Festival Trenton, South Carolina Saturday, June 15, 2013 9am – 4pm

Thrill to the color and romance of the times of King Arthur as brave knights in shining armor joust on fiery steeds and battle with swords and lances while fair maidens parade in their finest gowns and jewels. Glory in the sights and sounds of the various entertainers performing on the Enchanted Stage and Shire Stage giving you a day of dance, music, pageantry, and magic. The King and Queen will welcome you to the Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire, the ONLY Renaissance Faire in South Carolina. The Faire presents an educational experience for the whole family. www.theenchantedchalice.com

Whether you love Arts and Crafts, Antiques, Tractors and Cars, or Delicious Festival Foods, the 43rd Annual Ridge Peach Festival has something for every member of your family. A Country Store featuring home canned peach preserves, jams, and jellies, along with your favorite peach desserts and ice cream are all waiting for you to arrive and enjoy. Our event has become more than a festival; it’s a reunion and gathering place for families. “Let’s meet at the Peach Festival!” www.ridgepeachfestival.com

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What are some creative and special ways to propose marriage

“It would definitely depend on the girl and what she is into. If she is into jumping out of airplanes and skydiving, I’d do it that way. Or, if she is into water, maybe on a sailboat or at the top of a lighthouse or on a dock or near the marsh on an old plantation down in Charleston. The most important thing is to do what she would like. It doesn’t matter about me, except I’d like to put a lot of planning into it and make it come together perfectly.” Michael Harrison Curry

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in fashion

Adorned in a romantic Allure Bridals ball gown with layers of soft organza and a bodice featuring a sweetheart neckline with Swarovski crystals and embroidery, bride Morgan gets a lift from R.J., Jake and Tristan (pictured L to R) in the newest style slim cut fitted tuxedos with matching fabric vests from Allure Men by Jean Yves. Tuxes available in Heather Grey (pictured), Steel Grey, Black and Tan.

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in fashion Maid of honor Courtney looks equally enchanting in a floor length chiffon red dress with a sweetheart neckline and ruched waist by Alfred Angelo (pictured left) or a long, sweetheart chiffon blue gown by Allure Bridals featuring asymmetrical ruching throughout the bodice and a one-shoulder strap accented with a ruffle detail (pictured above).

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look good/feel good

O

n Saturday, March 9, 2013, Massage Envy Spa celebrated the grand opening of its

newest location on Clemson Boulevard in Anderson. A franchise with more than 800 locations throughout the United States, the Anderson location is owned by Dr. Allen Meglin and Michael Hughes. “We are not a day spa; we are a membership-based wellness program,” Dr. Meglin explains. “We do offer reduced price introductory offers, but once someone has experienced the value we offer – over a $100 experience for less than $60 - they usually want to join. Everyone should get massages. It

Massage Envy therapists Tekedra Terry (L) and Nina Differ (R) give the bride- and groom -to-be a special couple’s massage before the big day.

lowers your stress, it lowers your blood pressure, it relaxes you and it is great for your well being. I get massages weekly. So does my wife.” Massage Envy’s mission is “To provide a pathway to wellness, well-being,

booked an appointment for a massage

I was then asked to fill out a question-

and a rundown of the facilities with

naire, which included what I was look-

Lead Massage Therapist, Nina Differ.

ing for in my therapy, any health issues

and worth through professional, conve-

When I arrived at Massage Envy

they needed to be aware of, and the de-

nient and affordable massage therapy

in Anderson, I was warmly greeted by a

sired pressure I wanted for my massage.

and spa services.” Intrigued by the con-

receptionist and welcomed by Assistant

Then I was introduced to Nina, a young

cept, and in dire need of relaxation, I

Clinic Administrator, Chelsea Carson.

Barbara Streisand look-alike, who gave

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appointment.” Nina then led me to one of the rooms in preparation for my massage and we discussed my options based on my questionnaire. She then instructed me to disrobe to my comfort level and

look good/feel good

special members’ only lounge until their

climb face down under the covers on the table. (Note to massage newbies: Although total nudity allows for a more thorough muscle manipulation, if you’re the shyer type, keeping your underwear on is perfectly acceptable. If you are wearing a bra, though, I would suggest that you remove it because it is really hard for the therapist to comfortably get around all those straps and get to your back area.) As I snuggled under the covers in the warmed bed, I noticed the soothing the same time. It makes a great anniver-

flute music quietly playing in the back-

“We have five esthetician rooms for

sary gift! Other rooms are used just for

ground and the pleasant aroma, which

facials and a dual purpose room so one

massages. After our clients fill out their

Nina later told me was the Biotone

person can be getting a facial and an-

intake questionnaire, the front desk will

products used for massages because

other a massage. We also have a couple’s

get the therapist and introduce them to

they are hypoallergenic and contain all

massage room, where two people can

the client. Once they are a member, they

natural ingredients. Nina re-entered the

come in together and get a massage at

just sign in and they can relax in our

room, and in hushed tones ensured that

me a special tour of the facilities.

the Photographed by John Fowler

spa

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Therapeutic Massage Services Relaxation Massage • Light to medium pressure • Promotes circulation and lymph movement • Good for stress-related conditions and chronic pain Deep Muscle Massage • Releases muscle tension • Provides deep pain relief • Loosens scar tissue and lengthens muscles • Good for chronic and overuse injuries Sports Massage • Promotes flexibility to decrease risk of injury • Improves endurance • Reduces post-workout recovery time • Offers balance to training regimen Foot Massage Therapy • Restorative relaxation • Decreases stress and anxiety • Relieves toe and ankle pain, arch pain, plantar fasciitis and common forms of arthritis Cranial Sacral Therapy • Gentle technique for releasing muscle/ joint tension and tissue restriction • Promotes balance while decreasing stress • Effective relief for headaches, TMJD, back and neck pain Geriatric Massage • Encourages circulation • Improves balance and flexibility • Reduces pain and anxiety • Increases joint movement Prenatal Massage • Relieves headaches • Alleviates backaches • Enhances sleep • Reduces fatigue

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To provide a pathway to wellness, well-being, and worth through professional, convenient and affordable massage therapy and spa services. -Massage Envy’s mission I was comfortably draped and ready. Since I had indicated occasional lower back pain, Nina started my mas-

can also choose from a number of addons, such as a sugar foot scrub, or upgraded services for a discounted price.

sage with my lower back, using gentle

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in the month, they are only $39. For

en my muscles. Then she stretched the

people who really need more, or love a

muscles down my buttocks and mas-

weekly massage that is a bargain,” Nina

saged my legs and feet. Finally, Nina

says. “Also, if you want to bank your

massaged my shoulders, neck and up-

monthly massages and save them for a

per back, making me drool with deep

really stressful time, you can roll them

relaxation. As I flipped over to have my

over to the next month.”

shoulders and neck areas massaged, I thought to myself, just heavenly….

The membership prices at Massage Envy are about half the price that walk-

After the massage,

ins pay. “Once people

Nina and I talked more

come in and develop a

about Massage Envy’s

relationship with their

appeal.

therapist,” Nina says, “Since I have

“because it is so profes-

been working in the

sional and so well done,

massage industry for

getting regular mas-

fifteen years, I have seen a lot of differ-

sages becomes something more than

ent ways that different spas, country

just a luxury or a once-in-a-blue-moon

clubs, resorts and chiropractic offices

thing you splurge on. I don’t care what

do things. What’s great about Massage

the economy is like. If you are not do-

Envy is that we customize the massage

ing something for YOU, it just makes

for each and every client - the kind of

it seem that much worse. So Massage

pressure you’re looking for, the areas

Envy has decided everyone should be

you want worked on, any kind of issues

able to afford to feel good.”

you might have, so that each and every time you come to us, we can address

The benefits of massage, Nina explains, are not known to most people.

those needs plus any new issues. Plus,

“They still think of it as a luxury,

we offer choices. If you are coming on

but neurologically speaking, stress adds

a regular basis, you can try new things

to backaches, adds to headaches, adds

or upgrade to another service or facial.”

to depression and it keeps on adding

Included with the monthly mem-

up. That in turn leads to sickness and

bership fee of $59 is a one-hour session

disease. Massage is not a cure all, but

massage of choice. As a member you

it helps ward off a lot of these things. It


Upgrades Include: Aroma Therapy This therapy uses essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers and fruits to naturally enhance well-being. Sugar Foot Scrub Therapy • Smooth, hydrate and protect feet • Soothe foot pain and discomfort • Refresh arches, toes and heels Deep Muscle Therapy This is a concentrated therapy using warming and cooling thermal treatments to provide deep muscle pain relief, decrease inflammation and increase circulation.

The trained professionals at Massage Envy Spa are always welcoming.

is something you can do for yourself to mentally and emotionally put you in a better place.”

ward, it is letting it sink in.” Massage Envy offers different facials for different skin types and needs

Having thoroughly enjoyed my

and, based on your questionnaire, their

massage session, I asked one of the es-

professional estheticians can determine

theticians, Heather Hardy, about the fa-

the best products to help your skin stay

cials available at Massage Envy.

healthy and glowing.

“For all of our facials, we use Mu-

“I recommend that everyone come

rad® products developed by Dr. Howard

in at least once a month for a facial,”

Murad, board-certified dermatologist

suggests Heather. “You can also buy ev-

and author of “The Water Secret.” He de-

ery product we use, excluding our treat-

veloped these products in 1989 on the

ments. We don’t do any kind of chemical

principle that water is the key to look-

peels or dermabrasion, but one of the

ing younger. Over time, your cells stop

perks of getting a facial is the products

carrying as much water as they used to,

we use are more potent than what we

so if you are not keeping them really hy-

can sell to the public. I stand by our

drated—if you are drinking sodas, fruit

products 100 percent. I think they are

punch and things like that—it starts

the most wonderful thing ever!”

slowing down even more. And when those cells stop carrying water, that’s when you start seeing lines and wrinkles. When we are children, our cells are really plump, full of water. Over time the water starts to leave and we have this little wrinkled up cell sitting there and instead of allowing our skin to push for-

Hot Stone Envy® Signature Service • Eases muscle stiffness and tension • Increases circulation and warms deeper muscles • Decreases stress and anxiety • Good for chronic pain, rheumatic/arthritic conditions, fibromyalgia

Murad® Healthy Skin Facials Environmental Shield® Vitamin C • Reduces skin pigmentation • Restores elasticity and firmness • Helps repair damaged cells and prevent future skin damage Clarifying Enzyme Acne • Soothes redness and reduces irritation • Improves skin clarity • Reduces acne blemishes, breakouts and inflammation Anti-Aging • Provides maximum exfoliation • Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles • Accelerates the improvement in skin texture, tone and appearance

Special Introductory Offer For Brides To Be

Sensitive Skin • Provides gentle exfoliation • Minimizes redness and inflammation • Soothes and hydrates sensitive skin

Let Massage Envy design a special “Day at the Spa” just for your bridal party! Call for special rates and tell them you read it in Anderson Life Magazine.

Massage Envy • 3501 Clemson Blvd. Anderson, SC 29621 • (864) 642-3595 • www.massageenvy.com

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just for fun

About Ben…

I can’t believe a radio commercial at WDBM in Statesville in 1972 started this whole career for me. Six years old and doing commercials, by the time I was 14 years old, I had my own weekend shift at WSIC-AM. I went to work in television, WBTV/WCNC in Charlotte, as a freelance news photographer/reporter. Even did a few years with WYFF, but the whole music thing was a hobby that never left my blood. I started doing weddings when I was 16, and will have completed 1,612 weddings by the end of this year—if nobody cancels. Insane! Love to eat some wedding cake… Ben Phillips • P.O. Box 1413 Anderson, South Carolina 29622 • (864) 933-2547 • ww.justcallben.com Photograph by Kenny Fey Photography

Wedding Processionals Top 5 Train Jason Mraz Heartland -

Wedding Recessionals Top 5 Stevie Wonder Etta James James Taylor Bach Purcell

Introduction Songs Top 3 Sexy and I Know It I Got a Feeling Forever

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Songs To Never Play Just Don’t Do It

Marry Me Traditional Wedding March I’m Yours I Loved Her First (Instrumental) Canon in D

Sign Seal Delivered At Last How Sweet it Is Air on the G String Trumpet Tune

Wedd Musi

LMFAO Black Eyed Peas Chris Brown

D-I-V-O-R-C-E Separate Ways Love will Tear Us Apart I Don’t Love Anyone A Man Needs a Maid A Quick One, While He’s Away I Am Trying to Break Your Heart Suspicious Minds Gold Digger I Hate Everything About You All My Exes Live In Texas Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now It’s the End of the World as We Know it 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Run For Your Life Better Man Love Stinks If You Wanna Be Happy You Give Love a Bad Name Tainted Love Jessie’s Girl I Will Survive Tears in Heaven My Heart Will Go On I Will Always Love you

Tammy Wynette Journey Joy Division Bell and Sebastian Neil Young The Who Wilco Elvis Kanye West Ugly Kid Joe George Strait the Smiths R.E.M. Paul Simon The Beatles Pearl Jam J. Geils Band Jimmy Soul Bon Jovi Soft Cell Rick Springfi eld Gloria Gaynor Eric Clapton Celine Dion Dolly Parton


, d o o G The The Bad and y l g U e Th By DJ, Radio and television personality Ben Phillips

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s a rule of thumb, if the bridesmaids don’t dance, it will be a tough show. They help keep it going. And, if the couple picks their music, make sure they understand, there are “listen to” songs and “dance songs.” Watch the words…always watch the words!

Top 5 Then God Gave Me You At Last Truly Madly Deeply The Way You Look Tonight

Brad Paisley Blake Shelton Etta James Savage Garden Michael Bublé

just for fun

ding sic

Reception - First Dance

Cake Cutting Top and Bottom Good - Sugar Sugar Bad -Cuts Like A Knife

Archies Bryan Adams

Get ‘Em On Their Feet Songs Top 10 Cupid Shuffl e Cha Cha Slide Electric Slide Gangum Style Party Rock Anthem Any Beach Music OMG Brickhouse Still I Gotta Feeling

Cupid Mr. C The Slide Man Marcia Griffi th Psy LMFAO Usher The Commodores The Commodores The Black Eyed Peas

Garter Toss Top 3 Legs Yeah Another One Bites the Dust

ZZ Top Usher Queen

Flower Toss Top 3 Single Ladies Hit Me With Your Best Shot Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Beyonce Pat Benatar Cyndi Lauper

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Gift Guide

I Treasure You…

Once you meet the woman of your dreams, you begin to “treasure” the thought of spending life together. Each year, we unveil a collection of distinctive Bridal Jewelry in the form of fine art exquisitely designed to comprise the limited edition pieces which warm the hearts of many brides. It is said that a Bridal Ring is a timeless treasure as the love it represents; each of these distinctive pieces will make memories to last a lifetime…

Diamonds-N-Gold

3124 N. Main Street, Anderson, SC • 864-225-3320

Monday-Saturday, 10am – 6pm www.diamonds-n-gold.com

The Perfect Gift for Students Past and Present The Anderson University Book Store is the perfect one-stop-shop for everyone on your “all occasion” list. Look tee-rrific in women’s campus t-shirts, and play smart and look smart in this men’s classic polo shirt. Don’t know what to get your favorite Anderson University student past or present? Our helpful staff can guide you through apparel and accessory choices to find the perfect gift for your special someone. Take a tour of Anderson University’s beautiful camps and stop in to our Book Store, or visit us online!

Anderson University Book Store 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621 • 864-231-2010 Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm www.andersonuniversity.edu

Comfort – the perfect gift for any occasion Since 1956, Charles Furniture has provided the Anderson Community with quality service and exceptional products. We are continuing that tradition today, and our commitment to excellent service, value, and quality is unwavering. Charles Furniture Co. has a large inventory of home furnishings to meet anyone’s needs and to provide service to back it up. We always purchase quality furniture and make it available at an affordable price and offer terms that anyone can live with. Decorating your home should not cut into your free time or your savings. At Charles Furniture you’ll find a range of coordinated home furnishings that make decorating easy and affordable.

Charles Furniture

2836 S. Main Street, Anderson, SC 29624 • 864-225-7260

AIMTH2135

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9am – 6pm; Wednesday and Saturday, 9am-5pm www.charlesfurniture.net


Fresh from Us to You…

When you want the best taste and the highest quality at everyday low prices, only Quality Foods will do. Fresh never frozen premium meats and fresh produce are what we do best. You’ll always find friendly customer service at Quality Foods. Whether it is a special occasion or a backyard BBQ with the family, Quality Foods has it all – selection, quality and value.

Quality Foods

Intersection of Hwy 81 & 28 By-Pass, across from Ryan’s Steakhouse • 864-231-6539 Monday – Thursday, 8am – 9pm; Friday and Saturday, 8am-10pm; Closed Sunday www.shopqualityfoods.com

Practice Safe Sun

Protect your skin against the sun’s harmful rays, with Ultra Light Sunscreen broad Spectrum SPF 50. It offers protection against both UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays. And for a safe alternative to tanning, there is the Self-Tanning Bronzing Foam. The lightweight foam is slightly tinted for a move even application. Merle Norman offers the care you need for youthful, healthy looking skin that glows from head to toe!

Merle Norman

501 North Main Street, Anderson, SC • 864-224-3131 Monday – Friday, 9am – 5:30pm; Saturday, 9:30am-1:00pm www.merlenorman.com

Enhance Your Smile Today

Tooth whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel, and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. For a smile with beautiful, natural results, call today!

Arthur L. Bruce, DMD & Associates

896 S. Mechanic St., Pendleton, SC 29670 • 864-646-7152 Call Today for Your Appointment! www.arthurbrucedental.com

A Tradition of Fine Gifting

Each year there comes a time when only the finest jewelry will do…make Phil Jewelers your source for impeccable quality when it comes to diamond rings, necklaces, and bracelets. Diamonds not how you’d like to commemorate your special occasion? We also carry watches, sterling silver jewelry, and other accessories to make any celebration one to remember. For more than 46 years, Phil Jewelers has provided customers with amazing products and an unmatched quality of service.

Phil Jewelers

116 North Main Street, Downtown Anderson • 864-226-7635 Monday – Friday, 9am – 5:30pm • Saturday, 9am – 3pm www.philjewelers.com

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Photo by Sposa Bella Photography featuring the wedding of Kelly and Wade Monroe.


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at home

Weddings

Celebrations

Ceremonies, Cakes & Flowers

Written by Sheril Bennett Turner

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ndoubtedly, spring has always been the most popular time of the year for weddings. The sun is finally shining. The birds are here and singing. Who wouldn’t feel

optimistic tying the knot during this happiest of seasons? If you’re planning your nuptials or another joyous celebration, these three local event professionals can help make your occasion even more magical.

BRENDA OWEN – THE WEDDING WOMAN After retirement from a major fortune 500 company, Brenda Owens felt that she wanted to do something meaningful to occupy her time. After being commissioned as a Notary in 2006, she set up a one page website and started taking assignments as a Mobile Notary Public. Soon after, she began writing and performing small wedding ceremonies. “I started slow and easy with elopements and backyard family only types of weddings,” she says. “Then, as my confidence and my wedding ceremony evolved, so did my weddings and I started performing the large weddings as well.” In April of 2008, Brenda became an ordained minister and began to perform religious and semi-religious ceremonies, too. A big supporter of Brides against Breast Cancer, Wish Upon A Wedding and Weddings for Warriors, Brenda says she has a passion for what she does. “I truly am the

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at home

‘Wedding Woman’ as I constantly think about weddings! I love to

and a tee shirt at formal weddings. Photographers should arrive

find new ideas and trends to share with my couples and others,

professionally dressed—many professionals wear all black so as

which you can see on my Facebook page.”

to remain unobtrusive throughout the day.

Known for her beautiful weddings, vow renewals and affirma-

DJ: I have had DJs ( friends of the couple, not professionals)

tions of love especially in breathtaking outdoor locations like her

who forgot to play the recessional song, or played the wrong song

home base on Lake Hartwell, Brenda’s personal, romantic, mean-

for the entrance of family, wedding party, even for the bride’s en-

ingful, and memorable wedding ceremonies surpass the expecta-

trance! Even one who did not like to make announcements over

tions of her couples. With her many years of experience, she has

the microphone because he was shy - what!?! Professionals know

seen it all and she offers the following advice when planning your

when the music is too loud, not loud enough or what is appropri-

affair.

ate for the ceremony, cocktails, dinner and dancing. Event Coordinator: Many venues require you to have a “day

I Do’s and Don’ts from The Wedding Woman I realize that most of my couples have never planned a wedding

should provide you with a timeline of events and help keep the

and hopefully never will again. My #1 word of advice: Hire a team

bride and groom on schedule. This ensures that the wedding day

of wedding PROFESSIONALS to assist you on your wedding day.

runs smoothly and will keep things moving along so that your re-

The old saying, “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional,

ception does not start dragging, resulting in your guests getting

wait until you hire an amateur.” is SO true!

bored and leaving early. Again, many couples opt for a friend to

Officiant: If you are not using the services of your pastor/

do this for them and they just do not know how to make a sched-

priest/minister/rabbi/yogi, etc. at your place of worship, you will

ule or execute the timing of a wedding & reception. Hire a profes-

need to find a professional officiant to solemnize your marriage.

sional!

I have had many couples contact me in a panic a few days be-

I could go on and on but I think you get the idea. It cannot be

fore their wedding day as they scramble to try to find someone to

overstated. Gather a team of professionals to make your special

perform their nuptials because the ‘friend or family member’ who

day stress-free and then give them the freedom to do their job.

was supposed to officiate their wedding bailed on them at the last

Brenda M. Owen • Lakeside Wedding Officiant & Minister • (864)

moment. These friends found that writing a wedding ceremony

365-6022 • Beautiful Lake Hartwell – Anderson, SC • www.Wedding-

was not as easy as they thought or, they could not muster up the

Woman.net and www.Facebook.com/BrendaOwenOfficiant

courage to speak in front of a group of people. Photographer: I WANT my couples to have great images to re-

HOLLY’S CAKES

member their wedding day. I always arrive early to speak with the

Creative and craftsy Holly Bowers grew up in the bridal busi-

photographer and musicians or DJ to tell them what to expect. It

ness—her parents owned a bridal shop—and made her first wed-

is sad when the photographer is not in place or worse, not paying

ding cake in her home in 1978. “The pivotal point was when my

attention and miss good shots.

kids, Kenny and Nicole, went to school. I prayed and asked God,

I have also observed many “photographers” who have never

‘What do I do now?’”

captured a wedding. They ‘just stand around’ while the bride and

And He certainly answered. Holly’s award-winning custom

groom and/or wedding party search for the people/family they

cake designs for all occasions and events like weddings, wedding

want included in their photos. Professionals arrive early and

rehearsals, bridal showers, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate

scope out the area. They select prime photography locations and

meetings/parties and holidays put Holly’s Cakes, LLC on the map.

take into consideration the angle of the sun for the best possible

A member of the Upstate Bridal Association, SC ICES, ICES,

images. They can get the subjects in the photo posed, take the

The Knot, Wedding Wire, and Wedding Festivals, to name just a

requested photos quickly and have everyone on their way to the

few, Holly says there is never a dull moment in the cake business.

reception in about 45 minutes.

“Cakes are always at happy events, and I enjoy being a small part.

Also, I have seen photographers in ratty, torn jeans, sneakers

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In our daily work, there are so many hilarious situations, that we


Photo Courtesy of LifeSong Photographic Art

Photo Courtesy of Bliss Photography

Photo Courtesy of Seasons Photography

Photo Courtesy of Jake Simpson

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even have a notebook of ‘bakeryisms.’” Although this sweet genius still bakes out of her home, don’t let that fool you. “We may look like just another home baker, but when we built our home, we had a separate DHEC approved kitchen attached. I love the flexibility with our hours of availability, and I don’t spill my coffee on the way to work,” she says with a laugh. Married 25 years this year to husband Ken, Holly’s other passions include hazelnut coffee, March Madness, Peace Center date nights and family movie nights. She also is involved in Anderson Interfaith Ministries and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Photos by Crafts Photography featuring the wedding of Jim and Courtney Roberts.

Along with the man upstairs, Holly also gives her staff credit for her success. “The support of the staff we have is incredible. We do what we love and love what we do.” Holly’s Cakes • 1421 Stringer Rd. • Belton, SC 29627 • (864) 224-6655 • www.hollyscakes.com

CHEZ JULIE’S FLORIST Celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, Chez Julie’s has long been the goto-place for floral arrangements for any occasion in the Upstate area. Members of the Anderson Area Chamber of Com-

as helping the community through chari-

anne says. “No matter the occasion, we

merce, owners Dianne and Jerry Peeler

ties such as Meals on Wheels and Ander-

are always there for you. Even if we are

were honored with Small Business of the

son Interfaith Ministries.

closed and you need funeral work, fu-

Year Award in 2012.

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Chez Julie’s credits their devoted cus-

neral homes have our number, so don’t

Originally from Bermuda, Dianne grew

tomers with their success. In their 30

up wanting to be a floral designer. “I got

years, they have flowered weddings and

An interesting piece of trivia…Chez Ju-

my first job working with flowers when

anniversaries, birthdays and parties,

lie’s was named by a previous owner who

I was 16. Every Saturday and on holi-

births and funerals and have gone on to

gleaned the name from the fictional shop

days, that is where you would find me. I

be the florist of choice for their custom-

on the soap opera “Days of Our Lives.”

still love every minute of it!” Dianne still

er’s children and grandchildren.

spends her days brainstorming new ideas

“We care enough to do our very best

and keeping up with new trends, as well

for everyone who orders from us.” Di-

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hesitate to call us.”

Chez Julie’s Florist •1662 E. Greenville Street, Anderson, SC 29621 • (864) 2266261 • www.chezjuliesflorist.com


let’s eat

Cateechee Golf Club

Weddings & More “Legend has it that about 250 years ago, the forests near Lake Hartwell were home to an enchanting Choctaw maiden named Cateechee, a slave of the Cherokee. As the story is told, Cateechee fled her oppressors in a daring escape. With her baby in her arms and a bank of Cherokee braves at her heels, Cateechee plunged over a treacherous waterfall, taking refuge on a ledge behind the falls. Assuming she had perished, the Cherokee abandoned their pursuit. One look around the lush, rolling hills of Cateechee Golf Club and you’ll feel her spirit lives on.” Written by Sheril Bennett Turner • Photographed by John Fowler

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let’s eat Whitney & Justin Berelc celebrate their wedding at Cateechee Golf Club.

Photo courtesy of Crafts Photography

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ocated only 20 minutes from downtown Anderson, Cateechee Golf Club is a picturesque spot close to home offering the best in golf, as well as dining and event

hosting. A semi-private resort, Cateechee caters to members and the public alike, and is especially perfect for weddings if the bride and groom are looking for a stress-free all-inclusive package. “It is a great place,” says the Event Coordinator for Cateechee Golf Club, Mimsy Barfoot. “We have that whole rustic theme going on that is so popular right now. We are not a barn, but the Clubhouse has an upscale rustic feel. All of the food and beverages, except for the cake and any food favors, are taken care of by us. We can do light hors d’oeuvres, cocktail buffets, plated meals, or buffets.” The elegant Cateechee Clubhouse includes a restaurant/bar called the Waterfall Grille that features a private dining room that seats 12 comfortably, another room that accommodates up to 32 people and the ballroom which seats 200 guests for a sit down meal. Weather permitting, the veranda can accom-

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modate another 80 people outside and there is a grassy area perfect for outdoor ceremonies. In addition to engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and weddings, Cateechee also plays host to baby showers, high school reunions, proms, and holiday parties as well as member events like wine tastings. “The biggest event we’ve ever hosted was for 515 people, which included tenting a lot of the outside area,” Mimsy says. When a bride is interested in Cateechee as a wedding venue, Mimsy will send her information and book an appointment to tour the facilities. “When they come in to talk with me, the first thing I do is give them a tour. I like to tour a bride like it is the day of their wedding. We start out in the Women’s Lounge where she will be getting ready. Then we tour the Men’s Lounge. Next, I usually take them outside to the ceremony site and then we go into the ballroom and talk about the different ways to lay things out. I like to find out what they are interested in. A bride usually knows what color she wants so we start there, but the main thing is what kind of event they are looking for. Do they want more of a party


with mingling? Then they may want to go heavy hors d’oeuvres

together for a bridesmaid’s luncheon on the veranda,” Mimsy

because that will encourage mingling. Or do they want a dinner

says.

buffet or a plated meal so they can sit and talk with their guests for 30 or 40 minutes. Most brides know what they want.”

Cateechee does only one wedding at a time so service and attention to detail is personal. “Planning a wedding should be

As far as the food goes, Cateechee offers a banquet package

fun, not stressful,” Mimsy says. “It is all about the attention to

menu with a wide variety of favorites. “Our banquet package

details, like always having a backup plan for weather. That is

is a place to start,” Mimsy explains. “Very rarely will we have

a positive for us, because we can bring it all inside if we have

someone who wants the menu straight off the package, so I tell

inclement weather.”

brides to get creative and do what they like to do. Think about

And, if the bride does not have a wedding planner, Mimsy

what your favorite foods are and what the groom’s favorite

and the rest of the staff will work directly with the bride and her

foods are and let’s build a menu around that.”

party to ensure a one-of-a-kind special occasion to remember.

Another great benefit of a Cateechee wedding is the four exquisite guest rooms located upstairs in the Clubhouse that lend itself to a destination wedding experience. “Most weddings book the suites for the weekend. We can host a groomsmen’s

“I tell people if you have a director who can run your ceremony, I will take care of the reception for you.” --Mimsy Barfoot may be reached directly at 706-856-2314 or by email at mimsy@hartcom.net.

outing on the golf course with a boxed lunch while the girls get Cateechee Golf Club • 140 Cateechee Trail, Hartwell, GA 30643 • (866) 568-4358 • www.cateechee.com

About Cateechee Golf Club Written by By Tonya Powers, membership director for Cateechee Golf Club Cateechee Golf Club was created by local entrepreneur Lee Barton, owner of Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC), who wanted a very high end golf course community in the heart of his hometown. The Mike Young designed 18 hole golf course is his vision and his dream. Built on 380 acres, the golf course is free of homes and is considered to be a little piece of heaven and rustic tranquility tucked away in the heart of the country. An award-winning beautiful and challenging course, Cateechee was built to meet Audubon Cooperative Signature Sanctuary standards set by Audubon International, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable natural resource management practices. They have maintained strict certification requirements every year since. Full of wildlife and natural design elements, the golf course will make you feel like you are in the very heart of the mountains. With over 400 members, Cateechee offers many amenities and services including: • American red clay tennis courts • State-of-the-art fitness center • Men’s and Women’s locker rooms and lounges • Optional Members only lockers and bag storage • Priority dining reservations at the Waterfall Grille • Access to 450 other private golf clubs across Georgia and the United States

Cateechee Golf Club • 140 Cateechee Trail, Hartwell, GA 30643 • (866) 568-4358 • www.cateechee.com

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Mother’s Day

Breakfast Surprises Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing Yield: 12 Servings INGREDIENTS 1 pound bulk Johnsonville® Ground Sausage 1 small onion, chopped 8 cups cubed day-old sourdough bread 1/2 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers 1/2 pound Brie cheese, rind removed, cubed 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil 8 eggs 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 3 green onions, sliced Directions In a large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Place bread cubes in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with sausage mixture, red peppers, Brie and Parmesan cheeses and basil. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, mustard, pepper and salt; pour over top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Brie and Sausage Brunch Bake

I’ve made this brunch bake for holidays, as well as for a weekend at a friend’s cabin, and I always get requests for the recipe. It’s make-ahead convenient, reheats well and even tastes great the next day. ~Becky Hicks, Forest Lake, Minnesota

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Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 4-6 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with green onions. Yield: 12 servings


DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, combine the buttermilk, eggs and butter. Combine the flour, sugar and cocoa; add to buttermilk mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Heat a lightly greased 8-in. nonstick skillet over medium heat; pour 2 tablespoons batter into the center of skillet. Lift and tilt pan to coat bottom evenly. Cook until top appears dry; turn and cook 15-20 seconds longer. Remove to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter, greasing skillet as needed. When cool, stack crepes with waxed paper or paper towels in between.

Bacon Potato Pancakes

Meet the Cook: Potatoes are something I can eat any time of day and almost any way. This recipe is one I came up with to go along with pigs in blankets several years ago. Our three children are grown, and John and I have five grandchildren. ~Linda Hall, Hazel Green, Wisconsin

home cooking

FILLING: 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling 1 can (8-1/2 ounces) sliced peaches, drained and chopped 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon almond extract 1/3 cup hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed whipped cream, optional

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the pie filling, peaches and cinnamon. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-4 minutes or until heated through, stirring once. Stir in extract. Spoon 2 tablespoons filling down the center of each crepe. Fold sides of crepe over filling. Drizzle with ice cream topping and garnish with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 10 servings.

Prep/Total Time: 30 min. Yield: 8 Servings INGREDIENTS 5 to 6 medium uncooked red potatoes, peeled and shredded (about 3 cups) 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour Salt and pepper to taste Dash ground nutmeg Oil for deep-fat frying DIRECTIONS Rinse and thoroughly drain potatoes. In a bowl, combine the potatoes, bacon, onion, eggs, flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg. In an electric skillet, heat 1/8 in. of oil to 375°. Drop batter by 2 heaping tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Flatten to form patties. Fry until golden brown; turn and cook the other side. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 2 dozen.

Chocolate-Fruit Crepes

These pretty dessert crepes are delicate, delightful and as simple to make as they are special! Nice for a fancy brunch, too. ~Laura McDowell - Lake Villa, Illinois Prep: 30 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min./batch Yield: 10 Servings INGREDIENTS 1-1/2 cups buttermilk 3 eggs 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons baking cocoa

Tea with Lemon Balm

For a delicious tea with a wonderful lemony flavor, try this recipe. It is sure to warm up any cool day. ~Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin Prep/Total Time: 10 min. Yield: 1 Serving INGREDIENTS 1 cup water 1 individual bag of black tea 1 teaspoon dried lemon balm Lemon peel DIRECTIONS In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add tea, lemon balm and lemon peel. Let stand 5 minutes. Remove tea bag and strain tea into a teacup or mug. Yield: 1 serving

Courtesy of Taste of Home magazine. For more recipes sure to please mom, visit TasteofHome.com.

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