We've collected some of the best photos, videos and Memes across Facebook from the Alabama snow, just so you don't have to take the effort.

 For Saturday morning, or just whenever we get tired of our regulars, this is a family favorite and fun for me to make too.

 

It’s called Sweet Home Alabama for a reason – it’s sweet and it’s home to almost five million Americans. Alabama has a story unlike any other state in the nation, which is probably while the silver screen is always drawn back to the southern roots that run deep through the Alabama dirt. The movies below were all set in Alabama and are classics that shouldn’t be missed.

When the summer heat is a thing of the past, Alabama comes alive to celebrate together. Whether you want to enjoy great food, ride a train, or take your dog for a run, you can find a great event to attend in Alabama.

This time of year in the south, there aren't many cooks that don't have access to venison(deer meat), either from the hunter in the family or friends.  However, cooking with venison can be challenging at first. Proper tenderizing and seasonings need to be added to enhance the flavor and cut down on the "gamey" taste that comes along with wild game. We first started cooking with venison as a way to cut costs at the grocery store meat department when prices started to skyrocket. I also found that I liked the fact that the meat was all natural, with no steroids or other additives. The following five recipes have become family favorites over the years.

In the spirit of the holidays and giving, we wondered about some top book selections for 2016 – what are some great options for the bibliophile on your list?

And of course, we turned to Ernest & Hadley Booksellers’ Easty Lambert-Brown. She’s an expert, after all! Here are her top five book picks - and thanks, Easty!

We are fortunate beyond measure in this great area of ours to have so many wonderful restaurants and bars – special places we love. Some have sentimental value; others are new and exciting, and still others we love…just because. The word I’m searching for here is “ambience,” I think. I wanted, this month, to focus on some places around Tuscaloosa and Northport that offer up not only great food, but also great views *as* you enjoy a meal and/or cocktails. It’s hard to narrow this town, but after much deliberation, these are the favorites.   

With another University of Alabama football season just around the corner, it is a good time to take a look at the Crimson Tide's Top Five all-time leaders in a host of categories heading into the 2016 campaign.

Most would agree that cocktails in general are great for summer. So narrowing down the list for the best summer cocktails is always a challenge. The consensus is that people want a drink that is thirst-quenching, above all else. This means tart flavors and fruit mixtures that send the right amount of summer vibes for any sweltering get together.  If you’re lacking inspiration and need help staying away from your worn-out go-to drinks, we’ve got some suggestions for your next cocktail here. Cheers, Tuscaloosa!

I’ve mentioned before my love of all things movies and music, but let’s add books to the list, shall we? I just got a new Kindle and I’ve blown through a LOT of great books in recent weeks. And I’m no snob about what I read – give me a great "chick-lit" book any day and I’ll be happy. I also read biographies and smarty books, but this time of year, I’m in the mood for an easy read that’s engaging and fun and will keep me entertained as I sit on a beach or by a pool relaxing. It's all about decompressing, and escaping into another world for a little bit. I thought I'd share some finds, so hopefully one of these will suit your fancy.

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