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    GVL Today Recognizes JoAnn’s Food Bites

    “10 Foodie Accounts You Should Definitely Follow” Thank you to GVL Today for the recognition of JoAnn’s Food Bites. Through my blog I share my passion for cooking and growing food at home. We examine food from a historical, beneficial and agricultural prospective. CLICK TO READ THE ARTICLE

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    Top 10 Tailgating Essentials

    NFL Preseason Football kicks off today, so I thought we would examine the essentials of a good tailgate party. I love BASEBALL, NASCAR AND NFL FOOTBALL AND I love tailgating!  It is even better when you can take all the comforts of home with you to the tailgate event!  I have tailgated out of the back of my car; froze under quick tents; been under sweltering heat and in the snow! Now that I have moved closer to Darlington Speedway, the “track too tough to tame,” I am hoping to have the opportunity to tailgate with our camper at a Sprint Cup Race.  Nevertheless, there are some essentials every tailgater…

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    Camping at KOA in Travelers Rest, South Carolina

    Taking the camper to the mountains Last fall, when my husband discussed relocating to South Carolina, I was apprehensive but excited.  I knew the process of packing our belongings, moving and getting into a new house was going to be an ordeal.  I did not realize we would be living in our 5th wheel camper for several months.  Nevertheless, Doug found a beautiful, quaint campground just north of Travelers Rest that was very comfortable. My Camper Kitchen Cooking meals in the camper for several months was a challenge, especially because I was a rookie at cooking in a convection/microwave oven. What kind of dishes can I use? Can I put…

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    Smokin J’s Barbeque at Canton’s Inaugural Competition

    Smokin J’s Barbeque at BBQ & Brews Smokin J’s Barbeque enjoyed Canton’s inaugural Georgia Barbecue Association sanctioned BBQ & Brews Festival.  Competing were 22 professional teams and 19 cooking for fun teams battling for cash money and recognition. Downtown Main Street featured live music, local craft beer, food trucks and our sanctioned BBQ event.  Proceeds benefit #ForCanton, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting poverty, homelessness, and hunger in the city of Canton.  Gary Lamb, Pastor of Action Church, did an incredible job keeping all the competing teams satisfied and fed.  The hospitality of Gary and Sarah Gregorcyk made all the teams feel welcomed.  Free food, beer and massages Friday night; …

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    Smokin J’s Barbeque recap of City Fest 2016

    Smokin J’s at Dallas Inaugural City Fest 2016 Had a great weekend competition at the first City Fest 2016 in Dallas, Georgia.  Fifteen professional Georgia Barbecue Association teams competed for the top team in ribs, pork loin and pork butt.  Some teams competed in the “People’s Choice,” category.  The weather started gloomy Friday morning, but skies cleared and residents came out to enjoy a beautiful Saturday.  A car show, craft vendors and activities for kids were surrounding the downtown Dallas Square; however, the main event was the barbecue battle.   The competition was fierce but points leader, Rescue Smokers took the Grand Champion trophy for the day with a nearly…