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Two sisters, Lainie and Laura Beth, who love family, traditions, and all things Southern! There's plenty of room at the table, so pull up a chair as we discuss Southern culture, food, hospitality, travel, regional events, college football, preserving the good, Southern etiquette and more! Whether you are new to the South, never left the South, or just curious about the South, come on in! Instagram: @steelmagnoliaspodcast
 
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The power of modern-day journalism coupled with southern charm is what make Sweet Tea perk. UNCG graduate Darneisha Thompson and student blogger Anders Hare come together to merge public affairs with pop culture to probe controversial topics in American society. From drama on Capitol Hill, to entertainment industry politics, to issues that affect us everyday, this show has it all. Get your fresh brew of Sweet Tea., every other Wednesday.
 
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Southern Remedies are sometimes an after thought these days but many of these home remedies came out of necessity, as in not having quick access or money for a doctor visit or prescription, and still work for ailments today. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor before experimenting with any remedies we mention on today’s show. Follow us @Stee ...…
 
Today we’re catching up on our trip to the hills of Tennessee and then dive into the foods that are now in season for fall in the south. Apples, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Squashes, and so much more! Resources and Recipes mentioned: Clean Food by Terry Walters - https://amzn.to/31VGBFh Sweet Potato Fritters With Sriracha Mayo - https://bit.ly/35k ...…
 
Much of the South is prime for hunting, with seasons that stretch from early fall September/October to January. Dogs are an integral part of this tradition—so we wanted to highlight some of the popular breeds that southerners own. We mentioned two British Lab Retriever breeders: Wildrose Kennels - Oxford, MS Blue Cypress Kennels - Vero Beach, F ...…
 
Pies, pies and more pies. Gosh the South has some signature pies that are delicious year round and pretty easy to make! Chess, Pecan, Buttermilk, Key Lime and that’s just the first set! We’ll also get into the home decor that’s had a resurgence around pie-making. For shipping pies check out Buttermilk Sky Pie or The Red Truck Bakery We’re posti ...…
 
In honor of the new Downton Abbey film starting this week, we are talking about the fascination that us southerners have with the British monarchy. Episode 26 was mentioned a lot in today’s episode. If you missed it you can listen HERE Southern Living article referenced - https://bit.ly/2kPa7fp Follow us @SteelMagnoliasPodcast…
 
Us southerners have opinions on cornbread! We also have a great divide on how to make it and what should or should not be included! Article referenced in today’s episode: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/food-drink/article68763427.html Follow us @steelmagnoliaspodcastBy Laura Beth Peters.
 
It’s Football Time! We are thrilled to present for our 40th episode some college football traditions at schools all over the South. Have we mentioned how much we love traditions? Follow us @SteelMagnoliasPodcast Best College Traditions - https://bit.ly/2Pp6ZW4 Biggest College Rivalries - https://bit.ly/2MKJg0v Mobituaries - Death of a Tree: Roo ...…
 
In the south when we say barbecue we are talking about fire-roasted meat, primarily hog or beef. We are breaking down the importance of wood and cuts of meat and much, much more! Warning: You will be hungry after listening to this episode Check out "Mind of a Chef" (Sean Brock & Rodney Scott Episode) Follow us on Instagram and Pinterest @SteelM ...…
 
Saturdays in the South are consumed with college football! Since we love a good tailgate we are sharing some of our favorite things about it! Big Sandwich Recipe: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/big-sandwich/ Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders: https://thebeachhousekitchen.com/2018/04/19/kentucky-hot-brown-sliders/ If you’re not on our mailing list ...…
 
Snakes, spiders, gators, roaches and seemingly all other pests are bigger and more scary in the South than they are in the North. We cringed talking about some of these critters but hey, we are here to give you a heads up on all things Southern, including the nuisances! Follow us @steelmagnoliaspodcast…
 
It’s a food episode all around today. We catch up on some recent recipes we’ve made plus dive into canning and Chow Chow. Bacon Jam: https://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/easy-skillet-bacon-jam/5b44a1df-8f8a-4f0c-8851-f001d443d8f4 Duke’s Chocolate Cake: https://www.dukesmayo.com/recipe/dukes-chocolate-cake/ Bourbon Cola Grenadine Slush: https://ww ...…
 
Welcome to our episode on Southern Interiors! Us southerners take hospitality seriously and therefore a welcoming home is of the utmost importance. Join the mailing list: https://mailchi.mp/e3cef217a5e7/sweetnews We are hosting a giveaway with our friend Eric Ross, @ericrossinteriors - check out his work on Instagram! His book ‘Enduring Souther ...…
 
We catch up from being ‘across the pond’ including a movie Laura Beth just watched called “Green Book” that is inspired by a true story and touches on much southern culture. Have you joined our mailing list? We send out news once a month and it’s always ’sweet.’ https://mailchi.mp/e3cef217a5e7/sweetnews Today we are talking about antiquing! Com ...…
 
The quintessential southern lunch eaten out takes place at a “Meat and 3” so we’re talking about the history of this meal. And what’s a meal without dessert? So we’re also diving into the world of cobblers! We love southern food! Follow us @steelmagnoliaspodcast Sources: Southern Foodways Alliance: https://www.southernfoodways.org 20 Southern M ...…
 
On this episode we are talking about the blues, specifically the ‘Delta Blues’ and all that happened around Clarksdale, MS! Many now-legendary musical artists were born and raised in and around Clarksdale: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Son House, Ike Turner, Jackie Brenston, Sam Cooke, Junior Parker, and W. C. Handy, among them. Clarksdale was ...…
 
Happy 4th Y’all! If you’re headed to a potluck this week and need something to take might we suggest the ultimate southern staple: Potato Salad! Mayo-based, mustard-based, or both, we’re diving into all the varieties. We also are equipping you with some ideas for cheap things to do this summer ‘cause let’s face it no one likes to hear “I’m So B ...…
 
In this episode we are diving into what we believe is the first way a southerner says 'welcome.' We're talking about the front porch y'all! Grab some sweet tea and take in a some history and highlights of what makes for a quintessential southern porch and exterior!By Laura Beth Peters.
 
We are much more in the south than Coca Cola! Although who doesn't love a good glass bottle of coke with salty peanuts poured right in?! Today we're talking about some of the South's regional sodas. Gosh we do sugar well! Follow us @steelmagnoliaspodcast How the South Cornered the Soda Market: https://bit.ly/2N3n4zU “S is for Southern”: https:/ ...…
 
Took a lil break, but we are back! This week on Sweet Tea, Anders and Darniesha discuss toxic masculinity and femininity with special guests Mark and Leslie, as well as the elements that make us respectful and responsible human beings. Want to know more? Check out this week's episode of Sweet Tea! Follow the Sweet Tea Instagram Page! @sweetteap ...…
 
Today we’re diving deep into the heritage of where our food comes from. Chefs, foodies, gardeners, and farmers may all be faced day to day with these concerns. Even if you’re not in one of those categories, if you eat you may want to listen in! What’s going on in the South with food methods, farming and seeds? Who is leading the way in preserva ...…
 
We have thought up things that sure would be great to do with your children before they leave the nest! Some of these are best done in the summer months, so we intentionally released this episode early enough that you can go ahead and get cranking even this summer! Follow us @SteelMagnoliasPodcastBy Laura Beth Peters.
 
Gingham, Linen, Eyelet and Lace, Seersucker, Madras Plaid, White Bucks, Bow Ties, Pearls, Brooches and more on today's episode where we are covering the fashion staples of the South!By Laura Beth Peters.
 
We're diving deep into 2 wonderful southern summer things: peaches & beaches! Traveling Peach Fruit Stand: https://thepeachtruck.com Recipes: Raw Peach Cobbler: https://www.thewellnessworkshop.org/raw-peach-cobbler/ Grilled Peach Cobbler: https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/grilled-peach-cobbler Peach Tortellini: See our Instagram for Lainie’s han ...…
 
It's Wedding Season! From burying the bourbon, to second line, to grooms cakes we are talking about all the quirky and heartfelt traditions us southerners carry out around weddings! Let us know what Southern Traditions are your favorites too! Follow us @steelmagnoliaspodcastBy Laura Beth Peters.
 
Hey y'all! we're talking Cajun, Mountain, Gullah and a few things in between this week on the show. We also had a very special guest sit in and help us dissect a few southern expressions. Pour some sweet tea and enjoy! Check out: "The Southerner's Handbook" (from Garden & Gun) - https://amzn.to/2DRnj9X If you wanna hear some good pickin’ like y ...…
 
Since we are ‘Girls Raised in the South’ it’s about time we talked about GRITS! We are responding to this article a listener shared with us: “Saving the Grits” from NPR: https://n.pr/2J2NUUT Vendors for Grits: Palmetto Farms (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2PAJOEH Old Mill (Pigeon Forge), Anson Mills (Columbia, SC), Geechie Boy Mill (Edisto Island, S ...…
 
We love this story! Today we are talking all things "Steel Magnolias" from the play to the movie. Disclaimer: there are lots of spoilers in this episode, so if you haven't yet seen it we encourage you to do that first! If you would like to see STEEL MAGNOLIAS in theaters you can do that May 19,21,22 nationwide! Find a theater near you and buy t ...…
 
So, we are a little different in that we celebrate both Jewish Passover and Easter this week! So we're sharing our traditions and things to look forward to because it's Holy Week Ya'll! Some songs mentioned in the episode: Dolly Parton - “He’s Alive” (1989) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05W4OX7WrJU Johnny Cash “Aint’ No Grave” https://www.you ...…
 
We did something very different on this episode - we recorded on our way home from KY! We went to the Spring Meet at Keeneland. It was opening Saturday and they broke an attendance record! We visited some great places and couldn't wait to tell you all about them! Willette Distillery - Bardstown, KY https://www.kentuckybourbonwhiskey.com Pappy’s ...…
 
If you don't feel like your house is ready for a dinner party, how about hosting outside? Brilliant right? It's spring y'all and it's time to plant! We're talking herbs, fruits, veggies and the gorgeous flowers of the south! Get tickets to see Steel Magnolias in theaters this May: https://www.fathomevents.com Mel's Mix: http://www.mysquarefootg ...…
 
We're back! After a trip 'over the pond' to Ireland, Lainie shares about Irish influence on the south she recognized while traveling all over Ireland. We're 'breaking it down' when it comes to southern styles of dancing and whether you have two left feet or naturally go quick, quick, slow, we've got a dance to cover everything your bound to see ...…
 
Darniesha and Anders are BYKE for their second season! This time, with singer/songwriter/influencer Jalen Maxwell for an in-depth dicussion on social media revolution, brand building, and the ups and downs of being a young person in 2019. All of that and more on the season premiere of Sweet Tea. Follow the Sweet Tea Instagram! @sweetteapodcast ...…
 
Is it dinner or supper? Join us as we discuss all things "Sunday Dinner" from casseroles to crockpots to southern potlucks! Follow us on Instagram @steelmagnoliaspodcast Meatloaf recipe and really all of this cookbook could contribute well to a Sunday Supper - “Food That Says Welcome” - https://amzn.to/2ELuyky "Sunday Dinner in the South” by Ta ...…
 
Southerners are known for their hospitality but it does take some planning, especially if you're expecting houseguests! Lainie and Laura Beth are sharing thoughts on setting up a guest bedroom and bathroom so that you're prepared to host well! We also take a look at some of the South's best restaurant chains, and yes, we mention more than just ...…
 
Here we go again holding onto the good of The South! Laura Beth tells all on what being a winner on Wheel of Fortune is like! She and her husband are the featured contestants on WOF's blog this week. Check out more of their experience: https://www.wheeloffortune.com/contestants?c=philip--laura-bethp110019 We are diving deeper into the 80th anni ...…
 
Co-host Laura Beth Peters tells about being on "Sweethearts Week" for WHEEL OF FORTUNE. We also take a look at What is Mardi Gras? Mardi Gras trip planning: https://www.mardigrasneworleans.com "Gone with the Wind" is coming BACK to theaters Feb 28, Mar 3.Find a theatre near you: https://www.fathomevents.com…
 
On this episode we are covering Keeneland - an internationally renowned racecourse founded in 1936 and the Thoroughbred industry's leading auction house. Located in Lexington, KY. Join us there for the spring meet on April 6th! General admission tickets: https://www.keeneland.com If you like our podcast and if you want to hold onto the good of ...…
 
We're giving you our best Bourbon 101 and we promise you'll learn something in today's episode full of nuggets about this famous libation! We also had a little fun talking about some southern expression that might need translating. Resources of things mentioned in this episode: Buttermilk Pie Recipe: https://bit.ly/2DEg7ym We tasted Four Roses, ...…
 
We had so much fun talking about southern beauty shops and the community that happens in this staple of southern culture! We concluded with a tribute to the victorious southern, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This was a fun read (lots of photography too) - "The Beauty Box" https://amzn.to/2SbmqRSBy Laura Beth Peters.
 
With the recent passing of Herb Kelleher, former Southwest Airlines CEO, we are talking about the changes he brought to the industry. We're also diving into our new segment "When in the South" with observations from new comers to the area that are probably all too familiar to anyone that lives or travels to the south! And if you're looking for ...…
 
What does a southerner eat for good luck and prosperity on New Year's Day? Plus, Southern Events to mark on your calendar for 2019!By Laura Beth Peters.
 
Merry Christmas! Sisters Lainie and Laura Beth are in the Christmas spirit sharing about a special Appalachian Train with history, a typical southern breakfast, and of course, a discussion on fruitcake! A go-to recipe for biscuits..make sure it's White Lily Flour!By Laura Beth Peters.
 
A hidden gem we have to share about in Alabama, Thank You Notes, Southern Movies and Family Style Seating.. lots of Alabama influence in today's episode! Gift Idea for any Southerner: Pulled Pork Shredder - https://amzn.to/2TkJQC1By Laura Beth Peters.
 
As we love doing, we have a tasty beverage to share as we dive deep into thoughtful gift giving.By Laura Beth Peters.
 
As we sip on some festive punch we dive into a personal love - Southern Rock! Muscle Shoals documentary mentioned in this podcast is available via Amazon: https://amzn.to/2PhNA46 St. Cecilia Punch recipe: https://charlestonmag.com/features/st_cecilia_society_punch Ham Delights recipe: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/216756/baked-ham-and-chees ...…
 
Join us as we sip on some punch and chat about city vs. country ham! We'll also discuss the slower pace of life in the South and the deep need to be known by your community. We read an excerpt from the handy devotional "52 Life Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life": https://amzn.to/2Ul6Gth Regional Events mentioned on this episode: Atlanta, GA “M ...…
 
Anders and Darniesha explore the world of sexism in scouting in this episode. From the Boy Scouts accepting girls as scouts for the first time, to scandals in scouting organizations, to deciding what it's going to take to achieve equality for all people. No topic is off limits in this episode of Sweet Tea! *******Follow the hosts and Sweet Tea ...…
 
We packed in the topics today as we acknowledge the passing of a picking legend, talk about what's in a Southern Name and Lainie gets to eliminate fears we might have of cooking with cast iron. Follow us @steelmagnoliaspodcast LODGE's recommendations for cast iron care: http://www.lodgemfg.com/use-and-care/cast-iron-lets-cook…
 
Sisters Lainie Stubblefield and Laura Beth Peters kick off Episode 1 talking about what else than Pimiento Cheese and Thanksgiving; getting you ready for great conversation on the big day! Follow us @steelmagnoliaspodcast Pimiento Cheese Recipe: Cranberry Relish Recipe: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/pineapple-cranberry-sauce-with-chiles-and ...…
 
This week, special guests Ebonee Funderburk and KJ Webb join our hosts as they settle the debate of HBCU's vs. PWI's. From choosing the right school, to campus life, to finding a job post-graduation, all the tea will be spilled on this episode of Sweet Tea! *******Follow the hosts and Sweet Tea pages on Instagram******* Sweet Tea Page: @sweette ...…
 
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