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Georgians and South Carolinians may not agree on the same football teams, but when it comes to summer food and fun, I think we have more in common than not.

Two of my favorite things are outdoor music festivals and the food that goes with them. Even with the temperatures in the triple digits, nothing beats shaggin’ to groups like The Swingin’ Medallions or The Embers. Add some fresh seafood and a slice of cold watermelon before or after to help beat the heat!

If you would like any of the recipes in the pictures below, feel free and reach out. Enjoy and welcome to summer!

This was a friend and me with beach music legend Jackie Gore!


  • Boiled Peanuts Right Out Of The Pot

    Boiled Peanuts

  • Catfish and Coleslaw with Hush Puppies


  • A Ripe Jubilee from South Carolina's Hampton County Watermelon Festival


  • My Wife's Fire Cracker Cold Oven Pound Cake

    Firecracker Cold Oven