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5 Ways to Bring Big Flavor to Your Holiday Weekend

Photo by Denny Culbert
Photo by Denny Culbert

A long holiday weekend can conjure dreams of basking in the sun on the beach, taking a dip in the lake, or hiking in the mountains. Whatever the weekend holds, relaxing outside with friends and family is a must. From crab dip better than mom used to make to a grill that will go wherever your plans take you, here are a few ideas to help make your long weekend easier, and tastier too:


Need an easy snack this weekend? Reach for Big T Coastal Provision Crab Dip. Started by Tony and Tracy Blanchard in coastal South Carolina, this no-krab-real-crab only dip is available at grocers throughout the South.

Paw Paw’s Peach Wheat has a wheaty aroma with a strong overtone of sweetened peaches. This is a toast to the beginning of summer from Alabama brewery that gave us Truck Stop Honey, a silver medal award-winner at the Great American Beer Festival.


This Duel Fuel Grill is a combination of charcoal and electric grill making it ideal for cooking quickly without charcoal but designed with perfect air-flow for charcoal cooking. Easy to carry and easy to clean, this portable grill allows you to cook out wherever you want.

Split Creek Farm Goat Cheese

Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen from Louisville chef Edward Lee is chocked full of recipes for grilling, smoking and frying with his signature Korean and Southern fusion style.

Farmstead Goat Cheese from Upstate South Carolina Split Creek Farm. Add it to that crudité plate, top that burger or serve with a glass of vino. Available in logs, cheeseballs and more.



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