Helen Ellis

Food & Drink

Oh, My Pimento Cheese, to Me You Are So Wonderful!

Any way you spread it, the Southern dip appeals to the heart

Arts & Culture

Christmas at Dollywood: Over-the-Top Joy

A newbie gets the spirit of the season at Dolly Parton’s theme park

Home & Garden

Rebecca Gardner Is the South’s Doyenne of Entertaining

Step inside the tinsel-gilded, garland-bedecked, glitter-frosted, champagne-soaked gumdrop-and-marshmallow world of the Savannah merrymaking maven

Home & Garden

All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Fake Trees!

An ode to the Southern art of holiday overdecorating

In Good Spirits

24-Hour Punch

A bowl, a dipper, and a bottle of bourbon: A spirited Mississippi spin on the church-lady favorite lives up to its name

The Manual of Southern Know-How

When to Write a Thank-You Note

The wry author and Alabama native shares the Dos and Don’ts

Why We Love the Gulf

Everybody Has A Comeback Story

An annual father-daughter poker trip to a Biloxi casino captures what it means to be down but not out