The eighth annual 2012 Spring Chicken Festival/Chicken Cooking Contest in late April, and the more recent fourth annual Brenau Barbecue Championship mark the official start of grilling season. The former event sponsored by Keep Hall Beautiful was created to promote the leading agricultural money maker in Hall County - chicken.
The recent rise in the cost of gasoline is squeezing every family budget item, and experts say that this is only the beginning. I don't know about you, but there's no wiggle room in my budget as it is.
How are you doing with your New Year's resolutions? We've entered the second week of 2012 and I fear some of us may have faltered a bit and need encouragement. My resolution to eat more "good-for-you" foods is proving to be a challenge.
It's that time again. A new year is about to unfold, and we vow to "do (fill-in-the- blank) better this year!" It also follows on the heels of the most festive time of the year, a time when we throw caution to the wind and eat our way through mountains of calorie-laden foods at every opportunity.