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Lucky New Year's Day foods, the southern tradition.

12/28/2012 ● By John Lee

For many people, January 1st offers an opportunity to forget the past and make a clean new start. But instead of leaving everything up to fate, why not enjoy a meal to increase your good fortune? There are a variety of foods that are believed to be lucky and to improve the odds that next year will be a great one. Traditions vary from culture to culture, but there are some good ole staples here in the South that folk take very serious like black-eyed peas, pork, greens and/or cabbage.

5 Office Holiday Party Tips

12/20/2012 ● By Kathryn

‘Tis the season of the office holiday party, and though you’re looking forward to letting loose with your coworkers, it’s important to keep one thing in mind. The office holiday party isn’t Vegas, and what happens at the office holiday party will be talked about until next year’s office holiday party.

Traditional Holiday Eggnog

12/20/2012 ● By John Lee

We grew up with eggnog, the kind you buy in a carton, and every Christmas holiday we kids drank up as much of it as we could. I didn’t even know that eggnog was a “spiked” drink until well into my adult years.

Holiday Happenings

11/27/2012 ● By John Lee

Weeks before Santa Claus makes his roof landings and descends chimneys, the communities awaiting him do their part to set the stage for Christmas. In fact, late November and early December offer the most opportunities to catch the holiday spirit in Eastern North Carolina

Introducing Bethany Bradsher as a contributing writer for Impressions

11/27/2012 ● By John Lee

For more than 20 years, Bethany has had the privilege of telling amazing stories that also happen to be true. As a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, Internet columnist, author and ghostwriter, She has interviewed some of the top athletes in the sports world and had a front-row seat to events and tales that prove why this country is gripped by collegiate and professional sports.

Selecting a Single Malt

11/05/2012 ● By John Lee

Single malt Scotch whiskey is a drink steeped in history, and has been distilled in Scotland for at least 500 years. Termed "aqua vitae," or "water of life," it has been used medicinally for centuries, and is today a very popular drink. The "single" means that it comes from one distillery, as opposed to blended Scotch like Johnnie Walker, which includes many different single malts in one bottle.

March of Dimes 2012 Signature Chefs Auction Raises Thousands

10/12/2012 ● By Kathryn

The March of Dimes held its 2012 Greenville Signature Chefs Auction on Thursday, October 4, 2012. Once again, this year’s event featured the culinary talents of Greenville’s finest local chefs and restaurants! Sample signature dishes from local Chefs were available while attendees bid on unique and tempting silent and live auction packages, all to benefit the March of Dimes mission.

Spotlight on a Restaurant: Cafe Duo of Greenville and Chocowinity

10/08/2012 ● By Kathryn

In this issue of Impressions, we spotlight Café Duo Restaurant, which has two locations, one at 505 Red Banks Road in the Lynndale Shoppes in Greenville and one on Highway 33 in Chocowinity, NC. Café Duo is a neighborhood casual restaurant owned by a duo of chefs, a husband and wife team that share the same passion for food and cooking, Executive Chef Chris and Pastry Chef Mayra. The Duo of chefs have over 20 years of experience creating delicious recipes for patrons to enjoy.

Impressions Releases Fall Winter Magazine

09/23/2012 ● By Kathryn

Impressions Magazine has released the digital version of its Fall/Winter 2012 Edition. Since 1997, Impressions has been the city, lifestyle magazine of Greenville, NC. To catch a sneak peak of the magazine online before the print edition hits the street, visit the link below: http://issuu.com/impressions/docs/impressions_magazine_fall_winter_2012 To become our ad partner online or in the next print edition, call 252-355-8345 or email kathryn@impressionsgroupllc.com .

Healthy Game Day Tomato Salsa with Cucumber "Chips"

09/08/2012 ● By Kathryn

The Good News... This healthy take on the traditional chips-and-salsa combo is nearly fat-free and super-refreshing. The antioxidant-rich salsa is delicious served right after it's made, but the flavors meld nicely after a day or two in the refrigerator.

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