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April McKinney

The 4 Franklin Honeys You Need To Try

June 8, 2021

Through exploring Franklin’s Beekeeping and Honey scene, I’ve learned that this hard and sacred work is an art form. It seems to me that this beekeeping hobby quickly becomes a…

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9 Healthy Franklin Restaurants You Must Try

April 13, 2021

Franklin may be known for its Southern comfort food, but you’ll also find incredible organic, farm-to-table restaurants, fresh juice bars, and healthier spins on Southern cuisine. If you’re looking for…

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10 Romantic Date Ideas in Franklin, Tennessee

February 10, 2021

When many of us stay cooped up at home during the doldrums of winter, sometimes a night out on the town is just what the doctor ordered. As a mom…

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Franklin Food Itineraries for Every Appetite

September 22, 2020

One of my favorite aspects about planning a weekend getaway is researching the very best cuisine the area has to offer. I’m thrilled to find the town’s perfect ice cream…

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20 Reasons to Love Fall in Franklin

September 16, 2020

The quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald that says, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall,” certainly rings true amidst the streets of downtown Franklin. Every…

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With 6 Kid-Friendly Spots

September 2, 2020

A saving grace for my kids and I during this summer has been going to get a sweet treat on a whim, just because we all need a little pick…

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Your Guide to Great Outdoor Eats and Drinks

June 17, 2020

It’s that time of year folks! During these warmer months, there’s nothing I enjoy more than outdoor dining, hence the name of my cookbook, “The Outdoor Table.” I simply adore…

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Make These 5 Franklin Favorites at Home

May 8, 2020

Whether we like it or not, one of the activities most of us have been doing a lot of during this crazy time is cooking at home. As restaurants begin…

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The Factory at Franklin: Guide to the Best Day Ever

February 18, 2020

The Factory at Franklin is a local treasure and national landmark just a hop, skip, and jump from historic Main Street. First a little history lesson on the place, The…

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Brighten Your Day at These Franklin Coffee Spots

January 18, 2020

As a mom of two preschool-age children, you could say I have become quite the coffee enthusiast within the last five years. I don’t claim to be a coffee expert…

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