Jet's Best Bets for March 2015

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Looking for a great wedding gift? Something small as a housewarming gift? Need a gift for a bridal shower? Here’s a great trio of ideas: Pat McGilberry’s monogrammed tea towels, Stacey Little’s cookbook, and a French rolling pin from Burt Fuller.

Black Belt Treasures Volunteer and Artist Pat McGilberry monograms a single letter on large size flour sack tea towels. Her tea towels have been selling at BBTCAC for several years and have become a top seller. She says, “I started these as a retirement hobby. They really took off when I started doing only a single monogram.” Her hobby keeps her busy, and she is now donating her proceeds to charities in honor of two of her grandchildren. Linking to her past, she loves the work because it connects her to “Grandmother,” who produced needed and utilitarian products, and to Grannie, who sewed heirloom pieces, including Pat’s own wedding dress.


Stacey Little, an increasingly well-known cookbook author and southern food blogger (make sure you visit his blog), gave a well-attended cooking demonstration at BBT in 2014. His The Southern Bite Cookbook is the top-selling cookbook at BBT and would make a great gift to any home chef. Here’s his pimento cheese recipe:


1 lb block sharp cheddar

4 oz cream cheese, room temperature

½ cup mayonnaise

1 4oz jar chopped pimentos, drained

2 tablespoons grated onion

? teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

salt to taste


Grate cheese. Combine shredded cheddar, cream cheese, mayo, pimentos, grated onion, black pepper, and garlic. Stir to combine. Add salt to taste.

You might want to add some bacon bits, and a summer tomato is a must!

And don’t forget the hand turned rolling pin! The artist Burt Fuller says, “I been whittlin’ since I was a kid.” Burt uses mahogany, walnut, Osage orange, and several other woods to craft not only rolling pins, but a variety of kitchen utensils like tasting spoons, spreaders, and roux stirrers. In addition to his woodworking, Burt has a passion for music and had a dance band when he was only fourteen. He’s been a member of a gospel group for more than 30 years and is a regular with the Jacky Jack White’s Sucarnochee Review in Sumter County.

BBT has gift and wedding registries. Plus, your gifts are beautifully wrapped, for free!

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