Athens

5 Reasons You Should Retire to Athens, Georgia

Congratulations! You are finally ready to retire and settle down in a city that’s perfect for this next phase of your life. Let me tell you about this beautiful place in Northeast Georgia called Athens, also known as the Classic City. Athens is truly a wonderful city for people in all stages of life from college students to young families to retirees. I guarantee that living in Athens will be a...

Thanksgiving Pomegranate-Hazelnut Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

One of Ellen's holiday family traditions is trying a brand new recipe each year. This year's is this yummy Brussels sprouts recipe. Let's try it out together! PREP TIME: 10 min COOK TIME: 15 min SERVINGS: 8 servings INGREDIENTS • 2 pounds fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved • 1/4 cup olive oil • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper • 6...

Ellen’s Tailgate Gumbo Recipe

Ingredients 4 quarts of water or ½ water and ½ chicken stock 4 heaping TBLS or half a jar of premade roux (to taste). I use half a jar for a richer flavor 2 pounds chicken thighs cut and seasoned with Tony’s Cachere’s OR 1 pound Andouille sausage, thinly sliced 12 oz. tasso sliced thin (may substitute spicy or Portuguese chorizo)  1 large onion, chopped 1 green bell...

Why Athens is the Best Place for Young Families

Deciding where you want to raise your family is a big decision that faces many young couples and families. There are so many factors to consider such as housing markets, job opportunities, school systems, family activities, climate, restaurant scenes, and more. Finding a home for young families isn’t as simple as just searching for good school districts anymore, as young families are looking for places...

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