Summer’s Best

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Our can’t miss picks for what to see, watch, read (and enjoy) this summer

SEE: Villain-turned-dad

Steve Carell and Jason Segel are the voice-over stars in the animated “Despicable Me” (PG), a heartwarming story of a villain-turned-father with plenty of laughs along the way. When Gru, one of the greatest criminals in the world, uses three orphan girls for one of his diabolical plans, he discovers a reward he never expected. “Despicable Me” is OK viewing for all ages, but as enjoyable for adults as for the kids.  Despicable Me” is now playing in theaters all across the country.

WATCH: Modern-day Robin Hood

In TNT’s “Leverage,” five criminals band together to steal from the corrupt and give back to their victims. Nathan Ford, played by Timothy Hutton, is a former insurance investigator who goes against his better judgment to lead a team of con artists and thieves bent on shaking down wealthy businessmen and criminals who have somehow victimized the less fortunate. “Leverage” is clever and entertaining, with little violence and foul language, and appropriate for older children. Sundays, 9/8c (PG – LV)

READ: A taste of history by Deishima Byrum

Carolyn Quick Tillery’s Southern Homecoming Traditions: Recipes and Remembrances, (Citadel Press, 2006) preserves a unique heritage with fascinating stories, beautiful photos and delicious recipes.

The cookbook features recipes from Morehouse, Spelman, Morris Brown, Interdenominational Theological and Clark Atlanta, and is now available in paperback, with recipes for everything from beverages, soups, salads and appetizers to main dishes, sides, breads and desserts. Tillery has also published recipe collections from past military wives, Hampton Institute, Howard University and Tuskegee Institute. She makes learning African American history and culture as enjoyable as the cooking and sharing of a fabulous meal everyone will remember.

Share and Win! Share a favorite cultural recipe here and be entered in a drawing to win your own copy of Southern Homecoming Traditions.

Stephanie is the Social Media and Entertainment Manager for Hope for Women Magazine. She is a new wife who loves pursuing the mysteries and blessings of married life! God has instilled in her a passion for people (particularly women), entertainment, and humor. You can find Stephanie rambling from time to time at The Purple Parachute and sharing The Quote Collection that inspires her.

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