August

I do not get paid for this.  The restaurants do not offer me free meals.  From my taste buds to yours; this is the definitive MONTHLY list of restaurants you MUST try.  Don’t expect to see the same (10) every month.  Th...


Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Cookie dough cheesecake bars     If you have not figured it out by now, I’m a fatty.  Nothing gives me joy like delicious decadent delights.  Nothing is better than a sinful treat I can pair with an ice cold glass...


The Definitive Bacon Recipe

It goes without saying that I am a bacon believer.  I subscribe to the Holy Grail of Pork Belly.  Maybe it is because I did not eat a lot of bacon growing up but I literally could eat slice upon slice until the pigs came home...


Apple Bacon Pie

apple bacon pie   I had a blast being on THE CHEW.  Even though I didn’t win, I enjoyed the experience.   Here’s a link to the recipe. Like it, tweet it, pin it   http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipe...



2 Lite Sauces in 30 minutes!

Woke up thinking Sauce! Here are two of my favorite Lite Sauce Recipes you can make in 30 – 45 minutes.


Strawberry Rhubarb Orange-Scented Pudding Cake

I have to say, though, that there is one particular ingredient that is currently in season that I really only know to pair with one thing… rhubarb and it’s BFF, the strawberry. These two flavors are simply put, soul mates ...


Banana Split Bread

Banana split bread   Who doesn’t love banana bread?  I’ll wait……..  That’s what I thought.  Even if you’re not a big fan of bananas you can still get down with the occasional slice of potassium enriched loaf...


National Fried Chicken Day

National fried chicken day   It is National Fried Chicken Day!! If you aren’t clucking or licking your fingers somewhere today; you aren’t American.  Chicken, particularly fried chicken is one of the most consumed foo...



Shop House

I have learned that it is best to write about food experiences “in the moment”.   And despite the fact that I am driving, I had to jot down the sensations going on in my mouth. Sorry Oprah! I remember the excitement of Ch...


 
 
 
 
 

The Java House

  Call me old-fashion, old school or down right nostalgic.  But I still grin every time I drive down a perfectly paved road in small town America.  Nothing says America like “Main Street”; which is exactly where I fo...