One of the first blogger meet and greets I attended was held at Chuy's with a group of Charlotte area bloggers. We had the most fun tasting food and drinks, not to mention chatting and laughing all night. The minute I read the description for the Baja Shrimp Tacos I knew I had to order them. … [Read more...] about Tasty Tuesday – Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Jalapeno Sauce
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When I want to treat myself, I don't reach for chocolate or cake. I'm a savory girl. I go for steak. Or ribeyes to be specific. "The rib eye or "ribeye" was originally, as the name implies, the center best portion of the rib steak, without the bone. It is both flavorful and tender, coming from … [Read more...] about Five easy tips to cook the Best. Steak. Ever.
I was born and raised in Iowa and the only true fresh seafood we had was what my brothers and I caught whenever we went fishing. Everything else was shipped in and never really tasted that great. So when I moved to Connecticut I was a little hesitant to try anything that was made with … [Read more...] about NCADC Cultured Seafood Festival: New Bern NC March 9, 2018
Do you remember the "good old days" when you were told first thing in the morning to "go outside and play" and you played with your friends until the street lights came on? You went home when you were hungry, and when your mom yelled out the door for you to come inside. And if you didn't come home … [Read more...] about Go outside and play!
I've always been a big supporter of charity walks. Starting in elementary school I participated in more March of Dimes walks than I can count. Then after my sister-in-law died of breast cancer I took part in three Komen 3-Day for the Cure walks. When my friend Elaine was diagnosed with, and … [Read more...] about Walk for UNC Children’s at Midtown Park in Raleigh on November 4
Before having kids, one of my favorite things to do on a Saturday morning was to get up early and run to the farmer's market to pick up some fresh, local produce. I bought baked goods, flowers, eggs, and of course, fruits and veggies. But I never once thought about purchasing meat from the farmer's … [Read more...] about Farmer’s Market Fresh: North Carolina Pork