Celebrating Local Eats…Peli Peli in Spring, Texas

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division, the makers of PEPCID ®. I received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. As you may or may not […]

Silky Smooth Macaroni and Cheese with Toasted Bread Crumbs

It is rare that I am impressed by macaroni and cheese in a restaurant. I know, as a foodie, I am supposed to turn my nose up at ordering such a childish dish, but come on now…we all know that a great bowl of mac & cheese has the ability to act as a time […]

Charlotte, NC…A Guide to Dining

Where to eat, where to stay, what to do. Let’s say you have a long weekend, and you are looking for somewhere you’ve maybe not considered.  Charlotte, North Carolina should find its way to high on your list. For me, living in Virginia, I always consider Charlotte to be soooo farrrr.  That is, until I […]

Universal Orlando Citywalk

I’m not much of  goer-outer. True story.  I like to keep to myself, talk to myself, listen o music and cook.  And tweet.  I’ll tweet or text you all day long, but if I have to get dressed and go OUT, well, nothankyouverymuch.  I think I feel an ache in my spleen coming on…better not […]

Celebrity Chef Tour 2014…Eggleston, Virginia

I think it’s kind of the running joke with the folks that head up the annual Celebrity Chef Tour.  You see, this tour crosses the country, from places like San Francisco, to Maui, to New York City, Chicago…and Eggleston, Virginia.  That’s right, Eggleston, Virginia.  The tiniest town you’ve never heard of, and yet, this town […]

Loving Las Vegas…and a Huge Giveaway!

Good morning!  I hope you had a great weekend, and are ready for a fun giveaway to continue my 12 Days of Giveaways!  if you haven’t already, you still have time to get in on the KitchenAid Mixer and Waffle Baker Giveaways, so make sure you do that! Today, however, is a little more, well, […]

A Cake Competition… and One of My Favorite Haunts!

I’m not sure how this even happened, but once again, I am judging the cake competition at Pearisburg’s Festival in the Park.  That’s all going down this Saturday, June 15, at 10am.  Hopefully some of you readers are local and will come out for the contest (does anyone local other than my mom read my […]

The Four Seasons Baltimore…Wit and Wisdom Tavern

Have you ever stepped back and thought, while in the moment…Wow, I am some kind of lucky. I do that sometimes. Take last weekend, for example.  I was visiting friends in Baltimore, having one heck of a great time already, when on Saturday night, we dressed up a little and walked over to the Four […]

Travel Love…Annapolis, Maryland

Until this past weekend, I had never been to Annapolis. Sad, really.  I had no idea what I was missing.  But now, I know.  And return I shall. So how did I end up in this charming waterfront town, 5 hours from home? Friends. We had some great friends recently move to Baltimore, and finally, […]