Mac’s Speed Shop- Charlotte, NC

Mac’s Speed Shop has multiple locations throughout North Carolina and one in Greenville, SC.  During a quick trip to Charlotte, I visited the South Blvd. location. They had a decent lunch crowd. There wasn’t much parking available but I took that as a good sign. The waitress brought a basket of hush puppies to the table for starters….

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party NYC 2017

  The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in New York City is one of my favorite events. It takes place over 2 days. I managed to attend both Saturday and Sunday this year. I don’t recall ever doing that before. I had such a good time on Saturday I decided to go back on Sunday to…

Smoke on the Water- Greenville, SC

  I recently fell in love with downtown Greenville, SC. Main Street is lined with shops and restaurants.  Falls Park on the Reedy has a beautiful waterfall. On the corner of Main Street sits Smoke on the Water.  I decided to stop in for a quick bite to eat. There was seating both inside and out….

Max Brenner- New York, NY

  Max Brenner-New York is located in the Union Square vicinity.  The location is great and the atmosphere inside makes for a nice dining experience.  I had dinner with my friend Jeanette after work. We had a lovely evening.  We had reservations so we were seated at our table right away. The service was good and the menu…

Waffles, waffles and more waffles.

I was inspired to make waffles topped with pineapples and bananas. I sautéed the pineapples in butter and brown sugar before placing them over the waffles.  I sautéed the bananas in butter only. Instead pancake syrup, I made a salted caramel sauce to add a different burst of flavor. They wouldn’t be complete without the finishing touch of whipped cream and a…

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q- Bluffton, SC

I am no stranger to Jim ‘N Nick’s. This is one of my regular stops in South Carolina. Whenever I am in Bluffton, I make it a point to have lunch or dinner there at least once before heading back north. What do I love so much about it? For starters, their cheddar biscuits are delicious. I look forward…

Savannah’s Candy Kitchen

Savannah’s Candy Kitchen is found in the heart of Savannah, Georgia’s famous River Street.  The store is located along the Savannah River lined with quaint boutiques, restaurants, galleries and more. I was literally like a kid in a candy shop when I stepped inside of Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. I was amazed by vast assortment of caramel apples. Some of them were…

Skillet Brownie Cheesecake Sundaes

What do you do when you are craving both brownies and cheesecake? You combine the two to make something out of this world!!!! I had 4 cast iron cookie skillets so I decided to try 4 variations of the same ingredients. Each skillet has both brownie and cheesecake. I used boxed brownie mix along with a combination of…

Corned Beef and Cabbage Pizza

Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional meal for St. Patrick’s Day. I happened to come across a restaurant that was serving corned beef and cabbage pizza in honor of the holiday. It was amazingly delicious.  It’ not something most people would ever think of but I am so glad I tried it. I will…

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down cakes

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down cakes are the perfect dessert. These are great when you are having a few guests over for dinner or just coffee, tea and dessert. You can serve them with fresh whipped cream and strawberries or drizzle your favorite topping over them like I did. Either way, they look and taste great. Make your…

Pillsbury Apple Crescent Dumplings

Pillsbury Apple Crescent Dumplings have been around for decades. This was a regular dessert in my house as a child. I have fond memories of my sister making these for us on a Friday or Saturday night. They didn’t last very long. As soon as they came out of the oven we devoured them and…

Harbs Restaurant-New York, NY

As I was walking along 9th Ave in Chelsea, I happened to casually look in the window of Harbs Restaurant. I was totally blown away by the exquisite cakes on display. They were so unique I was intrigued by what I was seeing. The Green Tea Mousse Cake immediately caught my eye. I was on…