Courtney’s Cupcake Creations

My daughter, Courtney, has been teaching herself how to decorate cupcakes. She found a recipe for frosting online which she now uses consistently. She is learning how to create different colors and various looks by changing the tips on the bag. These are some of her first attempts at decorating. I have to say I am impressed for someone who…

Sprinkles – Las Vegas, NV

I finally made it out to Las Vegas after many years of wanting to go. No trip is ever complete for me without seeking out the best dessert in town. My friend suggested going to Sprinkles for some cupcakes. Great suggestion! The location was excellent. As you can see from the pictures, the interior as…

Havana Central- Roosevelt Field

After seeing pictures of my daughter’s delicious looking meal at Havana Central, I moved it to the top of my “must try” list. I immediately made plans with a friend to have dinner there. The atmosphere was very pleasant featuring live entertainment which is always a plus. There were several tables celebrating special occasions so the environment was…

Corn on the cob with Banana Cornbread Butter and Organic White Popcorn

Inspired by Root & Bone’s corn on the cob with cornbread butter, we added our own twist to it.  My son Gabe, combined banana bread with cornbread to create something spectacular. We used organic white popcorn which we popped ourselves.  Paired with a juicy steak followed by a cupcake for dessert made for a delicious meal….

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…