La Villetta Restaurant-Farmingdale, New York

I wish I could take credit for finding this hidden gem, but I can’t. All credit and thanks go to my friend Rene. She discovered this restaurant while searching for a place for us to meet and catch up over lunch. La Villetta is a quiet restaurant located on Fulton Street in Farmingdale. There isn’t…

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

One of my favorite desserts to make for the holidays is cheesecake. I love to change up the recipe by adding different ingredients and flavors. This year for Mother’s Day I decided to spice things up by swapping out my usual graham cracker crust for Oreo cookies and adding chocolate chips.  I used the Chocolate Crème Oreos which…

Big Lee’s-Serious About Barbecue-Ocala, FL

Big Lee’s-Serious About Barbecue is located in Ocala, Florida.   My latest food trip was a trip to Central Florida to check out this BBQ for myself. Big Lee’s is a food truck which is only open on Fridays and Saturdays. The pitmaster behind this outstanding BBQ is Rashad Jones, host of Food Network’s “Eat, Sleep, BBQ”. I…

Big Daddy’s Restaurant- Massapequa, NY

Big Daddy’s Restaurant in Massapequa, “Home of Southern Food & Pit BBQ”, two of my favorite cuisines. Located less than 10 miles away, I have no idea how I was unaware of this place which opened in 1993. Specializing in Cajun, Creole and Southern foods, this restaurant is sure to please. One of the many things I like…