Category Archives: Favorite destinations

Kel’s Café on Hiatus (plus eating and drinking our way through Europe)

Hello Dear Readers, I just wanted to let you know that Kel’s Café will be on hiatus until early 2020. I recently had shoulder surgery and need to take off a couple of months to fully heal before getting back … Continue reading

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It’s the Final Final Four: Get Your Tickets Now!

No, I’m not talking about hoops, but instead the just as exciting last two nights of The Got to Be NC Competition Series. Competing in tomorrow night’s battle are the Sedgefield Culinary Crushers, winner of the Greensboro teams, and Team … Continue reading

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Tickets to the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Battle of Champions Go On Sale 10/3/16 at 7:00pm!

  I am thrilled to announce that the 2016 Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Battle of Champions returns to Raleigh in mid-November. The six chef teams, winners of their regional battles, will compete for bragging rights and a grand … Continue reading

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Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Returns to Raleigh July 11 to 24!

I am so excited to announce that The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, a single-elimination tournament highlighting the best of the state’s food, agriculture and culinary talent, returns to Raleigh with interactive battles July 11, 12, 14, 18, … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Chef Christopher Hill, Faire Restaurant, Raleigh, NC

  As part of the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, Triangle 2015, I had the pleasure to interview the talented chefs from the four Raleigh restaurants participating in this year’s competition and learn more about their culinary experience, … Continue reading

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Act Fast to Win Two Tickets to the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series this Thursday in Raleigh

Those of you who follow my blog may remember that I had the honor of serving as a guest judge at the Fire in the Triangle this summer and had a blast! Check out my post at:  http://wp.me/p1m2u9-20Z.  I’m happy to … Continue reading

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Introducing The Cake Lady: Four Questions Answered

    A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of having lunch with Jenny Albright, aka The Cake Lady (www.facebook.com/TheCakeLadyNC) and asking her about her business and her delicious cake creations. Jenny and I briefly worked together earlier … Continue reading

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Fun, Fun, Fun at Food Lion’s Frugal Cook-off! (Plus a Major Giveaway!)

  $15.00 to spend. 20 minutes to plan and shop. 45 minutes to cook. Oh yeah, and one secret ingredient. Those were the contestant guidelines at the Food Lion Frugal Cook-Off, which was held last week in Raleigh, N.C. To … Continue reading

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Let Me Pamper You!

  Editor’s note: Early in 2017, I decided to hang up my Pampered Chef apron. It was a hard decision as I love the products and especially the people associated with the company. I’m still in touch with many people … Continue reading

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Fired Up About Fire in the Triangle

  I had the great fortune to be a media judge this week at the Fire in the Triangle Competition Dining Series quarterfinal battle (lucky, lucky, lucky me!) If you’re not familiar with this Iron Chef-style competition, it is part … Continue reading

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