Category Archives: Favorite destinations

Charming, Charming Charleston with a Small Side of Savannah: Low Country Hospitality, Food and Fun

  Brad and I recently took a trip to one of my favorite southern cities (actually, make that all cities), Charleston, S.C., for the 15th anniversary of our first date. How romantic! The weather goddesses smiled upon us and we … Continue reading

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Whisk Me Away to Whisk

If you haven’t been to Whisk yet, put down whatever you are doing and go. What a wonderful, wonderful kitchen store and more. And yes, all of you Cary-haters (you know who you are), it is worth the trip to … Continue reading

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Jazz, Jambalaya and a Jolly Good Parade: Fun in the French Quarter

Brad and I recently went to New Orleans to catch the 30th Annual French Quarter Music Festival. This was Brad’s first visit to NOLA. I attended a conference here last year while the festival was going on and thought Brad … Continue reading

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Raleigh’s Five Best Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

I love pimento cheese and chances are if you’re from the South, you do, too. There’s nothing more comforting than a warm and gooey grilled pimento cheese sandwich and a bowl of yummy soup or some homemade chips. I recently … Continue reading

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Tip of the Month, March 2013: Covet Your Cookbook Collection

My love of books started shortly after I was born and has been a huge factor in my career choices: librarian, writer and editor. My fascination with cookbooks started in junior high school. My parents had a small collection and … Continue reading

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What to Do In Snowshoe — Foodwise, That Is

Located in West-By-God Virginia, Snowshoe Mountain is one of the most popular ski areas in the southeast, with slopes and trails for all levels of skiers, snow boarders and tubers. I wish I could say that it is a popular … Continue reading

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Tip of the Month, January 2013: Best Soup in Raleigh? Enter to Win

For my first giveaway of 2013, I’d love for my readers to provide me tips on where I can get the best soups in the Raleigh area. Stuff that would rival your grandmother’s homemade chicken soup. Stuff that would make … Continue reading

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2012: A Look Back at Travel, Food and Drinks

First off, I’d like to wish all of my readers a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year! Thanks for your “likes” and comments, and please keep them coming! As the year comes to its end, I’d like to share some … Continue reading

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Tip of the Month, December 2012: Get Your Tailgate On

Much of the fun of going to football games is the tailgating, before (and sometimes after) the game. What a fun atmosphere, with people wearing their team colors and enjoying great food and drink with their friends and maybe a … Continue reading

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Rockin’ Oyster “Rockefeller” Stew

“He was a bold man who first ate an oyster”  ~ Johnathan Swift My ex mother-in-law is a wonderful country cook. Her fried chicken is the best I’ve ever had, period. Geraldine also makes what she calls Oyster Stew. I … Continue reading

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