Category Archives: Reviews

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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Baked Ziti from The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Food Collection by Robyn Webb

  I was recently invited to participate in a virtual blog book tour for bestselling author, Robyn Webb’s new cookbook, The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Food Collection: 9 Essential Recipes You Need to Create 90 Amazing Complete Meals (American Diabetes Association, … Continue reading

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Celebrate Can-It-Forward Day with Pickled Dill Beans and a Giveaway!

Calling all canners! The Ball® brand will host this year’s sixth annual Can-It-Forward Day on Friday, July 22. This year, Ball is “hosting Can-It-Forward Day entirely online via Facebook Live. Throughout the day, the Ball brand and our expert ambassadors … Continue reading

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My Fat Dad’s Cheese Fondue, Book Blog Tour, and Giveaway!

When asked to participate in the My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, with Recipes blog tour, I jumped at the chance. This book received fantastic reviews, and it also gave me the chance to recreate one of its … 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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Mesa Latin Kitchen, Muy Bueno!

I was invited to provide media coverage for Mesa Latin Kitchen’s Día De Los Muertos Festival in Durham on November 1, a day to celebrate the loved ones that no longer with us. In Latin American cultures, the holiday includes … Continue reading

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Mesa Latin Kitchen’s First Annual Día De Los Muertos Festival is This Sunday, 11/1/15!

I am so excited to provide media coverage on Kel’s Café for Mesa Latin Kitchen’s Día De Los Muertos Festival in Durham this Sunday, Nov. 1, from noon to 8:00 pm, and I hope you will be able to check out this … Continue reading

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The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen by Amelia Saltsman: Buy This Book!

  Recently I was sent a review copy of The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen: A Fresh Take on Tradition by Amelia Saltsman (2015). What a jewel of a cookbook! Since I am not Jewish, I was quite interested to take a … Continue reading

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Channel Your Inner Cookie Monster with These Great Mixes From Krusteaz and Enjoy a Back-to-School Giveaway!

The folks at Krusteaz are spoiling me again, this time with several great cookie mixes, just in time for back-to-school snacks or lunchbox treats. I was thrilled to open my latest box of goodies from Krusteaz. In addition to receiving … Continue reading

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