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Kel’s Café Nutty Chocolate Chip Banana Squares

Got overripe, brown bananas? Instead of making traditional banana bread (and there is nothing wrong with that!), consider these awesome Nutty Chocolate Chip Banana Squares, which are easy to whip up and taste fantastic – a bit addictive, in fact! … Continue reading


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Kel’s Spicy Salsa (Preserving Version) with Homemade Tortilla Chips

  My good friend PJ gifted me with a bunch of homegrown tomatoes in August, and I decided to can them using my spicy salsa recipe. If you live near Raleigh, there’s still time to make this wonderful salsa to … Continue reading

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Hooray for Horseradish!

Did you know that July is national horseradish month? Well, it is, and to celebrate here is a great recipe to showcase this spicy and pungent root —horseradish mashed red potatoes (Yukon golds work well, too.) Talk about some awesome … Continue reading

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Kitchen Update, July 19, 2013: A Bit of Chaos

I’ve had several friends ask for updates on our kitchen remodel since my initial post on June 27. Right now we are in a bit of chaos, with things improving by the day. We’ve had a few issues to contend … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Glenlake Café, Raleigh, N.C.

Nestled in an office park off of Edwards Mill Road, behind Stough Elementary School and the back entrance of Crabtree Valley Mall, is Glenlake Café (4141 Parklake Ave Raleigh, N.C. 27612), a small place that serves breakfast and lunch, M-F, … Continue reading

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Kel’s Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas

With all of the rain that has soaked Raleigh in the past several months, we haven’t grilled outside nearly as much as we normally would. One of the last things I made before our kitchen remodel began were these wonderful … Continue reading

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Kel’s Fresh and Easy Pico de Gallo

You say tomayto, I say tomahto, let’s call the whole thing off – Louis Armstrong Don’t call off this delicious pico de gallo recipe, regardless of how you pronounce one of my favorite foods in the world – the awesome … Continue reading

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Kel’s Crab Salad Stuffed Avocados – Yum!

Whenever I come home from the beach, I usually am still craving seafood. Our last visit was no different, and this time crab was on my mind — crab salad in particular. I have had a fondness for crabs since … Continue reading

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Kel’s Famous Crunchy Fried Chicken

I decided to learn how to fry chicken and make homemade gravy while I was still in high school. I was dating Ted, who later turned out to be my ex-husband. His mom, Geraldine, made some of the best fried … Continue reading

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Let the Kitchen Games Begin!

Brad and I bought our house in late 2006 and started moving in the following spring. It’s a funky and modern home — an envelope house, if you will, which basically means it’s a house inside of house and is … Continue reading

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