Milky Way Cake

Looking for a decadent dessert that’s relatively easy to make?  Try this Milky Way cake.  I used a red velvet cake mix for mine,  but next time?  Butter Cake all the way. Milky Way Cake INGREDIENTS 18 1/4 butter recipe yellow cake mix, i use duncan hines 1/2 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup water 4 large … Continue reading

Carrabba’s Bread Dipping Spice

I usually refuse to go to chain restaurants.  There are so many choices out there, why waste your dining dollars on a chain where you know exactly what is on the menu and the masses will follow you there?  Well, one reason is because sometimes you just crave a dish.  And familiarity can be a … Continue reading

French Onion Soup

I think French Onion soup is my favorite soup of all time.  The KING of soups!  When I was a kid, I almost choked on a big glob of cheese while eating a cup in the mall, but now I am much more careful.  Smaller bites.  Chewing. My favorite soups are ones that have a … Continue reading

Cafe Monte in Charlotte

Café Monte My girlfriend and I decided to give this place a try because we found a Living Social deal that was too good to pass up.  So glad we did!  The interior is fun yet elegant.  When we were there, they had live music playing in a corner and a pastry case on the … Continue reading

Linguine With Mushrooms and Garlic Cream Sauce

Pasta, mushrooms and cream.  Really, that’s all I need to write, right? Linguine With Mushrooms and Garlic Cream Sauce INGREDIENTS Parmesan, for sprinkling fresh parsley, chopped 2 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes 4 ounces linguine salt 1/2 cup whipping cream fresh ground pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crumbled 3 medium garlic cloves, minced … Continue reading

Coney Island Burgers–Copycat

Ask and ye shall receive!  This fun project started with a Facebook posts to my friends back in Crestview, Florida.  I begged them to give me some ideas about what might be in the sauce from those irresistible burgers we love from our hometown dive:  Coney Island!  The replies were varied and numerous, so I … Continue reading

Midwood Smokehouse in Charlotte

My husband and I visited the Midwood Smokehouse today and we were so so so happy.  So happy.  This is huge.  Because I’m not crazy about barbecue.  I was trying to be nice when I agreed to go.  But lord-have-mercy…it was good. Inside is pretty hip.  Lots of metal pig memorabilia, waitresses wearing “Bacon” socks … Continue reading