Restaurant Review: Aria Tuscan Grill

May Girl Nosh was at Aria Tuscan Grill in Uptown Charlotte.  We were a small group this time, but the restaurant was jammed with prom-goers.  It made for some very interesting people watching.  I saw a lot of first time high-heel wearers.  Good times.  Anyway, here’s the girls: Our waiter greeted us and brought us … Continue reading

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

Melt in Your Mouth Lemon Bars

My daughter Mary Ashley loves to cook with me, but she prefers baking sweets over dinner every night.  So, because I am a wonderful parent, I bribe her to help me make dinner by agreeing to bake a dessert at the same time.  One night we pulled up this recipe as we were making dinner and … Continue reading

Happy 4th of July!

Fourth of July falls on Thursday this year, so I need some easy ideas for our annual cookout this year.  We intend to have a few families over for hamburgers and hotdogs, then head up to the high school for our town’s firework display.  Happy Birthday, America! The desserts I’ve chosen are quite simple.  The … Continue reading

Susan’s Lemon Icebox Pie

This is absolutely one of my favorite pies. It is no-bake and super easy to make! Perfect for a summer day.  My mom made these when I was a little girl for my dad, so it reminds me of that wonderful time.  I hope it transports you to summer! Susan’s Lemon Icebox Pie INGREDIENTS 1/2 … Continue reading

Lemon Crumb Bars

I am not crazy about lemon flavor, but my husband loves it.  I am crazy about sweetened condensed milk.  So, with these bars, we are both happy. Lemon Crumb Bars INGREDIENTS 1 (18 1/2 ounce) box lemon cake mix or 1 (18 1/2 ounce) box yellow cake mix 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine, softened 1 … Continue reading

Eggnog Thumbprints

Every year I have such grand dreams of baking these fabulous cookies, these intricate creations that are beautifully decorated and look really fancy…but I always fall back on the old favorites.  These, however, I tried for the first time this Christmas, and they were delicious! Eggnog Thumbprints INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 … Continue reading