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Best of Restaurants: Breakfast

The most important meal of the day, yo

Eggs Benedict and Strawberry Nutella Crepes at Croissants Bakery in Myrtle Beach

Eggs Benedict, Potato Casserole and Ambrosia
Strawberry and Nutella Crepe

Biscuits and Jelly from Loveless Cafe in Nashville

Acai Bowl with Fruit from Bowl’d Berries in Denver, NC

Hashbrowns from Hart and Soul Cafe in Hickory, NC

Ham, Cheese and Mushroom Omelet from Sautee Trail Cafe in Clarkesville, GA

Eggs Benedict at Bistro La Bon in Charlotte, NC

Biscuits and Gravy from Watusi in Hilton Head, SC

French Toast from Citrus, the Diner in Denver, NC


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 first is a white chocolate covered strawberry dipped in red and blue sugar.  If you’ll look in the baking section of your grocery store near the chocolate chips, you’ll see a cup for melting chocolate.  You may use this, or the melting blocks of white chocolate there.  Use your imagination!


After dessert, we will head to the high school to see the fireworks.  For such a small town, Lincolnton has a great display!  They begin around 9pm (or whenever it gets dark enough) but we have to go early to get a parking spot.  There we’ll make camp with our chairs and I’ll bring this set up for a little glow in the dark bowling to keep the kids occupied while they wait. (Thanks to Dumpaday for the idea!)