Dining Blog

Mini Cobblers

I love apple cobbler and peach cobbler, but I wanted to try a mini version of the cobbler, which is great for those who don't want large portions.  These were so much fun to make and I had a blast eating them!  Thanks again to Arlette for this great recipe...

Red Beans and Rice

It has been a long journey.  For the past two days, I have been trying to cook red beans and rice.  When I was in college at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the cafeteria cooks prepared read beans and rice every Monday.  Seriously, they...

Cooking With Cally

By now, you know that I am not a great cook.  So, I called Cally over for a cooking lesson.  Cally is a great cook and has her own business.  Cally's mother also owned her own catering company.  I had no idea how much time and effort goes into...

Anthony’s In the Catalinas

I decided to try a new restaurant, Anthony's In the Catalinas.  I read different reviews. I also saw that this was one of the top 5 restaurants rated by Tucson Living, so I knew it was worth a try.  A wonderful night does not describe our time at Anthony's....

Gender Reveal Party

This will be my only post this week.  I need a break after all of the suspense from this weekend!  I literally felt like I had run a marathon. Our Gender Reveal Party was so much fun!  We were surrounded by over 30 friends and family who attended the...

Commerce Kitchen

I love lunch dates, and this lunch date was special because I spent it with a sweet lady from the Mississippi Delta. She grew up about 45 miles from where I was born and raised.  She graduated from Alabama A & M University and went on to medical school....

The Salty Pelican at Fernandina Beach

After walking around downtown Fernandina Beach, we walked over to The Salty Pelican, which is another local favorite. Everything in downtown Fernandina Beach is within walking distance, so we parked at the marina and walked around to visit the local shops before...

Miraval Resort & Spa, Part I

The hubster and I decided to get away and leave reality behind.  We did just that by going to Miraval Resort & Spa. I have heard so many wonderful things about this resort, so I always wondered, "What's the big deal?" Oprah and Gayle went on a retreat here,...

Wicked Bao at Fernandina Beach

For dinner, the family and I tried Wicked Bao. Hugh from Amelia Island Board Rentals recommended this place, and I'm so glad he did. When we arrived, the place was packed. There were several people standing outside waiting to get in, but it was worth the wait. Wicked...

Cooking With Arlette

I have never cooked shrimp because I know it is easy to overcook shrimp.  I am so tired of messing up different dishes that I called in a professional, my good friend Arlette, to help me with a pasta dish that I saw her cook a few months ago. You might remember...

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Purveyor

Purveyor

Today was a great day! I am celebrating another year and having fun doing it. Today is my...

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San Diego

I spent some quality time in San Diego with my family, and we had a blast hanging out...

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Tropical Sno

Tropical Sno

If you have never had a "sno ball," you don't know what you're missing.  It is a sweet little...

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Going Greek

Going Greek

One of my favorite restaurants has closed.  They had the best lamb chops ever and now I have...

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Yes Indeed!

Yes Indeed!

There's one thing I can't get used to in the desert --- being away from good Southern cooking....

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