Dining Blog

Middendorf’s

While visiting Louisiana, we stopped in Manchac, Louisiana to eat at Middendorf's. My father-in-law loves this restaurant, so we visited while we were in town for an early lunch. Middendorf's is the home of the world famous thin-fried catfish. I don't know about you,...

Grille on Main at Providence

I was looking for a place to grab a bite to eat with the hubby. So, we chose Grille on Main in Providence. This restaurant used to be Grille 29, but it closed shortly after the pandemic began. We were so sad the restaurant had closed. My eight-year-old loved Grille...

Cooking With Chioma

I had a blast cooking with my  Chioma who is an excellent cook and a studies nutrition at the University of Arizona.  Chioma is a personal trainer, but she also consults clients on healthy eating.  What more can you ask for? She's what I call an "all-in-one."  When...

Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink

I love pizza, but I don't eat it a lot because it is unhealthy, of course.  I met a young lady who told me about Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink.  One of my friends also told me that she loved the atmosphere there and that the pizza was great.  I decided to meet a...

Joey K's Restaurant & Bar in New Orleans

My hubby's friend, Robert, has done it again!  When we went to Los Angeles, he told us about this great restaurant in Manhattan Beach and we loved it.  Well, Robert and his wife moved to New Orleans last summer.  While my husband and I were in New Orleans, Robert told...

Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles

My husband and I took a fun road trip to Scottsdale to eat at Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles.  We met about 20 friends at the restaurant and just enjoyed each other's company.   I never pass up an opportunity to eat good food and hang out with a great crowd. This is...

A Beautiful Sunset

I'm reading a book called "The Greatest Secret," and one of the premises in the book is that gratitude brings blessings. Everyday, I thank God for where He has placed me, for the friends and family he has given me, and for the grace that He has shown me. Today, we...

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 never missed a...

Poppy Kitchen

I heard about this restaurant a couple of months ago.  This restaurant has been open less than a year, and it is a wonderful place to get a warm bowl of gumbo...good gumbo, I might add.  It's located at the LaPaloma Resort off of  Sunrise.  ...

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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Poppy Kitchen

Poppy Kitchen

I heard about this restaurant a couple of months ago.  This restaurant has been open less than a...

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Cup Quequitos

Cup Quequitos

A couple of weeks ago, my family and I attended Second Saturdays Downtown.  Different artists...

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San Diego

San Diego

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

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Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes

I'm so bad I can't stand myself!  Can you believe that I tried to bake cupcakes for the first time...

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Mini Cobblers

Mini Cobblers

I love apple cobbler and peach cobbler, but I wanted to try a mini version of the cobbler, which...

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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 to...

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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.  My...

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