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The Competition is Heating Up & the Defending Champ Moves On to Round 2

The Competition is Heating Up & the Defending Champ Moves On to Round 2

On June 23rd Chef Dean Thompson of Flights, and 2013 Fire in the Triangle Champion, battled against Chef Joseph Yarnell of Cantina 18 incorporating secret ingredients La Farm Bakery Breads and White Street Brewing Company Kölsh into their 6 course menu. After all was said and done (and eaten!) Chef Thompson edged out Chef Yarnell by […]

Healthy & Homemade: Sweet Potato Wedges

Healthy & Homemade: Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet potatoes are one of the most delicious vegetables around. You can always pick up some of these delicious root veggies at your local farmer’s market and chances are you’ll find some great varieties. Sweet potatoes are not only rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber and beta-carotene but can be prepared in just a matter of […]

Healthy & Homemade: Pork Tenderloin

Healthy & Homemade: Pork Tenderloin

Pork is one of those meats that is so versatile you can do a lot with a little. This recipe is one of my favorites, it is SO simple and easy that you can whip it up anytime you are in the need of a quick meal. Let’s face it, not all of us have […]

Miss Money Funny: Cheap Meals for the Busy Working Type

Miss Money Funny: Cheap Meals for the Busy Working Type

by Alyson M. Komyanek Last month, I told you how I purchased my first house, but saving up for the downpayment was only the beginning. With mortgage payments on my mind, I’m sharing my favorite budget friendly cooking secrets. Check out 4 of my favorite simple and cheap meals: Sausage, Peppers and Onions I like […]

Healthy & Homemade: Chicken Noodle Soup

Healthy & Homemade: Chicken Noodle Soup

This bone chilling weather is the perfect time to make a big pot of delicious soup to keep you warm and fill your house with wonderful aromas. This recipe for Chicken Noodle Soup is the ultimate in comfort during the winter. Take a little time to make your chicken stock from scratch, you will thank […]

Healthy & Homemade: Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

Healthy & Homemade: Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

Beets get a bad reputation. These earthy and delicious roots are usually seen in a gelatinous form from a can or pickled in a jar, one of the tastiest ways to enjoy beets are when they are roasted in the oven. These edible roots are full of flavor and provide numerous nutritional benefits. Sometimes the […]

Healthy & Homemade: Simple Superbowl Favorites

Healthy & Homemade: Simple Superbowl Favorites

Even if you aren’t a huge fan of the Denver Broncos or Seattle Seahawks, chances are you will be watching the game. We’ve come up with a couple of simple and delicious Superbowl recipes you can make ahead so you can be there for kickoff! While these dishes teeter on the indulgent side we think […]

Healthy & Homemade: Skinny Chicken Parmesan

Healthy & Homemade: Skinny Chicken Parmesan

This Skinny Chicken Parmesan recipe is simple, easy and can be done in less than an hour! What makes it different is the “naked” style of chicken breast, since there is no breading to soak up excess oil. This dish is light, full of flavor and your family will be asking for more. Get creative […]

Homemade Holiday: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Homemade Holiday: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nothing beats the warm and comforting aroma of freshly baked chewy chocolate chip cookies. Not only do they make a great sweet treat but with a little creativity and just a few items from your own kitchen cabinets you can create a tasty and lasting impression with cookie mason jars! They make a great gift […]

Stress Free Holiday Party Planning

Stress Free Holiday Party Planning

Its 3 days before Thanksgiving – do you have everything you need? For those of you hosting holiday festivities this could be a super stressful week but have no fear, we have some great tips to help make the day enjoyable for everyone.   Get Your Lists Together: Writing out your to-do’s and managing lists […]