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Southern Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas Recipe With Bacon

When relevant, posts are sponsored or contain affiliate links.When relevant, posts are sponsored or contain affiliate links.There are a couple of foods that people with southern roots eat on New Year’s Day. These classic New Year’s Day dishes include collard greens and black-eyed peas. That is why I am sharing a Southern slow cooker black-eyed … Read More

Grandma Julia's Easy Chicken Stew Recipe

Grandma Julia’s Easy Chicken Stew Recipe

I have been feeling a bit nostalgic about food lately. As loved ones get older and pass away, I realize the important links that food brings to certain memories. Food connects us to special times and people. That is why it is good to share family recipes like the easy chicken stew recipe that I … Read More

A Peek Inside the Sugar Factory Menu for the Holidays

As a mom, I am always looking for fun and festive ways to celebrate the holidays with my friends and family. So, when I was invited to the Sugar Factory Times Square special holiday menu event, I decided to check it out with a friend. I am glad that I did! First Impressions Walking into … Read More

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A Time to Grieve

These last few months have been a blur. The health of my husband Reggie’s dad took a drastic turn for the worse. After a couple of weeks in the hospital and a few days of in-home hospice, Mr. Coleman passed away on September 25th. Every time that a loved one passes away, it has a … Read More

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Easy Crème Brûlée Recipe From “Le Cirque” (Only 5 Ingredients)

Usually when I write about dining out in NYC, I write about restaurants that I have actually visited. This week, I’m writing about one that I am adding to my “must visit in 2013” list…Le Cirque. I already knew that this French restaurant is constantly listed as one of the best restaurants in the world. It is praised for its “old school”, attentive service as well as its excellent food. I even like that they have a dress code – “Ladies, dressy and elegant. Thank you.” However, it was a friend’s recommendation that added Le Cirque to my “list”. She went there for her birthday and enjoyed everything immensely. Since we share similar food tastes, she sent me a picture of the bottom of her crème brûlée dish…which had the recipe on it! [Read more…]

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Elevate Meals with Mesa de Vida Recipe Starter Sauces + Video

If you want to add some global flavors to your meals, consider Mesa de Vida recipe starter sauces. Recently, I was introduced to this healthy brand and was sent their various sauces to test out. Chef Kirsten, the founder, crafted Mesa de Vida with family in mind She wanted to make sure that dinner time … Read More

Easy Air Fryer Green Beans Recipe (With a Kick)

Easy Air Fryer Green Beans Recipe (With a Kick)

Green beans are one of the (few) vegetables that everyone in my home enjoys. This particular air fryer green beans recipe is made with just olive oil, salt, black pepper, plenty of garlic and crushed red pepper for a touch of heat. I am glad that “my guys” enjoy green beans because they are healthy … Read More

simple air fryer roasted sweet potatoes

Simple Air Fryer Roasted Sweet Potatoes

If your air fryer comes with a “Roast” setting, you’re in for a treat. My younger son prefers his veggies roasted. The air fryer has been a game-changer for us – especially when it comes to air fryer roasted sweet potatoes. I enjoy roasting vegetables in my Ninja AF101 air fryer. It’s a quick and … Read More