A Freelancer Taking a Java Journey

Coffee Underground freelancer

Working from home each day can be difficult. Nagging household chores are begging you for attention. The television is only one click away from a huge distraction, especially if you have writers block. When I decided (actually my husband encouraged it) to launch my freelance writing career, I created my…


7-Day Eliminate Processed Food Challenge-Follow Up

Eliminate Processed Foods

On May 12, I started a 7-day challenge to eliminate processed foods from my daily caloric intake. Read the challenge info here On the letter grade scale   – I would give myself a C. If you recall…my challenge rules were as follows:  No refined grains, only 100% whole grain…


Comfort and Flavor at Terrace Restaurant in Greenville

Terrace Restaurant Greenville, South Carolina

Founder and CEO, Stewart Penick has brought his flavorful, comfortable dining experience to Greenville.  With two successful locations in North Carolina, Terrace offers traditional southern cuisine prepared in a more modern upscale style.   Signature Style of Southern Comfort Food Stewart Penick, with persuasion from his nephew Jacob, opened their…


Chicken Enchiladas For Two

Chicken Enchiladas for Two

Enchiladas are an easy weeknight meal, which can be very healthy if you use good ingredients. Simple and easy to prepare, I made these chicken enchiladas with my favorite go to, pre-cooked, pre-chopped chicken. Great invention for couples, or even one person. Of course, you can prepare raw chicken, however,…


7 Day Eliminate Processed Foods Challenge

processed food chips

I started this food blog because                 I LOVE food.                 I love cooking food,                eating food and                shopping for food. I think my lust for this necessity of life, has led me down a path of occasional laziness. Yes, even foodies can be lazy sometimes. Partially to…


5 Essential Kitchen Shears

Good quality kitchen shears are essential in any chefs sharp object arsenal. I have 7 different pairs of shears in my kitchen – all different.  Each pair of scissors has a specialty, but can be used in various culinary situations; however, I have narrowed my list to FIVE ESSENTIAL kitchen…


Pepper and Egg Brunch for Two

brunch peppers eggs hashbrowns

Wanting to find new Sunday brunch ideas, I was inspired by a recent episode of America’s Test Kitchen. They constructed a brunch recipe named for the northeastern region of Spain, the Basque region. Dividing France and Spain, the Basque region is known for their vast produce choices, including six different…


Tomatoes: Grocery Store Verses Growing Your Own

growing tomatoes

Springtime!  Time to plant those tomatoes… AND STOP BUYING GROCERY STORE TOMATOES. I am absolutely sick of grocery store tomatoes!  The skins are so tough and waxy!  To me, they really have no flavor at all. Did you know….                growers are paid by the pound to propagate and deliver…


Fish and Potatoes for Two People

Fish and potatoes with whiskey tarter sauce

Honestly, I had never had fish with a potato dish before.  I thought it just was not a logical combination, however, after preparing this dish,  I now realize what I have been missing.  Full of flavor and very easy to prepare, this Lemon-Herb Code with Crispy Garlic Potatoes is delicious…


JoAnn’s Whiskey Tarter Sauce

Yields approximately 4 servings. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. This can be kept in the refrigeration, in an air-tight container for about a week.     1/2 cup of your favorite mayonnaise 1 1/2 Tablespoons of sweet pickle relish 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce 1 teaspoon of finely chopped…