Food Trucks Roll In at Highlands Food and Wine Festival

The 2017 Highlands Food and Wine Festival presented some of the best food trucks Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina has to offer. Appropriately coined, Truckin’, the four-hour event allowed patrons to sample a wide variety of flavorful dishes, prepared by some of the most talented restaurants on wheels.   To complement the savory samples, were

Streamline Your Cooking With Frozen Vegetables

Have you ever considered buying frozen vegetables? Frozen vegetables are a convenient, time-saving short cut when preparing meals at home. Perfect for soups and stews (where the vegetable is NOT the primary ingredient), these packaged foods sometimes hold flavor better than their fresh counterpart, especially when the vegetable is out of season. I would never

Autumn Flavor Filled Chicken and Dumplings

Being an avid home cook, over the years I have tried many chicken and dumplings recipes; including both of my grandmother’s versions. Although this recipe is simple, it does take about 90 minutes but the deep, full flavor will be so worth it on a cool autumn evening. The key is cooking not only thighs,

7 Important Kitchen Design Tips

From personal experience of designing my own kitchen, here are 7 Design Tips anyone renovating their existing kitchen or building their dream kitchen, should consider. 1. Do Your Research Before you start the project, make a list of all the things you want in your kitchen. List the types of cabinets you like. Measure the

Welcome to my dream kitchen

I am finally returning from a month hiatus because my husband and I were moving into our new house, including my strategically designed kitchen. Things were just too crazy for the week leading up to the big move. However, I wanted to share with my fellow foodies how EXCITED I am over my new foodie

Kicking My Bread Addiction

Remember last week, I was going to change my eating habits.  After revealing my weight frustration to my doctor, he explained cutting out carbohydrates was more beneficial than exercising. Cutting Out Carbs Will Trump Exercise So, I have really been working hard, avoiding potatoes and pasta; which has not been a problem. I have discovered