Fudgy No Bake Cookies
Maple Glazed Roasted Sweet Potatoes
City Chicken
Berry and Brie Flatbread Pizza

Champy’s Chicken on MLK

Champy’s Chicken on MLK in Chattanooga is a restaurant known for, you guessed it, its Fried Chicken.  Despite rave reviews from friends, I never ate at Champy’s until about a year ago.  By the time I finally tried Champy’s it already had multiple locations including a couple in Alabama and one in Georgia. It is now […]

Fresh Vegetable Pizza

I can’t remember many gatherings in the early 1990’s where someone didn’t bring or make a fresh vegetable pizza as an appetizer or finger food.  They were even available to purchase already made in my local grocery store.  I also can’t believe that my husband claims to never have heard of it.  Thus, I had […]

Vegetable Egg Rolls

The first time I ever had homemade egg or spring rolls was as a teen when my older sister was home for a visit and made them…despite my father’s aversion to trying new food.  At that time I was a picky eater, literally.  Although I would try almost any food, I would pick through everything […]

West Wing Cafe III in Washington, D.C.

I have been open about how little I thought of the food scene in Washington, D.C. especially in the early 1980’s.  Nothing brought home how much things had changed than my last trip to D.C. when I stayed at the same hotel as I did in 1984 on my first trip to D.C.  Then, I […]

Oxtail Soup or Stew

My paternal grandmother used to make oxtail soup.  When I was 6 or 7 years old I remember thinking that her “oxtail soup”  must be just another name for beef  vegetable soup because no one had oxen anymore.  Afterall, I had seen old pictures of my maternal grandfather with his oxen pulling trees that had been […]