Archives for May 2014

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Papi’s Cuban and Caribbean Grill in Kennesaw

My daughter complained about being hungry. I really did not want to eat at any of the chain restaurants that were around us. A quick search on Urbanspoon led me to find a decently rated local “Cuban and Caribbean” restaurant. Although Papi’s Cuban and Caribbean Grill is an independent, local restaurant, they actually has several […]

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Grilled Fruit Salad With Honey-Mint Dressing

Lighting up your grill may not be the first thing that you think of while your buying fresh fruit, but it is something to consider.  This is especially true if you chose fruit that may not be quite as ripe or as sweet as you would like. Ripe fresh pineapple is delicious, but one of […]

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Cheesy Herb Grilled Potatoes

Foil pouches have been a favorite of mine for many years now. I expect that the first complete meal I ever cooked was the first time I made “turtles” in Girl Scouts. While I still love “turtles,” I now like to cook many other dishes in foil pouches. My favorite may be potatoes. Besides the […]

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Mango Bellini Mocktail

Want to make a breakfast, brunch, or lunch more of an occasion? A mango Bellini mocktail served in a champagne flute is one refreshing way to do it. Although a Bellini is traditionally made with peach puree or nectar, mango makes a great drink as well. It is super simple to make. Just start with […]

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Kabob-ster in Chattanooga

It is rare for me to find a restaurant where I like everything about it. However, that is what has happened with Kabob-ster in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kabob-ster has great Middle Eastern cuisine at reasonable prices in a clean, bright casual atmosphere. It is a non-chain, local establishment in an area of town that does not […]

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Egg Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

I went to the grocery store to look for inspiration. I needed an idea for a simple finger food that would be a good sandwich substitute in a semi-formal setting. The first thing that got my attention was a large package of vibrant red on-the-vine tomatoes. They were smaller, but not too small. As I […]

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Ham Salad Sandwiches

After tiring of cucumber sandwiches from street vendors in London (I was 14 and on a trip with my Girl Scout Troop), I decided to risk it and try a ham salad sandwich. I braced myself for what might be a horrible sandwich. Afterall, I had been unpleasantly surprised in my own country with what […]

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The Pancake Pantry in Nashville

It had been a long day for us. It had not started out as a fun mother-daughter day, but rather a follow-up trip to a pediatric dermatologist in Nashville that my eight-year-old did not want to make, especially since it meant an early morning start. However, it started to turn into a fun day when […]

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