Cooking Chronicles, Lifestyle

Homemade Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

This recipe is perfect for Sunday brunch.  Light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes with a blueberry compote.  And you can easily substitute the blueberries for your favorite fruit. Step 1: Sour 6 Tablespoons of Milk with 1 Tablespoon of Vinegar for 5 minutes in a bowl.  (This is an inexpensive way to make the buttermilk for this recipe.)  Step 2: Combine…

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Cooking Chronicles, Lifestyle

Carrot and Ginger Soup…yikes

With the weather cooling off and Fall kicking into full gear, I was in the mood for warm soothing soup.  I wanted to try something new and decided on this recipe for Carrot and Ginger Soup.  And while I’m typically able to judge the tastiness of a dish by checking out the recipe, I have to say that I’m humbled…

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Cooking Chronicles, Lifestyle

French Onion Soup

I was going to the farmers Market and decided to try making something new using fresh ingredients.  After a quick search of my favorite Food Network Star, Tyler Florence, I jotted down the ingredients for his French Onion Soup.   Melt 2 Tablespoons of unsalted butter over medium heat.  Add 1 onion* (sliced), 1 garlic clove (chopped), 2 bay leaves,…

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Lifestyle, Travel

The Queen City.

I’m in Charlotte for the next couple of days and decided to share some pictures from my last trip here.  Enjoy!  Uptown Charlotte The Stadium for the Carolina Panthers – Any fans out there? In front of the Bank of America Building… about 30 seconds before the sky fell out and I was running for cover.

Cooking Chronicles, Lifestyle

Best Soft Pretzel Ever!

Last night, I was pretty bored and decided to make some soft pretzels.  I had all the ingredients on hand and it took about 2 hours from start to finish.  It was my first time making soft pretzels and they came out great.  The New Yorker in me had to eat it with mustard, yum!  Check out the results and…

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Lifestyle, Travel

Birthday Fun!

Got to have a birthday (cup)cake! Yesterday was my husband’s birthday, so we went to a Japanese restaurant called Kanki to celebrate.  It was our first time there and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  Check out the pics. Calamari Appetizer The food was cooked in front of us.  Our chef was a comedian. The food was delicious.