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New Orleans in Douglasville

New Orleans in Douglasville

Wowza. I don't think I have ever BEEN to Douglasville before. But I learned that I should have - and you should too, if you want wonderful Cajun and Creole food cooked by a family from New Orleans. We hopped on the bike the other day and headed west from Atlanta in...

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A Trip to Malaysia

A Trip to Malaysia

Do you enjoy Malaysian food? If you're a fan of Thai food - Malay food will make you happy, too! My friend Carrie and I headed up the highway 75 corridor to Penang. Malaysian food is similar to Thai, and combines elements from Indian and Chinese cuisines. Coconut...

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Pumpkinfest

Pumpkinfest

We set off on a motorcycle ride to North Georgia last weekend. I am so enjoying the new motorcycle, I had forgotten how much fun it was to ride.  It was typically beautiful fall weather here - clear, crisp and in the high seventies. We stopped by Pumpkinfest, and I...

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Chocolate Macaroons

Chocolate Macaroons

What's a little indulgence without chocolate? And if you are looking for the ultimate, check out the Chocolate Macaroon at Nordstroms. The size of a baseball, and perfect for sharing, you can't go wrong with creamy coconut and luscious, dark chocolate. For a special...

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Beautiful Blue Tasting

Beautiful Blue Tasting

A few months ago, I taught a Dessert Wine Class with a Cheese Tasting. It was so much fun, and everyone was very interested in how to put together a cheese plate and conduct a tasting. So, I thought I would share this tasting sheet from one of my sister's parties....

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Everyday with Marcus and Lisa

Everyday with Marcus and Lisa

I've been sending out information about my appearances on Everyday with Marcus and Lisa, but thought I would include a couple of pictures so you can see the beautiful set.  From the producers to the directors to the friendly and helpful talent coordinator to the...

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What’s Your Favorite Kitchen Tool?

What’s Your Favorite Kitchen Tool?

I just finished reading an article in one of my favorite cooking magazines about essential kitchen tools. It was filled with chinois, mandolins and other items used often in the professional kitchen. But, when fixing a fast and fresh dinner at home, I don't often...

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Salad ON Pizza

Salad ON Pizza

Here's a fun take on the tried and true salad and pizza combo. Our local Mellow Mushroom has a "Caesar Salad Pizza". Warm crusty pizza dough right from the oven, topped with a fresh and crispy Chicken Caesar Salad. Can it get much better? Pair it with a Micro Brew and...

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Eating Greek

Eating Greek

If you like to graze, Greek food is made for you. Meze is the Greek answer to Spanish tapas. Two recent visits to Blu Greek Taverna, a small restaurant off the Marietta Square have reminded just how much I love the "finger food" of Greece. And you will too! Your table...

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So Here we are - the triumphant Saturday boot campers! For the past year and a half, I have been attending a boot camp on the Marietta square for 3 mornings a week. At 5:15 AM. Yes, that's 5:15 AM. The best part is at 6:15 AM you are finished with your exercise, and...

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Squeezing in the door, I asked: "Is it always this busy?" The answer made me happy we had arrived just after opening. "Oh no, it's not busy. When the line is out the door and up the hill - that's busy." Welcome to carnivore paradise. The aroma of paprika and other...

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