I've been in the Foodservice industry for almost 30 years. Wait. Impossible. Nevermind I'm convinced I'm still 20. Waited tables, became a caterer and have been in foodservice sales for about 15+ years.Shark infested climate.

  • Location: virginia
  • Favorite foods: All seafood, beef ,pork & poultry. Big lover of all things not processed..with the exception of Doritos..Red wine, Bourbon and cheap beer.
  • Last bite on earth: that bite will last a few days ..

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Pork Belly Heaven Package

Pancetta, lettuce & tomato on grilled rye

Knead the Book: Southern Biscuits

Pineapple Sage!?

I love pineapple sage for Iced Tea...warning:It grows quickly and can get very large...bonus..when it flowers it's beautiful!

Overused food descriptions.

Sexy.What kind of sex are these people having or not having?


My husband(who does not cook anything but eggs)decided he wanted to make beef stroganoff for the family dinner. He found a recipe to use and said he needed no help.."I've got this"..Okey dokey..I keep flour, powdered sugar and sugar in clear unmarked canisters.When the first bite was taken it was clear he dredged the beef in powdered sugar. A remarkable amount of powdered sugar...We laughed and ordered pizza...Ehh at least he tried.


"Yelp is a collection of self-important self-obsessed ego maniacal pinheads" Skewed.Agreed.I've had a lot of restaurants ask me if I could help them out and ask friends to give a positve yelp review even if they've never stepped foot in their restaurant. It's not just on Yelp..look at people asking for help to vote for them to win a recipe contest, best recipe blog, best recipe blogged in a recipe blog contest..get my drift?. Skewed. Stacked.Phony. No thank you..I'd rather use recommendations from friends and food friends than Yelp.

Does anyone use beef hearts?

WOW.."ghetto towns"? At least we know how your mind works.

The Fresh Market--Anyone have one?

We have a FM and shop there a couple times a month.. Bakery stocks fresh baked Vie De France pastries(choc or almond croissaints) and addictive cheese rolls. The one complaint I have ( and it may just be our store) is that it's so damn dark..I know it's the trend but it's like shopping in a cave. Hope you enjoy it when it opens !

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Southside Market Sausage, Chicken, and Steaks

Pierces BBQ, Williamsburg Va.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Korin Knife

a $19.00 chefs knife from IKEA

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

Icy cold Eastern Shore Oysters love a drizzle....

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

very hot, very sweet & a splash of cream

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Cured Meat Experience

next to my eggs and toasted french bread...

Who Would You Ask A Culinary Question To?

Nathalie Dupree & Shirley Corriher

Just harvested 40 quarts of green tomatoes - now what?

I have about 50 tomatoes in a long box lined with newspaper in my basement. They are ripening at different stages..had 7 ready for Thanksgiving and today I have about 12 ready to eat. Agreed..taste like summer!

My nourishment is talking to me... o_O

The sound of the knife against the butcher block...the rythmic chopping.And the glug, glug sound of wine into my wine glass!

What's for Dinner Tonight?

Bloomin' Onion Bread...yep just bread.

Progressive Dinner Party ?

@ Teachertalk...exactly.We are vino lovers as well and the rest of the group..well they do love their cocktails..!

Buying a new BBQ. Should it be gas or charcoal?

I have both but 9 times out of 10 use hardwood charcoal....Pick up an inexpensive one at Walmart or Target for 25 bucks....mine lasted 3 seasons with a cover before bottom dropped out.....Yeah, you have some ash to clean out but big deal...get a chimney, a sheet of newspaper and grill on..!!,

Electric French Press Coffee Maker..Anyone Have It?

I bought one but sent it back after a month..started leaking...back to my non electric press !!! Good may want to check out the reviews first..wish I had :)

Runny yolk, way or no way?

Yes..but only if I'm cooking them. Once had them served to me in a restaurant and the yolk was even.Count me out for a cold yolk,YUCK.

What food makes you happy?

Jelly Belly's...ohhh and Cotton Candy !

Washington DC Must Dine

Ben's Chili Bowl.....metro station literally across the street...order a half smoked with chili ....we never leave the city withouth stopping. $

Who do you listen to when you cook?

Coffeemaker Advice, Please

I switched to a percolater,12 cup snazzy stainless steel.Love my coffee piping hot and never have to buy coffee filters again!!

Progressive Dinner Party ?

I love to get together with a small group of friends (12 at the most) and like the idea of a progressive dinner party...Wondering if anyone has tried this outside of their immediate neighbrhood? Everyone is within say 5-6 miles of each other. Does distance change the "vibe"? Also thinking of making this an all appetizer ending with one dessert to make it easy for all? (making this a progressive appetizer party ..I know ..I know.. make up your mind already.)

Surprise Party recipe ideas ?

I'm throwing my husband a surprise party this weekend and the reality of what is happening is just setting in !! It will be small, about 30 people and around 7p.m.My freezer is stocked with just made shrimp,pork & chicken dumplings/potstickers(they're buried in the bottom of our chest freezer).As well as The Pioneer woman's cheese puffs in cheddar and blue cheese.Any ideas for appetizers that I can make ahead this week(that chest freezer is now my best friend) or that I can whip up quickly?I'll have about 2 hours to get everything set up.Yikes..what was I thinking?

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