German Potato Salad: No Mayonnaise!!

It's been getting pretty warm here in NC and it's time to bust out the summer recipes. One thing I've always been curious about is why potato salad ALWAYS has mayonnaise in it. I think mayonnaise is one of the most disgusting things in the world, basically a crime against food, so I don't include… Continue reading German Potato Salad: No Mayonnaise!!

Birthday Weekend: Bellini, Beer, Basketball, And Ballin’!!!!

So yesterday was my 35th birthday, and the hubby and I made one hell of a weekend out of it. After all, I'm officially old enough to run for President now! That's not just any ordinary birthday! To start off the festivities, we went to Bellini Fine Italian Cuisine for dinner on Saturday. It's a… Continue reading Birthday Weekend: Bellini, Beer, Basketball, And Ballin’!!!!

Duck Donuts And The Best Donut Ever: Maple Bacon!

The first time I ever had Duck Donuts, it was one of the first times I visited the Outer Banks of North Carolina years ago. I'd had plenty of donuts in my life, but this place blew all other donut places out of the water. They make the donuts to order and serve them warm… Continue reading Duck Donuts And The Best Donut Ever: Maple Bacon!

Christmas Ale Bacon Cheeseburgers And National Bacon Day!!

If you're a vegan who's offended by other people enjoying meat topped with yet more delicious meat, now is the time to stop reading. This post is all about meat, specifically the glorious king of all meats: bacon!!! You've been warned. I found out earlier today via Facebook that it happens to be National Bacon… Continue reading Christmas Ale Bacon Cheeseburgers And National Bacon Day!!

Vacation In Ohio!

Here I am in my home state of Ohio! It's just as cold and gray as I remember, and I still love it. People are simpler here; they're not as pretentious as the wealthy suburbanites in Cary who all buy the same cookie cutter house for $400k and drive the same $80k luxury SUV in… Continue reading Vacation In Ohio!

More Culinary Adventures: Lactose Intolerance-Friendly Rigatoni And Cheese

It's Tuesday before Thanksgiving and I took the evening off to actually have dinner with my family instead of delivering it to other families. I planned on making salads with grilled chicken, but then I saw the CDC warning about people getting sick from romaine lettuce, so that bag of salad went in the trash… Continue reading More Culinary Adventures: Lactose Intolerance-Friendly Rigatoni And Cheese

Lactose Intolerance Has Ruined Restaurants For Me (Except Sushi) And It Sucks

Everyone likes going out to eat, especially the person who does the majority of the cooking in the household. It’s nice to have someone else take over that responsibility sometimes, but it sucks trying to find something on the menu if you have dietary restrictions. I wasn’t born lactose intolerant, so I grew up eating… Continue reading Lactose Intolerance Has Ruined Restaurants For Me (Except Sushi) And It Sucks