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Tour stoppin’ at Black’s Barbecue

February 1, 2015

Finally getting around to posting pics from my August 2014 Texas Q Tours public tour. First stop was Black’s Barbecue (Lockhart, TX): … Read More...

WIN a Valentine Hamper from Hampers & Co

February 1, 2015

Hampers & Co. is a Luxury online Hamper & Gift retailer, set up by Emer Purcell, that ship their hampers all over the world. For over 21 years, they’ve sourced, designed, packaged and delivered beautifully presented hampers of exceptional quality… Read More...

All Chocolate All Month (Inspired Chocolate Recipes)

February 1, 2015

Welcome to All Chocolate All Month on LunaCafe! I’m so glad you’re here. chocolate reci February is the month of LOVE. And of course no food connotes love more than CHOCOLATE. That’s why we devote the entire month of February… Read More...

Chef Marion’s 10th Anniversary Nuevo Latino Rum & Heirloom Chocolate Dinner

February 1, 2015

The first dinner in Chef Marion Ohlinger’s 2015 Appalachian Global Dinner Series was held last night. As he searches for his next restaurant, he’s completing his dinner series in a host of guest kitchens in the area. The 10th Anniversary… Read More...

Closed today February 1

February 1, 2015

Closed today. Wiener and Still Champion… Read More...

Sweet and Spicy Thai Chicken Wings

February 1, 2015

Chicken wings get a Thai spin with a sweet and spicy sticky sauce. Bake them before adding the sauce for a crispy texture. By Taylor Kadlec These Thai flavored chicken wings are so good that I don’t know if I’ll… Read More...

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China Chen, Valrico, FL

February 1, 2015

Whoa!  What did Valrico ever do to warrant a Yummy House Mini-Me?  Not to worry…the East Hellsborough County universal white-bread-and-Velveeta-palate will almost certainly be its undoing, but I intend to enjoy it while I can. With a former Yummy House… Read More...

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Chestnut and Artichoke Casserole with rosemary and thyme

February 1, 2015

This afternoon I set out to tidy my kitchen cupboards. Only two minutes into the task, I came across some cooked chestnuts and jarred artichokes. With nothing planned for dinner, I decided to make something warming and delicious.  There’s two… Read More...

Chocolate Chip Cookies with the Perfect Crunch

February 1, 2015

For those that adore a golden, crisp cookies this recipe is for you and even comes with a gluten free twist. By Veronica Lavenia This is probably the world’s most popular cookie and it is one of the most beloved… Read More...

Cook for a Crowd with Ease

February 1, 2015

Large mixing bowls Reader Sarah writes: I read with great interest your planning and preparation for your amazing Bar Mitzvah for 35 people.  I think that it might be helpful if you gave your readers the “lay of the land”… Read More...

Sunday Morning Comics February 1, 2015

February 1, 2015

Sunday Morning Comics February 1, 2015 “He went and bought himself a grill. Now we’re really in big trouble.” Ah, survival of the fittest or is it the natural evolution of the grilling beast? Hope you enjoy this week edition… Read More...

Microwave Magic | Why I Love My Microwave

February 1, 2015

A lot of foodies scorn microwaves. They proudly announce that they don’t, and never would, have one in their kitchen and I can’t help but wonder if they imagine all those who have one subsist on microwave ready meals and… Read More...

WIN a Morphy Richards Elipta Kettle

February 1, 2015

Welcome to my giveaway for a fantastic Morphy Richards Traditional Elipta Kettle, courtesy of House of Fraser. Please note, the competition is open to mainland UK residents only. Anyone need a fancy schmancy new kettle? If so, please say A BIG… Read More...

The Mellow Mushroom Fort Lauderdale Construction Progress.

January 31, 2015

We passed by the new Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers restaurant location in Fort Lauderdale and construction is well under way. Located in the new strip plaza, The Manor at Flagler Village, the 5,500 square foot restaurant is sure to be… Read More...

No Bake Chocolate Chip Mascarpone Cheesecake Recipe

January 31, 2015

If you love easy desserts here is one you’re going to love. It’s a rich delicious dessert that comes together in minutes!Anytime I am in a hurry this is my go to dessert. Oh course if you don’t want to… Read More...

Chinese Spicy Orange Sauce (for Cold Noodles & Stir-Frys)

January 31, 2015

Spicy Orange Sauce is dynamite as an adjunct to freshly made pork dumplings, as a sauce for cold noodles, or as a stir-fry sauce. The post Chinese Spicy Orange Sauce (for Cold Noodles & Stir-Frys) appeared first on LunaCafe.… Read More...

Excerpts: Taste of the rose (via Hurriyet Daily News)

January 31, 2015

The rose is more than a rose in this part of the world. The name of the rose, simply “gül” in Turkish, was once used to refer to all flowers, perhaps because it was the ultimate flower, perfect in shape,… Read More...

Firecast Podcast Episode #73 – Chat with DivaQ Danielle Dimovski of BBQ Crawl

January 31, 2015

Listen Instantly! Your browser does not support the audio element. Click Above to Listen to This Episode Now! Episode #73 – Barbecue Chat with DivaQ Danielle Dimovski of BBQ Crawl One of the First Ladies of the BBQ competition world,… Read More...

Smothered Chicken Over Creamy Cheese Grits

January 31, 2015

For Brunch, Lunch or Supper. Many folks refer to this method of cooking as slow braise but in the south, we call this classic slow-simmering as a ‘smothered’ way of cooking tough cuts of meat or to better put it,… Read More...

Southwestern Mac & Cheese

January 31, 2015

Southwestern Mac & Cheese We have to laugh, of all the recipes we get asked for from gourmet to down home, what we get the most requests for is macaroni and cheese. Our date night was coming up so I… Read More...

Livefire Roast Beef

January 31, 2015

It’s winter and the holidays are over. It’s months until the next big holiday. But none of that should stop us from using the grill! The grill is a great tool for turning the ordinary into the realm of a… Read More...

Taco Pizza Recipe #McCormickSkilletSauce

January 31, 2015

This recipe is part of a campaign for McCormick Skillet Sauces incentives or free product were provided. What could be better than combining awesome foods like tacos and pizza?  Being able to make a taco pizza at home, in a… Read More...

Potato skins with Chicken

January 31, 2015

It is a new year and that means new year resolutions! Ours is to start the year of with another round of Whole30. What’s yours? We have been making a weekly meal plan and this weeks dishes includes Apple Tuna… Read More...

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Cajun Meatloaf Recipe

January 31, 2015

Grilled Cajun Meatloaf       Cajun Meatloaf Recipe Here is my West Coast version of a Cajun meatloaf! I packed it with lots of flavor and plenty of opportunity to add even more. If you like your meatloaf with… Read More...

The Loving Kitchen

January 31, 2015

Title: The Loving Kitchen Author:  LeAnn Rice Publisher:  Thomas Nelson Pages: 272 About:  You know the feeling you get when you re an overnight guest in someone s home, and you awaken to a hot-off-the-griddle breakfast? Or when a coworker brings in a… Read More...

Jerk-Seasoned Chicken Wings with Mango

January 31, 2015

Sweet mango with a spicy jerk kick makes these wings into pure happiness that is perfect for game day and more. By Jocelyn Delk Adams Mango Jerk Wings will be made in large quantities in my home on game day.… Read More...

Spicy Tofu Scramble | Vegan

January 31, 2015

A spicy tofu scramble with fresh tomatoes, walnuts, aubergine and deep spices that makes a perfect breakfast, side dish or light meal. Have you ever smelt asafoetida? Well, if not, I wouldn’t recommend it. In fact its name derives from… Read More...

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Woodbar: Coffee By Day, Cocktails By Night

January 31, 2015

Right next door to one of our tried and true restaurants, Canopy, is another new “destination” that will cater to customers from day to night. Woodbar (although the name may appear to limit its offering to evening patrons) aims to be… Read More...

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Belgian Beer Festival returns for 11th year – Max’s Taphouse

January 31, 2015

The 11th Annual Belgian Beer Festival is set to take place Friday, February 13th through to Monday, February 16th, 2015 at Max’s Taphouse in Fell’s Point, Baltimore, Maryland from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. each day, free to the public.… Read More...

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Behind the scenes at Louie Mueller

January 31, 2015

The rest from our latest Texas Q Tours visit to Louie Mueller Barbecue (Taylor, TX): … Read More...

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Tea Time Treat Round Up ~ January 2015

January 31, 2015

Tea Time Treats is a collection of some of the best and tastiest recipes to be found on food blogs around the internet. January’s theme was Packed Lunch Boxes, and here’s what my bloggy friends came up with! Ladies & gents,… Read More...

Kansai Ramen and Sushi House in Sacramento

January 31, 2015

Kansai Ramen and Sushi House 2992 65th St. Sacramento, CA tuna tataki We found this hole in the wall by a happy accident. I was working in the hospital and Joe was heading to the airport to fly out, and… Read More...

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

January 31, 2015

The creamy soup base with soft potatoes, crispy bacon, and cheese is the absolute perfect combo for cold winter weather. By Phillip F You know those days when you just need to carb up and calm down? Ya. Those days.… Read More...

Easy Butter Cookies

January 31, 2015

Delicious!!!!!!!! Ingredients All Purpose flour/Maida: 1 CupPowdered Sugar: 1/2 CupUnsalted Butter: 1/2 CupVanilla Powder: 1/4 Tea SpoonSalt: 1 Pinch Cooking Time: 10 Minutes Method Preheat the oven to 150CBeat butter and sugar until smoothTo this add all purpose flour little by… Read More...

Spicy Honey Beer Mustard Recipe

January 31, 2015

This spicy beer mustard is the perfect addition to pastrami or homemade pretzels. A great dip with just the right flavors. It’s actually a little more yellow that the photo as the lighting wasn’t as great as I wanted.. It’s… Read More...

Review – Arthur Wayne Haba Haba “Dime” Hot Sauce Review

January 30, 2015

Rudy Reviews is back with a sauce that has a motto of “If It’s Not Hot, It’s Not Right!” Today’s review is for Haba Haba “Dime” Hot Sauce made by Arthur Wayne Hot Sauce L.L.C., located in Missoula, MT. Started… Read More...

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Ritz Carlton Hotel – Fort Lauderdale Beach – WOW!!!!

January 30, 2015

A well earned and much needed mini-weekend at Fort Lauderdale Beach was planned for this weekend. We were was lucky enough to have some Marriott Rewards Points banked and was shocked to find a night at the Ritz-Carlton Resort was… Read More...

Fun Food Facts #4

January 30, 2015

Well, let’s face it. Sometimes many of us don’t know what is the cause of our allergies when it comes to food. Some of these intolerance causes are credited to gluten in a way. But what is it actually? Is… Read More...

Church BBQ Dinners in North Carolina – Millford Hills Methodist in Salisbury, NC

January 30, 2015

Milford Hills United Methodist Church BBQ Dinner One really popular fundraiser dinner in North Carolina is a BBQ dinner. North Carolina is pork barbecue country with various versions in the east (coastal) and piedmont or central. Central is called western… Read More...

Friday Fourplay: Gin and Tonic Doughnuts, Wasp-Filled Crackers, Eating Bob’s Burgers, and Noma Tokyo Serves Live Ants

January 30, 2015

Flavorful World’s Friday Fourplay offers up a bite-sized tidbit of info on each of the four food- and drink-related things we found most interesting each week. Image credit: Instagram / lanewyorkina Gin and Tonic of the Fried Dough Variety This… Read More...

Chick Sticks

January 30, 2015

Chick Sticks Chick Sticks are quick and easy to do. We fired up our Green Mountain’s little “Davy Crockett” tailgater. Perfect for tailgating, parties and hungry friends that drop in. Just do a quick dusting on your chicken with your… Read More...

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Roasted Fennel Gratin with tomatoes, olives and pinenuts

January 30, 2015

This is the perfect dish for a weekend lunch; fragrant, light and easy to prepare. Leaving you enough time and room for a cheeky treat.  I love the subtle aniseed flavour of fennel, especially when combined with garlic and lemon.,… Read More...

Ball Park Brand Already Made Hamburgers

January 30, 2015

I am a big fan of all things Ball Park, I love their hotdogs and overall they are just a great company that provides great products to use all year long when you are grilling for friends and family. Recently,… Read More...

Ultimate Super Bowl Food: Twice-Fried Plantains

January 30, 2015

Try this Caribbean recipe with Manchego cheese and a spicy salsa verde. By Michelle Tchea Recipes and Images from Caribbean Potluck by Suzanne Rousseau and Michelle Rousseau (c) 2014 Kyle Books, and the photographs (c) Ellen Silverman To whisk you… Read More...

Pigs in a Blanket

January 30, 2015

Classic Pigs in a Blanket – we serve these at every get-together, even dinner parties! Everyone now expects them and they’re always the first thing to go. I almost feel a bit guilty making these Pigs in a Blanket. The… Read More...

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If Ismaya Runs a Canteen, Here’s What It’s Gonna be Like: Publik Markette

January 30, 2015

Anyone living in Jakarta, will almost certainly be familiar with the name Ismaya. It’s the name of group, a giant in the local F&B as well as lifestyle and entertainment scene. For the past decade, Ismaya has expanded its brands,… Read More...

Food Truck Friday: Cousins Maine Lobster

January 30, 2015

Name of Truck: Cousins Maine Lobster Owner: Neil Werner (Houston Truck) Type of Cuisine: All things Lobster! Places You May Spot the Truck: These guys are all over the city, which gives more opportunity for everyone to check them out. Catch… Read More...

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National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day – how will you celebrate?

January 30, 2015

Investigating back as to when this holiday began Wikipedia says it was a snowy day in the 60s, Rochester, New York, where Florence Rappaport was dealing with two cranky kids because it was too cold to do anything during a… Read More...

Five for Friday: January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015

Happy Friday! And a slightly late Happy New Year to everyone!  Hope 2015 is off to a great start for you all.  The 2014 year ended quickly, and 2015 shows no signs of slowing down.  In the interest of putting… Read More...

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