Food and Drink


Tailgate Beef Chili Recipe

When football is on the TV the last thing you want to be doing is standing over the stove. Cook this the day before and then just heat it up when the time arrives. This beef chili recipe is complex, but the prep doesn’t take long–it’s mostly just waiting around…




Veterans Eat Free (or Cheap)

This post has been updated for 2017. Many of these deals are posted nationally so please call ahead to verify your location in participating.  Tuesday, November 11th, 2017 is Veteran’s Day and a number of restaurants are participating by giving Veterans, retirees, and in some cases, spouses a free meal…



Chicken Salad Chick {Have You Tried It?}

A restaurant that only serves chicken salad? Yes. I’ve heard a few skeptics but Chicken Salad Chick in Mandeville invited me out for a tasting the other day and I was shocked at all the different ways they’ve managed to put together chicken salad. The sample tray they brought out…


{The Local Dish} The Chopped Cheezy

I’m always on the lookout for new and fun things to eat on the Northshore. So when I spotted the Chopped Cheezy on Instagram it took me about five seconds to realize I needed to try this thing. I mean, I love BBQ and I love Macaroni and Cheese, but…


Mindless Family Meals

Perhaps you find yourself like many parents today, struggling to shovel dinner into your kids’ mouths as you’re schlepping them back and forth between sports practices, gymnastics meets, dance rehearsals, and various other extracurricular activities.  Or perhaps you have toddlers hanging on you throughout the day and don’t have a…


My Eight Favorite Wines Under Twenty Dollars

Whether you need to grab a bottle of wine to bring for girls’ night or want suggestions that can go with a wide variety of food, look no further!  You’re bound to like at least one of these – unless you just don’t like wine, of course. I’m not just…