How Would You Like to be Pampered?

It was about twenty years ago when I had my first experience with Pampered Chef. How do I remember my first experience? Because it was memorable one. I remember the

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Food Review – Bravo! Cucina Italiana 9/28

9/28/17Bravo! Cucina Italiana 106 Major Reynolds Place | Knoxville, TN 37919 When I called Bravo! to make reservations for two on the 28th, I had the pleasure of speaking with

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Bluewater Grille

 After a friend suggested this restaurant I did a little investigating. She said that they get fresh seafood flown in daily. This piqued my interest because my husband loves grouper

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Fats & Oils

Vegetable oil, olive oil, sesame oil, grapeseed oil, lard, butter… There are so many choices out there! Are you often confused as to what’s the difference? Do you find yourself

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Gadgets! Gadgets! … and More Gadgets

Gadgets! Gadgets! …..and More Gadgets! If you’re like me you have pretty much every gadget known to mankind. However, you may not currently have all of those gadgets in your

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Blueberry-Lemon Cupcakes

Recipe by Angela D. Kudlets Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsalted

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Chicken Primavera

Chicken Primavera Serves 4 Ingredients 1 pound angel hair pasta 1 cup yellow onion, diced 10 pine nuts 1/4 cup red bell peppers, diced 1/4 cup yellow bell peppers, diced

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Lavender-Honey Cupcakes

Recipe by Angela D. Kudlets Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients for the Cupcakes 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 2/3 cups cold milk 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Recipe by Angela D. Kudlets Makes 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup, butter (1 stick), softened 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 2 large eggs 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

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Banana Bread

Recipe by Angela D. Kudlets Makes 1 loaf or 4 mini-loaves Ingredients 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, beaten 4 very ripe bananas, completely mashed 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1

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Seasoned Roasted Baby Dutch Potatoes with Black Lava Flake Salt

Seasoned Roasted Dutch Baby Potatoes with Black Lava Flake Salt Serving Size 4-6 potatoes Recipe by Angela D. Kudlets Ingredients 4-6 pounds Dutch Baby Potatoes 2 tablespoons Kosher Salt 1

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Coffee-Crusted Steak Rub

Coffee-Crusted Steak Rub Recipe by Angela D. Kudlets Ingredients 1/4 tablespoons freshly ground coffee 1/4 tablespoons coarse ground black pepper 1/4 tablespoon light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/8

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Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon Recipe by Angela D. Kudlets Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Ingredients 1-pound maple bacon 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed 1/8 cup dark corn syrup Directions With a

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Cast Iron Sirloin with a drizzle of Cherry Balsamic Reduction

Cast Iron Sirloin with a drizzle of Cherry Balsamic Reduction Recipe by Angela D. Kudlets Ingredients 6-ounce sirloin 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground

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Perfect Belgian Waffles

Perfect Belgian Waffles Recipe by Angela D. Kudlets Ingredients 2 eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 3/4 cups fat-free, lactose-free milk 1/2 cup canola oil (or vegetable oil) 1 tablespoon

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REVIEW Little Nicky’s New York Pizza

Little Nicky’s New York Pizza 3/3/2016 Knoxville, TN I went to this restaurant to try it out after many suggestions of members in one of my Knoxville Facebook “foodie” Groups.

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REVIEW Aroma Cafe

  Aroma Café 5/23/2016 Maryville, TN Wow! If you’ve never eaten at Aroma Café in Maryville, you truly don’t know what you’re missing. It’s a taste of Cuba right in

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REVIEW Newk’s Eatery

Newk’s Eatery 9/6/2016 Knoxville, TN (Cedar Bluff) This was our first visit to Newk’s Eatery and was a recommendation of a friend and we’re so glad she recommended it to

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REVIEW Carolina Ale House

Carolina Ale House 10/25/2016 Knoxville, TN Our typical Tuesday evening generally leads us to a different local restaurant but, this night, we wanted to switch things up. We ended up

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Homemade Steak Sauce

Recipe by Angela D. Kudlets Servings 4-6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons ketchup 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon distilled

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REVIEW Quaker Steak & Lube

10/29/2016 Quaker Steak & Lube Knoxville, TN My husband and I used to visit a different location about 30 minutes away but our experience wasn’t the greatest. The food was

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REVIEW O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar

10/28/2016 O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar Maryville, TN It had been a very long day and, since neither of us wanted to cook, we were looking for a place for a

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Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

Firecracker Chicken Meatballs Recipe by Little Spice Jar, Pinterest) Makes 45-50 meatballs Ingredients for Meatballs For the Meatballs 1.75 – 2 pounds ground chicken 4 teaspoons minced garlic 1 1/2

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Pecan Key Lime Pancakes with Raspberries

Recipe by Angela D. Kudlets  Makes about 10 Pancakes Ingredients 3/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon Nellie & Joe’s Famous Key Lime Juice 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 cup all-purpose flour 2

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Chef John’s Buttermilk Biscuits

Recipe from Allrecipes.com Makes 10 biscuits 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 7 tablespoons unsalted, butter (chilled in freezer and cut

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