5 Terrible Mistakes You’re Making in Managing Your Restaurant

There are so many different things that can go wrong in a restaurant. Maybe you’ll run out of a couple of your star dishes one night, and your customers will complain to your staff and you also get several negative comments on your social networks, something that radically hurts...

Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash

Last night was one of those nights. Those nights when I cook two dinners. My mom was nice enough to buy me a spaghetti squash on Sunday and I just couldn’t wait to use it since they pretty much are the best things ever.  However, I knew for a...

Mini Caprese Breakfast Bagels

I have an obsession with breakfast foods. Now, I know that I’m totally not alone in this obsession.  I know that all of you out there love breakfast just as much as I do.  We all love our oatmeal, we all love our granola, we all love our yogurt,...

Tomato-Walnut Pesto

I have a love-hate relationship with many foods. 1. LOVE onion rings –> HATE onions 2. LOVE coleslaw –> HATE cabbage 3. LOVE kidney beans and tomato sauce –> HATE chili. I could go on and on.  Of all of the things that I love and hate, nuts have to be...

Do You Know This Idea to Increase Your Restaurant Sales?

This technique I want to teach you today is according to the National Restaurant Association’s What’s Hot Chef’s Survey, the sixth most popular trend of restaurant concepts. It is a technique that works spectacularly because it generates great curiosity and expectation among your regular and potential customers. This powerful...

One Year Ago Today…

…I bought my wedding dress. Yes.  One year ago, I got out my wallet and put money down on a dress.  There was only one problem… …I didn’t have a fiancé. If you guys read my blog, you know that Lee and I got engaged this past March and...

Popping the Question

Hi Friends! First, I want to thank everyone out there for all of the kind words and congratulations on our engagement.  We are so excited and we are so thankful to have such wonderful friends and family! Second…shall we get to the details of how everything happened?  I think...

Cheesy Jalapeno Corn Bread

Many memories from my childhood are memories from my grandparent’s house.  My mom and step-dad both worked full-time jobs and my grandparents were retired so they were on babysitting duty.  I had no problem with this because my grandparents are super fun and my grandma is an excellent cook.  I...

Cheesy Artichoke and Tomato Crostini

Last night, I went grocery shopping.  You can read what I picked up here.  Last night was also garbage night.  Finally, last night was ‘dinner for one’ night.  All of these conditions added up to one thing…cleaning out the fridge and making a dinner with all of the randoms...

Hurried-Up Hummus

This morning I woke up to the craziest thing.   At first, I thought it was my alarm.  I quickly realized it was a more gentle sound…a faint, far-away voice. Jet didn’t hear anything…he was sound asleep on Dad’s pillow. Please excuse my chaotic bed!  It’s winter, so I have been layering...
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