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A Weekend of Culinary Fun at The Southern Women’s Show, Plus a Giveaway!

I am so excited that the Southern Women’s Show is returning to Raleigh from April 24th-26th for its 30th year of fashion, home and beauty entertainment as well as a fantastic lineup of culinary features and events. 500 more words

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Kel’s Take on the Barefoot Contessa’s Chicken: Thank You, Ina!

I just love the Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten) and her laid-back approach to entertaining. One of my dearest friends, Rose, reminds me of Ina – somewhat in looks, but always in the easy and calm approach  each takes to prepare great food for a number of guests without breaking a sweat or batting an eyelash, making more time to spend with their friends. 423 more words

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How Are You Celebrating 3.14.15? With a Pi[e], I Hope!


International Pi Day is celebrated annually on March 14. This year is particularly cool, especially if you’re a math geek, since Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol that represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately… 484 more words

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Chef Curt Shelvey Shines in Southern Pines


As part of the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, Triangle 2015, I have had the pleasure to interview the talented chefs from the four Raleigh restaurants participating in the competition, as well as one of the finalists. 1,462 more words

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Sunset Margarita

Ello Loves! I thought I would share something I just made. This awesome, yummy, margarita! It was super easy I literally just found things in my apartment and threw them in a blender, and hot damn it turned out great! 130 more words


Kel’s Yummy Yukon Gold Potatoes au Gratin


Yukon gold potatoes — what’s not to love? Especially when they go on sale. I especially like to use them when making mashed potatoes, but decided on cheesy potatoes au gratin instead because I wanted to try my new mandolin (officially known as the Simple Slicer) from… 416 more words

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Kel's Sweet and Simple Fried Plantains (Platanos Maduros)

I have been addicted to fried sweet plantains ever since I tried them at Mami Nora’s Peruvian Rotisserie and have finally created a simple but sumptuous recipe that uses only 3 to 5 ingredients (ripe plantains, oil for frying, cinnamon sugar and sea salt) that takes less than 10 minutes to make. 481 more words

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