Category Archives: food

Calzones Made Better @Home

Recently, a calzone that was undercooked with a struggling portion size was served to me from national pizza chain. The food was so bad that the manager gave me $30 worth of gift certificates that I gave away. I can’t … Continue reading

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French Crêpes Recipe

Banana and chocolate with roasted almonds/ Strawberry and chocolate Ingredients: 2 ½ cups milk 2 cups of Flour 3 eggs 4 Tbsp melted butter 4 Tbsp of Rum 3 Tbsp of sugar 2 Tbsp oil Pinch of salt Sliced almonds … Continue reading

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Doing the Most French Toast

1. Cut French bread into 1″ slices. 2. Soak in milk, egg, vanilla extract and brown sugar. 3. Brown toast in pan with butter until golden brown. 4. Make your own syrup with strawberries using butter and sugar. 5. Garnish … Continue reading

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Maffé Chicken & Vegetable Dish

This delicious meal was prepared for me.  It was so good that I had to share the recipe. Serves 4-6 people Ingredients: 1 and ½ lbs Chicken Thighs (or one whole chicken) 3 Carrots 3 Turnips 3 Parsnips 3 Sweet … Continue reading

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More Altitude, Less Attitude

When most people refer to Gatlinburg, TN they are talking about Sevier County which includes Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley and Sevierville.  There are so many activities to do year around.  This first thing for a relaxing getaway is picking … Continue reading

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Road Trip: The Great Smoky Mountains

Visiting the Biltmore Estate has been on my travel list for about a year.  My Foster Daughters and I decided to make some stops along the way to make the most of our drive through The Great Smoky Mountains. Our … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Visit Daytona Beach

My Memorial Day weekend trip to Florida was almost a bust due to the Alberto storm.  I normally visit the beaches along the Gulf Coast such as Treasure Island, St. Pete, Clearwater, and Siesta Key.  The Gulf Coast had rain … Continue reading

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Busy is Good

I’ll just go in chronological order to catch up with what’s been going on with Miss Smoot. After Christmas Break, we missed a week of school due to snow days.  I took advantage of a mild weekend to visit my … Continue reading

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Good Vibes

School: The last two months of 2017 were super busy for me.  I earned an A+ and an A in my two Fall courses at the University of Louisville, with an overall GPA of 3.9.  I am only 3 classes … Continue reading

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Norwegian Sky Cruise Ship Review

The following four blog posts will be a summary of my 4 night cruise to Havana, Cuba and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas aboard the Norwegian Sky ship out of Miami on July 3-7th. This post will focus on a review … Continue reading

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