Food

Okay, let’s be honest here, I love food!! There are very few things I enjoy more than treating my taste buds to some delicious food and a relaxing glass of wine…or whisky.  Being the adventurous foodie I am, I’m always on the hunt for a new restaurant to try. And since the dining scene in Atlanta has grown so much over the last few years, it has really become a foodie heaven! There are so many awesome restaurants in Atlanta (old and new), and I want to try them all! If I’m not in a new restaurant trying everything on the menu, I’m at home trying new recipes or whipping up some old ones.Whether you’re looking for some delicious food, a new restaurant to try, or some yummy recipes, you’re in the right place.

How about a girls night in Asia?

Okay, so I didn’t actually have a girls night in Asia, but my girls night did have an Asian theme- that counts right? Maybe not, but a girl can dream. Anyway, I got my girlfriends together for a night of great food, delicious cocktails, lots of laughing, plenty of dancing, and, of course, juicy girl talk.  We got a chance to let our hair down, catch up, and and have a good old fashioned girls night. I decided to host this one at my house, and being the “hostess with the mostest” that I am, I wanted it to be a perfect night for me and my girls. 

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Pan Seared Scallops & Lemon Garlic Butter Pasta

I went on my normal bi weekly trip to the farmers market and my eyes almost fell out of my head when I saw that scallops were $9.99/lb. Yes, you read right, only $9.99/lb. I almost never buy scallops because they are usually overpriced (in my opinion), but this was a complete steal so I had to snag a pound. I’m so glad I did because this was one of the best meals I’ve made in a long time! Between the perfect sear on the scallops down to the delicious lemon garlic butter wine sauce I made, I was literally in foodie heaven.

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Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Flatbread

A few days ago I was in the mood for a delicious pizza, but no pizza place had exactly what I wanted: sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions. Mmmmm. Just thinking about it makes me hungry. I knew exactly what taste I was going for and I also knew that the only way to get that exact taste was if I made it myself. So I made a quick run to Publix to grab the ingredients, came home and created some yummy goodness.

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Mini Berry Cheesecakes

For as long as I can remember, cheesecake has been my all time favorite dessert. I made my first one back in college and once I realized I could make them pretty good, I never stopped. I’ve made all kinds from classic, to strawberry, to Oreo, to pumpkin spice, to banana Nutella. I mean seriously, the options are tremendous.

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Creamy Chicken Parmesan

This weekend while planning for dinner, I got a craving for some chicken parmesan. I hadn’t made it in a while and I knew that Richard would love it, so chicken parm was on the menu! I’ve made it a few different times in the past and it always turned out yummy, but this time I was adding a secret ingredient that would take it to a new level… heavy cream!

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Buffalo Cauliflower

I’ve been wanting to make buffalo cauliflower for a while now after seeing one of my favorite YouTuber’s whip it up on her channel. Well last month I actually had buffalo cauliflower at a restaurant here in Atlanta and it was amazing! After that, I knew I had to make it!

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Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

Okay…seriously, can you believe I made these amazing guilt free muffins with NO flour and NO sugar?! If that doesn’t amaze you, then how about this: I mixed all of the ingredients together in a blender. Not a hand mixer, not the fancy Kitchen Aide stand alone mixer, but a blender! I think that in itself deserves a high five!! 

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Stuffed Peppers

Last night, Richard and I couldn’t decide what we wanted for dinner, per usual. He suggested spaghetti, I said no. I though that lasagna would suffice, but he said no. So we were back at square one. I hopped on Pinterest for some inspo and the first thing that popped up were stuffed peppers. We both said “hell yeah!” and then this happened.

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Regent Cocktail Club

Last Friday, my coworkers and I went on our summer FAM trip (FAM is short for familiarization). Basically, we spend one full day in the city to familiarize ourselves with venues, restaurants, and attractions in the city. Most trips, we visit places that have recently opened so we can see what they can offer to convention attendees coming to Atlanta. Other times, we visit places that we may  have visited previously, but they’ve had some changes and/ or updates. This trip we saw a lot of cool places!

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Mexican Street Corn

I tried Mexican street corn for the first time and O M G!! It was so bomb! This recipe takes something as simple as corn to a whole different level! This will be my dish at all the summer BBQs for the rest of 2017!! See below for the simple recipe!

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Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins
Buffalo Cauliflower
Creamy Chicken Parmesan
Dairy-Free No Bake Mini Cheesecakes!
Mexican Street Corn
Mushroom & Caramalized Onions Flatbread
Pan Seared Scallops & Lemon Garlic Butter Pasta
Stuffed Peppers