Risotto al Barolo (Red Wine Risotto)

Risotto al Barolo (my specialty & favorite) serves 6 INGREDIENTS: 1 yellow onion 2 cups Arborio Rice 2 glasses Barolo/Nebiolo or other dry red Piemontese wine 1 litre /32 oz. chicken stock/broth (preferably homemade) 3/4 stick of cold butter (cut into small pieces) 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (more for serving) Optional: 1/2 cup…

Guac It Out

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! One of my favorite days of the year, because guac and margaritas are a few of my favorite things. I make this homemade guac just about every week. It is so easy, and will impress anyone! Ingredients: 2 Ripe Avocados 1 bunch of cilantro (to taste, I overload always) Cherry Tomatoes…

Chef Alyssa’s Cooking Class

I brought 25 Belk YoPros for a fun night of learning new recipes and freshening up on our cooking skills! Alyssa and Andrew have a wonderful program in place that is sure to set anyone up for a successful meal with a team of assistants there to help when you need it! We created dishes…

Holiday Morning French Toast

One of my family’s all time favorites! A great dish to serve a big group on Christmas morning! Hope you enjoy 🙂 Ingredients: 1 C Brown Sugar 1/2 C Melted Butter 3 tsp ground Cinnamon 3 Tart Apples (granny smith) peal, core, thinly sliced 1/2 C dried Raisins, cranberries or raisins 1 loaf French Baguette Bread…

CLT Pizza Week

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend a Food Bloggers preview to kickoff CLT Pizza Week at the city’s newest venue, 8.2.0. If you know me and my love for good pizza, this event is a dream come true! CLT Pizza Week is all about providing you with discounted specialty slices, personal pizzas and…