OC Fair 2015 - Chicken Charlies

OC Fair Celebrates 125 with One Big Party… For Your Tastebuds!

It’s that time of year again – Orange County Fair time and you all know that this is one of my favorite times of the year.  Even more exciting is the fact that the OC Fair is celebrating its 125 Anniversary, so they have made the celebration, themed “One Big Party,” something truly unforgettable.  This…

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Craft Beer Spotlight

Guinness Storehouse Experience

Tasting Guinness in Dublin, Ireland

Here in the States, I have never been a fan of Guinness.  Although I have become quite fond of stouts and porters over the past year, the only time I ever buy Guinness is when I’m making my chocolate & whiskey (“Irish Car Bomb”) cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day (an annual tradition!).  That is, until…

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Food Travels

Guinness Irish Stew Galway

Guinness Irish Stew (Galway, Ireland)

  My trip to Ireland was nothing short of amazing.  Europe has such a place in my heart because the first time I traveled there was only a few short years ago, and it is when my husband proposed to me.  Then I returned to Europe once again, this time to do a river cruise…

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Dim sum shrimp

Winsor Dim Sum (Boston, MA)

When I was a kid, I would visit family in the Boston area and one of the things we always did was go to the Boston Chinatown area and have dim sum.  Traveling to Boston for work, I wanted to have some dim sum but it’s harder to enjoy the all you can eat dim…

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12 Bones Pulled Pork, Green Beans, Mac & Cheese

12 Bones Smokehouse – Asheville, NC

One of my husband’s favorite places for Carolina BBQ is 12 Bones Smokehouse.  Whenever we go to Asheville to visit his family, we usually make it a point to visit the River Arts District shop.  However, we decided to visit the 2nd location for 12 Bones Smokehouse in Asheville, which is housed in an old…

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