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Restaurant Review: The Capital Grille

| April 5, 2016 | 1 Comment
Restaurant Review: The Capital Grille

Imagine dining at a restaurant with ambient lighting, complimentary valet parking & professional staff who provides excellent service. The Capital Grille is nestled deep into the heart of uptown Charlotte directly adjacent to the Bank of America building. As I pulled up to the curb directly in front of the restaurant, the valet politely offered […]

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Recipe: Strawberry cheesecake bites

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Recipe: Strawberry cheesecake bites

Spring is in the air and that means strawberry season is right around the corner.  I love biting into a fresh juicy strawberry.  The explosion of sweet strawberry juice sends my taste buds wild. These little bites are great for a light and healthy snack. Just be careful, because they are addicting. INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. […]

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Amazing oven recipe: Root vegetable medley

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Amazing oven recipe: Root vegetable medley

When I was growing up I hated vegetables. Literally, if it even looked like a vegetable I did not touch it. Then somewhere along the way my taste buds changed. How it happened I have no clue but one day I tried a some vegetables for like the hundredth time thinking that I was going […]

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Restaurant Review: The Peculiar Rabbit

| February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Restaurant Review: The Peculiar Rabbit

Admit it, “The Peculiar Rabbit” sounds like a very odd or strange place to have a decent meal. I have to say I was a bit judgmental before stepping out of my car onto the premises. So many questions travelled through my brain such as, “What does a peculiar rabbit have to do with anything,” […]

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Recipe: Fruit sushi

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Recipe: Fruit sushi

  It’s the annual point in the year where you dress up nice, eat well and get presents. It should probably be called something like thanksgivistmas (Thanksgiving and Christmas combined) because let’s be honest, that’s pretty much what it comes down to. You eat well and you get gifts. What better way to enjoy a […]

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Recipe: Zoodles

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Recipe: Zoodles

My all time favorite food is spaghetti. Every time I go home, that is the meal I always look forward to. As a part of my New Years resolution, I’m holding myself accountable to cut back on my pasta intake because I consume way too much. Over the holidays, I received the most amazing kitchen […]

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Welcome to Duck Donuts

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Welcome to Duck Donuts

My good friend has been raving about Duck Donuts for a while now since she visited the Greenville, N.C. location. I am not a huge fan of donuts, but now that they have opened a new shop here in Charlotte, I decided to give it a try. After getting a little lost and annoyed trying […]

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Healthy breakfast on the go: PB&J protein shake

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Healthy breakfast on the go: PB&J protein shake

When I wake up in the morning my stomach is roaring, not just a little kitty meow but like a roaring lion. My first thought is what should I eat? I need something healthy and let’s be honest, living on campus makes it difficult to do. Most students go to Crown Commons and indulge in […]

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Recipe: Healthy pesto pasta

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Recipe: Healthy pesto pasta

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthier and incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my diet. One of my all-time favorite meals has to be pasta. I usually have pasta a couple times a week, which isn’t the healthiest of foods, so I was looking online the other day for healthy ways […]

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Five recipes for Super Bowl success

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Five recipes for Super Bowl success

When you are having a party, the food makes it or breaks it.  In order to ensure that your Super Bowl party is a success try these five essential recipes that will leave your friends coming back for more. First things first, you are going to need chips and dip.  Most parties have typical store […]

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How to eat healthily at Subway

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
How to eat healthily at Subway

So we all know Subway, the big sub sandwich fast food chain that started off as a meat-lover’s paradise, but has since changed their focus into healthier eating. With the new motto “Eat fresh” and a bunch of green leaves adorning the sub wrapping paper, Subway has become one of the most popular and successful […]

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Recipes: Vegan banana pancakes

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Recipes: Vegan banana pancakes

My roommate has recently become vegan, so by default I’ve become somewhat vegan, too. A few nights ago, we were both craving breakfast food and to be supportive I decided to hit the kitchen and try to help her make vegan pancakes. The original recipe we found was a bit different and frankly we found […]

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Winter recipes: German chocolate cookies

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Winter recipes: German chocolate cookies

I’ve been trying to stay away from everything greasy, salty, starchy and sweet. My resolution for the New Year is to lose weight like so many other Americans. But unfortunately there’s this thing called Pinterest. Pinterest forcefully thrusted upon me this recipe for German Chocolate Cookies. I’m also not a fan of cake, so this […]

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25 unique gifts for the holidays

| December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
25 unique gifts for the holidays

We can all admit we’re not the best gift givers. Without the time or money to go searching and spending on that perfect gift, we’re bound to disappoint. But look no further then this guide to gift giving for every forty niner. Whether you’re in need of a last minute gift or don’t want to […]

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Restaurant review: Crepe Cellar

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Restaurant review: Crepe Cellar

Ah, Crepes. Beautiful, giant, flat, pancake looking stuffed wraps of deliciousness. This weekend I made the trek out to NoDa’s very own arts district where you will find interesting shops and amazing food in an eccentric environment. This week’s number one restaurant award goes out to Crepe Cellar. Upon walking in, my roommate and I […]

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Starbucks Secret Menu: Honey Nut Macchiato

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks Secret Menu: Honey Nut Macchiato

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a thousand times, the caramel macchiato is the best and most versatile drink available on the Starbucks menu. You only have to substitute its one syrup, vanilla, for something else to create a totally new drink. This week, I decided to try out the “Honey Nut Macchiato.” […]

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Foods to add to your menu

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Foods to add to your menu

After Thanksgiving, it can be sad to say goodbye to the lavish, extremely tasty foods that fill the season. The gourmet casseroles, the turkey, the delicious breads and all of the other things that made the holiday a binge-eating dream. Eventually you will run out of the leftovers your family sent with you and you […]

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Fall recipes: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Fall recipes: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball

Thanksgiving is a day when all gather around a table full of home cooked dishes and desserts, visiting with family and friends they haven’t seen in months. Make sure you don’t show up empty handed to a loved one’s house this holiday season by making this simple dessert recipe that yields enough servings for a […]

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Local Wonders: Courtyard Hooligans

| November 19, 2015 | 1 Comment
Local Wonders: Courtyard Hooligans

For the majority of Americans, Saturdays and Sundays are reserved for sleeping-in and enjoying a great big bowl of Rice Krispies at the breakfast table with the songbirds chirping outside the window. For the group of close knit soccer fans in Charlotte, the weekend’s early mornings are spent overcrowding Courtyard Hooligans, a pub in the […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Gingerbread Chai Latte

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Gingerbread Chai Latte

Welcome back to another week of Starbucks’ secret menu. This week, we decided to take an early look into a secret Christmas drink now that Starbucks is restocking their gingerbread syrup. It’s call the “Gingerbread Chai Latte.” I went upstairs to my local Starbucks and had it made. Here’s the recipe: Chai Tea Latte Gingerbread […]

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