The Pennsylvania Bakery – Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
The Chocolate Avenue Grill – Hershey, Pennsylvania
Plymouth Bay Winery – Plymouth, Massachusetts
Wilson’s Orchard – Iowa City, Iowa
Paisano’s – Rutherford, New Jersey
Chutters – Littleton, New Hampshire – World’s Longest Candy Counter
Palo – Disney Wonder – Lunch and Dinner
Mosquito Café – Galveston, Texas
The Bears’ Den at the Hershey Lodge – Hershey, Pennsylvania
Bejas – Fredericksburg, Texas

Bramhall’s Country Store – Plymouth, Massachusetts


Bramhall’s Country Store 2 Sandwich Rd Plymouth, MA 02360 1-508-746-1844 Looking for a good lobster roll?  Yes?  Well here is a very small, out of the way spot that’s worth a visit.  Bramhall’s Country Store in Plymouth, MA is off Continue reading

Three Must-Have Cookbooks for any Cook


As a former chef and pastry chef, people always ask me what is my favorite restaurant, what is my favorite food, what do I like to cook, etc.  I am also asked what is my favorite cookbook or what cookbook Continue reading

Fisherman’s Wharf – Galveston, Texas

shrimp kisses

 Fisherman’s Wharf 2200 Harborside Dr Galveston, TX 77550 (409) 765-5708 Recently, on a beautiful sunny afternoon, our family made an afternoon trip an hour south of Houston to Galveston Island.  Our mission was to bid farewell to the Disney Magic Continue reading

Wicked Restaurant & Wine Bar – Wicked Good!

Gluten Free Burger

Wicked Restaurant & Wine Bar 680 Falmouth Rd. Mashpee, MA 508-477-7422 I got to eat the most tasty amazing gluten free meal yesterday! We were traveling for business and had packed my cooler with my boring gluten free snacks Continue reading

Making Meals Memorable: Despicable Me 2

Minion meal

The minions are here!!  My son Jonah LOVES the movie Despicable Me.  He’s probably seen it 50 times.  I put it on my iPad and we’ll often find that he’s snuck the iPad off the counter and is hiding under Continue reading

Publick House – Sturbridge, Massachusetts

PH Duck

Publick House 277 Main Street Sturbridge, MA  01566 Phone 508-347-3313 or 800-PUBLICK On line reservations available at OpenTable   Good writers will tell you that your opening paragraph needs something to “grab” the reader.  Lobster Macaroni and Cheese.  Continue reading

The Lobster Pot – Provincetown, Massachusetts


The Lobster Pot 321 Commercial Street Provincetown, MA 02657 Telephone 508-487-0842| A couple of times a year, Valerie and I enjoy a drive out to Provincetown, MA at the very tip of Cape Cod.  The drive is scenic, often Continue reading

Vino – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


Vino 6050 Allentown Boulevard Harrisburg, PA   17112 717-545-9227 Open every day at 4pm Vino is one of our favorite restaurants in the Harrisburg, PA area.  We have eaten there many times with friends and family.  Each time, it has Continue reading

Jiko – Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom Lodge – The Gluten Free Place

White chocolate cheese cake

Jiko – The Gluten Free Place I was so excited to visit Jiko located at the Animal Kingdom Lodge as the first dinner we were having upon our arrival at Walt Disney World on April 8th.  Why was I so Continue reading

Betsy’s Diner – Falmouth, Massachusetts

Heavy Hitter's Number 9 Betsy's Super Platter

Betsy’s Diner 457 Main Street Falmouth, Massachusetts 1-508-540-0060   Have you even had a craving for good diner food? Then Betsy’s Diner in Falmouth, MA may be the place for you. Betsy’s is a small old fashioned 50′s style diner Continue reading