I had the unexpected opportunity to visit my Raleigh Punks a few days back. I consider it a great year if I get to see them three times a year. Guess what? I got a bonus visit! It was a really great time of spending a few days with them. It was a visit full of really great food! I had been reading about a restaurant for several years that is listed a ‘must-eat’ restaurant in Raleigh. I told my boys and my daughter-in-law that I didn’t care what we did except we HAD to eat at “Beasley’s Chicken and Honey”.
Get there early folks. The line wraps around the block.
Beasley’s is comfort food served with sophistication. Everything is kicked up a notch. The only way to eat the fried chicken is with your eyes closed savoring every….single….bite because it will be over all too soon. The food is juicy, fluffy, crispy, gorgeous, and everything I want in life.
Chicken and Biscuit, Quiche, Chicken and Gravy, and the star of the morning…..CHICKEN AND WAFFLES! I can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed Beasley’s. If you are ever in Raleigh, run to the little corner downtown and get ‘yo self some chicken! Continue reading Loaded Cornbread→
If you have been reading my blog for a while, it is no secret that I love Saturday morning breakfast. It is my favorite meal to prepare. Everything on Saturday morning moves in a slower pace in our home. I can take my time doing prep work and we definitely take our time eating the meal. It’s that ‘easy morning feeling’ that I love so much. This Strata is a perfect Saturday morning meal.
Have I mentioned that I love this time of year?! The music, the Hallmark movies that ALL have the same ending, the food, the parties, getting to wear Christmas jewelry, and baking for friends. Sometimes I feel like this after a full day of Christmas baking…..
Until I married Sir Streusel, I had never tasted Bread Pudding. To tell you the truth, I had only read about it in books. Bread Pudding had never made an appearance on my Sweet Mama’s table, ever. Enter Sir Streusel into my life and I learn that the man I married worshiped his Mom’s Bread Pudding. He would order it in restaurants and push it away every time. I didn’t pay too much attention with what was going on with his search of the perfect Bread Pudding. Hey, I always had my dessert that was normally smothered and covered in chocolate so I was happy. After many years of being in a chocolate coma, I realized the sweetest man ever was not living a life of full satisfaction. Sadley, poor Sir Streusel had come to accept a life minus his great love…..Bread Pudding. I made it my life’s mission to make the life of this man complete. After trying countless cookbook recipes, he still had not found his true love. I then began to put my own recipe together based on the feedback I had received on what was wrong with the previous 487 pans of Bread Pudding I had baked for him. It took many trial and errors, and I mean MANY, but I did it! I am happy to report that Sir Streusel lives a fulfilled life. He is now complete!
It’s November! It’s fall! One day it is going to cool off in Florida and we will feel like fall! In kitchens everywhere, fall is the season to celebrate pumpkin. I am the first to run to Starbucks for ‘Pumpkin Spice’ coffee the day is appears on the fall menu.
What would fall be without a hot loaf of pumpkin bread? I don’t even want to imagine a world without pumpkin bread, or chocolate, or bacon, or heaven forbid….cheese. I don’t even want to go there, that’s a sad world. This is a great little recipe to share with neighbors. I have a wonderful neighbor that helps me all the time with little things around the house when Sir Streusel is out of town. He and his wife are often paid with goodies from Edna. A loaf of this bread is surely going to make its way to their home, because it’s pumpkin….and it’s delicious!!