On this trip home to Nola, I was sure to visit my favorite poboy shop to lift my spirits. My husband and I love to sit inside Guy’s Poboys and just let the ambiance of New Orleans sink in. It’s such a great feeling to be able to relax and enjoy a good shrimp poboy all the while laughing about life. This is what Nola is all about to me.
Yayy!! It’s finally here!! Marietta Square Market is now open for some great food and local shopping treasures. Located in the historic downtown of Marietta, GA., the market is a wonderful destination to see what this city has to offer. Whether you are enjoying a cup of Joe at Bread and Butter or sipping Matcha Green Tea at Tiny Bubbles Tea Bar, the Marietta Square Market has something for the entire family to enjoy.
There’s a neighborhood restaurant in Mid-City New Orleans that is serving up great Brunch eats. Katie’s Restaurant & Bar has been a staple in the Mid-City community since 1984. When you walk into Katie’s, you are greeted with the best southern hospitality. The menu is filled with mouth watering options that will have you thinking about your comeback visit to try them. Drinks were flowing as they should on a beautiful Sunday. The staff’s goodbye greeting, “Thanks Y’all”, gave a wonderful feeling of gratitude and unity. It was such a pleasure seeing people from all walks of life having fellowship, the best Mimosas ever, and Brunch. If you are in New Orleans or plan to visit, give Katie’s Restaurant & Bar a try.
Seafood Omelet | shrimp, crawfish, lump crab, mozzarella, green onion
The last Sunday Brunch of 2018 was in NOLA and had to be the greatest in my book. I had the honor of spending it with my fellow members from the Krewe of Nefertiti. The Brunch setting was placed at Jack Rose Restaurant on the famed St. Charles Ave. Everything from the food, champagne, to the decor was breathtaking. We had such a great time in fellowship and the music kept the fun and laughter going. If you are in New Orleans or plan to visit, please give Sunday Brunch at Jack Rose Restaurant a try.
Shrimp and Grits
Krewe of Nefertiti: Group Photo Credit -Dana Perry
A special thanks to Dana Perry for being a gracious host. -XOXO
My love for Charlotte, NC has just been enhanced by the discovery it’s first female brewery. Bold Missy is awesome! When you walk in, the space is so inviting and modern. I was greeted by Lybby and given samples of the some great Brew. I chose the “Make your (Mess)age” Brut IPA and trust me it was good. Thanks to Heather and Lybby for being so welcoming and willing to humor me about Brunch ventures. I will definitely pay Bold Missy a visit on the next Charlotte trip.
There’s nothing like a great place to sit down and have a cup of coffee. My new go to place in NOLA is Backatown Coffee Parlour. The setting is so peaceful and quaint that you could spend so much time enjoying the morning paper, a good book read, or collaborating project ideas with friends. Backatown Coffee shop is a great addition to places to visit in NOLA.
Let’s add another breakfast and lunch spot to the list shall we. We had such a pleasant visit at Rise -N- Dine in Emory Village and the food was so amazing. This is a nice place to sit back with your coffee and morning paper and enjoy your time. The gracious staff was very welcoming and we even shared a few rival sports laughs. We definitely will be returning for more coffee, and great food.
Bacon and Cheddar Omelette with Biscuit and House made Strawberry Jam
I had so much fun baking this dessert. I was inspired to try one of my favorite desserts with delicious Goodie Girl Cookies. We all know Sweet Potato Pie is one the southern staple desserts during the holidays. I wanted to add the Goodie Girl Chocolate Creme Cookies as the crust. I must say it turned out better than I thought. Now let’s hope my family allows me to introduce this spin on sweet potato pie at the next gathering (Fingers Crossed). Enjoy the recipe below and I hope you give it a try.
(1) Box of Chocolate Creme Goodie Girl Cookies
(2) Sweet Potatoes (Boiled and peeled)
1/2 cup of milk
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup of White Sugar (You can also use light corn syrup)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 1/2 stick of butter (Unsalted)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Melt 1/2 stick of butter and set aside. In a Mixing bowl, place the box of cookies in the bowl and set to level 1 (use the dough prong attachment for mixing). As the cookies crumble, pour the melted butter in and mix for 2 mins. The cookie crust should have a smooth consistency that is easy to transfer to the pie dish. Pour the crust into the pie dish ensuring the edges are covered. I smoothed the crust with a baking specula on the edges to ensure coverage. This process can be as rustic as you desire 🙂
Rinse the mixing bowl thoroughly. Add sweet potatoes, milk, eggs, 1 stick butter (cut or cubed), and sugar. Mix on level 1. Add vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and mix until smooth. Pour mixture into pie dish and bake for 45 mins. To test readiness, place a fork gently into filling and pull immediately. If the fork has no filling attached, the pie is done. Remove from oven and let cool before serving. Enjoy!