I tried a new sauce recipe for our 4th of July BBQ and I must say it was very tasty. I made a simple cherry sauce for my husband add to the wings on the grill. Here’s the recipe:
Marinate the wings in the seasonings or marinade of your choice. Refrigerate until ready for grilling.
Prep grill. When ready, lay wings evenly and cover.
In a medium sauce pan, Add:
About 20-25 Whole Cherries (Pull all stems)
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Pomegranate Juice (*Orange Juice will work as well)
1 teaspoon Cornstarch
Let the ingredients come to boil on medium low heat. Once boiling, stir and turn down to low heat for 8-10 mins. Strain sauce into a heat safe bowl while gently pressing remaining compote with the back of a spoon (whole cherries should be separated or separating from the seeds at this point). When all juice is extracted, discard compote from the strainer. Using a basting brush, brush the wings with the sauce and continue grilling. (This should be done toward the end to avoid any food burning)
Allow glaze to cook on wings for at least 8-10 mins.
Lastly, brush on your BBQ sauce of choice and serve. (We used Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey BBQ Sauce)
Here’s a recipe for a quick and easy blueberry sauce. This sauce would be a great topping for breakfast, brunch, and desserts. Today the sauce was used as a topping to French Toast.
1 Cup of Blueberries
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of orange juice
1/2 Tsp of corn starch (adds thickness)
1/8 Tsp of cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan on med-low heat. Let sauce simmer to boil for 5 mins. Stir and turn to low for the remaining 5 – 7 mins. Sauce should be thick and coat spoon. Turn off and set aside to cool. Use topping on your desired dish.
Brunch in Louisville, KY is a must when visiting. We decided to try the restaurant Zeggz and the food was pleasing and delicious. I was enamored over the Crème Brûlée French Toast. The mimosas were spectacular with the use of one of my favorite Champagne brands Wyclef. If you are in the Louisville, KY area, give Zeggz a try.
Crème Brûlée French Toast $7.49
Chicken and Waffles $9.49
2400 Lime Kiln Lane, Suite B
Louisville, KY 40222
Everyday: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm (Staying open an additional hour)
Toast to this trendy twist on breakfast for slices of bread. Avocado Toast is a delicious and healthy alternative to using butter. And the toppings that you can use are endless. I wanted a savory taste so I decided on Bacon as my topping. This would be an awesome menu item for Brunch as well. Read the recipe below and give it a try.
2 Slices of Bread (My bread of choice was Sara Lee Artesano)
1 Slice of Thick Cut Bacon (pan fried)
1 Garlic Clove ( chopped)
1 tbsp. Sautéed Holy Trinity Seasoning*
Pan fry the bacon and cut into crumbles. Set aside.
After opening the Avocado, gently scoop the middle with a spoon into a bowl. Add chopped garlic.
*Extra Steps (my preference)
I sautéed a tablespoon of Holy Trinity Seasoning (onion, celery, and green bell pepper). Added a dash of salt and paprika to taste. ( Lemon Pepper Seasoning would go good as well). I also added a drizzle of avocado oil.
Toast Bread. Set Aside.
Smash the avocado mixture with a fork. Spread over toasted bread. Sprinkle some lemon pepper seasoning over toast.
Add crumbled bacon.
I set out on a gorgeous Saturday to have Brunch With my husband and siblings. I discovered a quaint neighborhood bar located in Inman Park called The Albert. Let me assure you that the food is so delicious and we ate every bite of it. My favorite menu item is The Albert Burger. It’s no surprise that I’m a huge pimento cheese advocate and this Burger gave me pimento cheese life!! Topped with bacon and pickled red onion. Now I know why The Albert is the favorite neighborhood bar in Inman Park. Give The Albert a try on your next visit to Atlanta.
The Albert Burger, $11
The Western, $11
Fried Chicken Sandwich, $10
Pulled Pork Hash, $12 (Brunch Menu Item)
918 Austin Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307
Hey Loves! I just had to share with you about my lovely experience at The Southern Gentlemen restaurant. Located in the Buckhead neighborhood, this restaurant is setting a trend for a cool and relaxed Brunch experience. With such nice decor and great food selections, the Southern Gentlemen is sure to be acknowledged as one of Atlanta’s top restaurants to patron. Don’t forget the Mimosas!!
The Southern Gentlemen Breakfast
Chicken Biscuit & Gravy
The Southern Gentlemen
3035 PEACHTREE RD NE
Did you know there is a movie studio located outside of Atlanta? More importantly, did you know they served brunch on Saturdays?? That’s right, Pinewood Atlanta Studios located in Fayetteville, Ga serves a mimosa Brunch on Saturdays. This brunch is a buffet style including good southern comfort foods such biscuits and gravy, grits, and Mac and cheese. Check out Pinewood Movie Studios for their Saturday Mimosa Brunch. You won’t be disappointed!
Pinewood Atlanta Studios
Saturday Mimosa Brunch
461 Sandy Creek Rd #2121
Fayetteville, GA 30214
I just have a question? Who’s mother, aunt, or grandmother is in the kitchen cooking up collard greens and frying chicken?? That’s exactly what comes to mind after eating at Maple Street Biscuit Company. My brunch selection was the Garden Bird. This biscuit came equipped with a southern fried chicken breast and topped with collard greens, fried egg, and a dash of hot sauce. The concept is so southern and takes you back to the days when everyone sat around the kitchen table and enjoyed great food and conversation. If you are in the Atlanta area, give Maple Street Biscuit Company a try.
The Garden Bird
Maple Street Biscuit Company
3550 West Lawrenceville Street, Unit 210
Duluth, Georgia 30096
Monday – Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday
7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Since Elle Varner has stepped onto the scene…..she has been blowin’up the music charts!! Her single “Refill” is the most played song on radio today. Her soulful sound and beautiful demeanor is what music is all about!! Keep doin’ ya thing Elle :0)
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