New Orleans’ Upper 9th Ward Resembles A Zombie Apocalypse

Uninhabitable flood-damaged homes, overgrown streets and the stench of mold are more suggestive of a horror movie than a suburban community. Monday marks 11 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Upper 9th Ward, a predominantly African-American neighborhood. Yet, the area remains littered with remnants of former residents’ shattered lives. Blocks of storm-ravaged homes, piles of…

Pluckers Wing Bar (Arlington, TX)

At one time, the only choice for wings in the DFW area was Wing Stop.  So they were the best thing ever.  Even though the wings were small and the only flavor worth getting was lemon pepper. Then came Buffalo Wild Wings.  Good size wings with a great variety of sauces.  My favs being Asian…

Fred’s Texas Cafe (Fort Worth)

Fred’s has possibly the best burger I’ve had.  It’s been around since 1978, and it qualifies as a hole in the wall. Today I had the 1/2 lb Fredburger and cheese and Crispy Bacon Cheese Fries with grilled jalapeños and onions. The burger is very juicy with great flavor and comes with lettuce, tomato, pickle,…

Cranberry Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies

SIN! Ingredients Makes 3 dozen 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon table salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 3 tablespoons milk 2 large eggs 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup packed light-brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 cups…

Sopapilla cheesecake bars

Got this one from a friend of mine named Stephanie Thompson…yum yum yum!! 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent dinner rolls (get the store brand, they don’t puff up as big) 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp almond extract 1 stick butter, melted 1/2 cup sugar…

Keylime Cheesecake

This stuff is the bomb!! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 6 tablespoons butter, melted 24 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 3 eggs 1 tablespoon grated lime zest 2/3 cup key lime juice Directions Combine cookie or graham cracker crumbs with butter or margarine. Press into bottom and…