Unicoi Preserves | Product Review

Unicoi Preserves is a small batch mountain grown goodness fruit spread

Back in the summer of 2014, our family took our yearly vacation in Helen, Georgia. While there, we visited a state park called Unicoi State Park. Meanwhile, I had just gotten over back surgery and was told to do lots of walking. There was a waterfall that we wanted to see that was a moderate hike to get to. It was a great accomplishment for me and since then that park has a special place in my heart. Fast forward to this year, I came across a company with the same name as the park. Continue reading “Unicoi Preserves | Product Review”

Captain Steve’s Family Seafood Restaurant | Fort Mill, SC

Captain Steve’s Family Seafood where you will want to split a small plate

If you grew up in the south you probably have been to a fish camp. Fish camps have a fairly unique history behind them. Let’s cover a brief history behind the term fish camp. Back in the 1800’s, men would go fishing to provide food for their family. They would camp out along the banks of the river and sit and catch fish. Continue reading “Captain Steve’s Family Seafood Restaurant | Fort Mill, SC”

How to get free food or discounted food from Restaurants

McAlister's Club Sandwich

Try these tried and true methods for getting free food or discounted food from your favorite restaurants.

Going out to eat these days can be so expensive, especially if you have three kids like we do. Families these days are often so busy that they rarely have time to cook dinner and are forced to eat out during the week. This can be so expensive. I am going to show you a few tips and tricks that we use to get free or discounted food from your favorite chain restaurants. Follow along with these tried and true methods that we often use when we are heading out on the town. Continue reading “How to get free food or discounted food from Restaurants”

Southern Food Junkie Chili

Chili cooking in the Dutch Oven
Chili cooking in the Southern Food Junkie test kitchen

Southern Food Junkie World Famous Hot Dog Chili

Yesterday was the official “first day of Spring” and you know what that means, it is time for longer days and warmer weather. The time has come upon us when we break out our old grills and clean them up. We get out our bristle brushes and scrape off all the old crude from the previous grilling season. This signals the time through some hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill. We all know that nothing is better for a hot dog and hamburger (think Carolina burger) than good chili. After all, what is a hot dog without chili? We think it should be a crime. That is why we are finally sharing our world famous (at least we think so, haha) Southern Food Junkie Chili with the world. Continue reading “Southern Food Junkie Chili”

The Loose Moose Cottage Concord NC

Great Wolf Lodge Concord, NC

Fancy buffet dining inside Great Wolf Lodge at The Loose Moose Cottage

I have, to be honest with you, I am not a big fan of buffets. Especially the franchise restaurants you go to like Golden Corral and Ryan’s, yeah not a fan of those. Most of the time the food is bland, and taste like it all came out of a can. What I am a fan of, though, is buffets at little country restaurants. The quality is better and the place is usually cleaner. Now on a recent overnight stay at Great Wolf Lodge (Click link for that post) in Concord, NC, we ate at a buffet restaurant. This is the review of The Loose Moose Cottage in Concord, NC. Continue reading “The Loose Moose Cottage Concord NC”

Great Wolf Lodge

Story Time at Great Wolf Lodge

A fun family atmosphere at Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC

Right before Christmas this past year we moved out of our home and into a temporary place to stay. We are a little cramped for room and since the kids have plenty of toys we thought it would be nice to tell the grandparents to get them something other than toys. We had this great idea to take them to Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC. Continue reading “Great Wolf Lodge”

Texas Hash

Texas Hash

Try this quick, easy, and delicious Texas Hash Recipe!

Ok, Let say it is Monday night and it has been a rough day. You get home and think, I got to cook tonight but I really do not want to. You did not lay anything out to cook. You need something that is good and quick to fix for supper. What do you do? Well, I got the perfect recipe for you, Texas Hash. Texas Hash is a combination of hamburger meat, stewed tomatoes, green peppers, spices then served over rice.  If you did not have any meat thawed, just defrost your hamburger meat and you are golden. Continue reading “Texas Hash”