Thursday, November 17, 2011

Unaabi Grill - Cary

I promise we don't eat out every day or at least we're trying not too.  I had to share our favorite place for lunch here close to home.  It's called Unaabi Grill ( and it's actually Afghan Cuisine.  I know it sounds scary, but we love it.  Of course if my husband wasn't such a foodie I probably would have never tried it.  I get my favorite meal every time.  Chicken Kubuli.  Jeremy gets Chicken Naringe.  There's always leftovers which is an added bonus.
The chicken is hiding under the yummy brown basmati rice. :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mediterranean Deli

I had to share this restaurant with my Raleigh Peeps.  My friend Giselle introduced me to Mediterranean Deli in Chapel Hill.  It was pretty yummy.  If you like this type of food definitely give it a try and if you need dessert afterwards Sugarland is my favorite Gelato.  (We refrained from dessert since we had just done a long walk)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Walking Lake Johnson

I had to share a couple beautiful pictures of Lake Johnson.  When I first moved here I was complaining that they didn't have any cool places to walk, but little did I know it was just all hidden among the millions of trees.  I'm loving the Fall time here.  It's been in the 70's all week.  Yes, it's making up for that insanely hot summer.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Zit Zapper

I was told this product will work great and it's cheap.  It's like $1.00 at Target.  I've tried it and it actually works great.  Had to share.

Speaking of Peppermint

We had a church thing a few weeks ago and someone brought the most amazing dessert.  Here's the recipe so you guys can try it. :)

Frozen Peppermint Cheesecake

Prep: 24 min.  other: 8 hrs.

For a classic pairing, serve slices with Hot Fudge Sauce 

2 1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 (8-ounce) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup crushed hard peppermint candy
2 cups whipping cream

Combine first 3 ingredients; press mixture on bottom and 2 inches up sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside
Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.  Gradually add condensed milk, beating until smooth.  Stir in 3/4 cup crushed candy.
Beat, in a metal bowl,  whipping cream until soft peaks form; gently fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.  Pour into prepared pan; sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup crushed candy on top.  Cover and freeze 8 hours or until firm.  Remove sides of springform pan just before serving. Yield: 12 servings.

Hot Fudge Sauce

1 (12-ounce) pkg. semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup half-and-half
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.  Cook over medium-low heat until chocolate melts and sauce is smooth, stirring often.  Serve warm.  Yield: 2 cups.


Yes, it's official we need a life.  We've waited patiently for this to come back.  The Chick-Fil-A Peppermint Shake.  Hmm no wonder I've gained weight living in the south!

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