Category: Foodie For Thought

Enough Fun to Raise the Dead

How to Plan a Bewitching Halloween Block Party Halloween is right around the corner, so why not celebrate with a spook-tacular neighborhood party? A Halloween gathering doesn’t need to be an elaborate affair. Gather the kids and order pizza, or invite the neighbors over for a glass of wine. The point is to take a…

Get Grilling!

Cooler Weather Leads to More Grilling Fun by Kirsten Harrington If you’re looking for a fun way to entertain, why not fire up the grill and enjoy happy hour on the patio? It beats heating up the kitchen, and the dishes will have a delicious smoky element that adds to the flavor. Pizza is always…

Back to School Lunch Ideas

Back-to-School Edibles Kids Will Love by Kirsten Harrington It’s that time again. As we head into a new school year, many parents let out a collective groan about the challenges of packing a lunch that their children will actually eat. We’ve compiled a few ideas that may help to make things a little easier at your…

Trader Joe’s Opens in Dr. Phillips!

Southwest foodie visits specialty grocery store on opening day by Kirsten Harrington Trader Joe’s celebrated its second Orlando-area location last month with the grand opening of its Dr. Phillips store. Banners of balloons, steel drum music and free samples were just part of the festivities offered to customers who braved the opening-day crowds. A party atmosphere prevailed as Trader Joe’s…