My favorite day of the year. Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! Photos: Merry Christmas in Croatian, Rainbow Cookies, Homemade Limoncello, Broiled Lobster Tail with fresh arugula, side of black & white spaghetti with sun-dried tomato
We had a great time tonight, enjoying dinner with good friends who were in NYC for a visit. The last few times they’ve been in town, we always end up at Aquagrill at 210 Spring Street for dinner, and it never disappoints. We arrived a bit early and I had a cocktail that was crazy-good:Read more about Aquagrill in NYC[…]
Peeps marshmallow candies have been around longer than I have–according to Wikipedia, the chick-shaped sugar-coated confections first debuted in 1953, produced in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. As a child, no Easter holiday was truly complete unless you had one of these bright yellow, sticky, marshmallow chicks waiting for you in your Easter Basket. Eventually, the Just Born companyRead more about Flavored Peeps: The Latest “Limited Edition Flavor ” Abomination[…]
This Valentine’s Day was a busy one for us, so instead of heading out to a restaurant after a long day, we opted to have a quiet dinner at home. On the menu: a delicious Slow-Cooked Beef Ragu over Pappardelle pasta. [note: I used Beef Stock instead of water and bouillon, and used a cupRead more about Valentine’s Day:Two great recipes![…]
Saw these in the grocery store and it shook me right down to my Brooklyn-born core. This is an abomination. Seriously, though: I do enjoy a good veggie burger from time to time, and the Dr. Praeger’s brand is good, but…no. You just don’t mess with an institution like White Castle.
For those of you who follow the blog regularly, you know that taste-testing the latest “Limited Edition” Oreo flavors have become a thing for me. I don’t even have that big of a sweet tooth, but somehow, I got hooked on trying out these new combos and reporting back to my friends about them. Today,Read more about Review: Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Oreos — a rare A+ rating![…]
Once again, I was caught off-guard at the supermarket when I came across a new Limited Edition Oreo flavor that I wasn’t even aware was coming: Rocky Road Trip Oreos. I immediately got a good feeling about this one. (Spoiler: Yup. They’re really good!) Since my daughter is coming home for a visit this weekend,Read more about Review: Rocky Road Trip Oreos[…]
Happy Thanksgiving, one and all.
My daughter is having a Halloween party tonight, and I want it be as fuss-free as possible. These are 17 and 18 year olds, so I’m planning to just put out a few bowls of chips, dip, pretzels, candy, and order a few pizzas, depending on how many kids show up. Ideally, I’d like toRead more about Easy Halloween Cupcakes : Mummies![…]
Tonight I had the pleasure of meeting Ree Drummond, the Food Network star and food blogger more commonly known as The Pioneer Woman. Her new cookbook, Come and Get It, debuts tomorrow, but she had a book signing tonight in New Jersey that I was privileged to attend. I have several of her cookbooks, butRead more about Meeting the Pioneer Woman — Come & Get It Cookbook Signing[…]