May 2014 archive

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

I learned something pretty amazing today. Fudge came up in conversation in the break room, as various foods typically do, and I was told that Fluff could be used to make it. I was very intrigued by this idea and decided to give it a try. I could have made a simple chocolate fudge, however I came across this chocolate peanut butter fudge recipe on Pinterest from Recipe Girl.  This recipe was so simple and quick, I had it in the fridge to set within 20 minutes. It was delicious!  (more…)

A Sisterly Weekend

About a week ago the twins and I were discussing our Memorial Day Weekend plans. All three of us were shocked that this long weekend had come upon us so quickly. Melissa and I quickly realized we had zero plans and decided it would be a great idea to spend it together. She drove in Friday night which worked out perfectly, allowing us to really spend all of Saturday together. 

After enjoying a stack of blueberry pancakes and doing a few chores around the house, we hit the fairways and played a short round of golf. The weather was shotty looking however during our time out the sun kept on shining. It wasn’t until we finished our last hole that the rain started to come down. 


My Week of Dinners

Another hectic week behind me. Of course I had to document all of my tasty meals along the way. 

This week I enjoyed the company of my monthly dinner-date crew. We dined at one of my favorite restaurants in Albany, New World Bistro. The creativity and freshness the chef puts into every dish is amazing. You really cannot go wrong with any choice. We decided to share a bunch of smaller plates, and let me tell you, we had an explosion of flavors on our table. Here was the line up:
– “Cage” blackened string beans, one of my favorites!
– Warm curried cashews
– Hummus with flat bread and olives
– “Toscano” flat bread: fig jam, arugula, Gorgonzola, and topped off with truffle oil. Devinne!
– Fiddle head salad, which was on special that night. 
– Calamari 
And for dessert:
– Italian Ricotta Cheesecake
– Cookie Sandwich OTD: Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two very large and warm chocolate chip cookies. Drizzled with chocolate sauce and sprinkled with chocolate chips.

Sweetwater Bar & Grill

I am not much of a restaurant reviewer. In fact, I do not know that I have ever written an official review ever (Yelp does not really count). However, I feel that it is my duty to portray my experience at Sweetwater Bar & Grill located in Boynton Beach, Florida. I visited Sweetwater while on my mini vacation a few weeks ago. Ryan had been wanting to try this little gem ever since his coworkers recommended it. So, on my last night in Florida we decided to see what it was all about.


Happy Mother’s Day

Today we celebrate the most special woman in our lives. The person who brought us into the world, our Moms. It is a day to give back for the hundreds of other days that they have given to us. It is a day to remind them just how grateful we are for everything they have done for us and will continue to do throughout our lives. 


A Weekend in Florida

About three years ago, two of my dearest friends moved to Florida. I was extremely saddened by this endeavor…it meant no more family dinners, no more golf outings, no more Sunday night football. However I was also very excited for them and the new chapter in their life. This past weekend I was able to pay them a visit for an extended weekend. It was an amazing trip!