Friday, July 31, 2015

Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake

No picture since I forgot to take one. But this is my go to cake recipe for Rainbow Cookie Cakes which are a favorite in my family. This cake does take a little time to make, but it's worth it. Always comes out amazing and delicious. Here's the link to the recipe

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Apple Blueberry Muffins

I love the mix of apples and blueberries in this muffin. So delicious and a great snack. Here's the link to the recipe

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Grilled Zucchini Parmesan

I had Kyle grill these up for me to heat up the next day for this recipe. Was a great lunch for my day off. So filling and delicious, the sauce I had in the freezer from sauce I made a little bit ago and picked up fresh mozzarella from the local italian market. Here's the link to the recipe

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Frozen Sangria

I love Sangria, but never had it frozen so when I saw this recipe I had to try it. So delicious and a wonderful summer recipe. Can't wait to make this for our next bbq. Here's the link to the recipe

Monday, July 27, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Parmesan Zucchini Corn

This was a great side dish for some steak we grilled. Got all the veggies at the farmers market, used green and yellow squash for this. Here's the link to make this for you next grill night

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Brooklyn Smorgasburg

This was our second trip to the Brooklyn Smorgasburg. If you're ever in the area you have to check it out. They have a ton of amazing food vendors that are unique with a great variety of food. 
 Amazing ice cream sandwich from the Good Batch, they sold out of the nutella so I got the coconut macaroon and strawberry. So good, last time I got a salted caramel one that was also delicious. They usually have a long line, but worth it.

 Chicken Scotch Egg from Imperial Egg, last time we got the lamb one and both were delicious so you can't go wrong

 Chicken Mofongo from Mofongo, comfort food of Puerto Rico, so good

 Pulled pork from Mighty Quinns, have to thank Michael Symon for this recommendation from his burgers, brews and bbq show. Only $5 and this sandwich was so filling. Can't wait to try out their regular restaurant.

 Gorgeous skyline view on a sunny day

 Conneticut lobster roll from Red Hook Lobster Pound

 Cheese curds from Curds the Word, we got cheese sauce, but they have a great variety to choose from

We also bought a few things to take home from Butter and Scotch - maple bacon cupcakes and smore bars,  Brooklyn soda works has great drinks I had the Arnold Palmer, cold brew coffee packs from Grady's, cookie dough and salted caramel peanut butter from 3 nuts and cookies from Ovenly.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cold Brew Coffee

I love coffee and in the warmer months I can only drink iced coffee and in the cold months I switch to hot coffee. Not sure why but I've always been that way. I always look forward to that spring day when it warms up and I switch over to iced. Here's the link to the recipe

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Here's another delicious pancake recipe, so great for breakfast. Closing late at work isn't so terrible when you make a great breakfast like that. Here's the link to the recipe

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Blueberry Pancakes

I've been in a pancake mood lately so this was a great breakfast since I used blueberries from the Farmer's Market. So fluffy and delicious. Here's the link to the recipe

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love coconut, but don't use it much in recipes since Kyle is allergic. So when I was hanging out with some friends who also like coconut I knew I had to make these. So good and love the mix of coconut with the chocolate chips. Here's the link to the recipe

Monday, July 20, 2015

Rainbow Chip Cupcakes

I found rainbow chips and Michaels and figured I'd try my own rainbow chip cupcakes and frosting since I haven't found it in the supermarket yet. Made these for a coworkers birthday and they were a big hit. Here's the link to the recipe - I changed out the rainbow chips for the sprinkles

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Blackberry Muffins

I love this time of year because of all the fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers market. I always make a bunch to freeze to enjoy during the cooler months. Here's the link to this wonderful recipe that you can customize however you like

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

I took a bread recipe and made it into muffins. I picked up the zucchini at the farmer's market, I love this time of year. Here's the link to the bread recipe

Friday, July 17, 2015

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin

I love making muffins to have as a snack and these were so good. I added some extra oats into these muffins. Such a quick and easy recipe, here's the link

Thursday, July 16, 2015

More Scrapbook Pages

The many faces of princess, she loves her sweaters in the winter

Smorgasburg trip from May 2015

Brookly Smorgasburg

Nothing beats driving with the top of the Jeep open and going to the beach

 I love this sweater I found for Princess with an attached scarf

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Scrapbook Pages

Princess is a champion sleeper, especially now that she's older

My gift wrap helper during Christmas, she lays on the paper while I try to wrap

Pictures from our Anniversary trip to Hawaii

Some sights from our trip to London

 Love this dog and love her expressions

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Heirloom Tomato Burrata

I used small heirloom tomatoes since I haven't seen the larger ones around here yet. Had Kyle grill up the bread and this was so good. Used garlic olive oil on the bread. Here's the link to the recipe

Monday, July 13, 2015

Shrimp Skewers with Corn Salsa

I put a few shrimp on each skewer because it makes it easier to grill, once they were cooked we removed from the skewer and served on a platter with the salsa. Living on the water I love seafood and love to try it different ways. Here's the link to the recipe

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Parmesan Corn on The Cob

I love corn and right now Long Island corn is in season so we make it often. I love the parmesan on top of this. Here's the link to the recipe

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Caprese Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

I just realized as I was posting this I forgot to take a picture after I added the basil from my garden. Took the pic as I was taking it outside to serve. I love the addition of bacon, this was perfect with some steaks we grilled. Here's the link to the recipe

Friday, July 10, 2015

Garden Vegetable Salad

I love this time of year because all our local farmers markets and farm stands are open. I love going each week, seeing what's in season and deciding what to create with my finds. Here's the link to the recipe

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Lemon Rosemary Grilled Chicken

I love putting lemon slices on the grill, I feel it really enhances the flavor. This was a wonderful dinner to serve for some friends we had over. I made a pasta salad to go with it. I'm glad we had enough to bring some to work for lunch the next day. Here's the link to the recipe

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Spinach Tomato Tortellini

We have been having a lot of rainy weather and I really wanted some comfort food. So when I saw this recipe I knew it'd be perfect for lunch. I added a little parmesan to the top just before serving. Here's the link to this wonderful meal

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Oreo Smores Parfait & Sinful Smores Parfait

Made both of these for a friends birthday party I hosted. I thought it'd be cute to put in the martini glasses. I toasted them just before serving. I think these are perfect for a party dessert, but also great for dessert anynight. These were a huge hit and were gone so quick. These would even be cute for a bridal shower or bachelorettte party. Here's the link to the recipes

Monday, July 6, 2015

Scrapbook Pages

Pictures from last Christmas based on a sketch challenge

My sweet pup, getting some sun in the blinds of the sliding door

Our little senior doing what she does best, sleeping

Our rental in Hawaii

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Blueberry Greek Yogurt Muffins

Blueberries are still in season here so these were the perfect recipe to make. I always make extra muffins and freeze some so I have them when I want one and don't feel like baking a batch. These were delicious and a perfect snack. After putting the batter in the cupcake wrapper I added another blueberry on top of each before putting in the oven. Here's the link to the recipe

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Healthy Zucchini Muffins

These are delicious muffins, I added chocolate chunks to mine for a little something extra. Here's the link to the recipe

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Red White and Blue M&M Cookies

I made mine a little bigger and found the patriotic M&M's at Target. The red platter I had from Christmas so it was perfect for these. So delicious, here's the link to the recipe