Berry Shortcakes

After we got married {which was 6 years ago today!!}, we had a bunch of family and friends that were still in town, so we decided to go on a day trip to Ogunquit, Maine.  When we lived in Massachusetts, we went there fairly frequently and usually spent Labor Day weekend there. We went to an Italian place for dinner and when it came time for dessert, everyone picked the usual Tiramisu or the decadent chocolate cake, but I opted for the Strawberry Shortcake, because I’m a sucker for fruity desserts (don’t get me started on lemon desserts…}. What came out was so unexpected that everyone was jealous! I was presented with a still warm shortcake in a bowl piled high with strawberries and just lightly sweetened whipped cream. It was amazing and is one of those things that I still think about years later. Continue reading

White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies

It’s the holiday season, right? We’ve eaten all the pumpkin and now the sidewalks are filled with Christmas trees and we have Red Cups. Thank goodness they are red and we know that they are for Christmas. Anyway, while I can do without the Pumpkin Spice Lattes {I know, I’m apparently the only one}, I LOVE the Cranberry Bliss Bars that they sell at Starbucks during the holidays. It’s weird because I actually usually don’t like white chocolate, but the combination of the dense blondie bottom and slightly tangy cream cheese and cranberries gets me every time.

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Zucchini Bread

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This recipe may be more appropriate in the height of summer when everyone is dying under the CSA/garden zucchini haul, but I find zucchini bread to always be delicious. I rediscovered this recipe recently and as luck would have it, zucchini was on sale, so here ya’ go! I know everyone else is pushing all the pumpkin things, but it’s fine, there’s a long winter ahead. Continue reading

Cherry Pie Bars

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We have hit summer, people. It’s freaking hot outside, which means over time I descend into the subway it feels like I’m actually going to hell. The plus side is that eventually it cools off and that’s the perfect time for a  dinner picnic. One of my favorite things to do is pack up our dinner and take it all to Central Park for a picnic. Even if you’re just eating your sad leftovers, it’s so much more fun when the air is cooling off and everyone is outside soaking up the long days. Continue reading

Pretzel Dogs

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It’s football season and for me, I’m pretty excited because I’m a huge Patriots fan {who now lives in NYC…interesting} and I just enjoy football in general. And though I’m a fan of the game, I also enjoy game day for the excuse to eat some great food. I sometimes regret not going to a big college that had a football team with awesome tailgating. Maybe in my next life…. Continue reading