Archive for February, 2012

February 26, 2012

I’m a Versatile Blogger!

Special thanks to the Domestic Diva Md.  who thought I was worthy of some recognition!!

I started this blog a little over a year ago because people kept suggesting to me that I just do it. I didn’t really know what I was doing but decided to have fun with it anyway. We’ve learned a lot so far and are thrilled that people are reading and enjoying what we do!

I have 7 random facts for you….

  1. I am the Props Mistress for my High School’s Theater & this year’s Freshman were my first group of students that I taught
  2. The past year and a half I have been battling cooking awesome foods while trying to avoid buying new (bigger) pants
  3. I have 3 dogs: one who is epileptic, one who loves having the ball thrown, and one who walks on two legs and taste tests basically everything posted here
  4. My movie collection is made up almost entirely of Disney Movies & Musicals
  5. I snort when I laugh too hard
  6. We have a piano in the house that was bought for my grandmother when she was 16 – but I still don’t really know how to play it
  7. My favorite thing to do while cooking is crank up the Musicals on my Ipod and dance around the kitchen

AND NOW… 7 bloggers that I think are pretty awesome

Foodie Arsenal – a blogger I “know” through a mutual friend. Todd takes some of the greatest pictures, has awesome commentary, and sometimes go on rants that I feel could have been taken from my head (but he somehow makes it all makes more sense than I even thought possible!

My Fudo – beautiful photos, great tutorials, & supportive place – YUM

The Orange Bee – every month brings a different theme at the Bee (where she also raises her own bees)!!

Finding Clairity – another young and talented blogger cooking her way to happiness and whole mind/body/spirit wellness!

The Kitchen Witch – an edgy girl in the kitchen

Dish Aesthetic – a little bit of home cooked treats and a little bit of tasty restaurant dishes, all on pretty dishes!

Jessica Veltri – a childhood friend turned world traveler turned published photographer, each and every one of Jessica’s photos seem to be more beautiful than the one before, prepare to be amazed!

…. and finally, the rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass the award on to 7 more bloggers that you enjoy.
  4. Contact the bloggers that you have chosen to let them know that they have been nominated!
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February 22, 2012

Bacon Double Cheeseburger DIP

WARNING – this is not diet food!

This dip is perfect for a crowd at your next party. At our Super Bowl Party this year this dip was the one that had the highest percentage of it eaten, so that should speak for itself. There is nothing “healthy” about this – so make sure to cook it for a crowd so the calories consumed will be lower… high calories (divided by) more people (equals) less calories per person!

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February 20, 2012

Olio & Aceto Tap Room

Shopping Local is good for everyone. Recently a great new Tap Room which samples infused Olive Oils & Balsamic as well as Seasoned Salts opened up in the area.

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February 16, 2012

Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes

Most everyone enjoys Chocolate (and those that don’t need their heads checked, but that’s just my unsolicited opinion). Also, almost everyone can also find a Red Wine that they like (even if they don’t agree with those around them on what makes it good).

These Cupcakes combine the love of chocolate & wine.

For these Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes I figured the Cupcake Winery wine would be a perfect pairing! Cupcake Winery’s Red Velvet is a combination of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah – which has all of the perfect elements to pair with chocolate! But, if you enjoy sweet fruits a great wine would be a nice Blackberry or Strawberry Wine – that would make this a very sweet variation but I can’t wait to try that!! No matter what, the flavor of the wine will be a nice subtle undertone to the cupcakes but will shine through more in the frosting, so be sure to use something that you like!

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February 12, 2012

Chocolate Truffles

We have been programmed to believe that “Nothing says Love like Chocolates [and flowers]”.

I really enjoy chocolate more than anything – so that is the type of love we are featuring here today!

In honor of Valentines Day, I share my love with you!

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