Saturday, December 29, 2012

Decadent Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

These were inspired by a coworker that brought in these cookies right before Christmas. They kind of remind me of fluffy oreos or a whoopie pie, I don't know if you've every had those fluffy oreos but they are absolutely delicious. This recipe was based of off Taste of Home recipe my coworker found online. I promise if you try these you will never think of oreos the same way again.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Microwave Bacon

Hello Everyone,
You read that title right, we are going to microwave bacon. This is such a great way to have crispy bacon that isn't fatty or greasy!

Ingredients/ Tools:
  • 4-6 strips of thick sliced bacon
  • 4 sheets of paper towels
  • Microwave safe plate
  • Microwave
Microwave Setting: High          Bake Time: 5 minutes          Serves: 2-3 people (or one lol)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Chili’s Holidaily deal | FREE Dessert | Valid 12/19 only

Everyday in December Chili's is giving away something awesome and today is no exception. Check in everyday for their newest coupon for you to print. 

Today is FREE dessert!

Now you have an excuse to go out and have dinner with friends and family.

If you want daily reminders for their deal of the day sign up for their mailing list.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Cold Brewing Tea

Nowadays I like to start my day off with a cup of tea. Most of the time I boil some water and steep the tea. Recently I've been thinking about what tea would be like if I steeped it cold, is it even possible? Well of course I hopped on Google and searched around the web to see what I could do. What did I find you ask? Well I learned that you can brew tea cold! 

How do you actually do it? Well according to The New York Times cold brewing tea is a "relatively slow and gentle process, proportions and times aren’t critical." Well what does that mean? Simply it means you can put a cup of filtered water, your tea bag or in my case my metal steeper with tea of your choice, and pop it in the fridge over night. When you wake up in the morning you will have a deliciously light tea that will remind you of a white tea. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Restaurant Review: Wegmans Tea Bar

So I've been going on this whole low to no caffeine thing and of course the best alternative is tea. Now I've been to Teavana before and I've bought tea there too, but wow is it expensive and its hard to buy things in small quantities. While I was cruising around Pittsford, NY after I got my hair done, I realized I didn't have anything for dinner so I decided to stop by my local Wegmans to grab a prepared dinner to munch on at home.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Dine Out and Give Back: Macaroni Grill

Want to dine out tonight but not sure where to go? Macaroni Grill has teamed up with Cultivate to donate 10% of their wine sales to the following wines:
  • Wonderlust Chardonnay
  • The Feast Merlot/Cabernet Blend
  • Copa Cabana Cabernet/Carmenere Blend
  • The Gambler Malbec
So now you can eat out with friends and family, order a bottle of wine, and give back to a non-profit organization that you can vote for here
Have a good time and always remember...

Eat Well & Adventure On,

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Serving For One: Mushroom Spinach Pasta

I find myself cooking for one a lot of nights, so why not make it good meal. This dinner is super quick to make which is great when you're tired from a busy day at school or work. I don't know about you, but after a long day the last thing I want to do is spend an hour cooking in front of a hot stove. Here's my 15 minute meal.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Chili's Deal of the Day: Free Boneless Wings

Everyday in December Chili's is giving away something awesome and today is no exception. Check in everyday for their newest coupon for you to print. 

Now you have an excuse to go out and have dinner with friends and family.

If you want daily reminders for their deal of the day sign up for their mailing list.

Restaurant Review: Cromwell Diner

Hi Everyone, 

Being a Jersey girl at my core, I've always had a special place in my heart for a good diner. With my boyfriend's family based in Connecticut, I've spent a lot of time there. The one diner that has won its place in my heart is Cromwell Diner. They are open 24/7 and a lot of the time are even open on holidays.  So if you every find yourself in the Cromwell/Middletown area and need a bite to eat, make your way to this hidden CT gem.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Free Lettuce Wraps at PF Changs

Hi Everyone,

So the one food I cannot get enough of are PF Changs' lettuce wraps. Every time my boyfriend, Alan and I go to PF Changs, we have to get them. I like them so much that i make lettuce wraps at home (find my recipe here). You know what they are doing that makes this girl super happy? They are giving everyone that signs up for their Warrior Rewards online, free lettuce wraps! That's right, FREE lettuce wraps.
Now they hand out cards if you sign up in the restaurant, but there is an option where if you don't have a card you can still sign up and if you "p
rovide your phone number [during sign up] you can give that to your server next time you dine with us to receive credit for your visit.”

Taco Salad

So this isn't the healthiest salad but it sure is one of the most delicious. I can eat seven tacos by myself but it only takes a bowl of taco salad to fix my taco craving.

  • 1 bag of romane lettuce
  • French dressing (as much as you like)
  • 1/2 lb of ground beef
  • 1/2 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • Guacamole 
  • Lightly salted Fritos corn chips

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Homemade Whipped Cream

Whipped cream is a staple for most desserts, so why not learn how to make it yourself? It is creamier and more delicious when you make it yourself and depending on your dessert you can flavor it differently.

  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream 
  • 2 1/2 tbs of sugar
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract