Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Burger Blitz

Is there anything better than a burger? Anytime I ever think I could become a vegetarian, I think of a hot, juicy, cheesy burger and the thought flies right out of my head. I just couldn’t give it up.

Gratuitous picture of delicious burger in 3… 2… 1…

Petey's! In Astoria, Queens

Luxury Travel Advisor just posted a story on New York’s 7 Best Burgers, as compiled by The Brooklyn Nomad.  While Petey’s is not on the list, it’s certainly my favorite burger spot in Queens. I guess I’m willing to try the 7 listed here. You know… so I can keep YOU informed. I’ll just keep telling myself that.

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Just a Nibble

Sometimes I read other food blogs and I feel inspired. And then there are times when I read food blogs and feel legitimately angry that I didn’t think of this first.

photo c/o Because I'm Addicted

Banana bites! Not healthy in the least, but what a delicious and adorable dessert. You could also roll the slices in caramel or toffee and sprinkle them with jimmies or Nerds or rice krispies. Good thing I have all the ingredients for this in my kitchen as we speak. Or maybe not a good thing at all.

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It was a dark day…

Dear friends,

My camera broke. I will spare you the sob story of how my bank account will not let me purchase another one, but the posts may be thin until this situation resolves itself. I have a lead on a loaner camera, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I give you this, the best picture ever taken by my crappy little camera. RIP Camera. It’s true what they say: you don’t know what you got til it’s gone.

From "One Meal Becomes Another"

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I Just Can’t Wait to Be King

Happy Friday, friends! If you’re looking for a low-key activity to keep you occupied this weekend (and you live in the NYC area… sorry) go see Kings of Pastry at Film Forum.

Legendary documentary filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus chronicle the journey of sixteen pastry chefs to achieve the highest honor in the French art of patisserie, Meilleurs Ouvriers de France. The story is heartwarming, the skill level is unbelievable, and if you have even the tiniest interest in food or competition you will want to see this movie. This contest has never been filmed before, so you won’t see it on the Food Network. It is an echelon of the culinary world that I never even knew existed! Well beyond cupcakes and muffins, kids.

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Melted

Happy Friday and a VERY happy weekend! Today’s post is blatantly stolen from Serious Eats but this was too good to pass up. This weekend, when you’re at the green market, pick up some figs because we are smack dab in the middle of fig season! You can use these suckers in so many different ways, but I like this salty sweet crusty melty cheesy combination the best.

photo c/o SeriousEats.com

It’s a take on the classic BLT that involves figs, prosciutto, and melted mozzarella cheese. Hungry? Me, too. Have a blissful weekend, kids!

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Out with the old…

Dear friends: this is the reason I have been MIA. This is my stove. But today (drum roll pleeeeease) I’m getting a new one! A BRAND new one! And I can’t wait to bake up some delicious delights in the brand new love of my life. Stay tuned.

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Inedible Delights

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted something completely self-indulgent, so I figured what better day than Friday to post such frivolity?

I don't want to know what it means that this peanut-hiding-a-knife speaks to my soul, but I think I have to own this.

Or you could wear a plaque that says, "I grew up in suburbia and if you have a block of Helluva Good I'm yours for life"

Who needs a Tiffany diamond? I'm hoping my future husband pops the question with this beauty.

Click the pictures to buy me these things! I mean… to find out where you can buy them for yourself. Ahem.

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