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#LoveSummer: Picnic in the Park (and Movie Calendars)

Summer is in the air. The NYC parks and other venues offer free movie screenings all summer long. It could be Sharknado 2 under the Brooklyn Bridge, Apollo 13 on the flight deck of the Intrepid, or Ghost Busters in Bryant Park.…

Nutella Strawberries

Nutella Strawberries

Nutella is food’s soul mate. Besides meat, I can’t think of another food item that Nutella wouldn’t be good with. Whether you’re looking for a picnic dessert, late night snack, or breakfast substitute, these Nutella strawberries will hit the spot. Unlike…

Picnic Tips

Al Fresco and Picnic Tips

Summer is a great time to dine al fresco. Here are few tips for wining and dining outside. Whether it’s on your deck, patio, the park, or even your fire escape, eating outside can get a little aggravating if…

Summer Snacks

Summer Snacks

Summer is my 2nd favorite time of the year (falling slightly behind winter). Like the holiday season, summer is filled with picnics, cook outs, and lots of al fresco dining. Also included, appetizers and tiny platters. Here are some…

Mexican Breakfast Muffin

Mexican Breakfast Muffin

Good morning! After coming home from the gym the other morning, Fatima and I wanted something to eat that would not kill the workout we just came back from, and something other than oatmeal or a veggie-fruit shake. We…

smores a la mode

Smores A La Mode

Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and all summer picnics in between are not a true party until you have some good smores. Add some ice cream to your smores for a cool-hot “smores a la mode” dessert.…

Energy Bites

Energy Bites

Do you go to the gym in the morning? These last few weeks have been an “after-work” kind of gym experience. When I get up early enough to go before work or when I head over after work, I’m…

Banana Bread

Colleen’s Banana Bread

My sister made some delicious banana bread at Christmas last year, and again about a month ago. Last week, some of our bananas didn’t make it though the heat wave here in the city, so Fatima thought we should…

mini Buffalo chicken wheels

Mini Buffalo Chicken Wheels

When you’re in the mood for a quick snack or need some apps for a party, these mini buffalo chicken wheels are the perfect fit. Quick, easy, and delicious. My sister taught us how to make these; she’s been…

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Delicious. Delectable. Dangerously good. These red velvet cinnamon rolls made my week. We saw these on Pinterest and used the recipe from Number 2 Pencil. We made some modifications, like cutting the recipe in half.  It made more than…

Witch Brooms

Witch Brooms and Easy Halloween Food

Need some last minute Halloween ideas?  I saw this cute idea on Pinterest and made them for my Halloween party.  If you want to make some edible, tasty witch brooms, take pretzel sticks and insert them into upside-down mini…

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

Whaaaat?!  Yes.  Pumpkin Hot Chocolate.  When those cold fall nights begin to creep up on us, whip out this recipe and brew yourself a mugful of this pumpkin-licious drink. Pumpkin latte, pumpkin coffee – Move over for this fun…

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

I LOVE sweet potato fries.  Yum, yum, yum!  I could eat sweet potato fries with every meal. For example, here’s my Lobster Roll dinner with a side of sweet potato fries from my favorite restaurant on Lake Winnipesaukee, Town…