All Things Thursday: Good and Cheap Edition


Hello Everyone and Happy All Things Thursday!

I hope everyone is alive and well out there. How are you? Ready for Halloween? Scarfing down chocolate candy in bulk? Buying up local/organic/free range turkeys and prepping for Thanksgiving, are we? Awesome! Thought I’d chat you up and share a few things with ya. Let’s get started!

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All Things Thursday: Hottest Restaurant in New York Edition

All Things Thursday: Hottest Restaurant in New York EditionBienvenue and Happy All Things Thursday!

I’ve really missed you guys. I have been otherwise engaged for a while, but who cares? I’m here now and that’s all that matters.

Have you heard about the new hottest restaurant in New York City? I bet you can’t guess where it’s located. Well, um…I can’t hear your answers so I’m guessing you all are wrong. The hottest table in the city is located in a dorm at Columbia University. Say what, now?!

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In The Next 30 Days Feature

Next 30 days portrait

Hey there, kids.

Just a quick note to let you know that I bake he shoots is being featured on 30 Days of Bloggers today. Anna from In The Next 30 Days is doing a wonderful series featuring several bloggers over the course of one month.

Her blog is about setting goals and giving yourself 30 days to commit and accomplish said goals. One month she did a challenge on 10,000 Steps Each Day. What?! I gotta give it up to her because that much exercise takes a ton of time and commitment. Yeah, um…I probably need to get on that challenge because I’ve been concentrating on Calimocho cocktails and No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake, rather than my workouts.

Ugh, I’ll get started next month.

A huge thanks and hugs to Anna for taking the time to put this series together. Find out more about Anna here. And don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers featured this month.


Thanks for reading.


If you are always trying to be normal, you’ll never know how amazing you can be.
Maya Angelou

All Things Thursday: You’re Whisking Incorrectly Edition

All Things Thursday: You're Whisking Incorrectly EditionHappy All Things Thursday!

So many things have been swirling about my head now that school is finished and summer is here. Here’s just a few:

1. Apparently, America has a whisking problem. The experts at America’s Test Kitchen gives us(and when I write us, I mean most definitely me) a lesson on how to whisk properly. Seriously, I don’t know how to whisk? Thanks ATK for making me feel super-inadequate in the kitchen.

2. Kinda excited about the movie Chef. Jon Favreau is a pretty funny guy and I appreciate that he’s doing a small, non-blockbuster film. Plus, it’s about good food, so…sign me up!

3. Dave and I have an amazing possible opportunity on deck. I don’t want to jinx it so my lips are sealed but if we it works out, it would make for a fantastic summer. Fingers crossed!


Now, onto the food…

This is what happens when you try to take chocolate away from women: Wellesley Fudge Cake. Sifting Focus

Moist Banana Bread with Blueberries? I’m gonna have to say “yes”. Reluctant Entertainer

I need to make Chicken Baked with Herbs and Garlic. Looks easy and tasty. Simply Delicious Food

Seeing how much I love Chinese food, I really should start making it at home: General Tso Cauliflower and Mongolian Beef. Bakeaholic Mama and Table For Two, respectively.

Since I made that splendidly delicious Lemon Velvet Cake I’ve got a hankering to make other types of cake, as well. Perhaps I should start with The Best White Cake Recipe Ever. I Bake He Shoots and Add A Pinch, respectively.


The next few months should be low-key and relaxing. I’m looking forward to a summer filled with interesting books, overworked AC units and vats of Basil Beerade. Should be fun.

How do you plan to spend your summer?


Live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry.
Jack Kerouac