Month: June 2008

Memories… All Alone in the Moonlight….

Memories… All Alone in the Moonlight….

This Daring Baker challenge brought back memories of working at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston. Waking up at 3:00, (yes, that is AM) being alone in the huge kitchen at 4:00 and baking off the Danish and muffins for the day. Good times… good […]

Feelin the Love

Feelin the Love

We’re back from our little trek to Punta Cana where Stephan and I shot a fabulous wedding this past weekend. We managed to get there in one piece, although the Dominican Republic website kinda scares you when it has a full page of crime warnings. […]

Miami Spice Sneak Preview

Miami Spice Sneak Preview

Every summer, some of the best restaurants in Miami offer a Miami Spice menu. The menu consists of three course meals at one set price; Lunch is $23 and Dinner is $36. Of course, due to the reduced prices, the portions are smaller than usual, but definitely enough to leave with a full belly. It’s the perfect opportunity to try out some of the swankest Miami eats without breaking your wallet.

A handful of the participating restaurants are offering a Sneak Preview from June 16-23, so check ’em out here. Otherwise, you can try them out during the ENTIRE month of both August AND September. Local blogger, MenuPages has a fantastic “unofficial” guide for the restaurants and their menus. If you live here, or find yourself in Miami during August or September, Spice it UP!

Stephan and I will be travelling to Punta Cana this weekend for a fabulous wedding and some much needed R&R. Everyone have a nice weekend!

Disclaimer: Its a Stinker

Disclaimer: Its a Stinker

What’s not to love about a grilled piece of meat smothered in chimichurri? Well, the after effects, that’s what! This recipe is phenomenally good, but whooooo… you suffer from a severe case of “stinker” afterwards. It is important, nay IMPERATIVE your significant other eat as […]

My Favorite Jam

My Favorite Jam

We saw the great Pearl Jam last night at the Cruzan Ampitheater up in West Palm Beach. I’ve been a Pearl Jam fan since they came out with Jeremy and Better Man back when I was in college. Sheesh, that was a long time ago, […]

Kaesestangen

Kaesestangen

When Stephan and I go to Germany to visit his parents, we tend to spend quite a bit of time walkingin the cities.Just generally enjoying the diverse scenery which is the opposite of Florida. One thing I noticed my first time visiting, were the bakeries on every corner. By bakeries, I mean GOOD bakeries. They are perfect to stop in for a little snack while shopping or sightseeing.

Kaesestangen is a deliciousGerman specialty that is thin bread with shredded cheese on top. It looks similar to pizza, but it is made like a pretzel, as it isboiled before baking. You can also find it with small cubes of Schinken (ham) on top, which is my guilty pleasure… although I don’t eat much ham. I tried to find a recipe for this online, but I had no luck, so I just made my usual pretzel recipe and topped with cheese before baking.
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Life is a Bowl of Cherry Ice Cream

Life is a Bowl of Cherry Ice Cream

I’m a big fan of ice cream, especially when its so hot outside. Stephan is an even bigger fan of ice cream than me… he has the ultimate sweet tooth. Kinda makes sense that he married an ex-pastry chef, right? One of my favorite flavors […]

Smoke ‘Em Out!

Smoke ‘Em Out!

Now that is one of my favorite Bush-isms. OK, I like his references to the Internets too. And his definition of Sovreign… I could just keep going on and on. Sorry Bush fans… or should I say fan? HA! Anyway… sorry if I offend anyone, […]