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Coconut Spodee Freeze Pops

June 30, 2014

coconut spodee freeze pops

Freeze pops are the perfect summer treat and I’ve been dying to use these Zipzicle pouches that make it so easy! I was lucky enough to get my hands on a bottle of the new Spodee white from White Mule Farms. I am a fan of the red and thought the white would be perfect for summer cocktails. The Spodee white is blended white wine fortified with high proof alcohol. It is light and fruity with notes of pineapple, amaretto, and toasted coconut. I had an extra can of coconut milk laying around and figured it would be the perfect compliment to the Spodee white. These will definitely help you cool off in the summer heat!

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Maille Mobile Mustard Bar

June 23, 2014

maille mobile mustard bar

Maille showcased their new mobile mustard bar in Philadelphia at Caribou Cafe offering patrons the chance to create their very own mustard palette from the selections offered on board. The mobile bar is similar to their boutiques and offered Dijon Originale, Old Style, Honey Dijon, Horseradish, and Rich Country. A selection of gourmet bites prepared by Chef Olivier Desaintmartin of Caribou Cafe was also provided. If you’d like to check out the Maille Mustard Bar on Wheels, it will be at the following locations June 25th:

Giant Food 
1874 Bethlehem Pike


Giant Food
1824 Ridge Pike

Keep reading to check out some pics from the event!

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Cinnamon Sugar Buttermilk Donuts

May 29, 2014

cinnamon sugar buttermilk donuts

Freshly made donuts are a real treat. These cake donuts take less time than yeast donuts because there is no rising time involved. If your not a fan of drowning them in cinnamon sugar try powdered sugar or a little sprinkling of vanilla sugar. Whenever I use a vanilla bean, I throw the pod in a glass jar with some sugar, shake it up and the vanilla bean will begin to flavor the sugar. These donuts are best enjoyed the day you make them, but will also be great the next morning with a cup a coffee.

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Norwegian Getaway Part 3 and a little Miami

May 19, 2014

st maarten portPort of St. Maarten

The first stop was St Maarten. I was here a few years ago and always remembered the lobster from Lee’s Roadside Bar and Grill. Even with the time constraints of having to be back at the ship by a certain time, it was necessary to go back to Lee’s. After a little time on Orient Beach we headed over.

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Norwegian Getaway Part 2

May 10, 2014

ocean blue crab tostada Crab Tostada from Ocean Blue

I really enjoyed the food on the Norwegian Getaway. As I said in the previous post, you really don’t need to spend the extra on specialty dining. However, we did try Ocean Blue on the Waterfront and the dinner show at the Illusionarium. There are 28 dining option on the ship, 10 being complimentary. The buffet always had lots of choices and the chefs are constantly cooking items so the food is not sitting for very long. The main dining rooms are also very nice. Two offer the same menu daily and the third has a few different items and offers entertainment on most nights. Here’s a few pics!

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Norwegian Getaway Part 1

April 27, 2014

norwegian getaway

I  had such a great time on the Norwegian Getaway! It was my first cruise and it definitely exceeded my expectations. The Getaway is Norwegians newest ship in its Breakaway class. The itinerary begins in Miami making stops in St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Nassau. We opted for a spa balcony room which gave us access to the thermal suit the duration of the cruise. The spa was absolutely amazing and I wish I was there right now! The spa thermal suite offered a vitality pool with hot tub, sauna. salt room, and a steam room. There were also heated tile loungers and traditional loungers overlooking the ocean.

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5th Annual Philly Chili Bowl

March 25, 2014

phillychili_logo2014This Sunday, I helped to judge the 5th Annual Philly Chili Bowl along with Lily Fischer Pastry Chef/Founder of A Cupcake Wonderland, and Cake Life Bake Shop and Drew Lazor, Food & Drink writer. Our task, to judge 24 different chili’s and crown the winner. This was my first time judging a food competition so I was super excited. Tons of chili and beer, not bad at all! The event was hosted by BigBite Philly and sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, Di Bruno Brothers and Herr’s.

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