Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Best of Instagram!

Happy hump day foodie friends!! We thought we'd take a little bit of time today to share with you some of our favorite Instagram posts that we've shared on the social networking site. These pictures are yummy, inspiring and will hopefully leave you wanting more!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Easy Gin Cocktails!

I guess I was having a moment this week, because I could not, for the life of me, decide what I wanted to share on the ol' food blog (as I like to call it). So, what I came up with was not one, not two, but three different easy gin cocktails, worthy of a spring fling. I know, I've been on a bit of a gin kick lately, and have even gone as far as to call it my BFF, I've also placed a lot of faith in the phrase "Gin and bear it", which is pretty much the healthiest mantra I have (OR NOT!). Don't worry, I'm not much of a drinker, but I do enjoy a well deserved cocktail now and again. 

These are three of my go-to cocktail recipes. If my love for gin is turning you off, remember that gin is pretty much just vodka infused with botanicals (in layman's terms, gin lovers don't kill me!), so you can swap out vodka for the gin, and have it your way. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Monte Cristo Sandwich with Basil Mayo

What is better than brunch on a sunny morning in a beach house with friends? Enjoying monte cristo sandwiches with friends in a beach house. I have fond memories of this cheesy sandwich from when I was a kid. It has always been one of my favorite breakfast items, but it's not a common one to find on restaurant menus. That's OK, though, because homemade is best. You can control the amount of cheese (lots! or none), and you can use your favorite meats. I love recipes like this that can be easily customized to fit different tastes.

Monday, April 13, 2015

5 Fictional Restaurants I Totally Want to Visit

Happy Monday Foodie Friends! I recently discovered a little show on Netflix that has me totally addicted. Maybe you've heard of it? It's called Gilmore Girls. Yeah, yeah, yeah I realize I'm about 15 years too late to this party. Part of this new found love is that I have a longing to have a cup of coffee at Luke's. I mean a strong cup of coffee with an attractive man? Yes please!

This got me thinking about all the other fictional cafes and restaurants that I've wanted to visit in the past. Let me know what places you've always dreamed about going in the comments at the end.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Mac + Cheese with Hot Dog Bites

Hello foodie friends!! On a recent trip to Las Vegas, we were going to have lunch at the Sugar Factory. As usual, I was perusing the menu looking to see what I might want. Then my friend mentioned she was going to get some sandwich that sounded really tasty, but I didn't see it on the menu I was looking at, and she told me I was looking at the wrong one. On the right menu I found just what I wanted, Macaroni and Cheese with Hot Dogs. Long story short...I was looking at the right menu to begin with, and I didn't get my Mac and Cheese. Today, to make up for that tragedy, I bring you this super simple recipe.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Universal Yums! China Box

Lately, I've been very intrigued by subscription boxes. I started with Ipsy because a few of my friends tried it and liked it. Next, I started Birch Box because I have an obsession with makeup and hair samples. I was perusing to find other types of subscriptions, and I was zeroing in on food boxes. Many of them were quite expensive at about $30 or $40 per month. I finally chose Universal Yums!, though, because it is only $13 per month for a fun box of snacks from a different country each month. The company is new, so I'm sure things will only get better as time passes. The first month that I got is the China box in March. Click here to subscribe!