Homemade Corned Beef Hash

Saint Patrick's day is now over and we all have leftover corned beef. Sure we can throw it in between two slices of bread and make a simple sammy, but why not dice it up, add some vegg, and make a killer homemade corned beef hash for breakfast!?

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The City Beer Hall's Artisanal Beer Dinner

The City Beer Hall is one of my favorite restaurants in Albany. There is always a great selection of beer, fantastic menu items, and an atmosphere that always makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. This past Monday was no exception when I attended their Artisanal Beer Dinner with my blogger friend The Fuj

Peck's Arcade

A fellow blogger friend of mine invited me to go on an adventure with him the other night. I made my way to Troy and we met up to enjoy an evening at Peck's Arcade, the latest addition to owner's Vic & Heather's growing empire in downtown Troy.

A Visit To The Beer Belly

By now I'm sure most of you have heard about The Beer Belly, which is one of the latest additions to Albany's restaurant scene on New Scotland Avenue. The Beer Belly is a beer centric restaurant with a wide variety of beers and a modest menu.

Sunday Brunch at the City Beer Hall

I think Sunday is the best day of the week, mostly because I really like brunch, but also because I get to catch up with friends over a relaxing meal with good drinks. Yesterday I was able to spend the earlier part of the afternoon with Alexa. She's a city girl now and I don't get to see as much of her as I'd like, so I took advantage of her free time yesterday and decided to meet at the City Beer Hall for brunch.


Lunch at Murray's Cheese Bar

By the time we finished the filming of The Chew both Caitlyn and I were absolutely starving. We made plans to meet up with Alexa for a relaxing and indulgent lunch at Murray's Cheese Bar.

The Chew: Thanksgiving Survival Guide

I have the best twin sister ever. I received a phone call from her a few weeks back telling me to take off an upcoming date from work because we were going to the city to see "The Chew". If you've never heard of this daytime talk show, "The Chew" has been described as '"The View" for foodies and lifestyle enthusiasts. The panel of co-hosts on the show include famous chefs Mario Batali and Michael Symon, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly, "Top Chef"alumna Carla Hall and author Daphne Oz. 
(The episode I attended is airing TODAY (11/25/14) at 1 p.m.)

Girls Night at The Shop

The ladies and I were overdue for a girls night. It felt like forever since I saw them all last, so we met up at The Shop on 4th Street in Troy to play catch up on what's going on in each others lives, enjoy some wine and cocktails, and eat some good food.


Guilt Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Pancakes

Today was just one of those days, where no matter what I tried this morning I could not for the life of me get out of bed. I woke up to the sound of raindrops outside and instantly knew my inner lazy girl would take over and the idea of going for a run in the park would quickly vanish. Feeling a little bit of guilt for not being as active as I'd hoped, yet the desire to treat myself to something tasty and comforting I whipped up a guilt free breakfast of low carb / gluten free peanut butter and jelly pancakes.

Italian Egg Rolls

A couple weeks back I had a girls night with my sister and we headed out to a new restaurant that opened up in Albany for some appetizers and cocktails. After going back and forth between what we wanted to order we saw the table of guys next to us had a plate of Sicilian egg rolls that looked absolutely delicious. So we put down our menus and ordered one portion to split. They were so fantastic that I had to try and recreate them at home.