Wednesday, October 30, 2013


When I get a food craving there is nothing I will not do - I simply must have it. Just the other day I had a food craving while sitting at my desk waiting for 5:00 p.m. to come.
I wanted a burger. I needed a burger. So, I made a burger, of sorts.
I wasn't in the mood for a greasy beef burger, so I decided to make a black bean quinoa burger instead.
I altered this recipe and jazzed it up a bit with some extra toppings: cheddar cheese, bacon, lemon mayo, and a fried egg!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Earlier this month the girls and I decided to spend our Sunday at the Troy Chowderfest to explore and taste test all of the different chowder options the local chefs constructed in their kitchens. Unfortunately we didn't take the advice of those who attended in years past. We had to wait to purchase tickets to taste the chowder samples and then waited in even longer lines for these tiny samples.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Remember the last time I shared some of the Simple Things that gave me a little bit of happiness and put a  smile on my face (here)?  Well, I'm back to share a few more of those moments with you!
Lately I've been feeling pretty bogged down with stress, lots and lots of stress. Stress from work, finances, personal issues, and so much more. But every now and then I get a sense of relief when I realize things could always be worse, I'm so lucky for what I have, and there are so many people that care for and love me.

Photo taken by Alexa Bernstein

Friday, October 11, 2013


Earlier in the week I received an e-mail asking if I'd like attend the Bonefish Grill's Media Preview Dinner and ribbon cutting.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


For as long as I can remember fall has been my favorite season of all. I couldn't imagine growing up and living in a place other than Upstate New York where I get to experience the beauty of ever season. As kids, my sisters and I, along with the neighbor kids would create a giant maze out of the fallen leaves and run through the colorful path all afternoon long. I'm especially looking forward to fall this year because I have a bunch of things I want to accomplish on my to-do list. Here are a few of them...