Thursday, March 27, 2014

CHEESY BAGEL BLT-EA

I have a little secret....
I LOVE my weekends. I mean really, who doesn't? It's two out of the seven days a week where I get to do what I want, when I want. Sleep in until 11 a.m.? Sure! Binge watch a new television show? Why Not?!

I also get pretty excited about preparing a scrumptious breakfast and lunch for myself. It's silly to think food can sometimes be the highlight of my weekend, but during the week I usually just throw something quick together before running out of the house for work and call it a day. I look forward to this time because it's when I get to extinguish all my crazy food cravings and if I'm feeling up to it, I'll get a little bit creative, too. 

This past weekend I decided to treat myself to a Cheesy Bagel BLTea for lunch. Okay, so it's not incredibly creative...but it's pretty darn tasty if you ask me!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SIMPLE BURGER RECIPE

When I get a craving for food it usually doesn't stop until I quench it. Yesterday, that craving was a cheeseburger, yet again. 
Rather going out to eat I decided to pick up some ingredients from the market and make the burgers myself.

 

Friday, March 14, 2014

BURGERS, BEER, & BONE MARROW AT CAPITAL CITY GASTROPUB

Since M is away at a distillery conference in Denver this week I've found myself a bit lonely. I mean...a girl can only have so many conversations with her pug before she starts to question her sanity. Luckily for me, Cait came to the rescue and popped over for a visit last night! 
Rather than staying in for dinner and creating a mess in my kitchen we decided to go out and treat ourselves to something yummy. 
I don't know what it is, but I have had an insatiable craving for burgers lately, so we headed out to the Capital City Gastropub to curb my craving and enjoy some drinks.

I ordered myself one of the hoppy IPA's off their beer menu...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

GOOD NIGHT NOODLE BLOGGER TASTING

Last night I headed up to Ballston Spa for the blogger tasting of Good Night Noodle; a new venture for Nancy Holdman, the owner of Good Morning Cafe and her business partner, Chef Linh Sullins.  The women are opening Good Night Noodle in April where they will transform the aesthetic of the breakfast café to accommodate that of a Vietnamese Noodle Café. Their main focus will be pho. If you're like me and have somehow never tried Vietnamese food before, pho is a noodle soup consisting of broth, rice noodles, herbs, meats. 



Sunday, March 9, 2014

REFRESHING TOMATO & AVOCADO CHEESE SALAD

The sun is shining, birds are chirping overhead, and all of the icicles and snow mounds are melting, which means spring is almost here! Doing my very best to get into the springtime spirit I decided to whip up a salad that reminds me of the warmer months.
 I've had this salad for the past two days, it's the perfect lunch for one or a snack for two.
The fact that it's ridiculously simple to makes it even better!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

MY 24TH BIRTHDAY DINNER

I had a wonderful 24th birthday! It was full of  family, friends, some of my all time favorite foods, and wine. Lots and lots of wine. I wanted to keep it as simple and relaxing as possible, so Cait and I decided to go to our favorite sushi place in Albany, Ruby Asian Bistro