Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fun Times Are Twin Times

Cait came for a visit to Albany Thursday afternoon and we had a lovely time catching up for the rest of the evening. We started off baking some delicious apple crisp and experimenting with an apple / pumpkin pie recipe we found while surfing the inter-webs.  Unfortunately the pie didn't turn out anything like we had expected. But, the apple crisp was quite delicious.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Oktoberfest Beer Dinner at the Albany Pump Station

Last night I made a quick trip over to Germany!  Okay, not really. But by the food I was eating I sure as heck could have been in another country!  The boyfriend and I attended the Albany Pump Station's first annual Oktoberfest Beer Dinner, where we ate ourselves into a German food coma. The entire meal was $50 per person and included tax & gratuity  (a very good price for the amount of food and experience you were getting).  
Upon arriving, guests were asked to head upstairs and enjoy the Welcoming Reception.  At this point, everyone was mingling a bit before sitting down and devouring their four course meal. 

This is where some of the beer magic happens!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Lovely Weekend and Homemade Pesto

Yesterday was a great Sunday, filled with relaxation, loved ones, and delicious food.  My boyfriend and I ended up taking a nice little ride to visit his family.  We had the top down on the car, the dog was on my lap, and the wind swirling around us.  It was perfect and so refreshing!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

New York City: Bon Iver

Last Thursday I had an adventurous night in the city! I drove down state to meet up with my twin sister and take a late afternoon train into New York. 
We were heading down to see one of my favorite bands . . .  Bon Iver! For those of you who are friends with me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram I'm sure you already knew I was on my way to the concert (I was pretty excited and wanted everyone else to know too!)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Happy Music

Today's post is just a short one about music.  
Yesterday morning I woke up to a song from a band formed in the mid 1970s and lasted until the early 90s; the Talking Heads. Now I don't know which song it was that woke me up, as I was still trying to figure out if I was dreaming while it was playing.   However, I know I've heard many of their songs in the past.  I'm sharing some of their songs with you because they put  me in a great mood for the rest of the day! I hope you listen to them, enjoy them, and have a great day! 

#1: This Must Be The Place

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Cheddar Ranch Bacon Potato Slices

After coming home from the gym yesterday morning, I had to prepare for my early afternoon lunch guest.  My friend Joey was stopping by so we could catch up and enjoy some yummy food together (a favorite past time for both of us).  
To drink, we had sparkling water with strawberry basil fancy cubes, similar to the other cubes I've made in the past.  I decided to start us off with a cheese platter of brie, boschetto truffle, and gouda with garlic herb crackers. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Empanadas con mi Titi Teresa

 While visiting my family in Florida, my Aunt and I decided to make one of her favorite dishes . . . empanadas!!! They were so much fun (and easy) to make and came out SO delicious.  Here's how . . .

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Florida Part I

I've been a bit of a bad blogger these past few days, but you can't really blame me because I've just been having so much fun in the south! This is my fourth day in Florida and I am having a fantastic time with my family.
Here are a few pictures to catch you up on all my adventures!