Tag Archives: Food & Beverage

Oscars® Viewing Party: Party Recap (with Menu Details and Pictures!)

The Oscars party went off without a hitch! I think everyone really enjoyed themselves, especially the food and drink, since there was definitely not much to pack away by the time the party was over and the guests were all gone by 12:30 am. The menu contained a nice mix of homemade and store-bought stuff to make things easy. I prepped a lot of the homemade items in advance for quick and effective cooking or set-up by the time the guests came for the party. Without further ado, though, here's the ... Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Eats: Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Whisky Cocktails & More

I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day Weekend! Also known as the day of year that is obligatory with chocolate, frilly pink and red decorations, flowers, and -- of course -- love. My day was more like snowy and cold rather than frilly and pink, since we continue to get more snow and below-freezing temperatures here in the Northeast (thankful not to be in Boston, though, where they have upwards of six feet of snow right now!), but it was certainly filled with the latter few things, including ... Continue Reading

Cookbook Round-up

As the holiday season comes to a close, I am sure many of us have at least one gift card floating around, waiting to be redeemed. Or, if you are like me, maybe the holidays are not formally "done" yet and you might even have belated holiday gifts left to buy for those that we planned on seeing after the holidays. In either case, if you are a food-lover looking for some ideas to use up your gift cards, or in search of a nice host/hostess gift for the person throwing the New Years Eve cocktail party ... Continue Reading

2013 Year in Review: Part 1

I realize that I have been completely absent in my blogging activities for most of 2013... hell, for the past couple of years. Let's not mince words here. What else is new? Well, as it turns out, a lot is new. Between starting a new job, visiting three states that I never previously visited, and continuing to work on my MBA, 2013 was quite an eventful, if not decent, year. Since it has been sufficiently long enough since I posted anything worth reading, I’ll share the who, what, where, and ... Continue Reading

Our anniversary, food, and the Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Next Saturday is my four year anniversary with Steve. Man, the time flies! Also occurring next weekend is the Manhattan Cocktail Classic in New York. I found this event by accident while searching for some local food-related festivals and events to attend this summer. Considering how much Steve and I love food and cocktails, what a coincidence that this event is occurring over the weekend of our anniversary, making New York and even more perfect place for a celebration. The Manhattan Cocktail ... Continue Reading