Tag Archives: Food & Beverage

Recipe: Quick Smoothies

Even when I get up early, I still don't generally have the time to sit down for a balanced, complete meal in the morning before I have to get in the car to go to work or school. All too often, breakfast has consisted of coffee and a pastry from Starbucks. Thinking about the breakfast choices I've made in recent months, I knew I could make better choices that are more nutritious while saving myself money and time. A few weeks ago, I decided that I would try making my own smoothies in the morning. ... Continue Reading

Off to New Orleans!

At the end of this week, I will be getting on a plane to make my way to New Orleans for the Verint Driving Innovation users conference in New Orleans, LA. This conference is for users of the Verint/Vovici voice of the customer (VOC) software, which I helped implement at work and received training on last year. My focus at this conference is going to be to learn more about VOC best practices, since it is a new venture at work and we have struggled with the basics like integrating structured and ... Continue Reading

Cool Kitchen Gadgets: iSi Twist and Sparkle

NOTICE: Since posting, the iSi Twist 'n' Sparkle product has been recalled in the U.S. and Canada for potential hazards while using. The manufacturer has warned users to stop using the product immediately. For more information, please visit twistnsparkle.com. I was able to get a refund for the products and accessories purchased, so it is a good idea to look into it if you are impacted, too! Here's one of my Christmas presents from Steve: the iSi Twist 'n' Sparkle! The kit comes with a ... Continue Reading

A trip to The Martha Stewart Show!

As previously mentioned, on the day that I was unable to go to the Rachael Ray Show because of inclimate weather, I received a notice that I was selected to go to a taping of The Martha Stewart Show. My mom and I were all set to go yesterday and had a hotel room booked just outside of the city that we arrived at late last evening. I got an email midday, saying that there were extra tickets to the show, so I called my cousin to let her know since she is such a big fan. She - of course - agreed ... Continue Reading

Four Foods on Friday

#127 Tell me your four favorite fruits. I like almost all fruits. Especially when they're ripe and delicious. Yummm. Pineapple D'Anjou Pears Blackberries Golden Delicious Apples #126 Tell me four things that you have made from scratch with chocolate (or just candy if you don’t/can’t have chocolate). The following four things are probably some of my favorite things to make with chocolate. Flourless chocolate torte. A month or so ago, I made a Bon Appetit recipe ... Continue Reading