Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Superbowl Bites

Even though I played sports in high school and I like to watch sporting events, I don't follow sports teams too closely.  However, I have many fond memories growing up watching football games on Sunday and Monday nights in front of a crackling fire and snacking on mom's appetizers. So to me, watching the Superbowl is about being with friends, eating some comfort food, and yelling at the guys who get paid millions of dollars a year to catch a pigskin. My sister is hosting a Superbowl party this year and in order to keep her sanity, it's potluck style. Here are some of the bites I'm thinking about bringing.

Zucchini Ricotta Fritters

Monday, January 27, 2014

Honey and Rye Bakehouse

Favorite new weekend spot

Hello everyone!  It’s been way too long since my last post, sorry about that.  After the holidays my attention totally been focused on getting our new home in order.  It’s taken me a while to get used to everything; the longer commute to work, cooking in a different kitchen, and trying to figure out the best layout for my closet. I took a step back from blogging to work on things in the home, but I’m happy that every day, I’m getting closer to feeling comfortable and happy in our new place.  I miss Uptown very much, but I definitely enjoy living in a place where I don’t have to worry about our pipes freezing during a polar vortex. For real Mother Nature, we get it. It’s January and cold weather is just part of the party.  But -40!? Please send Jack Frost to Florida for the winter. Thanks.
Any-hoo…in the meantime, I have been trying to get to know the shops and stores around our new place.  So when the time comes where I want to walk outside, I will have a variety of boutiques and shops to choose from. Enter: Honey and Rye Bakeshop.  Established in 2013 (only a few months ago I believe), this adorable little bakery is probably the most dangerous thing to my waistline in the city. Jon and I went there this past Saturday morning to see what pastries and breads they offered.  I am happy to report that this bakeshop has so many delicious treats, breads, and snacks, it will become a regular stop during our weekend strolls and midweek grocery trips. We tried a variety of breads and pastries (I may have let out a small squeak while I was trying the French Toast Pull Apart Bread) and everything was fantastic.  Next time we stop, I’ll be grabbing a cup of their coffee as well as Mom’s Multigrain bread to take home.