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Bucket List 578: Acadia National Park, Maine

By on March 7, 2016 in Maine Travel with 2 Comments
Bucket List 578: Acadia National Park, Maine

“One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho While I lived in Florida, I heard of a little gem in the Northeast, Acadia National Park. An old roommate, Melissa, visited the national park every year with her […]

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Zinc, A Tasty Treat in New Haven

By on March 3, 2016 in Dining, U.S. Travel with 0 Comments
Zinc, A Tasty Treat in New Haven

“Sometimes a girl just needs wide open spaces.” Being on the road for work can be a combination of fun, adventure, meeting up with friends, and exhaustion. Sometimes, I stroll into my hotel late at night after grabbing a quick bite in the middle of nowhere, battling slippery roads, and/or stopping to pump gas. Today, I was on […]

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When Tragedy Hits

By on March 1, 2016 in Community and Volunteering with 2 Comments
When Tragedy Hits

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu While flipping through my Facebook feed, I was shocked to see a former classmate’s world had crumbled apart. Several friends had shared a GoFundMe page to help the Monaco family. I clicked on the link, and I […]

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Baked Kale Salad

By on January 24, 2016 in Tasty Delights with 1 Comment
Baked Kale Salad

“A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.” Ingredients: Kale Fresh basil leaves Dried cranberries Sliced almonds Pink Himalayan salt Pepper Olive Oil Balsamic vinaigrette Directions: Turn the oven on to 350 degrees. Put desired amount of kale into a pan. Add basil leaves from your basil plant. […]

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The Bitch Rules

By on January 10, 2016 in Just for FUN! with 0 Comments

“Bad Bitch Definition: A self-respected, strong female who has everything together. That consists of body, mind, finances, and swagger. Also, a female who does and gets hers by any means necessary.” One night years ago, I had an interesting text message exchange with a friend… Me: You know what is funny? Ms. X is not smart […]

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SPINACH PIE (AKA SPANAKOPITA)

By on January 3, 2016 in Tasty Delights with 0 Comments
SPINACH PIE (AKA SPANAKOPITA)

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez Courtesy of my mother, Callie. Ingredients: Olive oil 5-6 Eggs 2 large bags of spinach 3/4 lb of feta cheese 1 large onion 1 package of filo […]

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The Dog and Pony Tavern, Bar Harbor, Maine

By on January 3, 2016 in Dining, Maine Travel with 2 Comments
The Dog and Pony Tavern, Bar Harbor, Maine

“I’m into very colorful food. Obviously lots of flavor, but I think we eat with our eyes first, so it has to look great. The presentation has to be great.” – Giada De Laurentiis I love seafood, especially lobster. When Brenda suggested getting a lobster roll while in Bar Harbor, my mouth salivated. My mission […]

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Maine: Bar Harbor on a Whim

By on December 31, 2015 in Maine Travel with 2 Comments
Maine: Bar Harbor on a Whim

“I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” – Walt Whitman Last week, work took me to Bangor and Ellsworth, Maine. My co-worker suggested I check out Bar Harbor before heading home. Why not? Sure, I was running on empty. But the seed had been planted, and my curiosity was piqued. My […]

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French Toast Casserole

By on December 30, 2015 in Tasty Delights with 1 Comment
French Toast Casserole

Courtesy of my sister, Maria. Ingredients: 8 oz cream cheese 12 slices white bread 1½ cups frozen blueberries 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 12 eggs 2 c milk 1 c maple syrup Directions: Thickly spread cream cheese on six slices of white bread. Place bread on bottom of a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Evenly distribute […]

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CHEESE PIE (AKA TIROPITA)

By on December 28, 2015 in Tasty Delights with 0 Comments
CHEESE PIE (AKA TIROPITA)

Courtesy of my mother, Callie. Ingredients: Olive oil 6 eggs 1 lb of feta cheese Almond milk Filo dough Rice Directions: Turn the oven on to 350 degrees. Beat up six eggs. Add the feta, crumble, and mix. Add a touch of almond milk. Set the mix of eggs, feta and almond milk to the side. Take a […]

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