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Cafe Burnside at Houmas House (Restaurant Review)

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I’ve talked before about Houmas House on this blog. It is one of my absolute favorite places to go. When I need to relax, I think of its gardens and immediately I smile. Regardless of the time of year, they are lush and beautiful. And when I want an excellent meal at a reasonable price [...]

Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen (NYC 2012)

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Starting Sept. 2, 2012, until I’m done, one post about my fabulous New York City 2012 vacation will post until I’ve finished sharing all the fabulousness with my readers. I have lots more on the horizon for NEB and my New York City posts need to complete before I can. I hope you have fun [...]

Review: Love with Food Subscription Box

Love with Food Box

Subscription boxes seem to be all the rage these days, and there is another one on the market: Love with Food.  When my friend Kim returned from BlogHer ’12, she contacted me about a company she had met while there: Love with Food.  She knew the concept would intrigue me, and it most certainly did. [...]

Otto Restaurant (NYC 2012)

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Starting Sept. 2, 2012, until I’m done, one post about my fabulous New York City 2012 vacation will post until I’ve finished sharing all the fabulousness with my readers. I have lots more on the horizon for NEB and my New York City posts need to complete before I can. I hope you have fun [...]

Dominique Ansel Bakery (NYC 2012)

Apple Tatin, Dominique Ansel Bakery

Starting today, Sept. 2, 2012, until I’m done, one post about my fabulous New York City 2012 vacation will post until I’ve finished sharing all the fabulousness with my readers. I have lots more on the horizon for NEB and my New York City posts need to complete before I can. I hope you have [...]

La Maison du Chocolat (NYC 2012)

La Maison du Chocolate

As soon as I knew I was definitely vacationing in New York City this year, La Maison du Chocolat was at the top of the list of places to visit.  It was a must see … a do not miss … a visit regardless of anything else (I have Fritos and Foie Gras to blame [...]

El Paso Restaurant (Gonzales, LA)

El Paso Restaurant (Gonzales, Louisiana)

  Yesterday after a long day at work, I left the office hungry and seeking nourishment.  There was no time for lunch.  I don’t tend to eat breakfast.  5′o clock found me on the doorstep of El Paso Restaurant in Gonzales, Louisiana.  It’s a newer restaurant in the area featuring Mexican cuisine.  The restaurant is [...]

Photo Friday: Doughnut Plant (NYC 2012)

Doughnut Plant, NYC 2012

As I am sure you can tell, I enjoyed the heck out of my New York City vacation.  Every day held something new and fun to do.  Each day was special in its own way, including this one.  I awoke one morning, leaving for a yarn crawl.  If you aren’t sure what that is, basically [...]

Ai Fiori (2012)

Ai Fiori

As you would expect, there was much food discussion between myself and The Feisty Foodie before my trip to New York City.  The biggest question was, “Is there anything special you want to make sure you eat?”  One of my top responses was to eat some really excellent Italian food, as it is most likely [...]