Oct 262011
 

Today is National Pumpkin Day. Mmm, I love just above everything pumpkin, don’t you?

Here are a few pumpkin treats I’ve had the pleasure of trying that were pretty delicious.  I’d love to hear what I am missing out on so please share if you’ve encountered any yummy pumpkin desserts recently that I should try ;)

 

Not pictured are the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard at DQ and the Pumpkin Pecan Malt at Culvers. I’ve recently tried both of those and they’re pretty delicious too ;)

Sep 292011
 

Today is National Coffee Day!

I have to admit that I have only started to consume caffeine within the past six months, and only every-once-in-awhile is it in the form of coffee.  However, sometimes my early mornings and late nights leave me with no other choice!

I am NOT a coffee snob.  Not at all! ( Obviously, since I am a newbie). If I get a coffee, it is usually from my neighborhood Holiday Station Store.  I love that I can mix-and-match any of their coffees or cappuccinos.  I usually try a dark roast with hot chocolate or french vanilla cappuccino but I recently tried frech vanilla coffee with pumpkin spice cappuccino.  Mmm!

So what is your favorite coffee?  How about specialty coffee?  Do you stop at a coffee shop or brew your own?

Jul 292011
 

Mmm, there is just something about lasagna.  I love it! Seems strange to be celebrating lasagna in July but so be it.

One of the best lasagna’s I have ever eaten is at Vino 100 in Round Rock, Texas.  This particular version includes layers of lasagna, finely ground Italian sausage, pancetta, sun-dried tomato, and a blend of creamed goat cheese and ricotta.  It didn’t even have red sauce and it was amazing

Who makes the best lasagna you have ever eaten??

May 252011
 

Break out the glasses, corkscrew and your favorite bottle of Vino……

Today is National Wine Day!

Wine Bar

White Sangria at Aster Cafe~ Minneapolis, MN

White Sangria at Aster Cafe~ Minneapolis, MN

Sauceless Lasagna at Vino 100 ~ Round Rock, TX

Sauceless Lasagna at Vino 100 ~ Round Rock, TX

Red, Red Wine

Red, Red Wine

What is your favorite variety of wine?  Here is a guide!

White Grapes
Aligot� Chardonnay Chenin Blanc Columbard
Folle Blanche Gewurztraminer Gr�ner Veltliner Malvasia
Marsanne Melon de Bourgogne Muller-Thurgau Muscadelle
Muscat Palomino Pedro Xim�nez Pinot Blanc
Pinot Gris Riesling Rousanne Sauvignon Blanc
Scheurebe Semillon Sylvaner Trebbiano
Ugni Blanc Verdicchio Viognier
Red Grapes
Barbera Brunello Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon
Carignane Carmenere Cinsault Dolcetto
Durif Gamay Grenache Grignolino
Malbec Merlot Montepulciano Mourv�dre
Nebbiolo Petit Sirah Petit Verdot Pinotage
Pinot Meunier Pinot Noir Sangiovese Syrah/Shiraz
Tempranillo Tinta Barroca Tinta Cao Touriga Francesa
Touriga Nacional Tinta Roriz Zinfandel

 

May 102011
 

Happy National Shrimp Day!
I’ve rounded up a few photos of shrimp dishes I have had in the past year, enjoy!
Wham Bam Shrimp @ bd's Mongolian Grill ~ Burnsville, MN

Wham Bam Shrimp @ bd’s Mongolian Grill ~ Burnsville, MN

Smokehouse Shrimp at Porterhouse Steaks & Seafood ~ Little Canada, MN

Smokehouse Shrimp at Porterhouse Steaks & Seafood ~ Little Canada, MN

Shrimp Louis Salad at Manitou Station ~ White Bear Lake, MN

Shrimp Louis Salad at Manitou Station ~ White Bear Lake, MN

Monterey Shrimp Pasta at Tavern Grill ~ Blaine, MN

Monterey Shrimp Pasta at Tavern Grill ~ Blaine, MN

Shrimp Korma @ the Clay Pit ~ Austin, TX

Shrimp Korma @ the Clay Pit ~ Austin, TX

Pesto Pasta with Shrimp

Pesto Pasta with Shrimp

Tikka Masala with Shrimp at Taj Indian Grill~ Minneapolis, MN

Tikka Masala with Shrimp at Taj Indian Grill~ Minneapolis, MN

Shrimp Tostadas @ Z Tejas ~ Austin, TX

Shrimp Tostadas @ Z Tejas ~ Austin, TX

Shrimp Supreme at Golden Wok ~ Austin, TX

Shrimp Supreme at Golden Wok ~ Austin, TX

Barrio St Paul -Tequila Shrimp

Barrio St Paul -Tequila Shrimp

What are your favorite dishes with shrimp?