Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Academy Awards

The Oscars this year are proving to be amazing! Seth MacFarlane is very funny and the musical performances have been great. The theme of the dresses on the red carpet this year is very simple and elegant. My top 5 dress picks were very easy to choose this year. They are:

Jessica Chastain in glamorous Armani Prive

Amanda Seyfried wearing Alexander McQueen (I also loved the red dress she wore during the Les Mis performance)

Catherine Zeta Jones sparkled in Zuhair Murad

Jennifer Aniston stunned in Valentino

My favorite ~ Jennifer Lawrence wearing Dior Haute Couture

And... the cutest couple award goes to Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
I just realized that there are three Jennifer's on this list... I guess Jennifer is just a really amazing name : )

Monday, February 18, 2013

Trident Cafe

My go-to lunch/brunch spot in Boston is the Trident Cafe on Newbury Street. Not only is it a cozy cafe but it also is a well-stocked book store. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is so much fun! My favorite dishes are the momos and the sweet potato fries (make sure to ask for the curry and bbq mayo dipping sauces)!

Wake Up Call Juice with Apple, Carrot, and Ginger ~ All fresh!

Half Steamed and Half Fried Momos ~ Handmade Tibetan Vegetarian Dumplings

Prosciutto and Melted Brie Sandwich ~ with Fig and Arugula and a side of sweet potato fries! So yummy!

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Just in time for Valentine's day,  the Disney short "Paperman" has been nominated for Best Animated Short at the Oscars. It's a charming romantic comedy set in New York during the 1940's. Watch it for a quick smile! 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Holiday Party 2012

This post may be a few weeks/months overdue (my computer has been acting kind of funky) but here it is...finally!
Our annual Holiday Party this year was on Christmas Eve Eve (a.k.a the 23rd). As always, it was an absolute blast! We serve cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and this year instead of having a cookie exchange, we made several desserts and set up a hot drink bar.

Hors D'oeuvres
~Spiced Nuts (Recipe Here)
~Cheese Plate (Brie with Fig Jam, Goat, Cheddar, Manchego, and Parmesan Coins
~Crudités with Hummus
~Shrimp Cocktail
~Chex Mix
~Spanakopita (Recipe from the Silver Palate Cookbook, Similar Recipe Here)
~Chicken Satay served with a Peanut Sauce (Similar Recipe Here)
~Mini Meatballs (Recipe Here)
~Traditional Bruschetta (Recipe Here)
~Crostini with Parmesan, Fig Jam, and Proscuitto
~Thyme Potato Chips served with Olive Tapenade 

~Oreo Balls (Recipe Here)
~Rosemary Shortbread (Recipe Here)
~Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread (Recipe Here)
~Nutella-Stuffed Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt (Recipe Here)
~Gingerbread Cookies (Recipe Here)