Monday, November 22, 2010

Love List

Here are some things that I'm lovin' right now.

1. Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino. Whenever I need a pick-me-up and have the extra cash lying around, I splurge on a little love from Starbucks. This puppy ain't cheap but it sure does taste amazing goin' down.

2. Pampered Chef's Large Bar Pan. This is my go-to pan in the kitchen. I seriously couldn't manage without it. From breakfast to lunch to dinner this amazing stone can do it all. It makes the best cookies. You seriously cannot burn anything in this pan. Salmon, bring it on. The results are amazing.

3. These Tabouret 30" Metal Barstools from I've had my eye on these for our new kitchen (which will be here next month--eek!) I think they're the perfect blend of both industrial and modern with a little retro thrown in. I'm picky with stools. There's a ton of options out there but these are pretty much perfect in my book. They have the little bar across the bottom to prop your feet up on and they just happen to be on sale. $98.99 for two. And free shipping. Hmm...I sense a purchase in my near future.

4. Green Dragon. For the non-locals, it's an indoor/outdoor flea market. For all you locals, it's time to check out Green Dragon again.  I was there last Fri. with a friend and was amazed. Yes, they still do have a bunch of crap for sale but amongst the crap you can find some real gems. I forgot that they have antique stands there. And the prices were right, let me tell ya. I scored this cute rocking horse for B. And you know how I love all things vintage.

5. Kyma Seafood Grill. Okay this is my new favorite restaurant. Again, locals it's located on 272 near Green Dragon. The food was so delish. This was my plate. Oh. My. Word. I didn't even eat half of it--so Mitchell enjoyed the rest the next day.

And this is what my friend Karen got. Some sort of shrimp pasta dish.
But the most amazing part of the whole meal was the dessert. Let me preface this by saying that I have a major sweet tooth and love all things chocolate. I can't believe I didn't take a picture of what I'm about to describe to you. I guess I just wanted to dive right in. In any case, what we consumed was a moist chocolate cake on the bottom and on top of that deliciousness was about a 2" layer of peanut butter cream cheese goodness. And then to top it all off, the whole thing was robed in a chocolate ganache that was hardened and drizzled with white chocolate. Did I mention it was amazing? My mouth is watering as I type this. So if you live in the area, you must try this restaurant. And the atmosphere was awesome too. Dimly lit, candles, Bing singing in the background. Love.

6. My husband's curly locks. It's hockey season. So that means Mitch grows out his hair. During the warmer months, I buzz it for him. But come winter time, his curls are back in business. I love how they go all crazy around his ears. It makes me smile. And I love his face in this pic. He probably won't share the same love though.

7. This little log cabin across the field from my house. Can you spot it nestled in among the trees? It makes me want to pick up a copy of  Little House on the Prairie.

8. Homemade applesauce. I think I could go on forever with my love list but I will end with my most recent experiment in the kitchen--homemade applesauce. We had four of these containers full of applesauce. The whole family was involved. B and Ry were our taste-testers. And they approved.  It was a lot of work, but it turned out really yummy.


  1. Have you ever tried McDonald's frappe? It is so good and pretty cheap. I got hooked when they were on promo for $1.

  2. Amen, Vanessa! I'm planning to stop and get one today...Mocha Frappe is where it's at!

  3. BTW, Kat, you should totally get those stools...they are awesome. :)

  4. Hmm...I'll have to bite the bullet and try Mickey D's version. Thanks, girls, for the motivation.

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