Bring Puerto Rico to you with this Mofongo & Shrimp

Bring Puerto Rico to you with this Mofongo & Shrimp
When my husband and I went to Puerto Rico on our honey moon several years ago, we both fell in love with the dish that every local seemed to love, Mofongo. Basically, mofongo is a Puerto Rican dish typically made with green plantains mashed together in a pilón (which is a wooden mortar and pestle), with broth,...

Top 5 Reasons to Visit The Poconos

Top 5 Reasons to Visit The Poconos
For some reason, my husband has had a pretty serious fixation on wanting to visit The Pocono Mountains up in PA. I’d been a few times growing up, but only in the winter for skiing, when The Poconos is truly hopping. It’s a popular destination for those who love the ski slopes and all that jazz,...

Gearing up for Preakness 2016

Gearing up for Preakness 2016
The past is certainly present at Sagamore Farm. The morning was dark and dreary, and rain started to fall. As I drove the 30 minutes from bustling Baltimore  to the quiet and serene setting in Glyndon, MD, I couldn’t help but gasp and the beauty surrounding me. It’s amazing to me that just a few miles...

We made it! My first week in Baltimore: Lots of food & fun

We made it! My first week in Baltimore: Lots of food & fun
Whew. After three LONG days in the car and hotels with my two cats, baby and mom, I finally arrived a week ago in my new city, Baltimore, MD. I have to say, it’s amazing. The people are friendly, the city is clean and vibrant, and I can’t wait to take in more. Plus, where our house is...

Our Philadelphia Adventure: Part 3, The Conclusion

Our Philadelphia Adventure: Part 3, The Conclusion
Hey everyone! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas. I know we did. We spent a lot of time with family on both sides, and I’ll say it, we all got some amazing presents. I love gift exchanges, and seeing everyone’s smiles after opening what we picked out for them makes me a happy...

Our Philadelphia Adventure: Part 2

Our Philadelphia Adventure: Part 2
Hey everyone! So I’m back with Part 2 of our amazing trip up to Philadelphia, PA. We were up there for a full week about 2 weeks ago, and I have had the best time looking through all of our pictures, and recapping the full extent of our vacation in writing. I figured that it...

Our Philadelphia Adventure: Part 1

Our Philadelphia Adventure: Part 1
So, two weeks ago now, my family and I were able to really get away, and take an amazing winter vacation up to Philadelphia, PA. We spent a whole week up in the city, and I have to say, we really packed in a LOT during our trip. I’m pretty impressed with us, if I...

Wordless Wednesday: Memory Lane & San Diego

Wordless Wednesday: Memory Lane & San Diego
As you may remember, this past August, my husband and I were able to enjoy a beautiful and relaxing vacation all by ourselves in sunny San Diego. It was one of the best trips of my life, and I frequently look back on that week with serious joy. Today is one of those days, so...

La Playa Taco Shop – San Diego, CA

La Playa Taco Shop – San Diego, CA
Between unpacking, doing ungodly amounts of laundry, back-to-school shopping and the actual first day of school starting today, I haven’t really been afforded the opportunity to actually unwind and reflect on what I’m daring to call our best vacation ever. That’s right. THE BEST VACATION EVER. Michael and I set off early last Wednesday morning...

San Antonio’s El Mercado and Mi Tierra Cafe

San Antonio’s El Mercado and Mi Tierra Cafe
I have really enjoyed sharing my awesome trip to San Antonio with everyone, and I decided to wrap up my nearcation covereage today with our visit to the historic Market Square – El Mercado, and the famed Mi Tierra Cafe. Click here for my review of Cured. Click here for my review of Tre Trattoria. Click...

Jason Dady’s Tre Trattoria – San Antonio

Jason Dady’s Tre Trattoria – San Antonio
I’m having so much fun re-living my husband’s and my “nearcation,” as we have dubbed it. Think staycation, only a little bit further. Our recent Spring Break Nearcation was in the form of a 2-day trip to nearby San Antonio. We started out with lunch at Cured, a crazy amazing restaurant specializing in charcuterie located...

Being a tourist in San Antonio

Being a tourist in San Antonio
This past week, my husband booked a surprise trip for just the two of us to head to the nearby city of San Antonio for a “nearcation.” I couldn’t have been more excited for this getaway, not only because we’d be eating REALLY well (check out my review of Cured at Pearl), but we’d be...