Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

My contributions to my family’s out of control dessert table on Thanksgiving included Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Cranberries and Walnuts and my famous Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake.  I know, I know… I was contributing to the problem, but my Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake has become a tradition for the last 5 years or so, and I get […]

The Dessert Table – Thanksgiving 2010

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving yesterday and a restful, or perhaps productive, Black Friday today!  I think it’s fair to say that we all go a little overboard on Thanksgiving, right?  We eat a ton of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and all sorts of other good stuff and then pass out […]

J Restaurant / Bar – Hartford, CT

I recently went to a show at The Bushnell with my mom and her BFF, Mary, to celebrate both of their birthdays.  The show started at 8pm, so of course we wanted to meet up and grab a little dinner before it started.  It’s always quite the challenge deciding where to go for dinner before […]

Eating My Way Through Portland, ME… Part 1

If you follow my tweets, you may have noticed that Kevin and I spent last weekend in Portland, ME with our awesome friends Tom and Heather.  You may also have noticed that I basically spent my entire weekend eating and drinking.  No really, that’s about all we did – we ate and we drank.  I […]

Ice Cream For Lunch! J Foster Ice Cream – Simsbury, CT

So as I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve taken a much needed week off from work..  Really, I was waayy overdue for some time off and I feel much better already!  I’m sure that will all change Sunday night, though 🙁  This was also Kevin’s one week off in between classes, so we’ve been […]

Heather’s Birthday : Part Deux

My last post detailed the little gathering we had last Sunday night to celebrate Heather’s birthday. That just didn’t feel like it was quite enough, though.  On Saturday night we went out on the town and gave Heather a more proper birthday celebration; one that did not include our friend Fudgie The Whale.   Our […]