A year ago this week, I was in New Orleans soaking up the sun, indulging in the food, and engaging in the musical atmosphere. Wishing so much I could travel back, I was pleasantly surprised to find a taste of New Orleans here in Wisconsin. For a friend’s birthday, we went to dinner at Blue… Continue reading A Taste of New Orleans Living in the Midwest + Live Music
Getting myself and two kids ready, breakfasts and lunches made, and everyone out the door on time without forgetting anything, is a HUGE victory I strive for daily. One thing I try to make easy so that I’m not reaching for whatever low value snack is laying around in my classroom is a good quality… Continue reading Portable Snacks that are an Easy No Work Needed Addition to Your Routine
When I heard hummus was the one of the main small plates on the menu, I wasn’t overly excited to try the food. Many times at gatherings we’ve served hummus with pita chips or veggies, and it is good, but I don’t dig in or wonder if there is more. Until I’ve had it made… Continue reading Shaya Features Hummus on a Much More Elevated Level
Some say that the name is from the 1929 strike in which the Martin Brothers promised a free meal to the Union Streetcar Protesters “Poor Boys” who were protesting the Transit’s decision to bring in criminals to run the streetcars. Although the exact origin of the name is unknown, the making of this delicious Louisiana sandwich is… Continue reading A Classic New Orleans Sandwich That’s Huge on Flavor
A trip to New Orleans is not compete until you bite into a warm, pillowy powdered sugar pocket proudly known as a beignet. On our short trip we were able to sample at two different cafes. The well-known Cafe Du Monde was tourist flocked, but did not disappoint. The Cafe Au Lait and beignet were perfect complements… Continue reading Beignet Everyday–Okay!
Like other shellfish, crawfish need to be shelled to uncover the succulent meat beneath, but finding the meat–all of it– can be a pain. The shell slipping between my fingers made the first couple of tries tricky. Scrap after scrap of shell later, I was able to get a portion of the tail. A third of the… Continue reading The Art of Shelling Crawfish
On every corner there is a coffee shop and a burger joint in most established cities, so how do you find the best one when you can get a burger just about anywhere? Go where the foodies at Food Network give their official Food War stamp of approval. AJ Bombers has some of the best… Continue reading Big, Appetite; Big Burger: The Writing is on the Wall that this Burger Joint Rocks
“It’s like Smart Cow for wine,” my coworker stated. This idea intrigued me. I love Smart Cow, and I love wine. It sounded like a great combination and perfect for a girls night out on the town. We decided to check it out. Aardvark is a self-serving wine bar located in downtown Green Bay on… Continue reading A is for Aardvark: a West African Themed Adventurous Place for Wine
Today I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Yoga and Brunch hosted by Jen Berres, the owner of Jenstar Yoga and Dance, in the honor of her four year anniversary of Jenstar located on Main Street in De Pere. I’ve written about Jenstar yoga in a previous post which I’ve recently updated with… Continue reading A Four Year Celebration: Yoga and Brunch with a Friend
Since my husband and I have been married, we’ve kept a tradition of making pancakes on Sundays. Our kids wake us up Sunday mornings and ask to make pancakes. Excitedly, they run to the kitchen and both fight over who will get to sit on the counter and stir the mix. After pouring each child a… Continue reading Pancake Sunday: A family tradition.