My husband grew up eating at Yoder’s in Sarasota, Florida. The restaurant is a local institution, and they’re known for their peanut butter pie. He still loves that pie to this day, although we don’t get to Florida nearly enough to satisfy his cravings.
I wanted to treat him to something sweet recently and thought of that pie. It was a little selfish, too, I’ll admit. I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter?
Rather than compete with Joel’s memories of Yoder’s, I decided to make easy no bake Creamy Peanut Butter Tart instead. It was hit!
I got a much needed haircut, went to a birthday dinner, worked a lot, and even went to see an old favorite band play last night. I’ve been taking it easy today, and this weekend I’ll be playing catch up.
As far as kitchens go, mine is teany tiny. However, as far as New York kitchens go, it’s a decent size … for which I am very thankful!
Nonetheless, when I moved into this apartment it took a lot of effort to make the space work. There’s practically no counter space, only a few small cabinets, and the narrow galley layout has room for only one cook (my husband is fine with that!). If you’re dealing with similarly tight confines, I’m sure you know just what I mean.
Today, I’m sharing my favorite tips for organizing a small kitchen.
Everything outside is dull and dreary (including the all black wardrobes most New Yorkers wear in winter!), and I’ve been itching for spring weather. Sadly, that’s quite a long way off judging by the single digit weather we’ve had here.
In the meantime, I’m trying to revive my closet a bit. A little color here and there is my favorite way to ward off the winter doldrums at this time of year!
Are you trying to brighten a winter wardrobe, too? Here are some tips that have worked for me:
Choose pieces that can be worn now and into spring, too.
Pair bright, springy colors with winter neutrals like black and grey.
Make lighter spring clothes work now by adding lots of layers.
Did you know that February 26 is National Chili Day? Probably not, unless you are a true chili fanatic.
I read about this special holiday somewhere, and I thought it would be fun to come up with a recipe to honor such a wonderful day. Chili is the perfect comfort food, and this winter, I’ll take all the rich, warming meals I can get.
My Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Chili is a delicious vegan meal in a bowl, and it’s just the right thing to satisfy you up on a freezing cold day!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jamba Juice. All opinions are 100% mine.
Have you noticed me complaining about the weather lately? I just can’t seem to help myself. It has been positively frigid here in New York, and I’ve had a hard time focusing on anything other than the icy temperature and my freezing face!
Thankfully, it warmed up a little earlier this week. Nothing crazy, but two digits are definitely better than one when it comes to winter temps!
I decided to take advantage of the relatively balmy weather (ha!) and go for a winter walk in Central Park. But first, I need a little fortification, so I stopped by Jamba Juice to try their new Cold Pressed Juices.
I can’t wait to tell you about the delicious juice I tried, and keep reading, because I also have a Jamba Juice gift card giveaway!
I don’t know about you, but I’m so glad Friday has arrived and the weekend has begun. I’m definitely ready for a little rest and relaxation, good food, and maybe a movie marathon. Of course, I will be checking out all the amazing posts you’ve linked up here, too!
This week seemed to go by in a blur, and I’m a little in shock over how fast this year is passing. How is February almost over? Last year seemed to fly by, and this year appears to be doing the same so far.
I’ve been working on a few (not so fun) projects. For one thing, I need to get the taxes done (ugh). Then, my apartment needs some organizing. I’ve been trying to motivate myself to get rid of old clothes, craft supplies, books, etc., but it’s been slow going. Hopefully, I’ll get a jolt of worker bee inspiration this weekend … I sure won’t be spending any time outside with the freezing weather we’re having!
There’s not a lot else going on with me, but make sure to come back tonight for Best of the Weekend (starting at 8:00 pm EST), and stop by tomorrow for a fun giveaway!
Okay, let’s move on to my favorite posts of the week! Isn’t this a fun window display?