One of my favorite pastimes is checking out new restaurants with my husband and sampling delicious food. So in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to share five romantic NYC restaurants.
Each of these spots is perfect for date night, Valentine’s Day, or even a girl’s night out if you’re unattached. There is something for everyone here, from tapas to burgers and fries, so dig in!
I love cheese, I love pasta, and I especially love mac and cheese. All those carbs and melty goodness in one dish … it’s just so darn good!
Unfortunately, it’s also quite fattening and unhealthy. My favorite recipe has cups upon cups of cheese, whole milk, and lots of butter, and that’s not even counting all the pasta. It’s one of those meals that I can only justify making once or twice a year.
Lucky for me, I discovered a way to lighten up my mac and cheese recipe big time: squash. It’s my secret healthy ingredient, and you won’t believe how good it makes this Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese!
Do you have anything exciting planned this weekend? The weatherman is predicting a Noreaster (aka big storm) this Saturday, starting just about when I need to attend an event, so that should be interesting!
I actually wouldn’t mind a little snow. There hasn’t been much this winter, and I love walking around Central Park when it’s covered in the white stuff … so pretty!
There isn’t much going on with me, so I’m going to jump right into my favorite links from the week. Enjoy!
My new snake plant from a Houseplant Appreciation Day event I attended. I’ve managed to keep it alive for a couple weeks!
I was doing a little browsing (aka shopping) recently and stumbled across Conversation Hearts en Español (affiliate link), and they were just as adorable as the original candies. It got me thinking that I should update my banner in Spanish, and so I did!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I’m officially in love with all things red, pink, and chocolate-covered!
Whether you are a fan of this day or not, these Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Hearts are a wonderfully sweet treat for your friends, family, and loved ones.
Shortbread is a favorite cookie of mine. I love the buttery flavor and delicate texture that seems to melt in my mouth. Of course, cutting the shortbread into heart shapes and covering it in chocolate makes it taste even better!
How did Monday come around so quick? The weekend flew by. Was it the same for you?
Our weather has been a little crazy. Overall, December was fairly warm, then January hit and along came a major cold snap. Yesterday, it warmed up to the forties and rained all day.
Needless to say, I’ve been spending a lot of time inside where it’s warm, dry, and cozy. In addition to making me want to snuggle under a blanket, this weather also makes me crave comfort food. Of course, I’m still trying to balance out my diet after an over-indulgent holiday season, so that can be tricky.
These Moroccan-Spiced Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls are just what I’ve been craving! They’re healthy, delicious, and perfectly comforting on a cold winter day.
I finally got around to hanging something in my bedroom. Sure, it’s been two years since I moved into my apartment, but better late than never right?!?
This room has always been a challenge. It’s long and very narrow, and there isn’t enough storage. The area behind the door has served as a dumping ground for all sorts of things (winter accessories, yoga mats, craft supplies, socks, etc.) that don’t have a permanent home.
I’m planning a major purge, but in the meantime, I decided to make some easy bedroom updates!