To watch my daily recommendations on Snapchat, be sure to follow me at “SaadiaExplores”. August 25: Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe I love baking and homemade chocolate chip cookies are my all time favorite things to make and indulge in. After trying several dozens of recipes over the years, I've found the following to be the… Continue reading Daily Recommendation: Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
August 24: No Bake Strawberry Delight My mom brought this recipe home the other night, it was called "Blueberry Delight", not being a fan of blueberries, I decided to substitute strawberries instead. Ingredients whole graham crackers (two packs inside the box, approximately 14 whole crackers) 1 (6 serving size) pkg vanilla instant pudding (I used… Continue reading Daily Recommendation: No Bake Strawberry Delight
For years I've been hearing how amazing Zen Palate is for vegetarians. Seeing that my best friend is vegetarian, I even considered taking him for his birthday over the last many years. But after today's accidental encounter at the Union Square location, THANK GOD I never did! The menu (which is extensive) looked wonderful from the outside, not to… Continue reading Zen Palate Ruined My Palate
I had a great time at Bar Americain. The food was delicious - I do love the flavors Bobby Flay puts together. The ambiance and location was perfect for a pre-theater dinner and the service was on point. Having said all that, it is exactly what you would expect from a famous chef's restaurant: overpriced.… Continue reading Bar Americain: Expensive but Yummy
August 9: Homemade Oatmeal Raising Cookies I recently bought two containers of old fashioned Quaker Oats and after attempting for the nth time to make it a breakfast regular, I realized it was useless. I just don't like the taste of it! On the inside of the cover, there was a recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies… Continue reading Daily Recommendation: Homemade Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
August 1: Chocolate Cream Cheese Croissant Bake I love baking and ever since I've been stuck at home for the past few weeks, I've been doing a lot of baking. The latest recipe from Tasty was my absolute favorite. If you love croissants, chocolate and like cream cheese (I don't love cream cheese), you will love… Continue reading Daily Recommendation: Chocolate Cream Cheese Croissant
Small town. Dark. Gray. Cloudy. Medieval. Cobblestones. Quiet. Secluded. Historic. No English. These are the words that describe the little town of Kutna Hora in Czech Republic. It was quite an interesting January Tuesday when Dad and I ventured off from the capital of Prague to visit the Bohemian town of Kutna Hora. I knew it… Continue reading Best Pizza… EVER in Kutna Hora!
I know, I keep yapping about cupcakes lately. But I just tried a new cupcake recently and it was FABULOUS! In the midst of Pennsylvania in a little town called Newtown, I was introduced to The Caketeria, the store was just closing and we were greeted by two very flaky teenagers (calling it like I see it) who insisted… Continue reading Best Cupcake in Pennsylvania?
Last day of our trip to Maine and I had saved the best for last. Sunny, breezy summer Tuesday afternoon in Camden, Maine when I decided to call Long Grain to make reservations for 5. I had been waiting weeks to try this place after hearing about it from fellow bloggers and reading about it… Continue reading Long Wait at Long Grain but So Worth It
A new Thai place to try in New Jersey? YES PLEASE! So far I've tried 5 Thai restaurants in NJ and have my favorite but am hoping to find one that will top it (no luck yet). This particular restaurant, Thai Thai, was a little ways out of the way nestled in Stirling, NJ so I… Continue reading Thai Thai – Nice Ambiance, Hit or Miss Food