Columbian Jewelry

Hi Everyone!  Happy Foodless Friday AND Happy New Year’s Eve too!  Today’s post is very special.  It is about a gorgeous jewelry set I received from my dear aunt and uncle as part of my birthday gift.  My aunt knows how much I love jewelry in general and statement jewelry in particular.  The set that…

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all! Enjoy the next few days with good friends, family and delicious eats. I’m taking a few days off but will be back next week to gear up for the New Year. Have a safe and happy holiday! Don’t forget, starting in 2011 Dishin’ With Daisy will start answering your food related…

A Happy Meal of Cupcakes

Before I started to blog, I had a friend kind enough to post my cupcakes on her site Cupcakes Take The Cake.  Enjoy! Read the original post here

Pumpkin Cheesecake

I had this can of pumpkin in my cupboard that I knew would sit until next Fall if I didn’t do something with it, so I dug through a few recipes and put together my first attempt at a cheesecake.  I went with a pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust.  I was pretty impressed by…

Hale and Hearty for breakfast? YES!

Let me give you a little lesson…for New Yorkers, Hale and Hearty is this soup gold mine that is a lunch staple.  I agree with the masses that the one time I had soup there with my mom, it was amazing.  So amazing in fact that four years later she still brings it up.  “Remember…

Brooklyn Brunch at Bubby’s

Always up for new brunch places and exploring new neighborhoods, I spent a fabulous afternoon brunching with friends in DUMBO at Bubby’s. Located at 1 Main Street it’s a gorgeous space with floor to ceiling views of Brooklyn Bridge Park and Manhattan in the background. I had the Bubby’s Breakfast: scrambled eggs, amazing bacon, cheesy…

Day 138 (via a LEGO a day)

Wanted to share this blog I came across– so cute! Officer Peters' favorite speed trap. … Read More via a LEGO a day

Reading by the light of my Christmas tree

Hi and Happy Foodless Friday!  What a busy week it has been-marathon Christmas shopping in New York is always an adventure!  Between that, work, seeing friends I’ve spent the minimally amount of time in my apartment this week.  The one thing I have made time to do is read a good book.  Next to cooking…

You say pasta, I say macaroni

Happy Thursday!  Today,  I want to talk to you about macaroni.  Not “and cheese”.  Just macaroni.  Noodles.  Pasta.  Whatever way you call it, fresh is best.  If I haven’t mentioned it before, I am 100% Italian and yes, growing up I ate a lot of it.  During the week we would use the regular dried…

Birthday Party Wrapup

As I mentioned a few days ago, I am on my way to 30!  Saturday I had a big, princessy, girl’s night in complete with a Disney Princess pinata and mini-tiaras for everyone. My mom made her amazing Spinach Casserole, Potato Salad and Roast Pork Sandwiches not to mention a bunch of appetizers and dips…

Peanut Butter Crackles

I love to bake!  It’s my therapy after a long work day, and very relaxing.  I get into a zone and basically blur out everything else.  December is an especially busy baking month for me-all those Christmas cookies!  But, this week I am baking a lot as well.  I am turning 30 in a few…