Sunday, March 6, 2011

Shugar Shugar's Latest Addition!


Introducing the latest flavor available from Shugar Shugar Cupcakes & Brownies. A moist chocolate cake, frosted with a luscious caramel and coconut buttercream with toasted pecans. So delicious and comforting.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Shugar Shugar's Latest Addition


Introducing the latest flavor available from Shugar Shugar Cupcakes & Brownies. A super moist coconut cake, frosted with a luscious coconut creme and then topped off with toasted coconut shreds. This one will WOW you.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


First up is the “Lobster Roll” at Not Your Average Joe's (NYAJ) in the Lansdowne Town Center. No special reason for being first, it’s just that I went there first. But I suppose if you’re the kind of person who likes things in alphabetical order … consider it done. Where to next? Panera Bread in South Riding for the “Lobster Sandwich”. So how did they stack up? Take a look, then go take a bite and form your own opinion.

Not Your Average Joe's Lobster Roll (NYAJ)
Fresh lobster with celery, scallions and mayo on a buttered & toasted brioche roll with kettle chips fresh out of the fryer (it’s totally worth the extra 6 miles of walking)
  • All tail meat – see picture of big chunk on fork =)
  • Medium amount of mayo
  • Celery & scallions add a great crunch and subtle flavor
  • Brioche roll was great but was a little too much of a good thing
  • Kettle chips – which this really isn’t about the sides … but what an awesome side
  • Limited time offering
  • Cost is $17.99
  • I’m DEFINITELY going back for more before they're gone

Panera Bread
Fresh lobster with mayo served on ciabatta bread with your choice of MORE BREAD (oh, I know you guys are out there), a bag of chips (come to mamma), OR an apple.
  • Mostly claw meat mixed with some shredded meat– claw meat tends to be rubbery
  • Heavy on the mayo
  • Ciabatta bread – I LOVE Panera’s ciabatta bread but it was too chewy (in a bad way) for this sandwich
  • Bag of chips … they were yummy
  • Not sure how long they are offering it
  • Cost is $16.99
  • I'd get it again if I was already at Panera and had a MAJOR *victoria beckham voice* craving for lobster

Bottom Line: NYAJ was the best tasting, best looking, and the homemade kettle chips really put it over the top. For an extra $1 it’s worth the trip to NYAJ in Lansdowne. Just my opinion … go get your own ... thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Grilled Squash Leftovers

What to do with leftover grilled veggies? Serve them as a chilled salad, just cut them up and add a little of your favorite vinegar.  In this case I used some White Wine Vinegar and added some Grape Tomatoes for added color ... it turned out great.  I'll definitely be pulling this little trick all summer!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dinner "In" with Friends!

My hubby and I had dinner with our good friends Holly & John Friday night and I couldn't stop myself from taking pictures -- I know "tacky" but I absolutely could not help myself.  John is the cook in this household and man can he cook!  It was so great to just sit back and have this handsome and talented fellow whip up a meal just for ME (and a few others, but whatever).

First up:  Seared Ahi Tuna on a bed of tomato, basil, and avocado with this awesome wasabi cream oozing over the top and then just a little sprinkle of fresh chives . . . it was even better than it looks.

Second:  Awesome chopped salad, can't really tell you everything that was in it . . . only matters that it was divine!

Third:  Grilled scallops over mushroom risotto with sauteed turnips and turnip greens . . . gotta LOVE a man that is not afraid to serve turnip greens at a dinner party . . . not only do you have to be talented but you've gotta have balls!  The risotto was great with it's deep mushroom flavor and creamy texture, it was in perfect balance with the sweetness of the scallops.

Excellent meal and excellent friends -- Thanks John & Holly!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Shugar Shugar's Latest Addition


Introducing the latest flavor available from Shugar Shugar Cupcakes & Brownies.  A super moist cake with a tangy yet sweet kick, topped off with luscious vanilla cream cheese frosting with just a hint of citrus. A gentleman with very discerning taste described it to be as good as it's own name.