Fun Weekend in Connecticut

taylor brooke winery

Beach. Winery. Bed and Breakfast. Lamborghinis. Fresh Seafood.

I admit that when I think of quick New England weekend getaways, Connecticut was not always the first place to pop in my head. But that all changed when I spent a couple of days in CT, filled with activities ranging from relaxing to active. Plus lots of wine. And it’s all just a short drive away from Boston!

no bake dulce de leche cheesecake

You all know that I am obsessed with dulce de leche (cookies, cake balls, brownies, pies, bars, cocktails, I love them all) and I have a recipe for Dulce de Leche Cheesecake on this...

champagne ice cream floats

Summertime = hot = ice cream = cold bubbly. Understand my logic? I hope everyone is enjoying the summer! My summer is shaping up to be really fun. Fun and humid and sweaty. So...

peanut butter cookies

I love adding different textures and flavor to cookies and for these peanut butter cookies, I decided to stay very wholesome and fold in the quintessential American breakfast item: corn flakes.

almond butter rice crispy bars with smoked sea salt

These no-bake, gluten-free Almond Butter and Rice Crispy dessert bars are easy to customize. They make for fantastic post-workout fuel. A mid-day snack. And an after-dinner treat.

scallion cheddar biscuits

Drop biscuits are so-called because just you scoop them up from the bowl and drop them straight to the baking pan, and once they are cooled I drop them straight into my mouth.

banana caramel upside down cake

This cake is very easy to make. You don't need a mixer, or anything fancy (like a springform pan). You mix the cake batter in one bowl, and pour it into a cake pan...

pampanga coliseum

We were at the cockfighting arena in San Fernando, Pampanga, a province in the Philippines. Dark, humid, loud and thumping, I could feel a frantic energy pulsing in the air. It was my first...

strawberry icebox cake

This Strawberry Nutella Icebox Cake is the perfect summer dessert - it's so laid back and easy to make, no fuss, no bake, just assemble chill and go.