Remember I talked about how my wife and I were late to the reception, well they opened up the cheeseboards and charcuterie table for guests to start off. They couldn’t be stopped. People were starving and they couldn’t be stopped. Unfortunately, this meant that our beautiful towers of Italian Macarons were noshed off, too. Even the tower with the Bride Cake on top. I know, I know. I was pretty annoyed but our huge delay made people desperate. Tuscan Winter Wedding meant lots of really good food and tons of starving family members ready to chomp down anything they could get their paws on. Read More
While we traveled through the Tuscan region of Italy, we fell in love with so many cities. This was the trip we took last January for a little over a week. We rented a car, packed one bag each and hit the road! Read More
Today, I bring to you these cute Mini Caprese Salads. In an attempt to make prepping my wife’s lunches for work a bit easier, we have turned to mason jars for easier storage and simpler eating. Mini Caprese Salads was one of the very first meals I made for her in small masons. She loves them so much that I have been making them every week for the last two months! Thank God we are taking a 50 day road trip so she won’t get tired of them. Read More
If you’ve never been to Italy before, you have no idea how much we miss it. You would miss it, too. Feels like forever since we were there. It was actually only four months ago and it feels like an eternity.
I remember the first bowl of pasta I had in Montecatini was Gnochetti alla Sorrentina. It was my first goal of having a conversation in Italian and let’s just say it didn’t go so well because they brought me something other than what I had ordered—or what I thought I had ordered, anyway. I had ordered Gnocchi alla Sorrentina but they must’ve misunderstood me for a different variety of the typical gnocchi pasta. Read More
Tell me you love Mozzarella Sticks! Growing up, these were an all-time favorite of mine. Almost every restaurant we went to that had a kids’ menu had Mozzarella Sticks and you better believe that that was my meal of choice. There is nothing like that piping hot, crispy breaded cheese stick of joy that melts as you pull both sides and wrap the cheese around your finger. Or is that just me?
Anyway, it has been way too long since I had Mozzarella Sticks in my life. So many things given up when I gave up sugar and flour a few years back. There are definitely some questionable ingredients in Mozzarella Sticks all across the board, whether in a restaurant, homemade or found in the frozen section of your local supermarket. So I can say I am pretty happy staying away from that; yet, I had a deep longing for some good Mozzarella Sticks. I’ll skip to the punch line though and let you know that these aren’t even real cheese. Read More
NAD-RID Conference was absolutely amazing! I met so many cool people and had such great conversations. The workshops were outstanding, so uplifting and motivating! I look forward onto the future to everything God has in store for me as an interpreter as well as for my agency, Sunrise Interpreting. I am just feeling so blessed. I arrived last night from ATL and am getting ready now to head out to the port. Carol and I are going on another cruise interpreting adventure this week. Yes, I will be gone but I will have posts that are prepped for everyone with some good meals and good stories. Read More
I seriously thought I would never have a sandwich again. I always hated bread but I mourned it because I thought THIS would never happen. It’s real. It’s happening. It’s a sandwich. Tuscan Veggie Sandwich. Read More
Day 1 of “The 5 Day Detox” is just coming to a close and I am already feeling better. I don’t know what it is about doing this detox that makes my body so happy but I am keeping it coming. I may just begin doing it once a month versus twice a year. It can help me achieve my goal weight/size this year because that’s on my “Dreams for 2014” list. Smile. Read below to enjoy this nice Italian Zucchini Noodles meal without all the guilt of gross, gluten pasta. Read More