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Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Since last week I posted the best Hamburger, I thought I would keep the momentum going with the "BEST" chocolate chip cookies!!!  I saw this recipe last week and knew I had to share it.  Bon Appeitit!!!!

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adapted from cstyleblog.com

Preheat oven to 375

2 sticks butter (softened)
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs (add one at a time)
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
MIX ABOVE

2 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 large box INSTANT vanilla pudding mix (must be instant)
MIX ABOVE (gradually adding dry ingredients)

3/4 bag heath bar bits
6 oz reg chocolate chips
12 oz bag chocolate chunks
STIR THESE BY HAND

Bake 13 minutes







Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Myx Creative Kitchen

My family and I have a new obsession....Myx Creative Kitchen in Greenwich, Ct.  I recently attended a press dinner there, where I sampled many things from the menu and have returned almost everyday since.  And I have to say, so have most of the bloggers that were there that night with me...it is THAT good or as Myx says..."food that you can feel good about"!!!!  From salads (the Mykonos is my favorite) to flatbread pizzas (all gluten free) to protein bites (love the peanut butter chocolate ones) and the daily homemade soups (I had tomato today) you really must try it.  The breakfast menu sounds amazing..that is next on my list...oh and did I mention that even though they are right off Greenwich Ave, they have their own parking in the back, so stopping by is a no brainer!!!!


The salad shakers with the goddess dressing is soo good..here are the protein bites and yummy coconut water in the actual coconut shell!!!

They have a guilt free banana frozen dessert...we all LOVED it..its very similar to the one that Gwyneth features in her book!!!

Another one of our favs...gluten free donuts!!!

Here is a sampling of the salads you can order!!


These juices are delicious too and much easier than blending them at home!!!

Here is where I stock up..the ready made section is out of this world!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Kips Bay Showhouse 2018

Earlier this month I was invited to the Press Preview of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Every year I look forward to this incredible event to benefit the Kips Bay Girls and Boys Club.  This year, the designers dontated their time and talent to transform seven floors of living space.  The showhouse ends on the 31st so there are only a few more days to experiece this fabulousness!!! I have to say I loved every single room this year, but my absolutle favorite was the woman's dressing room and bathroom by Marcia Tucker (see below).  














Here is one of my favorite spaces..the dressing room by Marcia Tucker

I love the clothing she chose to display...

The hangning lights were so out of the box!!

I fell in love with the pink fur wristlet sold exclusivly at Barneys...I needed to run over after the showhouse and get my very own!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Best Hamburger Ever

Happy Almost Memorial Day!!!!   I was looking for a great BBQ recipe for you and stumbled upon "The Best Hamburger Ever" recipe!!!  I could not pass it up and it is on my menu for the weekend!!! Now hopefully we will continue with this sunny NY weather!!!  Bon Appetit!!!

image epicurianerin.com
Adapted from Allrecipies

1 1/2 lean ground meat
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup shredded Colby Jack or Cheddar Cheese
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 egg
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
1 clove garlic minced
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat grill for high heat

In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion, cheese, Worcestershire sauce, egg, onion soup mix, garlic, garlic powder, parsley, basil, oregano, rosemary, salt, and pepper.  Form into 4 patties.

Grill patties for 5 minutes on both sides on the hot grill until cooked to your temperature of choice, and serve on buns.






Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Eyelet Top

It's been a while since I have done a fashion board for you.  Basically the site that use to host my collages, shut down.....UGHHHHHHHH..So I not only lost everything BUT I have not been able to do fashion posts since the end of March...Luckily, I started working with another company and Voila.   So back to business...Everywhere I go I see that Eyelet blouses are the THING!!!  They are so crisp looking yet give an outfit that little extra fancy touch.  You can wear them with blue jeans, white jeans or black pants all summer.  A good selection of eyelet blouses are in most stores lately but here are some of my favorites!!!  Oh and please let me know if you like this new format!!!