Sunday, September 30, 2012

Welcome to the New & Improved Around the Table

So I hired someone to redesign my blog about 8 months ago. After a very long time of waiting for it to be finished and 20 unreturned emails later I gave up.I sulked for awhile then I took matters into my own hands and did what little I could (hey I only took one HTML class in college) to make my blog better.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Banana Bread Faux Fro-yo

This recipe is sort of an anomaly. There is no milk in this so technically it isn't frozen yogurt really. I am calling this healthy dessert Banana Bread frozen yogurt because it is made out of bananas! Of course I saw this on pinterest and it blew my mind. If you chop bananas and freeze them then blend in a blender or food processor the texture is just like frozen yogurt. Genius! If you don't like bananas, maybe this isn't for you. Hey, fair warning.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Guest Post: Nicole's Healthy Make Ahead (Healthy) Breakfasts

I am so happy to introduce all of you to one of my new foodie buddies Nicole from A Healthy Way to Cook. Her blog has an unlimited amount of healthy recipes, tips, and articles that can help you live a happy and healthy life.When she had an idea for make ahead healthy breakfasts I was so excited because I am such a grab and go breakfast eater. If it is already made( and healthy) I will gladly eat it!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Newport Food & Wine Festival

I am in a food coma. I am equally in a wine coma. Honestly, it's not a bad place to be. I just got back from the Newport Food & Wine Festival in gorgeous Newport, RI. This amazing event was in the backyard of the Marble House Mansion. That's right people. Former vacation home of the Vanderbilt's with the most amazing view of the ocean.Sounds like a perfect place to sip amazing wines and savor the most delectable cuisine Rhode Island has to offer.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Garlicky & Parmesan Crispy Smashed Potatoes

My husband now refers to these taters as "smooshed spuds." And smooshed they are. They are also delicious. Honestly, there was so much going on with these potatoes I didn't know what the heck to call them. There was garlic. There was Parmesan. There was truffle salt. Do I need to go any further?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Warrior Food: Cranberry Walnut Granola

This weekend I participated in the Bold r Dash at a local ski mountain. I'm sure everyone has similar 5k races with obstacles in their home town. It was such a blast! Never in a million years would I have thought I could complete a 5K never mind a 5K with military obstacles that seemed impossible. By the end I was covered in mud, wet, with a huge smile on my face.
Me & My Hubby!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cinnamon Spiced Zucchini Muffins

This time of year makes me crave  cinnamon and pumpkin spiced everything. I'm pretty sure everyone and their mother has some large surplus of zucchini either from their own garden or a family member pawning zucchini off on them. I love having zucchini on hand because you can make sweet and savory recipes. Does it get any better?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Flying off the Grill ( with Good Beer in Hand)

Craving smokey, delicious barbecue washed down with refreshing Newport Storm Beer? Look no further than the Smoke House and Newport Storm Beer Dinner. This dinner's theme was flying off the grill, which included every delicacy you could think of with wings barbecued to perfection. Each course was paired with a specific Newport Storm beer that compliments the flavors in the dish. After each course, one of the founders of Newport Storm brewery spoke about the beer we were tasting and the pairing.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Drunken Spaghetti

Let's be honest. Pasta in a white wine sauce is divine. And no, the spaghetti is not actually drunk, but my husband came up with this witty title. How could I not use it? I thought about calling this Everything but the Kitchen Sink Pasta because it has so many possible  ingredients in it!You can literally add any protein or veggies that you have in your fridge. I had one link of sweet sausage, two chicken breasts, spinach, mushrooms,zucchini,peppers and onions. See what I mean? Everything but the kitchen sink. Add whatever you want, I dare you. I bet it would be good. Unless it's peanut butter and jelly. That does not belong in pasta. That's gross.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Eating my Way Through Montreal

For our first wedding anniversary my amazing husband planned a surprise trip to Montreal,Canada. I had only ever been to Niagara Falls so I was super excited to be traveling to Montreal. Just five hours later we were across the border into Quebec and we were ready for a foodie adventure!