Cooking Blog Sites

Happy Monday morning!  This weekend my husband and I went to the Wisconsin State Fair.  My favorite parts of the fair are the animals and the local food products.  After going through the Wisconsin products pavilion I always have a million different recipes ideas in my head.  But like normal, it almost all seeps out of my head before I can write them down.  of course after all of this thinking about food I go and check on my favorite cooking blogs for ideas.  So here are some of the sites that I visit:

Pioneer Woman

Georgia Pellegrini

Annie’s Eats

Big Girls Small Kitchen

Cookin Canuck

Oh She Glows

The Kitchn

The faux Martha

A Cozy Kitchen

Two Peas & Their Pod

Oh My Veggies

I’m excited to try a number of new recipes this year as I am finally getting a deep freezer!!! Yes, its the little things that make me happy 🙂
Have a great Monday and SMILE!

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Photos from the weekend

This past weekend my husband and I attended a family wedding.   The church ceremony was lovely and short, perfect.  The Pastor have an interesting speech on how marriage is like a sturdy chair.  The Pastor had one of the groomsmen sit on the chair and then had him carry it out during the procession.  That chair bit came back when the groomsman and bridesmaid entered with the wedding party at the reception.  He carried her in on a chair.  It was quite funny!  The reception was beautiful and fun.  I think everyone really did enjoy themselves, some… maybe a little too much with the open beer and wine bar.

Here are some pictures from the weekend

The couple pouring the unity sand
Wedding 5-11-13
My sister-in-law, cousin, aunt-in-law, and me
Wedding 5-11-13
My husband

A glass of wine before dinner

My husband and I before dinner (bad lighting)

The entire meal
Wedding 5-11-13
Martini glass center pieces
Wedding 5-11-13
Dancing
Wedding 5-11-13
The dance floor

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One Cappuccino too Many

The other morning I decided tit would be nice to have a warm coffee drink for breakfast.  The temperature had swung from 50’s back to the 30’s with rain, rain, and freezing rain.  I needed a warm up, something to keep me going in the dreary spring.  On my way to work I stop at Starbucks, the only place open at 5 am besides McDs, and ordered a tall cappuccino and a veggie breakfast sandwich.  I had to eat something with the coffee!

Later at work and about half a cappuccino down, I was bouncing around in my chair.  Caffeine!!  Normally I have coffee drinks in the afternoon to help get me through the rest of the day.  I started to remember why I don’t have caffeine in the morning.  By 8:30 am, two and a half hours at work, I’d completed all the work I had for the day and started  getting bored with siting at my desk.  I decided to get up from my desk and walk over to the area where my other co-workers sit and talked to them.  My team lead know right away that I must have had coffee this morning because I was too happy for being at work.  That made me realize its great to work with people who get to know you. OK, back on the story, I spent the entire work day ready to complete any new work that came my way.  Just sitting at my desk  for  8 hours with way too much caffeine.

So lesson learned, no caffeine for me before work.  I’ll save all my cappuccino and latte dreams for the weekend.

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Food Pictures – Weekend in Door County

This past weekend my husband and I took a short trip to Door County.  Here is some photos of what I ate while on the mini vacation.  More on the trip to come

On the way up we didn’t want to stop, so Jimmy John’s is what we had in the car

Lunch on the go

Joe Jo’s Pizza in Sister Bay was dinner for Saturday night

Dinner pizza

Cappuccino at Door County Coffee & Tea with breakfast on Sunday

Cappuccino

Baked Egg, pepper, onion, and mushroom panini with the cappuccino

Breakfast sandwich

Lunch back in the Milwaukee area at California Pizza Kitchen, Bay Shore Town Centre

Late lunch on town

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