Wednesday, March 28, 2012

No Bake Cookie Dough

I realized I never posted the "no bake cookie dough" recipe when I made the cookie cake and cupcakes.  So here it is...


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 7 ounce sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
Mix it all together...roll into balls and you're ready to eat them or use it a a cake/cupcake filling

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bond Girl

I have a new favorite book...Bond Girl.  I know I didn't count down to its release like I did for White Girl Problems but I promise this book is worth reading. 

Alex Garrett has wanted to work on Wall Street her as long as she could remember. While other girls dreamed of being ballerinas or veterinarians, Alex was determined to become a part of the world of high finance. Her dad was a banker on Wall Street and she always enjoyed going with him to work when he had a slow day. When she gets a job at Cromwell Pierce, one of Wall Street's most esteemed brokerage firms, she is expecting that it will take a while for the men to get used to her. She is expecting to dodge the odd sexist joke or wayward football but she is not expecting to be made to sit in a metal folding chair with the name "Girlie" scrawled across the back for six months, having to pick up pizzas for one hundred people while wearing high heels or having to pay over $1000 for a 50 pound wheel of Parmesan cheese for her boss.

Despite the many setbacks that Alex encounters at Cromwell Pierce, she is determined not to quit. She perseveres, gets to know her boss better as well as the guys that she works with, and suddenly her co-workers refer to her by her given name instead of her nickname, and she has her own desk. When the financial world begins to fall apart and when Alex comes up against a foe that she's not sure that she will be able to defeat on her own, Alex must decide if staying at Cromwell Pierce is worth it anymore or if she should retire her designer shoes for a different sort of life.

Most people would think her crazy stories of practical jokes, inter company dating, and being screamed at/belittled are exaggerated but after working in finance for the past four years I know every word is true.  Once I started I couldn't put this book down...I finished it in two days.

Monday, March 26, 2012

My two favorite things about my apartment...

Now that I no longer have a roommate I have finally made my apartment completely my own and I love it. The second bedroom is now a walk in closet (post to come later once its nicely organized) and everything feels like home but there are 2 things I really love about my apartment. One came with the apartment and the other is a custom paint job done by myself and my mother.
My brick wall...
My striped wall...

It's the little things that make a place feel homey...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Instagram St Patrick's Day...

After a few weekends of celebrating St Patrick's Day with parades and drinking fest the real day made its way around and was a little more low keyed...
Beer Garden Pretzel with cheese dip and mustard and giant beers
Loving the 70 degree weather and cold beers


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

SILK MAKING...Cambodia (picture heavy)

While in Cambodia we went to a silk farm to and saw the crazy silk making process (and perhaps buy some scarves/headbands)... who knew it could take seven days to make one scarf.

Silk worms ready to make their cocoons 

Worms making their cocoons

Empty Cocoons

Boiling to collect the two types of silk

Coloring and spinning

Silks ready to go

Scarf making.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Few Of My New Favorite Things..

Neon buddha from Cambodia, Mini fold over clutch (also comes in jumbo), & colorful candle holder from Home Goods :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sunday Night Dinner....

Tried out a new recipe for Sunday night dinner... It was so easy and came out great.  Spinach ricotta chicken parmesan.
Ricotta and spinach ready to roll in the chicken

All rolled up

Dipped in egg wash and breadcrumbs

450 degrees for 25 min then added tomato sauce and cheese

Ready to go back in the oven (10 min)

Finished product.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Peapods Cookies

For my sisters 21st birthday I ordered cookies from Peapods Cookies they were adorable, and tasted amazing.  When I ordered I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted but I knew I didn't want the overdone 21st birthday martini cup themed cookies so we came up with champagne and cupcakes.

...loved them

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Things have been crazy at work so I haven't had a chance to blog new posts coming this week...INCLUDING HOBOKENS ST PATRICKS PARTY!!!