Thursday, June 23, 2016

White Pizza with Fresh Arugula and Prosciutto {and a Big Announcement}

This recipe for White Pizza with Fresh Arugula and Prosciutto originally appeared on Taste As You Go in 2014. It appears here with slight modifications and updated photos.

As I'm typing this, a slight breeze is billowing in through the open window of our living room. Our dog is laying next to me on the couch, and classical music is playing in the background. After an unexpected break from blogging (more on that in a minute), it feels great to be writing again.

I had intended to write more often this month. But Stephen has been traveling a lot for work recently, and I needed wanted to focus my attention on other things. Like lobster rolls and trips to the farm and spending time with friends.

But the main reason why I haven't been writing lately is because things are about to change around here... BIG TIME.

Monday, June 6, 2016

13 Iced Coffee Recipes That Will Keep You Cool this Summer

Looking for ways to keep cool this summer? Love iced coffee drinks? Then keep reading! 

13 Iced Coffee Recipes | Taste As You Go

Armed with a belated birthday gift from my sister, I've been making a lot of trips to Starbucks lately. I'm not a regular Starbucks customer, so the trips have been somewhat extravagant.

But I've been solo-parenting a toddler for the better part of a month while Stephen's been on the road for work. So the Starbucks runs have helped me maintain my sanity when he's been gone.

Once the gift card balance runs low, though, I know I'll have to ease up on the Starbucks. Thank goodness I have this round-up of iced coffee recipes to try at home.

Now I don't have to cut the diaper budget to pay for my Frappuccinos. ;-)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Month of Dinners: Menu Plan for June

In an attempt to make my life a little easier, I'm planning all of our dinners for June at once.

When I share our monthly menu plans, I like to do so on the last day of the month (i.e. sharing the menu plan for May on April 30). That way, it feels like I'm slightly ahead of the game. But late last night, while weeding through emails, I realized I hadn't written up the menu plan for June yet.

I considered giving myself a pass this time. Especially since it's been a little tough around here lately. Though, I knew that delaying the menu plan post, even by just one day, would throw me off my game... And it would open the door to more excuses.

So I set a timer and gave myself the challenge to Get. It. Done.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Food Truck Border Brawl {and a Ticket Giveaway}

Win tickets to the Food Truck Border Brawl (PA vs. NJ) at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on June 11!

One of my favorite foodie films of all time is the 2014 movie Chef starring Jon Favreau. If you haven't seen it... It's about a chef who decides to launch a food truck business after a bad review leads to an epic meltdown on Twitter.

Now, I can't say whether the film necessarily had anything to do with it, but the food truck scene has simply exploded since 2014. I'm in awe of the variety of cuisines you can try from food trucks today, and I love it when a new truck has their break-out moment.

So when the team at ArtsQuest offered me a pair of tickets to the Food Truck Border Brawl (PA vs. NJ) at SteelStacks in June, I accepted their invitation to cover the event. PLUS, I arranged a ticket giveaway just for readers of Taste As You Go!