Saturday, March 20, 2010

Roadtrip Planning 101

We are planning a roadtrip for Spring Break - leaving in just a week!
  • Two couples with many common interests - BBQ, baseball, and outdoor fun.
  • One big conversion van equipped with 4 capt chairs, a TV/DVD player, and hook-ups for a Wii or PS2.
  • 1600 miles
  • 26 hours of driving
  • Too many BBQ joints ruining the beach bod's along the way!!
How do we decide? Well - there are a couple of websites dedicated to finding the PERFECT restaurant along your roadtrip: The most memorable local eateries along the highways and backroads of America
 - Jane and Michael Stern can be heard on the Splendid Table weekly on public radio. They find fun stuff!

Southern Foodways: Grab a napkin and go!
 - Driven by an initiative to capture the Oral History of the southerners who grow, create, serve, and consume food and drink.

Do you have any other great resources?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

This Week's Wish List

A lack of Time and Talent might be keeping me from baking at the moment - but it doesn't keep me from thinking about what I WISH to bake~! Here are some recent recipes that have made it to my wish list for the week. I hope you have the time to build up your talent!

1. Orange Strawberry Cream Cake from Savour Fare - this just looks like SUMMER!
2. Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies from the Brown Eyed Baker
3. Chocolate Coconut Cookie Bars from Chef Catherine
4. a Sweet and Salty Chocolate Cake by Baked NYC from Amy Atlas
5. Home Cured Corn Beef from Wasabimon - curing at home would be fun and perfect for St. Patty's Day - plus, Corned Beef Hash is H's FAVORITE breakfast!

That's enough to keep me dreaming about baking!