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French Onion Chicken

I’m always looking for new ways to make chicken thighs.  My husband (P) loves them because they are so flavorful but I’m more of a white meat girl.  But since chicken thigh are cost effective and so healthy, I’m always looking for a way to dress them up into something I love.  Well, I totally found it in this recipe for French Onion Chicken.  If you like chicken, and you…

Crave Case

White Castle Crave Case – it’s one of those things that sounds equally delicious and gross to me.  But I didn’t grow up eating White Castle.  I’ve actually only had it once and it didn’t leave a lasting impression except that Crave Case literally looked liked a briefcase of mini burgers.  And that was fun to share with the group I was with.  Well, I was trying to decide on…

Ginger Tea

So it’s the favorite time of year for every Basic Bitch.  Pumpkin Spice Lattes, boots, apples picking, pumpkin everything and cold season.  I’ve been fighting a cold off pretty hard and have tried to eat clean and take vitamins to get it moving along.  Besides for cough medicine the most helpful thing I’ve taken is Homemade Ginger Tea.  My mom always wants me to drink ginger tea when I’m sick but I…

Hosting A Bachelorette Party

I’ve hosted exactly 1 bachelorette party in my life but I’ve been to more than a few.  The one I hosted was a 3 night destination party so it almost counts as 3 parties…right?  Bachelorette parties are the best.  All girls celebrating on of their closest friends or family members with tons of toasting, silly dancing and partying the way we used to before we had to “adult“.  Here are…

Cherry Blossom Season is here!

  If you haven’t been to Branch Brook Park to see the cherry blossoms you need to go!  The blooms are in high peak right now and with the mild weather we’ve had in Northern Jersey, they are lasting a lot longer than usual. Branch Brook is located at the tip of Belleville and goes into Newark. It has the largest collection of cherry blossoms in the US with over…

Night Shift Brewing

When P and I realized we were taking a trip up to the Boston area for a wedding, we knew one stop we had to make: the Night Shift Brewing Taproom. From visiting the website, we knew it would be a cool place to hang out and sample some of their very delicious beer.  We’ve had Night Shift a few times around Boston and Western Mass but it isn’t distributed down…

Spuds ‘nd Eggs

Last weekend P and I went out to breakfast with his friend who just happened to be getting married that night.  We went to one of those amazing breakfast joints that are so hard to find these days.  Everyone seemed to know each other and the food tasted just like home cooking, but better because someone else was serving it to you and doing all the clean up 🙂  Being the out…

Easy Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

Starbucks is  a serious vice of mine.  My mom grew up in Seattle so she was so excited when Starbucks became so common on the East Coast. She started me off young – first with skim mochas and eventually graduating to my favorite summer drink — iced quad espresso 🙂  We used to go together when we had something we didn’t want to do (write my college application essays, go…

Vanilla Sugar

How to use your “empty” vanilla bean pods Making Vanilla Sugar is super easy, it’s almost silly to make a post about it, but it’s one of those things that you don’t think about until someone reminds you. You can use full vanilla beans {cut them length-wise down the center but leave the ends intact} or you can use beans that you scrapped the seeds out of already. After you’ve scrapped the…

Craft Restaurant

March 8 2015 Last night, the hubby and I went to Tom Colicchio’s restaurant Craft.  We were given a gift certificate as an engagement gift from our best friend’s and we finally put it to use! Full disclosure – although we have basically lived 15 miles from NYC our whole lives – neither of us are “city” people.  We go in when we have to, for very specific events but both…