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Weekend Recap - Food & Rain Edition

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This weekend was my first taste of freedom. My last day of teaching mini camp for my preschool ended at 12:30 on Friday afternoon. I am freeeeeeeeeeee until Labor Day! It hasn't quite hit me yet. I'm not in vacation mode just yet. So, this weekend felt like an ordinary weekend in the neighborhood. ;)

It was cold and rainy in New York on Saturday. I actually had to wear a jacket! :O


We got off to a late start. The weather really does make you lazy. Stew is an avid record collector and every now and then we travel down to Princeton, NJ to one of his favorite record stores. There is usually something in it for me. This time it was dinner in Newark's Ironbound section for some outrageous Spanish food. The boy tagged along while the girl opted to go to an early Fourth of July celebration with her friends.

On the way there, we stopped for a quick bite to eat at Epsteins Kosher Deli for knishes, hot dogs and cream sodas. YUM!


While the boys went record hunting, I sat…

My Favorite Summer Shoes

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I am your typical girl. I love shoes ... wedges, ballet flats, sandals ... you name it, I love it. And, I probably own more than one pair of each type. However, when it comes to my favorite summer shoe, the flip flop reigns supreme. I own a pair in practically every color. I have dollar ones from Old Navy and I have pricier Havaianas. I even have wedge flip flops.

Below you will find a sampling of just what I'm talking about.






Since we spend most of our summer at the pool or beach, flip flops really are the way to go. They are easy, cute and comfortable.


If I had to choose a second favorite, it would be the gladiator sandal. I love my gold Sam and Libby gladiators that I got at Target. I get so many compliments when I wear them.



And there you have it ... my favorite summer shoe. :)

Spaghetti Pie - Oh My!

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Growing up my mom's friend Nancy used to make spaghetti pie. It was so delicious. I mean ... what's not to love, right? Pasta in pie form! I am shocked to say that I never attempted to make it myself. I kinda just forgot about it. That is until one day my friend Linda posted her grandma's version on Instagram. I immediately e mailed her for the recipe and made it the very next day. I made a few adjustments to her recipe to make it mine. Here is my version...

Spaghetti Pie

Ingredients:


Spaghetti - 1 lb
Eggs, beaten - 3
Heavy cream - 3/4 cup
Parmesan, grated - 1 cup
Four Cheese blend - shredded - 1-1/2 - 2 cups
Fresh herbs to taste
Freshly grated nutmeg - a pinch
Peas - 1 cup
Prosciutto - sliced into a chiffonade
Freshly ground Pepper - plenty

Cook spaghetti until al dente. You can totally use gluten free spaghetti here.

Put as much as you can fit comfortably into deep dish pie plate. I was able to fit the entire pound of pasta into my Le Creuset deep dish pie pl…

Weekend Recap - Dylan's Birthday Edition

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So, 17 years ago at 4:01 am I gave birth to this amazing boy. He's sweet and funny and kind and smart. He's pretty much perfect except that he is a Mets fan. Ha!!

This weekend it was all about Dylan and baseball.

Here he is in front of the Homerun Apple outside the stadium.


First up was Marlins vs Mets at Citifield. It was the perfect day for a ball game. The sun was shining and the temps were I the low 80's with no humidity at all.



Even though he is a Mets fan, his favorite player just happens to be a Marlin...Giancarlo Stanton. It was something like fate that they would be playing in NY on his birthday. SInce Giancarlo plays right field, we had to sit in right field. ;)



The last time we saw him play was in Marlins Park last August and he went 0-4 But not today. He hit two homeruns!!!

We enjoyed some ballpark food. I always eat a soft pretzel. The boy loves to try the fancy hot dog creations at the game. This time he had a BLT dog. YUM!


After the game, we hit …