Thursday, April 28, 2011

Beloved Burger

Want a fabulous, thick juicy burger for like six bucks??? Head to Arthur's in Morris Plains (or Hoboken). They are famous for their reasonably-priced steaks, but I'm all about the burgers here. It is honestly hard to find a burger that competes for the price.

Not to mention, I love nothing more than the pub atmosphere and free starters. I'm totally heading to the Hoboken outpost this summer when another burger craving hits.

{I completely overdosed on free pickles and spicy cherry peppers.}

{Hard to resist a giant cheeseburger and a side of their famous potatoes. Oh and their coleslaw is one of my favorite versions!}

Other beloved burgers here and here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Handmade Bagels

Can you see me beaming from where you are sitting? I'm super proud of myself because I made the bagels that you see in the photo above. Yep. Made 'em. From scratch. After reading about them here I decided to test my bagel making skills! Turns out, it was a pretty easy process and SO WORTH IT.

{All it takes is a few simple ingredients and you are on the way...}

{Make dough. This takes some planning ahead as far as timing, but the dough comes together 1,2,3.}

{Shape bagels and let them proof in fridge overnight - hence the planning ahead!}

{Michael chose to top his with smoked salmon and a tasty seeded, scallion cream cheese that he made.}

{Totally delicious.}

Make them. Really. Do it. (original recipe here)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Wishing you all a relaxing (and filling) holiday!

P.S. - I've been absent due to a mad case of the flu, but I'll be back to my posts this week :-)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Lovely and Luscious

Truth be told, I love a good tea room (like this one). So imagine my delight when I discovered a whole new place that serves authentic English-style afternoon tea! The The Cosy Cupboard in Morris County is perfectly Victoriana with roses, frills, shining silver and Royal Doulton. Wait staff even wear hotel jackets and tuxedo trousers.

On a recent afternoon my mom and I enjoyed some of the best scones, finger sandwiches, and tea I've ever tasted. And don't even get me started on the English trifle.....pure heaven.

I adored the Cosy Cupbard and their bucolic setting and will return very soon for another afternoon tea experience. Each and every thing was so on target that I think this place could serve a proper afternoon tea to the Queen of England herself!