A Taste of Saturday

by Nicci on 07/10/2011

I had a great time getting together with Kari, one of my best friends, for lunch.  We decided on Chopsticks to catch up on what’s going on in each other’s lives.

I was feeling sushi, so I started with an eel roll.


My all time favorite roll to chow down on.



Kari decided on General Tao’s Chicken and rice.



I think it was a good choice!



I’m also sure this is our favorite restaurant in town, we always pick Chopsticks.


More sushi  (volcano roll)


Usually the volcano rolls are delicious, but I wasn’t feeling this one.  I think it was made in a hurry and too much sauce was added, on top.

So I ate a few rolls and left the rest.



Later that evening, Chris and I headed out to ‘’Taste of Dallas’’.  It was too hot outside, so we lingered around the inside booth areas to cool off. 

I had planned on checking out more booths to sample food, but the inside area with the jewelry shops had most of my attention.

We did check out Trailer Cakes, which was a really cute, local bakery selling mini-cupcakes.




I tried their popular PB&J cupcake, which the booth lady stated was awesome… and of course it was DELICIOUS!!


PBJ Cupcake


Then it was Spazmatic time!




I had to capture them singing Vanilla Ice, but ‘’Jessie’s Girl’’ is my favorite song they sing.



Definitely a fun weekend!



No Bake Granola Bars

by Nicci on 09/03/2010

I’m good at making those ”no bake” treats. 

Inspired by the granola bars Bobbi made earlier this week, I decided to make my own version.

This made my Friday!


I ate half for breakfast and the other half at lunch time.


Grabbed a handful of YUMMY ingredients.

  • 1 cup Galaxy Granola Orange Cranberry
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 semi sweet chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients into the food processor, poor and flatten into pan, place in fridge for 30-45 minutes.

Gotta Love Easy Recipes!

What are you Labor Weekend Plans?


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Girl Talk Over Frozen Yogurt

by Nicci on 08/21/2010

What makes GIRL TALK even better?

Eating delicious frozen yogurt of course.

I went to Yogurt Story this evening with my bestie Kirstyn.  Kirstyn started a new job and we haven’t been able to talk on gchat during the work week. 

 I attempted to go for frozen yogurt on my Chicago trip, but they have weird hours…closing at 8pm on the weekends!

So I was very happy for yogurt time!

In the Mix:

  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Alpine Vanilla
  • granola
  • white chocolate chips

The Red Velvet Cake sounded delicious but was too sweet for my taste buds.

 The Alpine Vanilla was hidden under there….somewhere.

Sadly, they didn’t have the green tea flavor available.

  • raspberries
  • watermelon
  • kiwi
  • mango
  • coconut
  • Oh wait….there were gummi bears in the mix too.

    So many flavors of fun.

    This reminded me of the first time I tried Yogurt Story, after a Blogger Meet Up with Trinity, Heather and Kelsey!

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    Good times.

    I will now get back to my glass of wine and my Life Time movie addiction.

    Good Night :)


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    Healthy Alternative

    by Nicci on 06/23/2010

    Sometimes I just want a big bowl.

    Chris loves his sugary cereal, on the mornings he’s off from work. I love my ceareal on the weekends or as a late night snack. I lean towards ”Raisin Bran” most days. Yum. I need the box that contains the EXRA SCOOP of raisins. My all time guilty pleasure is that colorful box of  Fruity Pebbles…takes me back to my childhood days of watching cartoons on Saturday mornings.

    Healthy alternative

    This mornings breakfast:  cantaloupe, strawberries, black berries and Galaxy Granola’s  new ”Maple Pecan Quinoa” granola.

    Mix it all up.

    What’s your favorite kind of cereal?

    How do you make your breakfast healthy?



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