Sunday, September 16, 2012

WEEKEND RECAP: The Eisenstat Family Fall Festival

It's my FAVORITE time of year. Good bye and good riddance shorts and swimsuits, hello my lovely layers,cozy sweaters and boots! I love everything about fall. The weather, the clothes, the flavors. When it arrives, I celebrate and savor every moment of it. Unintentionally we sort of had our own little fall festival this weekend. Events were as follows:

1) Dark nail polish is back! :) OPI's Suzy Says Da is one of my fave dark burgundys
2) We bought a fire pit
3) We made homemade spiced cider
4) We drank said cider around the fire pit with friends and roasted s'mores
5)  I wore BOOTS!
6) Charlie made a pumpkin mac and cheese recipe I pinned because I had a headache and he's the best
7) Charlie has a little scruffy beard - this happened a few weeks ago but I love it and its so fall


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

WEEKEND RECAP: Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

A little late, but better late than never. The much needed long weekend was a good one. Got some cleaning done around the house and spent most of the weekend baking the most ridiculous cake ever, which I will get into a minute. But Friday night we had a fun double date with Kristin and Tim at Black Pig. Kristin and I split the cheese plate as an appetizer while the boys finished some drinks at Nano Brew. The cheese plate was an A+. I also kicked off the on-set of September with a Southern Tier Pumking Ale which was amazing! I had the croque madame for dinner which was pretty good, but I wouldn't order it again. Bread to filling ratio was not to my liking. The rooftop patio was a keeper though! Oh yea and we stopped at Sweet Moses on the way home of course :)


So now this silly Ultimate S'mores cake. I pinned this cake a while back, but the recipe can be found here. I kinda had the nagging feeling that if I made this cake I would feel like I really accomplished something. So with the long weekend and a family dinner on Monday I decided to give it a go. First I baked the brownie and cookie layers on Saturday, then I baked the cheesecake layers on Sunday as well as made the marshmallow and chocolate buttercreams. Then I assembled the cake Sunday night so it could be refrigerated over night. Was it easy to cut? No! But did it taste good? You betcha. I had mine with a glass of milk (with ice like I like it).

Saturday, September 1, 2012

FUN WITH FRIENDS: Audra's Baby Shower

I made a little trip down to Columbus last weekend for Audra's baby shower. She is one of my very best friends and my first close friend to have a baby so I am very excited for little Greyson to arrive. It was a great Sunday afternoon and the timing worked out because I had a client meeting in Columbus on Monday so I just stayed the night at her house. Tell me she isn't the cutest preggo
you've ever seen!