Yessssss – there’s no better way to kick off a Friday than a big ol’ board of deli meats and cheese, am I right?? In my book, that’s a pretty big win. Today, I’m happy to share with you my dining experience at Affäre, a modern German restaurant I visited last week. I must admit, my exposure to German cuisine is relatively limited – I visited Munich about ten years ago and had all the “beginner” types of food – pretzels (mmmm), bratwurst, and spätzle, and I confirmed that I don’t like sauerkraut. I also thought I was a fan of German desserts (and I might be) because I loooove German chocolate cake – but it turns out it’s not German in nature. Oops. ANYWAY, when I heard of a modern German restaurant right here in KC, I knew I had to give Affäre a try. Affäre focuses on local, farm-to-table fare with a menu that changes seasonally depending on what’s fresh. We had quite a few delicious options to choose from: Continue reading »
Happy Hump Day, Noshers! Even though we’re smack-dab in the middle of May, the weather has been a little ridiculous lately. What’s with the drab over cast sky and rain, rain (go away!)? While we have a few more dreary days ahead of us, I thought it would the perfect time to share a super easy way to make Hawaiian-style kalua pig with the good ol’ slow cooker! No, that’s not coffee-flavored pork; kalua refers to a Hawaiian cooking method where food is cooked in an underground oven, or imu. If you’ve been to a luau in Hawaii, you know what I’m talking about – that climactic moment when a whole pig is unearthed after cooking for hours, revealing tender, flavorful meat. Well, I’m in Missouri at the moment without ready access to an imu; however, I love Hawaiian food (and hope to live in Hawaii someday – how do I make that happen??). So, I used the next best thing in my kitchen arsenal – my trusty slow cooker.
There are a number of different kalua pig recipes out there, but I liked the simplicity of this one, that calls only for the pork, Hawaiian sea salt, and liquid smoke: Continue reading »
Happy FriYAY, Noshers! I don’t know about you, but this has felt like the longest week ever. I flew to NYC for about 36 hours last weekend (our original flight was canceled so the trip was even shorter than expected!) for some fun plans/Mother’s Day festivities, and I’m definitely paying for it in exhaustion this week! But have no fear, Friday’s here – which means it’s almost the weeeekend! I thought I’d kick off this much-needed two days off with my delicious dining experience at Columbus Park Ramen Shop. Cue mouth watering now… Continue reading »
Photo featuring Marisol of All The Prettys taking a photo 🙂
Happy hump day, Noshers! This week has been ridiculously busy, but thankfully there are some fun activities to get me through it :). One such event was a fabulous happy hour event hosted by The Blog Guild – of which I recently became a member! The Blog Guild has been a great way for me to meet fellow KC-area bloggers and introduce me to some new blogs – yay! Yesterday’s event at Golden and Pine featured yummy eats from Heirloom Bakery & Hearth (at which I discovered the BEST sandwich cookie in KC – details here!), such as these beautiful focaccia with red pepper hummus, sheep’s milk cheese, sage greens, and flowers: Continue reading »
Well stick a fork in me and call me basic, because this girl friggin’ LOVES cupcakes. I know, I know – the cupcake craze started years ago, and some might say has since been out-shined by the doughnut craze, the cold brew craze, the [insert artisan handcrafted food here] craze – and don’t get me wrong, I will gladly eat/drink all of these things. But to me, there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of a travel-sized, portioned-for-one, perfect-frosting-to-cake-ratio cupcake. In NYC, I relied heavily on Magnolia (two blocks from my building in NYC – dangerous!!), Sprinkles, and Sugar Sweet Sunshine. Here in KC, I’ve discovered Cupcake A La Mode.
I admit I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to cupcakes – my absolute favorite is vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. Some may call that boring; I just say – a combination so simply perfect needs no embellishment. So, I was pleasantly surprised with the PB&J cupcake (bottom left) that was calling my name. Um, peanut butter frosting? Yes please. Equally delicious (though second to the PB&J) was the vanilla cake with chocolate frosting. Sign me up. Yum.
Cupcake A La Mode has a multitude of cupcake flavors, and I’ve only tried a few. Obviously, I have my work cut out for me. For the sake of blog integrity, yes, I will go back and try the other flavors and report back. You’re welcome!
Cupcake A La Mode
4639 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64112