Archive for December, 2010

2010 Wrap-Up

December 28, 2010 By: Serena Category: NoshGirl

Hope everyone had a great holiday season!  I know I over-indulged a bit on my part, but what would the holidays be without a little gluttony?  As the year winds down, I’d like to thank all of you for following Big Apple Nosh!  When I started this site just 7 months ago, I never guessed I’d “meet” readers from all over the US and across the globe.  I’ve got some new and exciting things planned for 2011, so stay tuned!

In the mean time, I’ll be savoring the truffle salt and truffle oil from Marx Foods (prize shipment #2 for winning the Mushroom Challenge!) and finalizing New Year’s plans.  Keep an eye out for some recipes!

What’s on your agenda for the rest of the year?

xoxo,
Noshgirl

Recipe: Salted Caramel Brownies

December 22, 2010 By: Serena Category: Dessert, Recipes

Yesterday I posted on my Twitter account yesterday (do you follow me? You should) about making a holiday dessert – I loooove dessert!  Based on your comments, I decided to make salted caramel brownies.  As you know, I’m a huge fan of salted caramel – the salty and sweet combination is so indulgent! I was going to put together a recipe, but as it turns out, the Pioneer Woman already had a pretty good one, which she had in turn borrowed.  Well, if ain’t broke, don’t fix it – so I borrowed the borrowed.  The result? Scrumptiousness.  The caramel is a little tricky if you’re a newbie, but the result is soooooo worth it!  You will need:

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Dessert: The Chocolate Room

December 21, 2010 By: Serena Category: 3_Apples, Dessert

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‘Tis the season for hot cocoa!  I thought it was high time for another dessert post.  Speaking of dessert, I’m thinking of posting a Christmas/holiday dessert recipe this week. Any suggestions?  Yule log, perhaps?

Anyway, continuing on – after my hot dog excursion at Bark, I wandered into The Chocolate Room.  I was not familiar with The Chocolate Room at all, but with a name like that, how could I go wrong?

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Chicago Chow: Garrett Popcorn

December 16, 2010 By: Serena Category: 4_Apples, Chicago, Snacks

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During my first trip to Chicago two years ago, I was told that Garrett Popcorn was an absolute must-try.  The Chicago mix, in particular, is the stuff of legend – sweet caramel popcorn mixed with cheddar popcorn.  I tried it and was absolutely addicted.  Well, lo and behold – there’s a Garrett in NYC!  Oh NoshGirl, you’re so silly.  What is it that’s so amazing about Garrett? Where do I even begin…

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Chicago Chow: Silver Palm’s

December 15, 2010 By: Serena Category: 3_Apples, Chicago, Sandwiches

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Continuing on my Chicago eat-stravaganza, my next stop was Silver Palm’s.  I was here for one thing and one thing only – the three little piggy sandwich.  Just take a look at that monstrosity! (And I mean that in the best possible way).  Intrigued?  So was I…

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