4th of July Cupcake Decorating with Sprouts!

Cooking / Eating In, Events / Giveaways / Partnerships

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Happy Wednesday, Noshers!  I recently partnered with Sprouts market for a 4th of July DIY project, where I was given free reign to come up with my own DIY activity related to the holiday. I thought and thought, but the answer was pretty obvious – patriotic CUPCAKES!! I love baking, decorating and most importantly eating sweets, so this was a perfect fit.  Today I’ll be walking you through some cute and patriotic cupcake designs just in time for the holiday :).

But first, let me just rave about how awesome new-to-me Sprouts is – coming from the NYC/NJ area, I’d never been to a Sprouts before.  When I made my way to my local Sprouts to purchase ingredients for this project, I was pleasantly surprised and super impressed with the store – high quality produce at amazing prices, hard-to-find fruit (including my favorite cotton candy grapes, which I could only find at Whole Foods in NYC), their own brand for staples such as cereal, granola, cocoa, and an awesome selection of organic ingredients.  I admit I wasn’t familiar with Sprouts prior to this shopping trip, but I’ll definitely be returning.

Now onto the cupcakes! Continue Reading

Big Apple Nosh got a makeover!

Lifestyle

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Oh happy day, Noshers!

If you’re a regular visitor to the Big Apple Nosh blog, you *may* notice a blog redesign.  Yup, that’s right! After 5 years of my previous design (and 6 years of blogging total!), I decided to treat this lil ol’ blog to a face lift! I’m loving the fresh clean look, and I hope you’re a fan too! Have a peek around and let me know what you think!

Content wise, there will also a few changes here and there – I’ve been dabbling a little beyond my usual posts to include not only food, but my thoughts on beauty, fitness/health, and life in general.  Trust me, I’m very much a beauty products and fitness novice (I’m the klutziest person I know!), so I’m writing about these things from an “everygirl” perspective – be prepared for some laughs (at my expense) and hi-jinks along the way :).  And of course, I’ll still be taking a ton of pictures and writing about my first love, FOOD.

If you prefer to read only about some of these topics, just click on the menu bar up top to filter my posts.  And if you’re reading this right now in email form because you’re an email subscriber, what are you waiting for?  Pop on over to the blog so you can check out the new layout!

See you….here!

xo,
S

Green Dirt Farm Creamery – Grand Opening!

Eating Out

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I love these little sheep that greeted me on the way in!

Oh happy day, Noshers!  Today I’m excited to share the grand opening of Green Dirt Farm Creamery & Terra Vox Tasting Room. I attended their sneak preview last week and I was super impressed with the space, the team, and oh my goodness the CHEESE! I shouldn’t have been surprised, as Green Dirt Farm makes some pretty amazing sheep’s milk cheeses and yogurts that are carried and served by fan favorites such as Whole Foods, Cosentino’s, and  The Farmhouse.  As you can see, there was a ton to choose from – just take a look at those chalkboard menus: Continue Reading

Recap: Chanel Beauty Event at Macy’s Town Center!

Beauty

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Happy Wednesday, Noshers! Today I’m happy to share my recap of a fun beauty event I attended last week at Macy’s Town Center Plaza in Leawood!  Featuring Chanel cosmetics and skincare products and hosted by Chanel rep/guru Rance and Macy’s cosmetics department sales manager Blake, the event was “All About Eyes” – teaching us how to do a dramatic eye.  I’m a huge fan of trying all sorts of skincare products but admit I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to eye makeup. Multiple times I’ve tried doing a “smoky eye” for a party or wedding, and well…it just looks like a regular eye. So I was eager to get started!  Continue Reading

Tutorial: Avocado Rose

Cooking / Eating In

avocado-rose-5Happy Wednesday, Noshers!  Today I’m excited to share this super easy tutorial on making avocado roses.  Avocado roses have been popping up all over lately, and I thought I’d try my hand at doing it – turns out it’s really quick and simple, and really brightens up your brunch or salad plate!  All you need is half an avocado to make one rose. Let’s get started, shall we?  Continue Reading