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Event Re-cap: FroYo 5K – I did it!

Fitness/Health

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Happy Wednesday, Noshers! Today I’m here to share a non-food experience (gasp!).  Well, let me take that back – there was food involved, but I wouldn’t say food was the main event. This past weekend, I participated in the FroYo Run!  And yes, it was as fun as it sounds! Continue Reading

Kansas City: Affäre (German)

Eating Out

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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

Kansas City: Columbus Park Ramen Shop (Japanese)

Eating Out

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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

Kansas City: Golden & Pine (Home Decor)

Lifestyle

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 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

Kansas City: Cupcake A La Mode (Bakery)

Eating Out

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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
(816) 960-1911