Big Apple!

by cakeduchess on January 9, 2011 · 24 comments

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We are going out of town! We have been planning this trip to NYC for quite a few years now. We weren’t sure until the last minute if we could go to the crazy snow in New York recently. I called my cousin Frankie in Brooklyn yesterday.



This is how the conversation went: Me, “Frankie, is it cool for us to come?How’s the weather?” Frankie, “Not good. Not that good (heavy Brooklyn accent).” Me, “Seriously?” Cousin Frankie, “If I were you, I’d come maybe another weekend. Yeah, you’ll get delays. Probably bad traffic.” (That’s a photo from NYC last February when my hubs went there for business.)
Then I jokingly told him we’re staying with him. He didn’t laugh. Whatever, cousin Frankie. We’re staying at a hotel. Winking smile
So expect some amazing food posts. I will make you drool more than normal. I plan to eat my way through the city. Hot dogs, bagels. And whatever else I will find hot on a street corner.
In the meantime, you can try my Gooey Sticky Cinnamon Buns from the other day. I happen to think they are really cool. I mean, really cool. Thank you for all the sweet comments from y’all that also thought they were cool! Maybe you prefer a hearty soup with delicious beans and kale? Don’t forget the cheesy crostini!!

I did some baking this weekend. I will post those treasures when I get back so be patient! Winking smile

In the meantime, here are some photos so you don’t forget me and my goofy self!!lol
This is a care package from my mother-in-law. This was not going to us. She was sending this to her little brother in Rome from her house near Como this summer. Dear Lord, my head is spinning! If you are a vegetarian…close your eyes! I’m sorry. Capicollo. Pancetta. Salame. She.made.it.all. I’m not kidding. Seriously amazing woman.
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My husband’s Zio Antonio likes to search for porcini near his house in Aosta. He likes to brag how he goes over the limit of what you can pick up. I mean, one mushroom and you are over the limit. LOOK at the size of this thing! Beautiful! We ate porcini in every thing the last week we were there last summer.
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Hmm…what else could I show you?
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Paolo! One of my all-time favorite friends! When I look at this photo I giggle! Hubby emailed it to use to show us how he dressed for their business trip last year to NYC. Paolo works with my husband. He is always joking. Always happy. Boisterous and gives real hugs. Makes great cappuccinos and is a true friend to us. *He’s also single, girls. Winking smile

Here we are in Aosta last summer. My brown hair and there was snow in the mountains. I was totally not prepared for the cold that happened so quickly while we were there.
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And some lovely ravioli from my darling. I will talk more about them when I come back. This is my FAVORITE ravioli he makes. *swoon*
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Can I just say: what happened to McDonalds here in the States? This is what you get for breakfast in Milan for only 1.70 Euro. Look at that cappuccino!
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I will be back around on Wednesday! I will be visiting your blogs and catching up on what has been happening in your world.

I wish you all a wonderful rest of the weekend and beginning of the week!! THANK YOU for visiting me. Your comments mean the WORLD to meSmile

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Jean January 9, 2011 at 4:36 am

I’m drooling over all that cured meat and that giant porcini, gosh! Safe travels!

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Chow and Chatter January 9, 2011 at 4:57 am

have fun in NYC adore your blog and spirt

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Angie's Recipes January 9, 2011 at 5:07 am

o gosh..that ravioli…looks out of this world delicious!
Enjoy your stay in NYC!
Angie

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Monet January 9, 2011 at 5:14 am

Oh safe travels sweet girl! I know you will have an amazing time. Ryan and I visted NYC for the first time in May, and we fell in love. We can’t wait to go back. I can’t wait to see all the pictures you take. I also wanted to tell you that your cinnamon rolls looked DIVINE. I need one right now. I hope you have safe and joyful travels. Much love!

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Terra January 9, 2011 at 5:26 am

Seriously that mushroom is crazy huge! All that pancetta and other cured meat, YUM!! Have a safe trip:-)

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen January 9, 2011 at 11:56 am

Have a fun time in NY, can’t wait to hear about all the yummy food!

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SMITH BITES January 9, 2011 at 3:32 pm

god i love you Lora! am definitely planning a trip to FL just so we can meet, hug, laugh, eat and drink cappucchinos!! cannot wait to read about your adventures!

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Amy at TheSceneFromMe January 9, 2011 at 5:09 pm

That porcini is humongous!
Enjoy your trip to NYC!
Eat at Max Brenner’s Chocolate by the Bald Man if you can! It’s NYC’s answer to Willy Wonka!

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whatsfordinneracrossstatelines January 9, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Enjoy your trip, I’m envious! You will have a fantastic trip I’m sure. Can’t wait for you to share your trip with us. Maybe you should introduce Paolo to Lindsey!
-Gina-

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Magic of Spice January 9, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Have an amazing time!

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Michael Toa January 9, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Have fun in NYC! :)

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Trish January 9, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Have fun in NYC! Love your photos…and you with brown hair. That mushroom is insane!

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Bridgett January 10, 2011 at 2:19 am

Wishing you the best time!

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baking.serendipity January 10, 2011 at 3:08 am

Safe travels and have a wonderful time in NYC! I’m so envious of your trip!

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BakingWithoutABox January 10, 2011 at 4:43 am

Have a wonderful trip to NYC. I hope everything is safe, sweet, and scrumptious!

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Raina January 11, 2011 at 3:04 am

Have a wonderfil time in New York. It is an amazing place for sure. Wow! Some beautiful food pics. That is one amazing mushroom..lol

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Cristina January 11, 2011 at 8:04 am

Have a great & safe time in NY!

I’m suppose to head out there at the end of the month, but thinking about postponing the trip until March when hopefully it’s a tad warmer. Looking forward to your posts about the Big Apple in January! :)

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Diane {Created by Diane} January 11, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Have a WONDERFUL time.

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blackbookkitchendiaries January 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm

enjoy your stay and dont forget to share some pictures when you get back..*hugs*

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A Thought For Food January 12, 2011 at 3:46 am

Hope you made it back before the snow started!!! Mwah!

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Sue January 12, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Have a fun trip! That mushroom could shelter a whole gnome family:)

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claire January 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm

have fun!

that is the largest mushroom i have ever seen!

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scrambledhenfruit January 13, 2011 at 3:29 am

Have a fun trip- eat something good for me. :)

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Patricia January 25, 2011 at 11:53 am

Olá, sou do Brasil, terei um imenso prazer em seguir seu blog, parabéns….Beijos….Patricia.

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