Taste of Testaccio; Asparagus with Sesame and Lemon

Stories of our food tour, “Taste of Testaccio,” in Rome, as well as a recipe for delicious Asparagus with Sesame and Lemon (scroll to bottom if you are only looking for recipe)! Affiliate links have been used to link to products I am discussing.

Taste of Testaccio Tour run by Eat Italy--so much fun!

We’re here! You will have to excuse me if I doze off while typing–I am determined to get this post out, but I am still pretty jet lagged. I am dying to get to Rende (Cosenza), where thanks to being there for 4 weeks I will not feel compelled to go go go and pack as much in as possible in 48 hours. People, Rome has been exhausting. … 

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Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars: #CreativeCookieExchange

These Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars are an indulgent, decadent treat, perfect for this month’s Creative Cookie Exchange theme of Caramel. Keep reading to check out all of the wonderful caramel cookies we have this month! Affiliate links have been used in this post to link to items I am discussing.

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars

Guys I am just a bundle of nerves right now, writing this. As I write, we leave the next day–although as you read, there is a decent chance I am on a plane…. maybe even over the Atlantic! When I picked up the kids today from their last day of school, Sammy was visibly sad. I think leaving school early, just as it turns into the big party that the last 2 weeks are, was hard on both of my kids…. 

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Raw Spice Bar Giveaway: Shichimi Togarashi Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Gomasio on Soba Noodles with Veggies

This Shichimi Togarashi Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Gomasio on Soba Noodles with Veggies was an amazing meal–and completely inspired by Raw Spice Bar. The folks at Raw Spice Bar are generously giving away 3 month subscriptions to 2 of my readers!

Shichimi Togarashi Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Gomasio on Soba Noodles with Veggies: It sounds complicated but is actually quite simple and absolutely delicious!

Guys! I am so excited about this giveaway, and so excited I managed to get the wheels in motion for it before leaving for Italy! You remember in my post for Matcha and Chia Mochi Cake I told you about Raw Spice Bar? Well this is the rest of that Japanese themed meal and this is the announcement for the fact that the awesome people at Raw Spice Bar have agreed to give away 3 months subscriptions to 2 of my readers!!! How awesome is that? … 

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Nibby Chocolate Crinkles For Finnegan; Review of Cookie Love

These Nibby Chocolate Crinkles are rich, intensely chocolate, and and not at all too sweet; instead their bitter complexity is complemented by the burst of sweet from the powdered sugar. I was provided with a copy of Cookie Love by Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. Affiliate links have been used to link to items I am discussing.

Nibby Chocolate Crinkles: scrumptious dark chocolate cookies filled with cacao nibs and rolled in powdered sugar! And unlike most crinkle cookies, not at all too sweet!!!!
OK guys I will just warn you now it may take me a few minutes to get to food. Because I am posting these cookies in honor of Finnegan, my chocoholic food-o-holic pup who headed to the Happy Hunting Grounds last week…. 

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Bibimbap (Korean Rice Bowl); Review of The Food of Korea

Bibimbap is a fantastic, healthy Korean rice bowl with ground beef and loads of crunchy vegetables. It is one of my favorite dishes ever. A copy of The Food of Korea was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Affiliate links have been used in this post to link to items I am discussing.

Bibimbap: a Korean rice bowl with seasoned ground beef and veggie. So much easier than you think and absolutely delicious!!!

Sorry for my extended silence again. I had a rough week–I will have a post on that coming up soon–and between the rough week and the ensuing panic excitement over Italy, well, I have had some trouble focusing. We leave May 19 folks!!!! Eeeek! Squeeee!!… 

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