Happy 4th of July!

Anyone who knows me knows I’m more or less obsessed with cupcakes (a treat I wouldn’t TOUCH 3 years ago, mind you!)

And while I don’t particularly care for the cake aspect of said delights, I’m ridiculously in love with frosting. Of all kinds. Any kind. And the more decorations/chunks/stuff on top, the better.

Hubby and I can easily share a piece of cake: I take all the frosting, he takes all the cake. SCORE!

Anyway, Crumbs cupcakes  are my absolute favorite. Whenever I go home to N.J. (or visit NYC) I HAVE to have a Crumbs cupcake (or two or three … all shared of course since they are GINORMOUS! ;)) It’s all about the moderation factor, right? Continue reading “Happy 4th of July!”

Taking Bits of “Home,” Home

Me (and my sis's hand) w/ the goodies at Crumbs.
Me (and my sis's hand) w/the goodies at Crumbs.
“Home” to me is many places.

I grew up in rural northern N.J. I went to college and grad school in DC and spent several years there after school. I have lived in El Salvador and Argentina. And now for the past two and a half years, I’ve lived in Michigan.

This past weekend I went home to N.J. I was really bummed on the plane because the flight pattern we were on was putting the Manhattan skyline on the opposite side of the plane from where I could see, and that’s my favorite part about landing–seeing the skyline.

But it was as though someone was listening, because suddenly we looped around (over the water actually) and came in on an angle that gave me a breath-taking view of Manhattan on a clear, blue day. I could see the Statue of Liberty and the whole skyline to my right, and felt chills coarse through me as we gently bumped to our landing. Continue reading “Taking Bits of “Home,” Home”