The Coach Stop Restaurant East Hartland, CT Review

  My family does a lot of eating when we get together, and that usually means a ton of cooking. But for our most recent get-together, we decided to take a break from the time in the kitchen and go out to dinner at The Coach Stop Restaurant in East Hartland, CT. Although it was […]

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Smart Cookie Shopping 68: Muffins, Cookies, & Popcorn

If you’re a snacker, then you’re about to have a field day with the food reviews in this week’s edition of Smart Cookie Shopping. I’ve got Oreos, popcorn, crackers, and more that you just may want to add to your shopping list this week. We’ll take a look at what’s new and worthwhile on the […]

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Review: Bella Regina – Utica, NY

The whole gaggle of Cookies were here this weekend, minus Father Cookie, so we decided to try a new restaurant per my boyfriend’s recommendation: Bella Regina in downtown Utica, NY. Sister Cookie, Mother Cookie, BIL Cookie, Ryan and I headed over there early Saturday evening to find abundant open tables, so I was taken aback […]

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Smart Cookie Shopping 58: Organic Snacks, Donuts, & Protein

Do you know, I love sharing these bi-weekly Smart Cookie Shopping posts so much that I am seriously bummed when it’s not a Smart Cookie Shopping week? Thank goodness this week was, or I would’ve been devastated. I’ve got a great haul to share with you today, filled with an assortment of new eats to […]


The Weekender: Holiday Weekend, Hair, & Happy Pets

I definitely took summers for granted as a kid. Now that I’m older, they go by so fast. I can hardly believe it’s mid-July already. Another blink of the eye, and it will be Christmas again. Then – boom – another year gone. I’m glad we have the Weekender to recap each week because those […]


Plan B Burgers – Simsbury, CT

Earlier in the week, I told you about my first trip ever to Connecticut and one of the great restaurants I got to try. I love an excuse to get to new places and try new food, but picking the restaurant is always a production. When I’m on a trip, I know I only get […]


Tunxis Grill – Windsor, CT

This weekend marked my first trip ever to Connecticut. I had no clue what to expect food-wise, but I knew I wanted to discover something really good. For me, that’s half the fun of traveling. Heck, food is at least 90% of the fun of traveling. My family and I scoured nearby restaurants on Google […]

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Smart Cookie Shopping 55: Stuff to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

If you’re hungry, I suggest coming back to this post later because it’s only going to make you drool. In this edition of Smart Cookie Shopping, we’ll review the latest food products at the grocery store so you know what’s worth buying. I found a ton of sweet snacks this time around, with some other […]

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Smart Cookie Shopping 54: Sweet & Salty Snacks Edition

If this edition of Smart Cookie Shopping doesn’t trigger your snack attack, then nothing will. Every other week, I bring you Smart Cookie Shopping, a post where we review the newest products at the grocery store. This particular edition features a plethora of snacks from cookies to ice cream that will make you eager to […]

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Triple Review: Swifty’s, The Garden Grille, & Cafe Del Buono

I spent my weekend pigging out in honor of my commencement. My family came up for the big day, which meant we had to celebrate with food. Admittedly, the feasting started off a bit rocky when one of the events I went to didn’t offer anything vegetarian. But that just meant I got to grab […]