Food In Your City: Queens Part II!

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Last year, I had Estelle on the blog chatting about Queens restaurants.  This year, she decided to do a part two of that post!  There is so much to do in ALL of New York, but Queens is an area that I do not know much about, DESPITE my whole family being from there, so I must say, it is awesome to have Estelle give me a look inside this lovely city! And now, I give you the wonderful, Estelle!

Three years in, I’m realizing just how much pride I have for my little Queens neighborhood. When Cassie let me know I was invited to participate in Foodie February, the first thought was to do a part two of my post from last year. I love any excuse to talk about Queens, apparently. So I hope you enjoy this little glimpse at the food spots I can’t stop recommending!

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Foodie February: Meal Planning 2.0

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One Year Ago…

I thought I was TOTALLY awesome, had this DOWN and wrote a post about Meal Planning. I was about to move in with Jon, knew I had to cook 3-4 nights a week, and was trying to come up with a totally kickass system. I was feeling really, really confident in this and couldn’t find ANY flaws in my plan.  It was PERFECT.  

One Year Later…

I realize I only half knew what I was getting myself into.  I have a grocery store PROBLEM.  I have realized that the phrase life happens, is real, and I have come to terms that I had flaws in my first system.  But hey, now I have it pretty much, ironed out.  And this is not to say my first system wasn’t good, it was!  It was more that I didn’t have a grasp on how much MONEY what I was proposing, was going to cost.  You can’t cook steak every week Cassie, not when you choose filet mignon.  A few subtle changes, and some new organizational tools in tow, and I have this.  I know I do.  Until I create version 3.0.  Because I’m always nitpicking.  OF COURSE.

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The Dish: 5 Reasons Why I Love WORDPRESS

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I swear in my head, I’ve been working up the momentum to do this post for MONTHS.  But before I get into EXACTLY why I love WordPress [and would never leave, ever] I’m going to very briefly tell you MY WordPress story.  If you’ve followed me [on Books With Cass] for years you may remember a time I was on blogger.  Let’s reminisce, shall we?

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Favored Favorites: Chocolate Chip Muffins


Today we have a guest who is a wonderful blogger as well as a lover of baking!  I introduce you guys to Bella!  She is here to show us how to make these SCRUMPTIOUS Chocolate Chip Muffins!  Without further ado…

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Food In Your City: Nashville Restaurants


It is my ABSOLUTE pleasure to introduce Jess today. Not only has she included some FABULOUS places, but she resides in NASHVILLE.  Do you KNOW how obsessed I am with that city??? I may need to buy my plane ticket, right now!  Anyway, enough out of me, the floor is yours, Jess!

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Audio Adventures: Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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Audio Adventures is a new type of review! It is specifically formatted for my Audiobook Reviews & it helps explain how I feel about all the main categories.

The Execution: The voices, narrations, and accents of the audiobook. How did they hold up? Were they inviting, did I hate them, anything about the voices will be found in this section.

The Excursion: The plot, the storyline, the adventure that was had. See how I felt about the premise of the book here!

The Evaluation: The round up! This includes my normal ratings, some wrap up comments, and a general consensus!

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Foodie February: Pantry Staples

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Welcome, welcome!  Today we are going to discuss something that I feel can help make for more efficient cooking and meal planning!  Having those specific items in your pantry!  Pantry staples [for me!] range from oils and wines, to beans and peas, to sauces and of COURSE, seasonings!  Having each of these things can help you create meals on a whim, and easily plan for the week ahead!

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Favorite Factor: The 2015 Edition


After over a year of doing Favorite Factor together, Hannah and I had discussed the feature, and decided we wanted to change it up a bit!  So, we bring you the NEW Favorite Factor.  Let’s explain.

Every other month we will discuss our recent favorites [still adult fiction, of course!] and tell you what we LOVED about them.  Then, we will also tell you about some adult fiction that we are pining for, and hope to get to soon from our to be read list! So, all that being said, let’s dive right on in!
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Tech Talk: Instagram Editing

newtechtalkToday we’re talking about a muchhhhhhh requested topic…

Instagram Editing

As an avid photo taker, and a lover of instagram, I have come to notice some things people either don’t do, or overdo, and I am here to try to guide you through making your IG edits, simple but pretty!

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Serving Up: Adobo Chicken w/Salsa Verde


Adobo Chicken with Salsa Verde is on the menu today, and it was DELICIOUS!  I am a through and through lover of all things Spanish, Mexican, and Peruvian so this dish was just wonderful.  It was also a lot of tinkering to get the salsa verde exactly how I wanted it! [Not too spicy, not bland]  But I think it came out exactly how I had envisioned!

Someone, [that’s me!] forgot to take an ingredients picture, but don’t worry, as always you can find everything you need in the recipe card at the end of the post! Also, in case you didn’t know you can SAVE and PRINT the recipes from that recipe card!

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