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Big Apple!


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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

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

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  2. have fun in NYC adore your blog and spirt

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

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

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

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Have fun in NYC! Love your photos...and you with brown hair. That mushroom is insane!

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

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

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. enjoy your stay and dont forget to share some pictures when you get back..*hugs*

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

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

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  18. have fun!

    that is the largest mushroom i have ever seen!

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

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

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