Saturday, April 23, 2011

I'm no gLeek...

...but I can't help falling for the adorable kids at PS22 & their amazing voices!  They sing with such heart and soul (and I don't mean that cheesy piano duet).

P.S.  I hope you set aside a few hours... Once you start watching one of these videos, you'll find ten more equally as good.  I also recommend their versions of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and the Talking Head's "This Must Be The Place."  WOW!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Carly in the Kitchen: Last Night's Dinner

Falafel in Pitas with a Romaine Lettuce, Cucumber, Tomato, Red onion, & Tzatziki salad.  Served with sides of Tabouli and Garlic Naan.  YUM!

I must confess... all this stuff came from a box.  Falafel mix from the "international" aisle, Near East Tabouli, Garlic Naan right from the grocery store bakery, and pre-made Tzatziki.  

Carly in the Kitchen: Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

I don't like to brag... but Ric Orlando once deemed me "the cheesecake queen" as he scooped handfuls of my cheesecake in to his Food Network Show Chopped winning palatte.  This was following quite a few glasses of wine and a pretty serious dance off... but none the less, my cheesecake recipe kicks major ass.

I adapted my Grandmother's vanilla cheesecake recipe a bit for the hubby's birthday, since he is a major fan of Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream.  My sister-in-law thinks I should sell this somewhere.  My husband thinks I should make it every weekend.  My scale says I should rip up this recipe and start doing crunches... you decide:

I went overboard with the decorations... but the taste was perfect.

Recipe after the jump...