Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Hangover Part II - Trailer

So I think it's pretty clear that I am super stoked about this movie release. But... I see very similar things in Part II that I saw in the first one. It also seems like the plot is strikingly similar to the original as well. Not sure how I feel about this...

What do you think of the trailer?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hangover-Part II

According to People, the Hangover-Part II movie poster has just been revealed.

I'm so freakin' excited!!  Movie hits theaters on May 26... who wants to go?!?!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Restaurant Review--Babycakes

I have been hearing about this restaurant called "Babycakes" which specializes in pancakes.  A couple of my friends have been raving about this place, so I had to give it a try.  Tom and I went for our anniversary after we took Keira to the doctor. When we arrived, we were put on the wait list?  What?  Wait list on a Friday morning???  I was a little concerned because we had a movie to catch, but luckily we only waited about 15 minutes.  Even better... our food came out super quick.

I ordered the red velvet pancakes.  They were to DIE FOR!!!

Tom ordered the mexican omelet with a side of s'more pancakes.  The omelet was delicious... the pancakes were alright.

When I went to pay the bill, I said, "Are you guys always this busy on a Friday morning?"  The cashier responded, "What?  This is slow for us.  Come on a Saturday or Sunday."  I was in shock... but then not really because the food was AMAZING.  We will DEFINITELY be returning.

Movie Reviews

Some of you won't believe this, but I went to the theater TWICE in TWO days.  Doesn't happen very often (not being sarcastic either).  Those who know me, know I'm not much of a movie person.  There were two movies I wanted to see...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Hall Pass

Tom and I decided to use our Fandango tickets to see Hall Pass on our anniversary on Thursday.  He really wanted to see Limitless, but I really wanted to see Hall Pass.  I won.  The movie was alright.  I would rate it a B-/C+.  It had some funny parts... but it could have been better.  And by the way, what's the deal with the full frontal of the black dude and irish dude???  Crazy.

Roman and I have been waiting months to see the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie.  Honestly, I think I might have been more excited than he was!  Today we headed to the theater, picked up our tickets, bought our kid snacks (that way I watch my calorie intake), and found our seats.  I would rate the movie with a B+.  It was cute just like the first one.  It was a fun date with my boy!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

I love the Allrecipes website.  I find majority of my recipes there.... and that's where I found the recipe for Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches.  Again... high ratings and 47,000+ saved this recipe.  It was quick and easy... and was ready in 6 1/2 hours.  If you love buffalo wings, you will LOVE this recipe!

I don't have a picture of the meat on a sandwich.  I liked this recipe, though it could be a little spicier.  My husband said it was just the right spice... but I like things super spicy.

Check out the recipe!

Banana Split Cupcakes

I have been eyeballing these cupcakes for over two weeks.  A co-worker and friend, Jason, just had a baby two days ago.  Okay well, HE didn't have a baby... his wife did.   And what better reason to make cupcakes!

I follow a cupcake blog called Annie's Eats.  She posted a beautiful picture and I was instantly mesmerized.  I was so excited to make them today... little did I know it would take me over 2 hours!  But it was all worth it in the end.

Here is the 411 on these cupcakes--"banana cake with a strawberry and pineapple filling, topped with a vanilla whipped frosting, drizzled with chocolate ganache, then garnished with sprinkles and a cherry on top!"

My husband said even said that these might be the best cupcakes I've ever made.  I think I agree!  The pictures don't do the cupcakes justice.



This picture highlights the strawberry pineapple filling.

Chicken & Dumplings

I don't even remember when I made this meal... must have been within the past week.  I found the recipe to Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings on the Allrecipes website.  Here's a link.  Just looking at the ratings, I knew I needed to try this... 148,435 people saved the recipe (that is a staggering amount of people) and it was rated 4.5 stars.  It only called for a few ingredients and it was super easy to make (oh how I love slow cooker recipes!).  Here's decent picture of the final product:

It was SOOO yummy and delicious!  It will definitely be a staple on the Torres' dinner rotation.

Please Forgive Me...

Okay okay... it's been 2 weeks since I last updated my blog!  I don't know what happened.  Life has been crazy busy.  I would like to formally apologize to my.... 4 followers.  LOL!  Anyways...

So busy that I haven't even been able to catch up on my Google Reader.  I have a staggering 861 blog posts I need to read.  Yes you read that right!  861 posts!!!  I've never let it get this high before.

Well... I have a treat for you.  I have 3 blog posts that I'm working on right now and I hope to have them done before I go to bed tonight.  This is what you have to look forward to:

Chicken & Dumplings
Banana Split Cupcakes
Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

I was pondering something as I just typed the stuff above... how come I always post about food???  I think I need to start posting about other stuff as well... I'll figure something out!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sh*t My Dad Says

My dad is a riot.  The random things he texts or even says during one of our weekly conversations cracks me up.  My BFF, Sammy, suggested I start blogging about the random, funny stuff he says.  So this is the first installment of "Sh*t My Dad Says" (just like the blog, TV show, and book).

I sent my dad a text this morning: "Going for a run with my new triathlete friend.  She's almost 40 and pretty hot.  Too bad she has a boyfriend."

Dad: "You should try to break them up for me."

Me: "I dunno about that."

Dad: "Tell her you caught her boyfriend with a hooker."

Dad: "A male hooker."

Me: "OMG... You are such a freak."

Seriously, I have the greatest dad ever.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Strawberry Cupcakes

It's been too long since I've made cupcakes (really, it's only been a few weeks).  I've been busy making brownie stuffed cookies and nutella cookies.  I've been thinking about these creations for about a week... I had some leftover brownies from last weekend that needed used up.  I decided to make brownie stuffed strawberry cupcakes and... lindor chocolate center strawberry cupcakes.  So yummy!  Two thumbs up!  Here's some pictures of the creations:

Keira loves cleaning the utensils when I'm cooking.

Brownie Cupcakes on the left and Lindor Cupcakes on the right

Brownie cupcakes

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cafe Rio Giveaway

If you love Cafe Rio as much as I do, here's a link to a giveaway to win free food!

Who doesn't love free food?!?

I saw this offer one of the blogs I follow, but can't remember which one (I follow over 150 blogs).  On March 9th, you can get free Golden Treasure Shrimp at Panda Express.  Here's the link to the offer:

 Free Shrimp at Panda Express 

If that link doesn't work, you can go to the  Panda Express website and the link to the coupon is on the front page.

No purchase necessary either!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

LivingSocial Deal: 2 movie tickets for $9 through Fandango

Today's LivingSocial Deal is just what the title of this post states... easy enough!  Don't worry that it's the deal in NYC Midtown.  They can be bought and used anywhere.  Here's the link:

LivingSocial Deal: Fandango tickets