Pumpkin Pie is full of sugar and fat, but it also one of my favorite desserts and the most delicious winter food I know. So what if I could find a recipe that is made of all natural ingredients? Well I think I found just that, and just in time for Thanksgiving! After a huge meal, filling yourself with the extra calories from pie may not be everyone’s idea of a happy Thanksgiving. So trying something new, that will not only make you feel better about going for seconds with your diet, but fulfill your need for a delicious dessert … Continue reading
Do you enjoy cocktails that make you want to sip and curl up by the fire? Then it may be a potential Thanksgiving cocktail. Some say that’s the trick to selecting a Thanksgiving cocktail. There is something for everyone, from hot ciders to sparkling wine cocktails. Some of you may have a traditional Thanksgiving cocktail, but there are also some innovative cocktails that you might enjoy, too. For wine lovers, Thanksgiving can be a frustrating time of year ~ so many flavors being served at once. Amanti Vino’s (30 Church Street, Montclair, NJ) top pro tip: PAIR WITH THE SPICES! … Continue reading
What: Ladies Night Out Cookie Decorating Come join SCBD & Cheryl at the Sweet Spot Bake Shoppe studio. Each person decorates 6 sugar cookies to take home (2 each: snowflake, snowman and Christmas tree) and enjoy some Sexy Pop Popcorn and some wine & cocktails after. The class costs $35 per person, RSVP today by calling The Sweet Spot at 908-879-3869 or emailing email@example.com! When: Friday, December 13 at 7pm Where: Sweet Spot Bake Shoppe studio
Get creative this year by adding fresh, sweet raspberries to your favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Whether you’re adding to your traditional Thanksgiving dishes or adding a completely new dish to the table; from appetizers to dessert, Driscoll’s Berries has you covered. Appetizers Goat Cheese and MixedBerry Fondue A mixture of berries (use all four or a combination of 2 to 3) and salsa ingredients makes a perfect topping for our rich goat cheese fondue. The blend of berries and cheese is a delicious dip for homemade (or store-bought) pita chips. Side Dishes Green Beans and Raspberry Hazelnut Toss A raspberry and … Continue reading
Looking for a little pick me up on Black Friday? No fear we have you covered and are teaming up with eKoffee for an #eKoffeeChat that night at 7 PM!!! You won’t to miss it because there will be interactive q&a’s, exclusive discounts, and of course giveaways!! Let us know if you’ll be joining us by tweeting @eKoffee & @smchickbigdeals! Happy Tweeting!! See you then!
Love The Hunger Games as much as we do? Well in celebration of opening weekend one lucky reader will win a prize pack that includes the following: THE HUNGER GAMES DVD Mockingjay Pin Katniss Capitol Portrait Peeta Capitol Portrait Finnick Capitol Portrait A Quarter Quell Poster Final Poster How to enter: Using Instagram or Twitter: Take a picture with your Catching Fire ticket using the hashtag #SCBDCF! We are looking for creative innovative picture so feel free to think outside the box. The lucky winner be chosen on December 13th! Good luck to all who enter!
With one week left until Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, Hanukkah will be here before you finished your Thanksgiving feast. You don’t want to be that person racking their brain over what to buy their loved ones for the holidays. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up different holiday gift ideas for the different friends that may be in your life. Hopefully, these ideas will save you from the holiday gift shopping madness. For the friend who is a Foodie Bring home the taste of lI Mulino New York’s for the holidays. Mulino’s signature pasta sauces Marinara, Pomodoro, Bolognese, and Vodka are … Continue reading
Thanksgiving is one of SCBD’s favorite holidays. A time where we take a break from our busy schedules and reflect on what we are thankful for. Here are some exciting Thanksgiving dinners and take-out in NJ & NYC to check out. Thanksgiving parade route Triomphe at The Iroquois Hotel. No need to battle the crowds for a delicious parade viewing treat! Triomphe at the Iroquois Hotel, situated just a half a block from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route, is serving local gourmet donuts and housemade artisanal hot chocolate “street side”, opening its library doors to the street to the … Continue reading
On Friday night, the Small Chick and I had a press dinner at Rocco’s Tuscany Bar and Grill in Madison, New Jersey. I was pleasantly surprised that we were able to get a hold of Rocco’s so easily and quickly considering we casually told him we were coming in a few hours before. Chef Gino was very excited to receive us. He was a breath of fresh air from many chefs in the industry who act unnecessarily superior to restaurant patrons who might not be foodies. The moment we entered Rocco’s, Chef Gino had a huge smile on his face … Continue reading
Junoon, a famous NYC Indian restaurant, invited SCBD to check out their new venture, the Patiala Lounge! Situated on 24th, between 5th and 6th Ave, this restaurant is already famous for its calm, elegant environment and excellent modern Indian food. The Patalia Lounge is Junoon’s new spot for hosting wonderful receptions and cocktail parties. While at the event, we had the pleasure of trying several new signature drinks, crafted by their talented bartending staff. The highlight drink was definitely the Autumn Poet, “an aromatic fall concoction of tequila, Fernet Branca, Saint Germain, and a touch of maple syrup.” This wonderful … Continue reading