Gingerbread House Making Extravaganza

 

4 years ago my hubby and I decided we should start a new tradition of making gingerbread houses. We invited our dear friends Wright & Alice over to join in the fun. Needless to say our house didn’t remain standing, icing was everywhere and it was basically a disaster. A fun disaster nonetheless.

 

This failure made us not want to do it ever again. Until this year. Every year Wright & Alice have a holiday party. Our friends Patrick & Megan were there and we all started talking about our gingerbread house disaster but yet somehow we all decided to do it again. This time with homemade pizza and brownies.

 

Here is a video of our gingerbread house making progress and the final product. I made this video on my Sony Vaio (post on computer coming soon).

 

 

We had a blast this time around. I really think they’ve advanced the gingerbread houses tremendously since 4 years ago. We’ve decided to keep it a early tradition.

 

Ok so tell me, do you have a favorite? #1? #2? or #3?

 

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Trattoria Dopo Teatro

Recently the hubs and I were visiting the city (New York City that is) and planned to have lunch at Trattoria Dopo Teatro. We did a little research online and this spot was near where we were going to be, the menu looked scrumptious and priced just right.

For an appetizer we ordered the Eggplant Campanada which consisted of eggplant, olives, capers, pine nuts. It was a great mix of sweet and tangy.

For our main course, we shared the Dopo Teatro pizza which is mozzarella, arugula, prosciutto and truffle oil. It was out of this world! My husband and I debated as to whether it was the best pizza we ever had or not. I’ve realized recently that I’m a huge fan of truffle oil.

For dessert we shared the profiteroles, which are similar to a cream puff but instead of cream inside it’s vanilla ice cream with tons of chocolate sauce. They came as a pair, so it was perfect for sharing.

We will definitely go back there again if we are in the area.  I’m dying to go back to try their Gorgonzola e Pere pizza. The ambiance was super cute and you felt like you were in a quaint Italian restaurant in Italy. The servers, the owner and even some customers spoke Italian. It wasn’t over priced and the food was truly spectacular. It’s always fun when you find a hidden gem.