Archive for the Detours Category

The Annual Holiday Bake-Off – “Batter up”

Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 12:34 pm
Belmont Room

One of my favorite co-workers and friends, the lovely and talented Maria B., is constantly dreaming up ways to make the office a more creative (and in this case delicious), place to work. She’s organized two annual company-wide contests; the pumpkin carving contest, and the holiday bake-off competition Batter up. And by organized, I’m taking [...]

Met Opera Holiday Bake-Off

Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 5:23 pm
Met Opera Holiday Bake-off

Love baking and the opera? Enter the Met Opera Holiday Bake-Off on facebook for a chance to win 4 orchestra tickets to the production of your choice. Be sure to upload your cookie creations on Dining Detour too!

Dining Detour on Pinterest

Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 at 5:44 pm
Pinterest Dining Detour

Have you checked out Pinterest yet? I first learned about this site when I started seeing some extra traffic surrounding my Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe which was pinned. I went to sign up to see what all the hype was about and realized quickly that access is not granted to just anyone. You need to be invited [...]

The Ben & Jerry’s truck came to the Met!

Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 3:59 pm
Ben and Jerry's Truck

The Ben & Jerry’s truck came to work today to hand out free ice cream thanks to one of my wonderful co-workers. Want them to swing by your office? Follow the truck on twitter or facebook and make your co-workers day!

New Year’s Eve Ensemble with Kreve & Tricky

Posted on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 at 10:16 am

In celebration of our kick off of 2011, Tricky (Trish & Rick) invited Kreve (Krissy & Steve) over for a VIP double date complete with champagne, caviar, and a 5 course gourmet dinner. The setting: Tricky’s apartment adorned with holiday decorations galore, a twinkling Christmas tree, and a candlestick ready and polka dot complete place setting. The menu: [...]

The Knot, the Turkey, and the Chicken

Posted on Thursday, November 18th, 2010 at 12:22 pm
Roast chicken

Laura Bakes posted her pumpkin cookies on the Knot. Check out her post here, and for all you brides out there, she wrote a great feature on the NYC flower district with some inspirational flower pics. Laura, I am in love with anemones also, they are gorgeous! Check out her site: Saying “I Do” So, let’s talk [...]

A Weekend in the Woods

Posted on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 4:29 pm
Fall Foliage

This past weekend, we escaped to my parents cabin in upstate NY. It was everything a weekend in the woods should be; there was a whole lot of relaxing, a visit to a farm, some fishing and boating on the river, and even cider of the alcoholic variety. We visited a country farm and scored [...]

Dining Detour Guest Posts

Posted on Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 10:54 am
Kristin on the knot

I am quickly finding out that having guest bloggers has its advantages. Besides more exposure, it also helps build up more content on the site, giving readers more great recipes!

Upload images to your comments!

Posted on Monday, June 21st, 2010 at 12:20 pm
image comments

Just a quick note that Dining Detour has a new feature – You can now add your own photos of your dining detour creations to my blog in the comment field. A special thanks to those who have prompted me to add this, Erin, Trish, Tamar and Kerri, and I hope to see some of your photo highlights!

A Taste of Montréal

Posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 at 8:57 am

Steve and I took a road trip to Montreal for our 2 year anniversary. What a romantic place! The city has a unique European vibe, being the second largest partially French-speaking city in the world, after Paris. Our favorite part of the city was Old Montreal, it’s built up along the waterfront and lined with cobblestone streets and charming outdoor cafés along Rue Saint-Paul.