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My husband, Mike, and I moved from NJ to Southwest Florida in September 2006. I currently work at the Punta Gorda Library and fill my free time with crafts, reading and my experiments in the kitchen.  Our fur kids, Buddy the dog and Nibbles (aka Brutus) the cat, keep us entertained all day. 

Monday, July 10, 2017

A burger worth writing about

I have never been crazy about hamburgers.  They are ok once in a while but I've never been one to crave a burger...until now.

Mike and I were out and about in Sarasota and we decided to try a new place we spotted Burgerfi.  Knowing that we were in a very well to do area and that we have found some amazing restaurants in this area, mostly gourmet (table cloths, cloth napkins, and sommeliers), we had no idea what we would find.  Turns out it is a gourmet burger fast food restaurant.

When we walked in, you go to the counter and place your order and pay.  They give you a pager thing and tell you that when the order is done it will buzz and your food will be at the counter.  Different...

I ordered the CEO burger.


The meat was NOT greasy.  It was delicious.  The candied bacon tomato jam was a sweet and savory treat. The aged swiss cheese was yummy and melty.  The star of the burger was the truffle aioli.  It infused the burger with a rich, earthy umami that makes my mouth water just thinking about it as I write.



Jackie, the woman who took care of us was wonderful.  She made sure that our first visit to Burgerfi was not our last.  She let us taste their special burger sauce that is usually reserved for the burgers but people like to use with their onion rings and fries.  Check out the size of the onion rings.


Just as we were finishing up our meal, Jackie came out with two samples of their shakes, one vanilla and one coffee mocha.  They were both scrumptious.

So, next time you are in Sarasota, FL near the University Town Center Mall, stop in and see Jackie at Burgerfi.  You won't be sorry!

Happy tasting!







Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day Surprise!! No milk in the house, no problem!

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful Dad's out there.  I wanted to make my hubby some pancakes for breakfast but, when I started gathering ingredients, there was NO MILK!!!!  Sigh...

What's a girl to do?  I remembered that I had grabbed a box of Duncan Hines Perfect Size for One Apple Cinnamon Muffins.  What could be better than an apple cinnamon muffin cooked in a mug??  One packet of mix, 3 tablespoons water, stirred, and microwaved in a mug for 1 minutes and 10 seconds - that's it!  Mike loved it. I loved it!  Winner! Winner! Apple Cinnamon Muffin!!!