Mount Washington Resort

In between seasons, but always beautiful. Love coming to this New Hampshire beauty.


And so it begins…

We made it through most of October without snow. Soon, it will be time for hot chocolate and warm fires! Love New Hampshire!

The Food at Universal Studios Orlando

Yum!  What’s just as good as rides and themed islands? The culinary adventures you take along the way!  While most theme park food is mediocre at best (in addition to being pricey), Universal serves a variety of delicious options. Be prepared to spend much more than you want, but with a little creativity, your food budget can go a long way.  Best advice is to eat your big meal during the day since lunch prices are lower than dinner.

Tomato Mozzarella Panini

While going dairy and gluten free has made a world of difference in my day to day life, there are times when I crave my favorite foods beyond control. I splurge, and for the moment taste satisfaction, but my stomach soon reminds me why I don’t eat certain things. So, for today, I will dream of my favorite lunch while I pack my gluten free tuna macaroni salad.

And, if anyone out there knows of a lactose free mozzarella cheese that actually tastes like mozzarella cheese, please let me know!


Tomato Mozzarella Panini

Easy, Easy, and so tasty!

Bakery Italian Bread (pre-sliced saves time)

Fresh Mozzarella (splurge for the good stuff, trust me!)

Tomato slices

Fresh Basil (chopped)

Balsamic Glaze

Slightly butter the bread and assemble your masterpiece. If you do not have a panini maker, a frying pan still works.

When done, drizzle with balsamic glaze (I always make a little puddle of glaze to dip in).  Enjoy!