Patty Melts and Plaid Shirts

“Luke: What can I get you Kirk?
Kirk: Patty melt and a coke.
Luke: You want the melt cut into squares or stars today?
Kirk: Half and half.”

Luke’s Diner. A Stars Hollow staple. Where else could you go to get bottomless mugs of coffee, hot fries and enough cynicism to last all day? (Great, now I want fries).

I got the chance to experiment with Luke’s famous Patty Melt. Just in time for the release of world-class chef, Kristi Carlson’s new cookbook, Eat Like a Gilmorethis sandwich is just one of many mouthwatering recipes…

(Photo Credit: Bonnie Matthews)

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Sookie’s Pineapple Cranberry Chutney Served With a Side of Nostalgia

“Sookie: A zucchini tush?
Jackson: Just a temporary name.
Sookie: You want me to serve my customers a genetically engineered vegetable that’s named after a butt?”

In October 2000, my world changed when the Gilmore Girls premiered. The witty banter, the lovable characters, and the quaint town of Stars Hollow became my home away from home every Thursday for 7 seasons. Any true Gilmore fan can tell you that food played an important role on the show. Lorelei and Rory were always eating. (Oh, to have their metabolisms).

Well today, the world celebrates!

Thanks to Kristi Carlson, a world-class chef and super fan, there is a cookbook dedicated to Luke’s Diner, Sookie’s EVERYTHING, Emily’s 4 course menus, Al’s Pancake World, and so many more. I had the great honor of being able to test 2 recipes. The first was Sookie’s Pineapple Cranberry Chutney.

(Check out my Patty Melt experience here).

(Photo credit: Bonnie Matthews and Jay Andrino)

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Just a Little Note…

Hello all my beautiful foodies and fashionistas! I will not be posting my usual blog today. I am working hard on something special for you all. Be sure to tune in on Tuesday for not one but two delicious blog posts! I can’t give you any details yet, but here is a teeny taste of what is coming…


In the meantime, if you haven’t had the chance, you can check out last week’s post all about living a cruelty free life.

Have a great weekend and remember, be sure to visit the blog on Tuesday.

Living That Cruelty Free Life

I love food. I love make up. I love fashion. And I love animals. So how can I live a fabulous yet fur free life? It’s much easier than I initially thought.

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Seven Days of Celebration (and Cake)

New clothes, best friends and a ton of cake? What more could a birthday girl ask for?


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Recipe of the Month – Homemade Trail Mix

Raise your hand if you are like me and spend your life snacking rather than eating real meals. When you snack, sometimes being healthy goes out the window.

Most of the time however, healthy snacking is easy as pie. Or in this case, trail mix.


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My Picks For Best Dressed: Emmys Edition

I love award shows. I know the focus should be on the talent – acting, writing, producing, etc. But let’s be honest, we all tune in (at least initially) to see what people are wearing. 2016 most certainly didn’t disappoint.


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