Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Follow me on Twitter!!!

About a week and a half ago I made a twitter for my blog. If you're wondering what exactly that means it's just that whenever I eat something that I liked or go to a great restaurant, I tweet about it. As of now I only have 1 follower, but that's okay because I just made it and I am trying to build more followers. I just thought it would be a fun way to interact with my blog viewers on the go and keep them updated on delicious food I eat. Here is a link to my blog twitter: https://twitter.com/Live_ToEat
And I also have a personal twitter if you would like to follow me on that as well. Here is the link: https://twitter.com/MangoPapaya27
Leave a comment telling me your twitter username and I will definitely follow you back:)

Fantastic No Bake Cookies

I just tried these last night for the first time and I really liked them. I got this recipe from my cousin who has made these cookies for years. I'm not going to lie, before I tried these I wasn't a fan of no bake cookies, but once I gave them a chance I really liked them. You should too... Another great thing about these cookies is that they are peanut butter and chocolate, yummo. If I were to describe this sweet treat I would say they tasted like fudge with oats. I would definitely recommend these cookies for a really quick and simple dessert.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 cups sugar
1 pinch of salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk

Cook over stove on medium heat. Add milk, butter, sugar, and chocolate until boils. Remove from heat and cool for 1 minute. Add vanilla, salt, peanut butter, and oats. Stir well and drop on wax paper, let cool.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Good Eats in Portland, Oregon

Piazza Italia's Lasagna
      My family and I took a trip up to Portland, OR for a few days so my parents could do some shopping. While we were there we ate some delicious food. The first place we went to for dinner was a place called Piazza Italia. My aunt and uncle first told us about this restaurant and we've been going there ever since. This is the best Italian restaurant I know of and I would eat there every day if I could. My favorite thing to get there is the lasagna. It has a really yummy sauce that consists of a beschemel sauce and a marinara sauce, and it's topped with crispy, flavorful cheese. I love lasagna and this one is at the very top of my list. As for the rest of the food at Piazza Italia it is all delicioso. My dad really likes to get this pasta dish with garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, and pepper flakes. I haven't gotten a chance to try very many of the different foods, but I hope to in the future.

The Inside of Piazza Italia

The Inside of Piazza Italia


  The second place we went to was called Besaw's, my cousins and I went there for breakfast. It was the first time I went there and I really liked it, I would definitely go back. My sister and I shared their Belgium waffle with powdered sugar and my cousin got the biscuits and gravy. The Belgium waffle was great because it was crunchy, and most of the other Belgium waffles I've eaten aren't. The biscuits and gravy was seriously the best I've ever had. Sometimes the gravy in biscuits and gravy is too thick or too oily, but this gravy was really flavorful and great and the biscuits were homemade. This restaurant is super awesome and everyone should stop by if they are in Portland, OR.

Belgium Waffle and Biscuits and Gravy