Truffle-Making Class at the Chocolate House

The Chocolate House is a small chocolate boutique in the Adams Morgan neighborhood in DC.  Sitting in an English basement, this small business sells chocolate bars and truffles from around the world.  They also have chocolate tasting classes and truffle-making classes. I booked a truffle-making class for $49 using a Travel Zoo voucher (normally $75…

The Hungry Trio’s Lunch Adventure

This has been an interesting week for me.  It felt so strange to be going back to work after a week off for vacation (my first in two years!).  I was ready to come home, but I was not quite ready to get back to work on Monday.  It took me a few days to…

Gallo’s Italian Villa – Neshannock Township

The final stop on my culinary nostalgia during vacation was dinner at Gallo’s Italian Villa in Neshannock Township.  I wanted some of that classic, New Castle Italian American food before I left.  I had a serious craving for some cavatelli. Cavatelli (or cavats as we say in Little Italy) are my all-time favorite pasta.  They…

Gourmet Cooking (Home Chef Style)

At this point, this post is now going live a week behind the actual occurrence.  I haven’t had this much to post about all at once.  Maybe I should take time off more often. This is my first vacation since 2016.  I haven’t had this much down time at home since I came home from…

The Apple Castle

No trip home to New Castle in the fall would be complete without a stop at the Apple Castle.  Located in the heart of Amish country in New Wilmington, PA, the Apple Castle is a family farm that has been running since 1861. As you are driving up to the store front, you can see…

El Canelo – Shenango Township

Have I mentioned yet that I really love tacos?  I really, really do.  I could eat just tacos for the rest of my life and be happy.  I have always loved tacos.  I did not, however, always have an accurate understanding of Mexican food. Growing up in a very white area of Pennsylvania, it was…

Timber Creek Tap & Table – Grove City

It is hard to believe that I am six posts in to my vacation series, and I have only made it to dinner on Monday night.  This is posting on Sunday, so I am now almost a week behind when these actually happened.  That shows just how much culinary awesomeness I’m experiencing on my trip….