It’s been far too long since I last blogged and I’ve been antsy to do so! Now, don’t go thinking I’ve lost my passion for food just yet…
Proof: I just purchased cupcake flavored toothpaste.
Yes, it’s sweet and flavorful but I’d rather have a tube of straight buttercream frosting. For the sake of my teeth and dentist bills, I’ll resist the temptation.
With vacations occupying most my weekends, I haven’t had much time to dedicate to the kitchen (or to my laptop for that matter). Oh, how miss my tiny kitchen, my hand-me-down crockpot, and most of all, my mellow Friday nights of cooking in.
You better believe I have been eating away on my travels and of course snapping pics as I go!
Over Memorial Day weekend, I headed to New Jersey and enjoyed some of my favorite edibles on the East Coast.
First stop? Mack’s Pizza (formally Mack and Manco). I first tasted this “pie” during my visit last year and couldn’t wait to get seconds this time around. They claim it’s the Jersey water that makes the pizza irresistible and I kind of have to agree. The sauce tastes fresh and the crust is cooked to perfection. Usually I am partial to the Chicago deep dish style but Mack’s thin crust hits the spot after a long day at the shore. Enjoy the casual enviroment and open kitchen while you wait for your pizza to be ready. I opted for the half pepperoni and half mushroom pie but I have a feeling any combination won’t leave you disappointed. Check out Mack’s Pizza in Wildwood, NJ or Ocean City NJ.
Best way finish your pizza dinner? With a boardwalk staple, Kohr Brothers frozen custard. The variety of flavors will make it almost impossible to decide!
I went for the mint flavored custard with rainbow
sprinkles jimmies. I demolished it in about .5 seconds flat.
Another boardwalk staple? Water ice. Trust me, this isn’t a snow cone. Water ice is finely graded, served in a cup, and accompanied with a spoon. Unlike snow cones, water ice never feezes over or gets a hard surface. Water ice is light, refreshing, and makes me wonder why California wastes its time with the messy, poorly made versions served in a cone cup. Last year I went for the black cherry flavor…this year I chose cotton candy! Equally delicious and an East Coast must have.
Thanks for the excess calories, East Coast! Until next time Jersey….