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July 29, 2009

i forgot to show you guys this photo from NY. They have a food market there that just opened up called Citarella’s. They have different locations in NYC and just opened 2 up in the Hamptons. I went in and was in foodie heaven, everything fresh, everything amazing. Of course I had to walk by the bakery aisle and check out the goodies. I was eyeing a box of muffins and the owner, Joe Citarella walked up to me. He told me i just HAD to get the cinnamon sugar puff muffin. I told him i’m a big fan of anything cinnamon and sugar, and he brought one to the counter, cut one up and told me i had to try a piece.

wow. this was absolutely amazing. I went with it, and bought it within 2 seconds.

The next morning I had it for breakfast. This thing was massive and delicious and melt in your mouth oh so good. I had to share it with you guys, it would be rude for me to keep it all to myself πŸ™‚

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Fight the urge to lick the screen πŸ˜‰

Last night some friends came over for dinner. I had looked up some recipes online to make use of the salmon I had frozen from Costco. I found one on for Baked Dijon Salmon. With over 1,000 reviews I knew it had to be worth a shot. The salmon was paired with some grilled zucchini and some potato crinkle wedges that I bought at TJs the other day. What a meal. The salmon came out perfectly and was delicious!

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My friend Brittany brought over a freshly baked pan of brownies. Nothing better than still warm from the oven brownies. I can promise you that.

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I had a brownie today after my lunch with a mug of coffee. Sugar rush? yes, but perfection, even better.


I posted my very first Operation Beautiful note today. I put it in the women’s bathroom at work… it just made me feel good inside. Thats the whole point of this right? To make women feel amazing. I hope it sends out the message!


32 Comments leave one →
  1. Olivia permalink
    July 29, 2009 12:43 pm

    I looooooove Citarella’s muffins!! They also make a homemade English Muffin that is TDF. Yay for using up Costco salmon, just 987 pieces left to go!

  2. July 29, 2009 12:53 pm

    whaaaaaaat you met Joe Citarella! thats cuhrazy awesome πŸ™‚

  3. Menden @ Skinny Menny permalink
    July 29, 2009 12:57 pm

    Oh for goodness sake, I just drooled on my keyboard after seeing that puff muffin! MMMMMMMM πŸ™‚

  4. July 29, 2009 1:00 pm

    Oh man those muffins look delicious! What a way to indulge πŸ™‚

  5. July 29, 2009 1:02 pm

    Oh wow those muffins do sound amazing!

    And nice salmon dinner, looks like a great recipe! πŸ™‚

  6. July 29, 2009 1:15 pm

    Oh my goodness. That picture is amazing!

  7. lowandbhold permalink
    July 29, 2009 1:35 pm

    Everything is this post looks amazing! Especially the muffin!

  8. July 29, 2009 1:59 pm

    Currently drooling all over the keyboard because of that muffin…

  9. July 29, 2009 2:33 pm

    Trying to fight the urge to lick the screen was EXTREMELY difficult – that cinnamon sugar puff muffin looks delicious!

    Yay for OB notes!!

  10. July 29, 2009 4:49 pm

    I’m diggin the new cupcake “Daily Goods” – is that another one you did yourself, you crazy talented girlfriend?! πŸ™‚

  11. peanutbutterandjenny permalink
    July 29, 2009 4:50 pm

    i tried to fight the urge but i couldn’t — going to get a paper towel to dry my screen now πŸ™‚

    ❀ operation beautiul – love! xo

  12. July 29, 2009 4:54 pm

    Haha … way to make my mouth water!! ; )

  13. July 29, 2009 6:36 pm

    omg that muffin DOES look amazing…reminds me of a cinn sugar donut!

  14. July 29, 2009 8:29 pm

    Those puff muffins do looks pretty awesome!

  15. July 29, 2009 9:19 pm

    That muffin does look delicious but those warm brownies are more up my alley. Sounds like a sweet day πŸ™‚

  16. homegirlcaneat permalink
    July 29, 2009 10:33 pm

    The salmon sounds amazing!! I totally do the same with looking at how many people have tried it! πŸ˜€

  17. July 30, 2009 12:50 am

    Oh, I’m with you with the cinnamon and sugar! Anything with that on it is amazing πŸ™‚
    I love your idea of putting that note in the bathroom. it’s something most women struggle with. What an encourager you are!

  18. July 30, 2009 9:04 am

    WOWsa – that thing is totally drool worthy!!! I wonder if I could find a recipe for something similar somewhere…. πŸ™‚

  19. July 30, 2009 10:16 am

    Hi, I just came across your blog! That cinnamon muffin looks amazing! That’s cool that the owner came up to you. I also live in NYC and go out to the Hamptons… Citarella is a very popular chain (I live up the block from one). I wonder if Joe Citarella is married? πŸ˜‰

    I run a vegetarian food blog about what I eat, and my kitten Peanut… I hope you check it out sometime! πŸ™‚

    Take care,

  20. July 30, 2009 3:08 pm

    Mmmmm, NOTHING is better than hot, chewy brownies fresh out of the oven! Agreed. πŸ™‚

  21. July 30, 2009 3:24 pm

    ahh that is serious torture with that sugary photo! love the OB note πŸ™‚

  22. July 30, 2009 4:26 pm

    what a great day of foods! i love that the owner came up and had you try the muffin. it looks totally amazing! although i might be a bigger fan of that brownie there…chocolate gets me every time πŸ™‚

  23. July 30, 2009 6:13 pm

    Seriously…that muffin looks amazing. Love the operation beautiful note! I haven’t written one yet, but I really want to.

  24. July 30, 2009 9:19 pm

    I think I have been making my zucchini wrong.. it keeps making me a little sick lately. Wouldn’t that be weird to only have a food issue with zucchini? πŸ™‚

  25. Gillian permalink
    July 31, 2009 12:39 am

    So glad to see someone is sharing my sugar rush of the moment! That sugar puff muffin looks fantastic!!! I want to learn how to make those!

  26. Sweet and Fit permalink
    July 31, 2009 12:09 pm

    everything looks so yummy – on today’s todolist is now to find something cinnamon sugary =)

  27. Sweet and Fit permalink
    July 31, 2009 12:09 pm

    oh and I love the new header =)

  28. July 31, 2009 8:01 pm

    I totally wanted to lick the screen for this entire post. yum. Have a great weekend darling!

  29. July 31, 2009 9:09 pm

    Cinnamon/sugar isn’t usually my go to/craving combination, but that does look like one tasty muffin!

  30. July 31, 2009 9:23 pm

    OMG, that muffin looks amazing! I too don’t typically like things that are cinnamon-sugary, but I do make exceptions. I would totally make one for this! And…I am supposed to be going to NYC next month, so I may seriously have to look for this place! πŸ™‚

    The salmon sounds awesome, too!


  31. August 3, 2009 12:08 am

    The muffin…the brownie…look so amazingly delicious!

  32. August 3, 2009 11:18 am

    reading so many blogs that are based on the east coast makes me soOo want to head over there! I gotta make a list of places I’d love to visit. This place will be on the list.

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