Vacation

I spent all weekend chasing my kids around a kiddie pool

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And soaking up time with family

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And capturing as many smiles as possible

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 And I want to go back now

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Amy’s Baking Company

I believe the pictures in this post will do most of the talking for me, but I have to tell you guys about my recent experience at Amy’s Baking Company. Michelle and I didn’t know where we wanted to have lunch so we drove around for a bit and then once I remembered we were super close the the Kitchen Nightmare’s restaurant, we decided it needed to be checked out. When we pulled into the parking lot, we immediately whipped out our phones as if we had arrived at some sort of tourist attraction(the circus, perhaps).

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Samy greeted us as the host(he was also our waiter, and the bus boy…actually, he was the only person in the front of the house). He was extremely accomodating, a little bossy..but not in a rude way. It was more in a “I have to make sure you are not let down, do as I say so you will be pleased” manner. Either way, he was very endearing and seemed to genuinely care about our experience. Michelle and I decided we wanted to try a few different things so we started off with House Salads, tossed with cherry tomatoes and a lemon dill salad dressing that was absolutely PERFECT and refreshing.

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The salad was bright, cool, and also I might add, HUGE. It would be a perfect entry if you added a protien. We also ordered the hummus, which we were practically licking out of the bowl when Samy came back with our Pizza.

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The Pizza was the item we were most nervous about. If you’ve seen the Kitchen Nightmare’s episode on ABC then you will remember it was soggy, under cooked, and an utter disapointment. We chose the Pear, Fig, Procuitto pizza, and when Samy set it down, we could tell it was cooked to perfection. It was absolutely beautiful and we couldn’t praise it enough.

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All of the flavors blended together in perfect harmony, and although we were so full, we could not.stop.eating. Samy was a bit taken back by the fact that these two small girls were NOT indeed ready for the bill like he had imagined we would be, but were ready to head inside to inspect the dessert case. Amy’s desserts are impeccable. She likes sparkly things, and there is edible shimmer lust on about three quarters of the options, but we were just on cloud nine from our delicious lunch that the sparkly treats seemed fine.

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We picked a chocolate truffle type cake (I regret that I can not remember what it was called). You know those small chocolate truffle balls?? This was like one of those, but the size and shape of a slice of cake. It was literally only possible to eat like, two bites MAX, but I’m not complaining! When we were all done and paid(and tipped..sorry, couldn’t help myself) Samy, he walked us back inside and went to get Amy from the kitchen to introduce us. She was SO pleasant, and thanked us for coming in expressed her gratification at our kind words. Also, SHE IS GORGEOUS. I don’t know how somebody can work in a hot kitchen for hours on end and walk out looking FLAWLESS. Anyways, this was long and disorganzied but if you made it all the way through, my suggestion is to go give Amy’s Baking Company a shot. Michelle and I can’t help but feel as though the show was totally fake. We left questioning everything we thought we knew, about everything.