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Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Sprinkles | 18 comments

Friday Favorites

TGIF! Did any of you guys watch the TGIF TV shows on ABC back in the day? I remember being in elementary school and every Friday night my mom would order us a pizza and make ice-cream sundaes or cookies and we would sit in her bed and eat and watch the whole TGIF line-up. It always seemed like the biggest treat to me and I looked forward to it all week. My favorite Friday night shows included Full House, Step by Step and Boy Meets World. Those simple nights in eventually became some of my favorite childhood memories. Oh, and going to Blockbuster with my mom and spending FOR-ever picking out a movie to watch over the weekend. I can’t wait to make memories like that with Atlas! Only, I’m not sure where we will find a Blockbuster…

And with that rabbit trail behind us, let’s move right along to Friday Favorites…


1. Wafels and Dinges Food Truck

wafelsanddingesOh.Em.Gee! We’ve eaten some good food in NYC ya’ll, but nothing compares to what we got from this food truck. Nothing! Last weekend Dave & I decided to stop at the local food truck by Lincoln Center while we were out shopping. Every time we walk by the truck I comment on how ‘freaking incredible’ (←my exact words) the food smells so when Dave suggested we try it last weekend I about knocked 2 small children over racing to get my spot in line. Word on the street is Trader Joes got their Spekuloos cookie butter idea from the Wafels and Dinges food trucks. If you’re ever in NYC, do what you must to get down to Lincoln Center and get a belgian waffle ice cream sandwich. They have Spekuloos ice cream. Yes, cookie butter ice cream. I can’t even take it. I’m still losing my mind over it. Dave & I finished our Belgian treats in about 2 minutes and stood in front of the truck debating whether or not we should get back in line and place another order. Dead serious. We’ve got plans to go Sunday after Dave’s half marathon and I’m so excited I can hardly stand it.

2. TJ’s Champagne Pear Vinaigrette Dressing

DSC_1637And because I’m planning on eating my body weight in stuff from a food truck over the weekend, I’m loading up on fruits and veggies in the form of salads now. I picked up this dressing last week and it is almost gone! It has quickly become 1 of my favorite dressings and I bought it on a whim.

*Funny story* Dave mentioned a few weeks ago that he likes pears, which was surprising because Dave doesn’t eat a lot of fruit. I was so excited at his mention of this that I decided I was going to stock up on the fruit so he had a healthy snack to take to work. Only, I came home with a ginormous bag of peaches. Because peaches and pears are similar, you know? He hates peaches and I don’t really love them that much and after pureeing the crap out of them, turns out Atlas doesn’t like them either. Fail. I redeemed myself by buying actual pears and this dressing last week though.

3. TJ’s Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Butterscotch Caramels DSC_1633Another impulse buy. That’s a photo of an empty bag. Those didn’t last long.

4. Coconut Oil

DSC_1635I hate coconut so I think I’m one of the few people not on the ‘coconut oil is the best thing for everything’ bandwagon. Dave ordered this coconut oil a few weeks ago because he wanted to try oil pulling and because I couldn’t let my husband be trendier than me, I begrudgingly hopped on the hippie bandwagon and swished some of the stuff around in my mouth. I’ve done the oil pulling thing a few times but so far I don’t have an opinion on it one way or the other. However, I read on the coconut oil package that you can use it as a hair mask so I gave that a whirl. Wow. Love it. I actually put it in my hair before bed and sleep in it and then wash it out the next day and my hair is so soft. Like a horse’s mane. I don’t know if I’m totally on the coconut oil bandwagon, but as far as hair masks go, this is one of the best I’ve tried. Anybody out there use it on their skin? Does it make your skin super greasy?

5. Links I’m loving.

And just in case this post wasn’t wordy enough for you, here are some links I loved this week…

And that’s a wrap! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Dave will be chatting with you guys on Monday about his NYC half marathon! CnC’s first guest post from Mr. CnC himself. Fun stuff!


  1. Happy Friday! I kid you not, I still have times that I long for TGIF. We share the same favorites (surprise, surprise :)) I was also a big time fan of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. And continue to watch syndicated episodes whenever it is on.

    Thanks for sharing my letter as a favorite! It was fun to write.

    Have a wonderful weekend with your family! Looking forward to hearing from Mr. CnC next week!
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  2. TGIF indeed 🙂 One of my favorite cooking blogs, The Cooking Actress, has blogged about that Wafel food truck. It is high on my list when we get our behinds to NYC! And thank you so much for the link up! You’ll have to let me know how it turns out 🙂
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  3. Can you taste the coconut in it? I am actually really happy to hear someone else say they don’t like the taste of that (seriously, I am the only one around here that doesn’t like coconut I swear!) so I haven’t purchased any. I also feel like I might gag from oil pulling, though part of me wants to try it 🙂
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    • They say you should do the oil pulling for 20 minutes but I can’t swish that around for 20 minutes. I only do it for about 10 minutes before I spit it out in the trash. It doesn’t have a strong coconut taste, much to my surprise. But I still don’t love the taste of it. We are in the minority for sure because everyone else loves it! But if you get it, try it as a hair mask.
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  4. So I love that most of your favorites are food and mostly from TJs – my local TJs has never had that salad dressing, but I am dying to try it. And that food truck- when I come to visit, we are totally going there. <– do you like how I just invited myself over? 🙂 Happy Friday!!
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    • Invite yourself anytime!! We would love to have you! I could use a buddy to eat waffles & ice cream with (after we run, of course). 😉

      And I did it. I joined Instagram! I took the plunge! Ha
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  5. Friday night was always “date night” for my parents, so my sister and I would cozy up to the TV and watch all the TGIF shows. Those were so awesome.

    I also started oil pulling and I really don’t know what to think, but I’m going to keep going with it for now…
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    • So cute that you watched it with your sister!

      & I’m like you – I’m not quite sure what to make of oil pulling. I will say, it makes my teeth feel smoother – if that even makes sense.
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  6. I looooove coconut oil. Not as much to cook with (although, I do like it with pancakes) but it’s a great lotion! All of my kids have eczema and it’s helped IMMENSELY. It’s also great for other baby issues and is a natural laxative. Which, I’ve found out the hard way – with E.
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    • I’m going to try it as a lotion! This winter weather is killing my skin.

      & good to know about the laxative!! Do you let E eat it?
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  7. That food sounds so amazing!!! Eat an extra one for me, mmmmkay?!

    GOOD luck to Dave this weekend! He will rock it, I am sure.

    p.s. my husband loves pears too! It;s one of his fave fruits 🙂

    Thanks for sharing the link love, xoxox!!!

    p.s. can we PLEASE HANG OUT SOOON?!?! Hop on a plane and visit me & little L, okay?! 🙂 pretty please?!
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    • Girl, I carbloaded for Dave’s race like I was running in it! Definitely ate a few for you!! Lol – complete with ice cream.

      And I’ll come out west now if you & Lily come to NYC after! 😉
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  8. Tgif line up and wasting so much time at blockbuster are two of my fondest memories..totally geeked out when you wrote that!

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