Mrs. Carla Monti

Mrs. Carla Monti

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Mom's Bday Dinner!

We celebrate Mom's bday in style, with a fun dinner at home in excellent company!

Caesar salad - I always add chickpeas to mine!

Corn dog muffins (sliced hot dogs baked in Jiffy's cornbread mix with cheese!)

Beautiful flowers!

My friend's amazing boozy brownies!

Too early for pumpkin?!

It's never too early to start the pumpkin train right? Well starting it in August in South Florida, where temperatures routinely top out in the 90s, just might be too early ...

But I don't care! I love baking with pumpkin. Here's two recipes I made last month.

Mini pumpkin chocolate chip muffins - the perfect tasty, bite sized bite to go with coffee or tea!

Recipe link here.

My favorite, pumpkin muffins with a cream cheese swirl! Recipe link here.


We were exploring some great new places up in Juno Beach and Jupiter (Loggerhead Marine Life Center) and stumbled across this great seafood restaurant on the water, with a nice Keys feel, called Guanabanas.

We tried their crab cakes, shrimp and cornbread - and of course a mango rum cocktail! Everything was very tasty and it was so beautiful to sit by the water and relax.

DaVinci's 3

This is my third post about DaVincis, an awesome Italian restaurant located at our nearby mall. It's a family favorite of ours, and we most recently went last month to celebrate my mom's birthday! They have several memorable delicious dishes, such as the grilled octopus appetizer, and prosciutto and burrata salad, and of course, their incredible tiramisu dessert!

Update: I went for lunch with my husband recently, and my favorite dish is the octopus salad, yum!