Thursday, January 29, 2015

Amazing candy apples at Walt Disney World

Today, I was walking around Downtown Disney and happen to walk into Goofy's Candy Co. I was amazed at the selection of candy apples!

Monday, January 05, 2015

Ice cream shop at the France pavilion at Epcot

I knew the bakery in France had changed locations, but I did not realize that an ice cream parlor had opened, 

L'Artisan des Glaces. (More: 

A friend introduced me to a new dessert there last week. It is a brioche stuffed with ice cream and sauce.

You pick your ice cream flavor,  then you choose either chocolate or raspberry sauce, and an ice cream sandwich is created in a brioche roll!

It's an awesome blend of warm and cold together… But more importantly is my two favorite things: bread and ice cream!

Trattoria al Forno at Disney's Boardwalk

On Saturday, the family and I had a chance to try out the newest restaurant at Walt Disney World, Trattoria al Forno.  I grabbed a picture of the outside, but didn't get any interior pictures.  (The interior of the restaurant has not changed that much since Spoodles, in my opinion.

The food was yummy.  Fresh, hot bread is served to everyone and olive oil is on all tables for dipping.
Caprese appetizer:
Fennel Sausage, Salame Piccante and House-pickled Peppers
We also tried the Chicken Breast alla Parmigiana - with tagliatelle $21.99 and the Pork Chop alla Milanese - topped with shaved fennel-arugula salad $23.99!  Both were plentiful and yummy!

Friday, December 05, 2014

Holidays on Ice at Rosen Centre

Rosen Centre, located in Orlando, is featuring an ice skating show this holiday season.
Holiday carolers in the lobby. (festive!)

Free cocoa for guests. 

Preshow picture of the rink. Open skating is also available in the afternoons. 

At the start of the show, the Rosen Center hotel is lit up in various colors. Here's a picture of it lit up in red. 

Cute show!  Very energetic. Festive costumes.  Lasts about 35 minutes.

The producer of the show pull up my kids from the audience to help out in one part!

They were honored!

Post-show pics!

Tickets are $25 per person shows are offered on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings through New Year's Eve. Learn more at  

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Dining menu at American Girl Doll store and bistro in Orlando

This is the regular dining menu. Please note there is a separate Tea time menu

Tea Time at the American Girl Doll store in Orlando

My mother and I brought the kids to teatime today at the new American Girl Doll store and bistro in Orlando.

I took a  picture of the party room for those who may be interested.

My daughter has been to the Atlanta store once, but this was our first time at the Orlando store. She loves the little chair for her doll. 

The napkin rings or actually take home ponytails.

Here is the tea menu. Tea today was $13.50 per person. This included your choice of tea, hot cocoa or soda. 

My son loves ice cold sweet tea and  decided to try hot tea today.  He didn't really like it, but thumbs up for giving it a try.

Isabel received her own miniature cup and saucer (for my daughter to take home!)

A craft is given to each guest during teatime. Today, we received a mini Josephine paper doll kit. 

Also on the table is a box of conversation topics/questions for everyone to discuss.

And then the food arrived!