Two Jersey Girls and a Snack Cake

by jerseygirl on October 28, 2008 · 38 comments

Do you know what happens when two Jersey girls get together? They talk and talk and talk. Yesterday I had the pleasure of having lunch with Stacey from Stacey Snacks. I love meeting other bloggers and Stacey and I had so much in common. Believe it or not, neither of us were chewing gum and we left our big hair at home. Here is a picture to prove it.

We met at Mediterra in Princeton and had a very nice lunch but the highlight was all the great conversation we had. Stacey is a great person and we talked about food, traveling, politics and just life in general. I felt like we had known each other for years! I guess that is what happens when you read some one’s blog daily. Stacey is a fabulous cook and you can see for yourself by going on her blog. She told me about an olive oil and yogurt cake she made and I went straight home and baked it last night. It was moist and had a delicious flavor. Stacey found it on Dorie Greenspans blog and you can get the recipe here.

I am glad to have made this cake as it is great with a cup of tea. I have been drinking hot liquids all day because the weather is miserable. It is so miserable that they postponed the World Series in the 6th inning last night. We let our kids stay up hoping we would be celebrating a Phillies win. Now we might have to wait another day and I will be left with two cranky children that didn’t get enough sleep last night. Bummer! So luckily I have this cake to comfort me. Thanks Stacy! And thank you for lunch. I can’t wait to meet again soon.

To cheer up a miserable day, I will leave you all with a little Jersey girl joke. A while back, a friend of mine had emailed me this. Hope you get a little chuckle! (We Jersey girls are tough:)
Three men were sitting together bragging about how they had given their new wives duties.

The first man had married a woman from Illinois and had told her that she was going to do the dishes and house cleaning. It took a couple of days, but on the third day he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away.

The second man had married a woman from Michigan. He had given his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes, and the cooking. The first day he didn’t see any results, but the next day he saw it was better. By the third day, he saw his house was clean, the dishes were done, and there was a huge dinner on the table.
The third man had married a beautiful girl from New Jersey. He told her that her duties were to keep the house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed and hot meals on the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn’t see anything, the second day he didn’t see anything, but by the third day some of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye, enough to fix himself a sandwich and load the dishwasher!

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Stacey Snacks October 28, 2008 at 5:08 pm

It was so nice meeting you for lunch! Thank you!
Your cake photo looks a lot like mine! They have the same crack!!!
Looking forward to our next lunch!


Stacey Snacks October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm

I just read the joke aloud to Henry and he is cracking up!!!!


Barbara Bakes October 28, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Sounds like a fun afternoon. I would have never thought of putting olive oil in a cake!


Sharon October 28, 2008 at 6:06 pm

Great photo of the two of you! I’m off to go check out her site after drooling over your cake 🙂


Jeni October 28, 2008 at 6:08 pm

How NICE is that? Meeting a fellow blogger for the first time. I met one of my best friends through blogging. That’s why I love that saying “I luv my computer cuz all my friends live in it”. Thanks for the recipe and laugh!


hot garlic October 28, 2008 at 6:15 pm

You guys look GREAT! How fun to get together! I’m looking forward to possibly getting together with some bloggers when at home too. Every time I see it done I just think it looks so fun!

The cake looks delicious, I wouldn’t have thought of the combo either!


Mary October 28, 2008 at 7:31 pm

What an unusual combination for the cake. And the story has me smiling – a lot.


Patsyk October 28, 2008 at 8:22 pm

What a fun lunch! That cake looks so wonderful, I’m marking it to try myself!


Janine October 28, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Love the joke, is it sad how much I get it:) This Jersey girl has moved from gum to breath mints and my hair isn’t so big, except for wet days like today:)


Lucy October 28, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Wonderful getting together, cake looks great, and the laugh is great!!!


Barbara October 28, 2008 at 8:59 pm

Lisa, how great to meet a fellow blogger in “prime time lunch”. I loved your joke and cake.


HoneyB October 28, 2008 at 9:30 pm

Great photo of you and Stacey! Great joke also! 🙂


Veronica October 28, 2008 at 9:34 pm

How nice! I need to find a nice CT. blogger to meet for lunch!


Elle October 28, 2008 at 9:48 pm

The cake looks wonderful! How cool that you guys had the opportunity to meet!


Amber October 28, 2008 at 10:38 pm

You two are absolutely beautiful!!! I love your new hairstyle. I would love to meet someone around here who is a food blogger but I don’t think there are any. Is there a way to find out? My grandma came from Persia and used olive oil for everything including skin and hair so the cake is very interesting. The joke is so funny. I have been missing everyone, I was just so busy with the table. Off to Staceys now. Hey, how did you do at the cook off?


Sara October 28, 2008 at 10:39 pm

Looks great, I made a lemon yogurt cake from the Barefoot Contessa that Ina adapted from Dorie Greenspan, it’s probably based on this recipe.


That Girl October 28, 2008 at 10:51 pm

You Jersey girls crack me up.


Mary Ann October 28, 2008 at 11:19 pm

That is so much fun! I am completely jealous though. There are so many bloggers I would love to have lunch with! This cake looks great and coming from Dorie, I know it must be!


Prudy October 28, 2008 at 11:37 pm

What a great chance for you two cute ladies to meet!


ChefDruck October 28, 2008 at 11:45 pm

olive oil and yogurt – interesting…


Proud Italian Cook October 29, 2008 at 12:29 am

Lisa, You two, are as cute as a button!! So nice that you guys got together!


Pam October 29, 2008 at 1:04 am

What a fun day! The cake looks and sounds fantastic, I’ll be giving it a try soon. The joke cracks me up! I wouldn’t mess with a Jersey girl.


Emiline October 29, 2008 at 2:43 am

Oh man, I feel like moving to New Jersey so I can hang with the girls. I, however, have big hair and am quite proud of it.
I’m not very tough, though.


Tanya October 29, 2008 at 7:34 am

That cake looks so good! What a great photo and how nice that you got to meet!


Adam October 29, 2008 at 8:28 am

Ha that joke was great! I’ll tell that one to my mom, she’ll get a kick out of it 🙂

Glad you’re having fun meeting up with other bloggers, that’s always a great time.


RecipeGirl October 29, 2008 at 8:41 am

I want to have lunch with two Jersey girls! Next time I’m in Jersey…

You’re both amazing bloggers 🙂


Maria October 29, 2008 at 9:07 am

Glad you had fun with Stacey!! And the cake looks wonderful too. The perfect snack!


kat October 29, 2008 at 9:22 am

It looks like you ladies had such a nice time. I’ve been eyeing that cake too!


Rosie October 29, 2008 at 9:27 am

Sounds like a fun lunch with a fellow blogger 🙂 Lovely photo of the two of you! The cake looks delicious too 🙂

Rosie x


Glamorous Life of a House Wife October 29, 2008 at 10:45 am

Olive oil in a cake!? MARVELOUS!


Aggie October 29, 2008 at 1:23 pm

What a great post Lisa! Love that you were able to meet up with a fellow blogger, sounds like a great time!

This snack cake looks delicious! And I loved the joke! LOL!


Candy October 29, 2008 at 1:44 pm

Too funny! That cake looks so most and delicious.


*Priscilla* October 29, 2008 at 2:52 pm

sounds like a yummy lunch, that bread looks fantastic, what a cute pic of you guys, and that joke is soo funny! new jersy people must be cruel.:)


John and Lisa Howard-Fusco October 29, 2008 at 4:07 pm

I don’t find that joke very funny at all. 😉 – John


Bridgett October 29, 2008 at 6:51 pm

I love the picture of your meeting. How fun that must have been!


Katrina November 2, 2008 at 5:05 pm

Fun post. It would be fun to meet so many fellow bloggers someday. The cake looks really yummy.
Congrats, Phillies.


Maria November 3, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Sounds like you had a great time and how lovely to meet other bloggers who share the same interest.

Your cake looks delish!



Tracy November 5, 2008 at 7:23 pm

I have yet to meet a fellow food blogger (that I didn’t already know). I’ll bet it was fun!


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