Vin Diesel Dubs His Lines from Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in Five Languages #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

Vin Diesel Dubs His Lines from Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in Five Languages

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Okay, now this is so cool! Vin Diesel, who voices the character Groot in this summer’s highly anticipated, epic adventure Marvel’s GUARDIAN’S OF THE GALAXY, dubbed his lines from the film in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, French and Russian. The dubbing, intended to uniquely customize the moviegoing experience for international audiences, took place recently in Los Angeles during post-production in collaboration with key marketing teams around the globe.

I have been hearing such amazing things about Vin Diesel from my blogger friend who got to meet him earlier this month! Apparently he is very much a family man and very down to earth. Not to mention, he give major props to moms. I love to see such amazing support for families coming out of Hollywood :D  The YouTube links for the Spanish, Portuguese, French and Russian spots are below so take a look and feel free to share with your friends!

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From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

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5 Things You Must Know Before Taking A Road Trip With Kids

5 Things You Must Know Before Taking A Road Trip With Kids

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Traveling with children can be a challenge for even the most seasoned traveler.  We love to take road trips, but this has not come without bumps, bruises, and road blocks along the way.  Six years ago, my husband and I decided to move our little family from the Memphis, Tennessee, area down to the Lafayette, Louisiana (Acadiana) area.  This, inherently, meant we would be taking lots of road trips.  Because I was raised in a big city and we now live in a very small town outside of Lafayette, Louisiana, I knew I would need to get out and about a lot; and we have.  I have learned a lot along the way.  The most valuable piece of information I have learned is to be patient and enjoy the moment.  After all, what is the point of making memories with your children if you’re too stressed out the entire trip to enjoy them?

Here are the top 5 things I have learned along the way that I think every parent needs to know before embarking on a great adventure with their children:

1.  Pack light but not too light ~ Everyone needs an outfit for each day you’re gone, up to 4 outfits for each person.  No matter how long we are going to be away from home, I never pack more than 4 outfits and 2 extra pairs of shoes for each traveler.  No matter if you’re staying at  a family member’s home or at a hotel; there will be a laundry facility nearby, use it.

2.  Give each child their own bags ~  This has helped TREMENDOUSLY throughout the years.  When taking a road trip, I pack a clothing bag and snack bag for each child.  As your children get older you will know when it is time for them to be responsible for their own things.  My children are 15, 9, and 7, so this works out great for us!  The main train of thought here is that it teaches individual responsibility as well as taking a load off of Dad and Mom.  Also, it keeps our youngest from jumbling up everyone else’s clothes while searching for a tiny pair of panties that have fallen to the bottom of the huge family suitcase.  Our children are each to grab their own bags when exiting the vehicle at our destination and they are each responsible for gathering their own things when we leave.  This is a huge help when we’re getting ready to leave!

3.  Pack kids’ activities in their bag ~  Each child’s backpack has several activities to keep them busy along the road.  They all have their iPad, 3ds, or Kindle with them and along with that we pack a coloring book and crayons for each child.  Even my 15 year old loves coloring while we’re on the road.  We also play fun games to see how many states we can find represented on license plates along the way and counting down the miles to our destination.  There are so many ways to keep them busy and that is truly one of the keys to keeping your sanity on a road trip :D

4.  Pack healthy snacks ~  It is so easy to stop at fast food restaurants during a road trip, especially when there are multiple children involved.  Stopping for fast food along the way isn’t all bad, but you don’t want to make every meal and snack a sodium and sugar packed event.  We try very hard to limit our restaurant eating to 1 meal a day.  We’re able to do this by packing things such as raisins, apple slices, bananas, nuts, pretzels, and sandwiches.  There are times when we must eat out more than once a day and for these days, I make sure there is at least 1 serving of fruit or veggies and 1 bottle of water between each meal.

5.  Stop often ~ We set an alarm to stop every hour and a half along the way.  Sometimes it goes over a little bit if there’s not a friendly place to stop.  One reason we chose an hour and a half is because sitting in one position for longer than 2 hours is not only difficult for children, but it is also not good for your leg health.  Planning ahead for frequent stops also takes the frustration out of hearing “MOOOOOMMMMM!  I need to pee!”.  You’re already prepared and have a plan.  We love rest areas.  Years ago, rest areas were not nearly as safe and friendly as they are now.  Not only are most rest areas very clean and safe, but many have free coffee and paved trails to stretch your legs.  Get out, walk around, and enjoy the scenery along the way!

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New Trailer for BIG HERO 6 #BigHero6

New Trailer for BIG HERO 6

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The new trailer for Walt Disney Animation’s BIG HERO 6 is now available. I don’t know if we’re going to be able to survive the wait until November for Big Hero 6! My kids are SO READY for it to come out! They want to go to the movies, but they’ve seen all the kids’ movies that are out right now. This one looks AMAZING! I cannot wait to take them to see it :D

From Disney Studios:

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.

Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.

 

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Clean Eating Pear Quesadilla

Clean Eating Pear Quesadilla

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We have our latest creation on our clean eating journey.  I cooked this one up yesterday on a whim and it turned our FABULOUS!  My mother, daughter and I all loved it.  I made it for lunch and we all agreed it was probably more of a dessert food.  I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did.

Gather your ingredients:

4 whole grain tortillas (10 in.)
2 T raw honey
4 oz. grated low fat mozzarella cheese
4T  raisins
1t cinnamon
2t coconut oil
1 small pear, cored and sliced ( you can peel it if you like although it is not necessary as pear skin is very soft)

Get to cooking:  

  1.  Place tortillas on a work surface and spread 1T honey on each on two of them.
  2.  Coat bottom of large nonstick skillet with 1t of coconut oil and  heat on medium.
  3.  Place 1 plain tortilla in each skillet and sprinkle each surface with 1 oz  of cheese then arrange 1/2 pear slices over top, then sprinkle with 2 T  raisins, 1/2t cinnamon,  and another ⅓ cup layer of cheese.
  4.  Place 1 tortilla with honey,  honey side down, over  layered tortilla in skillet and gently press with a spatula to seal.  Allow to cook on medium for 10 minutes.
  5.  Gently flip quesadilla and cook other side until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer quesadilla to a cutting board and slice into quarters.  I use a pizza cutter :D
  6. Repeat 1-5 with ingredients left :D

ENJOY!

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Clean Eating Fiesta Chicken Salad

Clean Eating Fiesta Chicken Salad

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This was supper for us tonight and, WOW;  It was delicious!  All of the flavor combinations came together beautifully.  I will definitely be making this again.  I am also going to prepare more of the dressing for use in fajitas and wrap sandwiches.  Really you could use it in anything such as a veggie dip or eating on pitas!  I hope y’all enjoy it as much as we did.

 

Gather your Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups frozen yellow corn
  • 1 medium poblano pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1. boneless chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ t chili powder
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped.  (separate the white from the green)
  • 3 romaine hearts, chopped
  • ½ cup grated low fat cheddar cheese

Get to cooking:  

  1. Prepare dressing first by stirring together your Greek yogurt,  chili powder, and white parts of green onions. Chill while you’re preparing the rest of the recipe.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Toss corn, poblano and potato with oil in a bowl.  Spread mixture onto a 9 x 13 inch baking pan and roast for 30 – 45 minutes until corn and poblano begin to brown and potato softens.
  3. While the veggies are roasting, add chicken to a preheated skillet and cook on medium high for 10 minutes.  Stir often until browned.
  4. Add cumin, beans, and 1/4 cup water to the chicken mixture and stir to combine.  Cover, reduce heat to low and keep warm until ready to serve.
  5. Remove veggies from oven and let cool slightly. Divide your romaine hearts between 4 serving plates and top each with chicken mixture, vegetables, sprinkle with remaining green parts of green onions and cheese and top with dressing divided evenly.
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2014 Complete List of Summer Camps in Acadiana

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Complete List of Summer Camps in Acadiana

Do you live in Acadiana?  Are you looking for something fun to keep the kids busy and happy this summer?  Well, you have come to the right spot!  Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom has rounded up the biggest list of camps in Acadiana around!  Be sure to check back often; I will be adding more as I find them :)

  • Acadiana Cane Cutters summer baseball camp ~  Head Coach Lonny Landry and the Acadiana Cane Cutters will be hosting baseball camps for all youth ballplayers ages 6-14 this summer! Come out and learn everything from basic skills to the finer points of baseball with Coach Landry and some of the best college baseball players in the country. Each camp consists of two, half-day clinics at Fabacher Field, the home of the Acadiana Cane Cutters.
  • Acadiana School of the Arts:  ROCK CAMP! ~ Rock Camp 2014 will be June 23 – 27.  This is the camp that started it all – reserve your slot before it fills up!
  • Acadiana Symphony Orchestra ~ SUMMER PIANO & VISUAL ARTS CAMP ~ This Summer, the ASO Conservatory of Music is offering a Piano Camp for students of various ages and levels, to provide students with some supplemental FUN and learning experiences, to get a chance to explore new styles or areas of interest in all things PIANO! The Camps will also include art workshops so students can explore different ways of expression through music and visual art. Students must bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided throughout the day.
  • BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF ACADIANA SUMMER PROGRAMS ~ Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana’s has a 7 week summer program. This is a very busy time for the Clubs. The summer programs run 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will have openings for youth ages 6 to 18.
  •  Brick Zone ~ Summer Camp on June 9. We learn and build while having fun. It has been a wild ride, but I am enjoying helping kids learn.  Please call (337) 839-8606 to register.
  • Children’s Museum of Acadiana ~ HAM camp, Campstruction, Fun Friday, Jewelry Camp, Mural painting camp and Comic camp.  Register On line TODAY or Call the CMA at 337.232.8500.
  • Christian Youth Theater Camp ~ Join CYT summer camp and fill your day with theater workshops using a Broadway-style theme. Workshops include musical theater, voice, dance and drama. Other activities include high energy games and rehearsals for the Friday Showcase for family and friends.
  • Cite des Arts Film Camp ~ Jim Phillips, veteran actor, artist, educator and “Maker” – Co-director and co-founder of The Steampunk and Makers Fair, Lafayette – brings years of experience in teaching, independent film production, storytelling, writing, and acting to They’re Gonna Put You In The Movies Summer Camp 2014.
  • Episcopal School of Acadiana ~ ESA Summer combines the spirit of ESA’s academic and athletic programs with the fun and energy of summertime. Students are invited to extend their learning through hands-on activities that take advantage of the resources on ESA’s campuses and in the Acadiana community.
  • KidCam Camp Lafayette & Broussard ~ For 40 years, KIDCAM has been delivering all of this and more for thousands of happy campers. We’ve taken the very best time of year for kids, and made it even better. With hand-selected camp locations throughout Louisiana, Texas and Illinois, you’re sure to find a KIDCAM summer camp that works for you.
  • Lafayette Parks and Recreation ~ Summer Enrichment Program
  • Lafayette Science Museum Summer Camp ~ They’ll dig into a wide range of scientific fields including space exploration, dinosaurs, the environment and more.
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is hosting a Kids Fishing Day Camp for children 10 to 15 years of age at Woodworth Outdoor Education Center from June 9 through 12.
  • LSU continuing education ~ For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs have been offered as a community service by LSU Continuing Education, a non-profit organization, since 2003.
  • Music Academy of Acadiana ~ Summer music camp at the Wesley United Minstry Center.
  • Play & Learn with me Summer Camps 2014 ~ Our Fun Summer Camp offers an abundance of fun filled recreational, educational and creative activities for campers ages 3 – 8. We have a wide variety of themed camps to provide campers an experience best suited for their individual interests.
  • Ragin Cajuns Athletic Camps ~  If applicable, discounts are applied at the end of the registration process. Please call 337-482-6380 if you have any camp registration questions.
  • St. Thomas More summer camp schedule is designed to meet the summer needs of most families with sessions begining June 2 and running through August 1.  No camps are offered the first week of July. Several camps have multiple sessions, with a few offering half day or full day options.
  • The Little Gym ~ Summer classes and camps!
  • University of Louisiana Youth Camps ~ University of Louisiana at Lafayette has a variety of summer camp programs for kids that are educational and fun! Through Discover U, your child has a unique opportunity to develop skills and learn new ones in a warm, friendly environment. Knowledgeable instructors will teach classes in a variety of subject areas with curriculum developed to encourage learning in a relaxed and creative atmosphere.
  • VERMILIONVILLE: It takes a village ~ Vermilionville will be hosting our second annual summer camp series on four separate weeks during the summer months. Each week is tailored to a specific age group this year in order to provide age-appropriate and skill level demonstrations as well as hands-on craft opportunities.
  • YMCA of Acadiana; Fun in the sun at the YMCA!  ~ Summer Camp at the YMCA of Acadiana begins at 7:00 am and lasts until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. We engage our campers through outside and inside play that is active in both mind and body.  We service ages 5-12 years old, and divide our campers according to age and gender. Our Camp Counselors are made up of college students and Lafayette Parish teachers, and are trained to be role-models to all those who attend camp.
  • Zoo of Acadiana Jungle Camp ~ A week in Jungle Camp exposes the campers to all of the wonderful things Zoosiana has to offer, including: daily zoo tours, arts, crafts, and activities; Playground time, behind the scenes tour, Special “Friday only” activities, educational animal programs (to include up-close enjoyment!), and more!

WinShape Camps offers day and overnight summer camp experiences for boys and girls of all ages.

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WIN a $100 Amazon Gift Card From Kid’s Academy

WIN a $100 Amazon Gift Card From Kid’s Academy

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Who’s ready to win a $100 Amazon gift card?!  I know I could certainly use it.  Between back to school shopping and Christmas quickly approaching, eeeek!  Well, here’s your chance!
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Kid’s Academy is all about helping children learn verbal, writing and math skills in an easy and fun manner. Apps such as 123 Tracing and Bingo ABC have been top-50 educational apps in the App Store, and Kid’s Academy has also brought the well-known stories and nursery rhymes The Three Little Pigs and Five Little Monkeys to life with interactive apps. The simple interfaces of the apps allow children to take the reins and play on their own, but the sing-a-longs and other activities are perfect for parent or teacher engagement, as well. Research has shown that singing along with nursery rhymes has cognitive and physical benefits for children. Not only are children learning new words and the context in which to use them, but strengthening tongue and mouth muscles at an early age will help with pronunciation skills.
Kids Academy is hosting an awesome giveaway!  Head over, download the app, and write a review in the App Store.  At the end of August, Kids Academy will randomly choose 2 lucky winners who will each win a $100 Amazon gift card!  Sweet!
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It’s A Jungle In There! At The Rainforest Cafe #GoHouston

It’s A Jungle In There! At The Rainforest Cafe #GoHouston

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Our final stop in Houston during our super fun-filled Fourth of July excursion was the Rainforest Cafe.  This was our first time going to a Rainforest Cafe and we weren’t sure what to expect.  Of course we have heard of the Rainforest Cafe, but there isn’t one close to us.  We were so excited to finally get the chance to check it out!  I just LOVE going to a new place with really no expectations, especially when we are pleasantly surprised by how AMAZING it is once we get there.  We were greeted at the front by the friendliest host EVER!  I don’t know if y’all have noticed, but Hannah gives a “thumbs up” in every review where she is pictured and our host gave a “thumbs up” too!  We didn’t even have to ask :D  That guy was so much fun.

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Just the walk through the mall to the cafe was gorgeous!  I had no idea it was going to be such an animated experience.  Even the animals on the walls outside of the cafe are animated.  This was very cool as it added to the anticipation for the kids :D  They were not too happy about Mom wanting to take pictures of the outside of the restaurant LOL  They were ready to RUN INSIDE!   Just as we walked into the Rainforest Cafe, we had to pass through the gift shop!  The gift shop is an experience all its own.  There was a talking tree, costumes to buy, and a snake hanging from the ceiling :D

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As we made our way through the ‘jungle’ to our table, we met a frog!  Yes, we met a frog; not just any frog, but THE FROG!  Cha Cha the frog walks around Rainforest Cafe greeting everyone.  This was such a fun added touch to our visit.

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Alas, our food arrived!  Not a moment too soon, or too late.  Well, we did get the Awesome Appetizer Adventure before our main entree, which made the wait that much better.  I know y’all hear me say this a lot about food, but little details go a long way with me.  Everyone’s plate was not only beautiful, but delicious!  Madeline’s coconut shrimp was, by far the prettiest.  Everything fit the theme of the Rainforest Cafe.

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What better ending to a fabulous meal than eating a VOLCANO?!  Oh yes, this was definitely the highlight to our meal.  Note to self, start your meal with dessert next time :D  Yes, we all ate this one volcano and still couldn’t finish it!  What a delicious combination of a soft, warm brownie, ice cream and hot fudge!  Oh yeah, and they bring it out with a sparkler sparkling on the top!  This was so much fun!

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Adam Levine Women’s Sunglasses JUST $4 ~ Kmart

Adam Levine Women’s Sunglasses JUST $4

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Adam Levine Women’s Hats JUST $4

Adam Levine Women’s Hats JUST $4

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Oh, how I love these!!  I don’t wear hats, but I keep saying I’m going to start :D   Run over to Kmart.com and you can get this adorable Adam Levine Women’s Floppy Hat  for just $4 (Regularly priced at $24.99!).

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FREE LEGO City Police ATV ~ Kmart

FREE LEGO City Police ATV ~ Kmart

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‘Frozen’ Elsa & Anna Digital Watch ONLY $5.99 SHIPPED!

‘Frozen’ Elsa & Anna Digital Watch ONLY $5.99 SHIPPED!

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Casual Is The New Black ~ Black Walnut Cafe #GoHouston

Casual Is The New Black ~ Black Walnut Cafe #GoHouston

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During our trip to Houston, we stopped by the Black Walnut Cafe!  I really wasn’t sure what to expect, but the atmosphere was definitely inviting!  Once we stepped inside, I was reminded of a coffee house, then as I looked around, I was reminded of a deli.  As I took an even closer look, I thought; “This is a fine dining restaurant!”  The Black Walnut Cafe fit so many categories that I was sure we would find something to suit all 5 of us!  Well, I was right!  Once we had our menus in hand, I knew we were in the right place.

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As you can see, The Black Walnut Cafe definitely has the look of a coffee house when you first walk in, but when it comes to your dining experience, it quickly switches over to restaurant!  There is even a full bar for those who are interested.  At first, I wasn’t sure about such a strong contrast within a single restaurant, but it only took about 5 minutes for us all to be completely sold on this concept.  During our experience here, we visited each area of the restaurant, which was a lot of fun for us all!  With all of this talk about the many areas of the Black Walnut Cafe, you would think we were in a restaurant department store, but we were not.  All of this awesomeness fit beautifully into a cozy cafe.

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HERE COMES THE FOOD!  Oh yes, the food at Black Walnut Cafe!  I have been going on about how much I LOVE the atmosphere, now it’s time for the food :D  The food was PERFECT!  I had the beef fajita tacos and they were delicious.  They were prepared perfectly and looked simply beautiful.  The Feta on top of my tacos was a tasty touch.  My daughter had the grilled chicken breast which came with garlic mashed potatoes.   My husband had the Pavia shrimp alfredo, and Hannah, of course, had a cheeseburger :D   It didn’t take long before everyone’s plate was clean!

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Our entrees were delicious and that played a huge part in why they disappeared so quickly, but I *think* looking at the desserts when we came in also played a huge part in how quickly our dinner plates were clean :D  Oh, and the desserts!  Not only does the Black Walnut Cafe have an amazing assortment of cheesecake, but they also have quite an extensive collection of gelato.  I have to admit, this was my first time having gelato and it was AMAZING!  If you’re ever in the Houston area, do yourself a favor and stop by the Black Walnut Cafe.  Tell them I sent you ;)

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