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Best Edible Easter Designs – Bunnies, Eggs and Chicks

These first two are from the super talented Bakerella. The cake pops are super adorable, and the pink bunny cupcakes over the top cute.

These cookies from below from SweetSugarBelle have awesome detail: the swirls on the carrot, the easter bunny mouth, the peeping chicks. I can’t get over the carrots.

Handpainted Easter Chicks are unbeateable! Neviepiecakes outdid herself.

LynnInSingapore takes the Easter bunny, ducks and intricately decorated eggs and places them so invitingly in a basket.

The peekaboo chicks below are breaking out of their egg shells. The bows, stripes and polka-dots are just too much cute! FabCakeLady did good with these cookies.

Modgourmet added some faux grass for a nice touch for the sugar cake pop eggs.

Simple but modern Easter sugar cookies from Hello Naomi

Last but not least, not really edible, but the BEST Easter wedding cake topper. This is the cutest thing ever. JooJoo outdid herself.

What are you making for easter? Have something cute you want to share? Include the link in the comments below 🙂 Happy Easter everyone!

Monterrey Cantina – Royal Oak – Mexican

Monterrey Cantina

Mexican food is one of those cuisines that you can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. At least for me it is. Nachos with beans, jalapenos and cheese, bean burritos, fresh salsa to snack on, there is something for everyone.

Our favorite place outside of mexican town in Detroit is Monterrey Cantina in Royal Oak. Now, its a bit Americanized, but still really good. Its nothing like On the Border (which to me has nothing to do with Mexican food), but its not fully authentic either.

In the summer, the patio is always bumping with a long wait, and its located in the middle of main street, so its prime location.
Monterrey Cantina

We hang out in Royal Oak alot, and have ate here sooo many times.
Monterrey Cantina

The decor is rustic and playful with big peppers everywhere.
Monterrey Cantina

I had my usual. Refried bean burritos with rice and beans ($12). Yummy! Perfect ratio of beans to sauce and cheese.Monterrey Cantina
Monterrey Cantina

Hubby had the veggie quesadilla ($10), which is huge btw.
Monterrey Cantina

Lots of cheese, zucchini and peppers. Very fresh and simple.
Monterrey Cantina
Monterrey Cantina

If you are ever in the area past 10pm on Friday and Saturday night check it out since everything is 1/2 off. It also seems to be the place most club goers come eat before hitting places like Black Finn and Mr.B’s. Again, its not authentic mexican food, but its pretty good simple food for what it is.
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Oslo – Detroit – Sushi & Thai

Oslo Detroit

On the corner of Woodward & John R. is a place with an inconspicuous sign. It simply reads Oslo. My friend Mike bugged me for a few months to check it out and once I saw a coupon on Restaurant.com I was psyched. We got the $50 off $100 gift certificate for 4 dollars, count them, one, two, three, four! So, I knew I was in for a feast.
Oslo Detroit

On the inside the decor is on point. Fresh and funky. With lots of modern wood accents all around and a great hand painted mural.

So first, some spring rolls ($3). I can eat spring rolls every day for the rest of my life. Clap if they make you happy 🙂 These were perfect. Everything a spring roll should be. Crunchy, super hot and just comforting.
Oslo Detroit

Being coconut shrimp fans, we went with that ($9). These were nothing special. I wouldn’t really order them again. Tasted just like the ones I buy from Costco. Pass…
Oslo Detroit

I felt like a soup, and at the waitress’s suggestion I ordered the Oslo Noodle Soup – fresh noodles, garlic, celery & bean sprouts ($3)

Let me tell you, if I ever had a Harry met Sally moment, it was over this soup. It seemed so simple looking when it came out, but the broth had so much depth, each slurp was an “ahhhhh” moment.  It was salty, nutty and fresh. There were so many notes to this soup, it sang. If you still didn’t get the point: ORDER THIS SOUP!
Oslo Detroit

Oslo is known for their sushi. So we had to order some rolls. I can’t remember the name of this one, but its a roll of salmon, cream cheese and avocado – then the whole roll is put in a tempura batter and deep fried. This was Ok. It had a bit of a fishy taste which I’m guessing came from the oil.
Oslo Detroit

Its my prerogative to eat as many spicy tuna rolls in my life as possible. So, me and mike each ordered one ($6). First thing I noticed was they look more square than round. Nothing special here either.
Oslo Detroit

Spicy Scallop Roll ($6.50) – thats the one on front on the picture below. The one in the back is the Cherry Blossom – salmon/cu/inside top w tuna/lemon/fish eggs ($11)
Oslo Detroit

Close up of the Cherry Blossom below. The slice of lemon is a nice surprise. This didn’t look rolled well either. To be honest, I wasn’t really a fan of their sushi dishes and was a bit disappointed. Seemed too sloppy, and not authentic at all.
Oslo Detroit

I have to say, their Thai dishes made up for the sushi! They have very authentic food, with the “mom n pop” in the back making it.

Hubby had the shrimp fried rice ($11) – he loved it.
Oslo Detroit

Mike had the Suki Yaki – Veggies & glass noodles in a spicy garlic sauce ($10)

Here is a little story about Mike’s dish and the exchange with the waitress:

Mike: “I want it super spicy. Hotter than Hot. You know how they make it hot, make it hotter! I can take it.”

Waitress: “Are you sure man, the chef is thai, so their spicy is real hot, like its really hot.”

Mike: “Yeah, real spicy. I love me some spicy food.”

So what happened was the dish came out, and mike took one bite of it and then he drank a whole cup of water. He couldn’t eat it. I had a taste and all I could taste was burn. It was a shame. The dish looked good.
Oslo Detroit

So Mike got to share my plate, which we both agreed was really good. I had the Drunken Noodle – Bean Sprouts, Onions, Bamboo, Wine, Egg, Fresh Noodles & Basil ($10 + $2 for shrimp)

I had it w/o the wine, and I’m not really sure there was basil in it. But, it was really good and satisfying.
Oslo Detroit
Oslo Detroit

For dessert we had the fried ice cream. Its oreo ice cream thats tempura and quickly fried.
Oslo Detroit

The other was tempura fried bananas with vanilla ice cream. I liked this one better. The combo of the crunchy warmed banana with the cold ice cream was good.
Oslo Detroit

I definitely recommend trying Oslo. Especially since they have all sorts of amounts of coupons / gift certificates on Restaurant.com. I also heard they got a cool club downstairs.

The one thing that did bother me, was the sushi took waaaaayy too long to come out. BUT, the service was amazing and friendly that it didn’t seem too much of a nuisance, since we were kept entertained by our fabulous waitress.

Again, their menu is huge and offers alot to try. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend the sushi. Stick to the Thai dishes, you won’t be disappointed.
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