Is There a Future Eileen Collins Living in Under Your Roof?

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If you’re an Elmira native, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the name Eileen Collins. Eileen was born and bred right here in Elmira, NY, and when the space shuttle Columbia blasted off on July 23, 1999, she became NASA’a first female shuttle commander. She has truly been a pioneer for the space program. It was always her dream to become a pilot, however, her beginnings were humble.

Eileen went to Corning Community College, where she earned an associates degree in science. She then went on to Syracuse University where she earned a Bachelor’s in Math and Economics in 1978. Once she was finished with college, she enrolled in the pilot training course at the Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Her class was one of the first ones at the base to have women as students. Once she completed the pilot training course, she stayed at Vance and became an instructor for the next three years.

Eileen continued her education eventually, earning a Master’s Degree in operations research from Stanford, and another Master’s Degree in Space Systems Management from Webster’s University in St. Louis.

By the time Eileen was chosen by NASA she had logged more than 419 hours in space in various types of missions. Her achievements are honorable, and they’re something every Twin Tiers native should be proud of.

Your kids have the opportunity to get involved in learning about the space program right here at home, while they’re still young. You can help them in one of two ways:

1. Sweet-n-Saucy is proud to be a part of the Mission to Mars program at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, right here in Big Flats, NY. Our Family Fun Day kicks off at 10am on October 11, 2014, and it includes plenty of activities for your kids. They’ll love every minute of the Scavenger Hunt, meeting real, live Martians, and lots more. When they get hungry, you can break for lunch in our Wings of Eagles Cafe, and then it’s right back to the action. It’s only $10 for the whole family.

2. Later on the same day, at 6pm, we’ll be hosting our Mission to Mars Gala, featuring beer and wine tasting from local vendors, a delicious meal prepared by Sweet-n-Saucy, music from Joe Cavallaro and a presentation by Mars Research Scientist, Shoshanna Cole from Cornell University.

The proceeds from this event will help fund STEM education programs for our region’s youth. By attending, you’re helping to continue our exploration in space, which starts by sparking the interest of our kids.

We hope you’ll join us for this important and exciting event!

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3 Things Most Families Do on a Saturday Instead of Visiting Mars

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What do most families do on Saturdays? While every family is different, you can pretty much guarantee that you probably have these three things to get accomplished:

Grocery Shopping – There’s nothing like spending a Saturday looking for food for your family for the remainder of the week, right? It’s time-consuming, but it has to be done.

Laundry – Ah, the never-ending pile of laundry. It can really take over a Saturday if you let it. Again, it’s time-consuming, but it has to be done.

Cleaning the House – Saturday is probably the day you find everything your kids lost during the week, right? Even though you’d rather be doing just about anything else, sometimes you just have to clean so you can maintain your sanity during the rest of the week.

Wouldn’t it be great to do something different on a Saturday? We have the best idea!

On October 11, 2014, Wings of Eagles Discovery Center is having an awesome event for kids during the day. It’s called Mission to Mars, and it features plenty of great activities for your kids. They can meet some real Martians, take part in a costume contest, get their faces painted, and even try out the flight simulator. This all takes place from 10-2. When it comes time to stop and grab a bite to eat, you can head right over to Sweet-N-Saucy for a delicious lunch, which is perfect because you won’t be far from the fun.

In the evening, the adults can come back for our Gala event at 6pm. We’ll learn about 10 Years on Mars, with a fascinating presentation of how far space exploration has come in the last decade. The menu has been planned, and you’ll enjoy a wonderful dinner while you take part in beer and wine tasting with some of the area’s best music from Joe Cavallaro and his Dixieland Band.

Have you made your reservations yet? If not, click here to make them right now!

Why spend another boring Saturday at home? Sprinkle in some fun and join us on October 11, 2014!

Top 10 Things You Probably Never Knew About Mars

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With our Mission to Mars event quickly approaching, we’ve got Mars and basically everything about space on our minds! We thought it would be fun to share some facts about Mars you probably never knew before. Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!

10. Mars is two-faced – the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere of Mars look completely different from each other. In fact, if you saw them in person, you would probably think they were two separate planets!

9. Mars is a cold…desert! – Who says a desert can’t be cold? It snows on Mars, just like it does on Earth. However, the snow vaporizes before it hits the ground because it’s just so chilly.

8. Mars is rusty – You’ve probably seen plenty of pictures of Mars that make it look rusty. That’s because it is! The surface of the planet contains minerals that are rich in iron, and they rust, making the planet have a reddish color.

7. Mars is covered in craters – – Scientists believe that many of the craters that cover Mars were formed when the Universe was still being formed. One crater covers more than 40% of the planet’s face.

6. You have to wear protective gear on the surface of Mars – However, it’s not for the reason you probably think. The low pressure in the atmosphere can actually boil liquid. That means it can make your blood bubble!

5. Mars has water – However it’s not the same water you drink from a glass on a hot day. Ice has even been found at Mars’ north pole.

4. Mars once had rivers and other bodies of water – Mars might be more similar to Earth than we once thought. A look at the planet’s surface reveals evidence of rivers, lakes and other bodies of water.

3. On Mars, it snows…carbon dioxide – It’s easy for you to understand snow on another planet, but what if that snow is made of…carbon dioxide? If you were to see it, you might think it was just fog, but since most of the particles in the atmosphere are carbon dioxide on Mars, what else could the snow be made of?

2. A trip to Mars is a great way to lose weight – – Mars has much less gravitational pull than Earth does. In fact, it’s 37% less. That means you will instantly lose 37% of your body weight. You can jump higher too!

1. No human has ever been to Mars – – We send plenty of machines and robots to Mars to gather data, but no human has ever been there.

Are you interested in going to Mars? We can help you get an idea of what it’s like at our Mission to Mars event on October 10, 2014. Contact us, or click here to make your reservations for our Gala event!

Your Wedding: It’s The Details That Matter

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Once the new year has arrived, it’s pretty common to hear about brides scurrying around, trying to tie up those loose ends as they plan for their weddings. Some of them have been planning their big day for a long time. They’ve searched high and low for the perfect gown, they’ve hired the right DJ, they’ve booked the church and the reception site, and they’ve done these things far in advance.

Other brides whose wedding days are quickly approaching are the ones who may have received their engagement rings on Christmas, or on New Year’s Eve, which are both popular times to get engaged. Some of them will wait a year or even two years to get married, but the others want their wedding day to happen NOW.

If you’re reading this post, chances are, you’re soon to be a blushing bride, and you want everything to be absolutely perfect when you walk down the aisle. There’s nothing worse than realizing there are some important details you forgot to take care of while you’re looking at your new husband, trying to concentrate on your love for him.

You know the details we’re talking about:

  • The flowers
  • The decorations
  • The seating chart
  • The thank you cards
  • The honeymoon reservations

When these things aren’t planned ahead of time, or when you’re scrambling to make these plans at the last minute, it makes it really difficult to concentrate on enjoying your wedding day.

But what about the food?

One of the areas many brides and grooms have the most difficulty with planning is the food for their weddings. They want to make everyone happy, and yet they know it’s not possible to make everyone happy. It could be that their family members are dropping hints about wanting to supply the food for the wedding, but they just know that won’t go over very well. Of course, there are always the well-meaning friends who recommend this caterer or that caterer, but when they get more information about those businesses, there’s no way they could ever afford their prices. Not to mention, many caterers aren’t all that easy to work with.

The menu for your reception is a very important detail. If you ask anyone who has ever been to a wedding, they will tell you that one of the things they remember the most about that day was the food. They were either impressed by the selection, the presentation, and the taste, or they were planning to stop by a fast food restaurant afterwards because they were still hungry.

When it comes to wedding catering, the fact is, no one does it better than Sweet-N-Saucy in Big Flats, NY. We provide our customers with a customized planning experience. That means we’ll sit down with you and really listen to your concerns and your needs regarding your menu. We offer plenty of choices too, so you never have to worry about whether or not someone will be happy with the food selection. You’ll have a professional presentation of the food, and the taste will be beyond compare.

It’s your wedding. It’s your special day. Whatever you do, don’t entrust such an important detail to just anyone. Hire a caterer who is experienced in the industry, and who truly cares about the outcome of your reception. Our track record speaks for itself, and with Sweet-N-Saucy providing the food for your wedding, that’s one less detail you’ll have to worry about.

If you would like more information about our wedding catering, please contact us. Or, feel free to have a sneak peek at our catering menu. We look forward to hearing from you!

Our Cookie Selection Can Make Your Christmas Extra Special

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Everyone loves the holidays. No matter which one you celebrate, this time of year is really special for almost every family. What do your holiday preparations consist of? For most of us, it’s trimming the tree, wrapping presents and making baked goods to share with friends and family.

For many people, it’s making Christmas cookies that takes the most time. It would be one thing if you could just pick a kind that you really like (like peanut butter or chocolate chip) and just spend a Saturday making a big batch of those. However, as you know, there’s a lot more that goes into Christmas cookies than just making one big batch of the same kind.

How many weekends this month will you spend looking up recipes, purchasing the ingredients, putting everything together only to realize you forgot something essential, running back to the store, throwing a batch out because the kids distracted you and your burned some…you get the idea.

Baking cookies can be a real hassle, but everyone loves them. Whether you want to be sure your cookie jar is stocked for the holidays, you’re participating in a cookie exchange, or you’re having a Christmas party, you have to have them.

But you don’t have to bake them.

Sweet-N-Saucy in Big Flats, NY has an incredible cookie selection that you purchase to complete your holiday baking, all at once. Wouldn’t that be fantastic? Even if you usually just go to the grocery store and buy some of their Christmas cookies, you know it’s not the same as when you have some that are homemade, and baked with love. That’s what you get when you choose one of our cookie trays.

Also, it doesn’t matter where you live in the Twin Tiers. We have customers who come to us from all over – Corning, Painted Post, Elmira, Horseheads and all over the area. We’re located right in Big Flats, in the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center. So, we’re easily accessible for you too.

Wouldn’t it be nice to spend your weekends enjoying your friends and family this year, instead of being stuck inside baking all day long? When you pick up a few cookie trays from Sweet-N-Saucy, that’s exactly what you’ll be able to do. Contact us today so we can help you make your Christmas cookie selection!

‘Twas The Night Of A Disastrous Holiday Party

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You know the ones we’re talking about. You’ve probably been to a few disastrous holiday parties, yourself. Maybe you’ve even hosted some of them.

You spend weeks planning everything out. You have the perfect music selected, and you talked to everyone you know about who to use for your holiday catering company. The problem is, everyone had a different suggestion. That meant you just went with your gut instincts, and you picked a company that you hoped would do a good job. After all, if they’re in business, they must be a good company right?

However, as soon as the catering company arrived with the food, you started to realize you had made a big, BIG mistake.

First of all, the hot food you ordered wasn’t hot at all. In fact, it looked like it had been sitting around in a refrigerator for a couple of days, at the least. Then, of course, you remember how your meeting with the owner of the catering company went, and you’re really not all that surprised. You kick yourself for not getting tipped off during your meeting because the owner wasn’t very attentive to your needs. They didn’t have a big selection to choose from either, but you were in such a hurry to get going on the other aspects of your party planning, you didn’t think too much about it at the time.

Oh…and let’s not even discuss the dessert tray you ordered. The dessert tray you wanted was supposed to be the centerpiece of the table you set up. It was supposed to be beautiful and captivating. Instead…they forgot it!

To say the least, your party didn’t go very well. In fact, you were quite embarrassed to have even had the party in the first place, and it’s got you having second thoughts about your parties in the future.

Sound familiar?

When you choose Sweet-N-Saucy in Big Flats, NY, you won’t ever have to have any of these concerns. In fact, we’ll impress you from the first time we sit down to talk with you. You’ll love how attentive we are to whatever your needs might be. You’ll also be impressed when we arrive with your order because the food will not only be hot, but it will be fresh and delicious. You’ll have all the desserts you want, including fresh baked pies, cookies, and other treats.

This year, when you’re planning your Christmas party, don’t go with a catering company that has let others (or even you!) down in the past. We’ll take care of every last detail, which will leave you to simply enjoy your guests, and yourself.

If you’re looking for a holiday caterer for your upcoming Christmas party, you’ve come to the right place. Contact us, and we’ll make sure this party is the best one you’ve ever had.

Visit Sweet-N-Saucy In Big Flats For A Great Lunch While You’re Shopping

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Let’s say you’re out shopping during the week while the kids are in school. It’s the perfect time to shop because you won’t have to worry about anyone watching them, and you won’t have to bring them along and try to hide their presents from those adorable, prying eyes. The shopping areas in Big Flats and Corning are absolutely wonderful for picking up those must-have items that you need for everyone on your list. 

But what about when it comes time for lunch?

If you’re shopping at the Arnot Mall, there’s always the food court, but it can be hit-or-miss, depending on what you want to eat. Not to mention it’s usually quite crowded. If you’re shopping with a friend, that doesn’t give you much in the way of relaxation and quiet. Not to mention, you want something savory that will give you the boost you need to keep going until your shopping day is finished. 

Instead of opting for a crowded food court, or another restaurant where you’ll get a sub-par lunch, why not take the short ride to Sweet-N-Saucy instead? 

Sweet-N-Saucy has an incredible lunch menu, and we’re located in the Wings Of Eagles Discovery Center. So we’re nearby, and yet we’re just far enough away from the chaos that you’ll be able to relax for a few minutes and enjoy a delicious lunch. On these cold winter days, our soup will warm your soul, and you’ll be energized to get right back out there and finish your shopping for the day. 

When you visit us here at Sweet-N-Saucy, you’ll be delighted to find that our service is both fast and friendly. In other restaurants, sometimes they’re eager to get you on your way so they can make room for the next customers. Here, you’ll be greeted with a smile, and served a meal that will satisfy your craving for…well, just about anything.

So, whether you’re shopping at the mall, or you’re taking a trip to Corning or Painted Post, make sure a stop at Sweet-N-Saucy is on your agenda. You’ll love what we have to offer. 

Also, don’t forget about Sweet-N-Saucy when it comes time to plan your next holiday party! Contact us with any questions about our catering services.

Choose Sweet-N-Saucy To Cater Your Wedding

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Wedding planning is such a big job. It’s not surprising that so many people opt to hire professional wedding planners instead of taking on the challenge themselves. However, if you’re one of those daring individuals who has decided to make all of the plans for your wedding yourself, and you’re getting married this spring or summer, right about now is probably when you’re going to start looking for a wedding caterer.

What type of wedding are you planning? Perhaps you’re hoping for an elegant, evening wedding and reception, and you’d like the food to reflect that type of atmosphere. Or maybe your plans include a low-key, backyard ceremony at your parents’ house, with the reception being held in a different part of the yard. No matter what your wedding plans are, you have a unique picture in your mind about what you’d like your wedding to look like. Your wedding caterer should be able to build your menu around that picture.

It’s essential to find a good wedding caterer, especially if you’re in the Elmira, Horseheads, Big Flats or Corning areas. Quite often, people judge how good the wedding and reception was by how good the food was. In short, if people love the food at your wedding, they’ll think of your special day as a big success.

When we help you plan your wedding, you’ll be happy to know that we don’t offer the same solution for everyone. Your wedding is a big, important day for you. In fact, it’s one of the most important days of your entire life. We want to provide you with a personal touch when it comes to planning the food for your wedding. That’s why we sit down with each and every one of our brides, or couples, and find out what’s important to them. The menu for your wedding will be hand-picked by you, which is one of the best parts of working with us as your wedding caterer.

If you would like more information about catering for your upcoming wedding, we’d love to talk with you. We’re confident that you’ll find our food delicious, and our service outstanding. We’re dedicated to your happiness, and we cater to your dreams. Contact us today!

Let Sweet-N-Saucy Catering In Big Flats, NY Help You Plan Your Holiday Party

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Hopefully you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and you’re now wondering what you’re going to do with all of those delicious leftovers. You might also be wondering about all of the cooking and baking that lies ahead for you once Christmas gets closer.

Everyone loves Christmas parties. However, planning the party can sometimes be quite difficult. If you plan to bake all of the desserts yourself, and cook the meal yourself, you’re generally in for days of work. Even if your gathering is fairly small, it can be very time-consuming to make sure you have everything just right.

If you are cooking for a large group of people, you’re in for even more work, and unfortunately, the work doesn’t stop as soon as the dinner and baked goods are finished. Before you know it, your Christmas party is over, and you might not have even had a chance to eat!

Wouldn’t it be great if you could really enjoy your Christmas party this year? Sweet-N-Saucy can handle all of your catering needs, no matter what size party you’re having. We’ve provided catering for small, intimate dinners for two, and we’ve done large meals for major corporations. We can also handle anything in between.

This year, why not plan a party that you can participate in, instead of being stuck in the kitchen for the whole time? Even if you have always had various family members bring dishes to pass for a more “potluck” style dinner, when you have us do all of your catering, you always know that the meal will be fantastic. That way you don’t have to make Aunt Mary feel bad that no one seemed to like her green bean casserole this year.

When it comes to holiday catering, or catering for your Christmas party, we serve a big area in the Twin Tiers. We’ll come to you if you’re in:

  • Elmira, NY
  • Horseheads, NY
  • Corning, NY
  • Painted Post, NY

…and many other areas!

You’ll love all of the options we have available for your holiday catering needs. Feel free to check out our catering menu on our website, and contact us with any questions you might have.

We’re thrilled to be able to help you plan the best Christmas party you’ve ever had. This year, let’s make Christmas truly memorable, and let’s do it together!

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