Thursday, October 31, 2013
I don't have a costume this year, but guess who does?! That's right the Dingo does! She's going as a giraffe this year. It's pretty adorable and she loves wearing it...as you can imagine.
I love to start my day out with sweets and carbs and then just continue that trend right on into bedtime. Don't judge me with your smoothie.
If you are a weirdo and you don't like sweets for breakfast, then you could just swap out the words "french toast" and plug in "bread pudding" and you can have dessert! Problem solved. You're welcome. What I'm saying is, there's no reason you shouldn't be pinning this recipe maybe for Christmas morning or Christmas dessert...or a lazy Sunday morning. Just pin it. Just eat it!
Monday, October 28, 2013
I'm not at all suggesting that you should stop being concerned about little old ladies, I'm just saying if someone handed me a caramel apple, I wish I could eat it without concern of being poisoned or cut. That's all.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
spinach artichoke dip, or maybe this hummus. Or maybe dip's really not your thing? How about some crostini? You could assemble these nachos ahead of time and throw them in the host's oven for a few minutes! Hot, melty nachos! People will definitely talk about you (in a good way) on their way home!
kale & brussels sprouts salad which you could make hours beforehand. I don't think anyone could not like Justin's Salad. If you want something more seasonal, how about a fresh, green salad with cranberries and pears?
And then, if you have a food blog and you've really made yourself known for your baking, you are only asked to bring dessert. Which is usually a problem of too many options, not a problem of coming up with an idea. So really it depends on the type of party. Are people sitting down, are they gathered around a TV watching football or are they going to be standing, holding plates of food in their hands?
cookies and brownies. Never a bad option. Lemon Pie Bars are definitely portable. So are Pumpkin Bars.
Maple Bacon Cupcakes (which now that I think about it, people could probably eat while standing up too). Because it's October, you better be bringing a pumpkin pie. You just better.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Rarely will a piece of chocolate or a store bought cookie do the trick. It's not just anything sweet, it has to be sweet and delicious!
So at this point, I will get up from whatever I'm watching, quickly mix up a batch of cookies, finish the show while I'm waiting for the oven timer to go off, then I eat 1 or 2 or 3 and go to bed totally, completely satisfied. (I think this is something I picked up from my dad.) The next day, eat a couple more and love them just as much!
Monday, October 21, 2013
There's plenty of time left for things to get harder or easier, but I'm really hoping that it gets easier. For that reason, we're having leftover soup for dinner.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
2 years ago today, I bought my domain name and started committing myself to posting 2-3 recipes a week.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
So I fully embrace fall. I love the leaves changing color, the crisp air, and the comfort food! I start to cook almost exclusively with apples, sweet potatoes, and cranberries. I also consume most meals in soup form. I take more time out of the day to just sit and relax while watching a football/hockey game or reading a book.
Not that these raviolis will actually take you that long. Because you can just use wonton wrappers from your grocery store (I found them by the fresh herbs and mushrooms), you can cut out the biggest hassle: making your own pasta. And also, I'm probably just slow at pinching them together. You'll do better, I know it!
Monday, October 14, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
That's definitely how I feel/felt about apple pie. I love it just the way it is. It will always be one of my favorite pies and if it didn't require peeling all the apples, I would probably always have one on hand.
This pie takes an extra step or two to make the caramel so you may decide not to make it quite as often, but when you're hosting friends or having a special family gathering, it's probably worth it. It's definitely worth it.
I will warn you, when you are done making the caramel and you dip your finger in to taste it - because we all know you will, and it will hurt, because it's hot - it will taste really salty. You're going to think, it's too salty. Don't worry though! Don't add more sugar! Don't throw it away! When you add it on top of the apples and when you drizzle some extra over the top, it will balance out perfectly :)
Monday, October 7, 2013
Who are those people that order a salad "dry" or with a "squeeze of lemon?!?!" I'm sorry, but that's crazy. I know I'm not offending you either, because you obviously wouldn't be reading my blog if you only eat lettuce like a rabbit. Well, maybe you're into torturing yourself?
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
There's no coming back now. The time for prevention has come and gone, now I have to attack it head on. There are about a bajillion different "remedies" for a cold but it seems to me the best solution is lots and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.