Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2011

Awesome pumpkin carved by the hubs.

I have a special place in my heart for Halloween.

My mom was a bit of a stickler about having candy in the house.

As in, we ate carob bars instead of chocolate.

But on Halloween, glorious Halloween, it was a sugar-high free for all. Read the rest of this entry »


Caramel popcorn

October 29, 2011

Caramel corn | Photo by Brave New Food

Okay, so you may want to just stop reading now.

No, really. Stop.

Because once you learn how easy it is to make this holy-lord delicious caramel corn, there’s no going back.

And, I hate to tell you, but once you buy the main ingredients, there’s a lot more where that came from.

Crack candy popcorn.  Read the rest of this entry »


German chocolate icing

October 22, 2011

As you might recall, I like a big fuss over my birthday.

Or, rather, I appreciate it if a big fuss is made.

So, when the hubs’ day rolls around, I like to pay back in full all of the doting attention I received on my birthday week.

Always one to know exactly what he wants, I had to settle with buying him a watch that he had already picked out.

But I *was* able to surprise him with a beta fish (named Walternate) and a bunch of rainbow-colored balloons.

“Baboooh!!”

(Did anyone else watch “The Red Balloon” in film criticism class? No, just me?) Read the rest of this entry »


Skillet-baked chocolate chip cookie

October 18, 2011

Skillet-baked chocolate chip cookie | Photo by BNF

Clearly, I am only branching out so far when it comes to desserts.

Yes, okay, so I did make the pear and ricotta tart. I’m still impressed with myself on that one minus the quarter-size burn on my arm.

And the almond biscotti was no piece of cake (har har).

But a skillet-baked  chocolate chip cookie? Pish.

I mean, obviously, it has potential to be pretty good.

Is it cake? Is it a cookie? Is it pie? (yes). Read the rest of this entry »


Waldorf goat cheese salad

October 2, 2011

Waldorf salad with goat cheese | Photo by BNF

Um, yeah. It was a high of 80 degrees here today.

So, while every blogger on the face of the earth is digging out the fall pumpkin recipes, I’m cruising like summer isn’t actually over.

Because in Florida … it isn’t.

Actually, now is the time of year that we by-gosh *earned* having suffered through 100+ degree heat for two months straight.

Now is the time when it starts being bearable outside.  Read the rest of this entry »


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