Posts for October 20th 2007
- Get ready for Halloween by hosting a pumpkin carving party complete with sweet and savory treats.
- And don't forget to bookmark your favorite pumpkin carving tools in this week's Off to Market challenge.
- National Cookie Month deliciousness continues! Try my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies or these booze-infused Banana Rum Coconut Cookies.
- Gordon Ramsay makes me wonder: What would you do if you owned a Kitchen Nightmare?
- Looking for excellent budget wines? Try Estancia Cabernet Sauvignon or visit Wine.Woot.com for one great deal every week.
- You can now taste Hung's winning Top Chef meal at Guy Savoy in Vegas.
- Or try this challenge: What would you make with cheddar cheese, thyme, and flour?
- Finally, test your knowledge of Hostess Cupcakes with this fun quiz, or just admire our lovely cupcake of the week.
Don't you feel sorry for Brussels sprouts? They have a horrible reputation, and I don't understand why. When cooked correctly and paired with enhancing flavors, Brussels sprouts are actually a wonderfully delicious vegetable. Pancetta or bacon, fresh thyme, and chestnuts complement Brussels sprouts' taste.
This gratin, however, is made with Parmesan, roasted garlic, and proscuitto. It pairs nicely with roasted pork or beef. For a vegetarian meal, serve the gratin alongside a pasta or sandwich. To give this underrated vegetable a little love, read more
The other day I was chatting with DearSugar about our most-liked desserts. She named carrot cake as one of her all-time favorites, and it got me thinking about making a deconstructed version of carrot cake. Then, I found the perfect recipe in the form of carrot cake cookies!
Carrots, oats, and brown sugar flavor these fragrant and delicious cookies. Filled with a sweet cream cheese frosting, these sandwich cookies are the ideal companion to a steaming cup of hot cocoa. You know you want to make these so get the recipe now and read more
Usually I stay away from over-the-top and cheesy decorations, but I make an exception for Halloween. I love all crazy and haunting decorations, from hanging witches to smiling pumpkins to spooky skeletons. When I found these Flesh and Bones Candles ($7.99), I was extremely ecstatic and disturbed at the same time. Wouldn't a mantel look gorgeous lined with these candles? Or perhaps you could use them in an elegantly scary centerpiece for a Halloween dinner? What do you think?