Can a dessert bar be considered a cookie? I hope so, because these pumpkin cream cheese bars are too decadent not to be featured as one of our Cookie Month recipes. The classic pumpkin pie flavors — cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg — are packed into this three-bite dessert. Perfect for Fall, these cookies would be a wonderful addition to a potluck and a lovely finish to any holiday dinner. For the recipe, please read more
Posts for October 22nd 2007
The microwave drawer works like a normal microwave, except that it's built like an oven. According to the Sharp website,
Now microwave cooking is easier for every cook in the family, with no need to remove the dish from the oven to check, stir, or turn the food. For even greater convenience, the new Easy Open Microwave Drawer Oven opens automatically with a gentle pull of the handle. Just push it gently and it closes automatically, even if your hands are full.
Sounds like the microwave of the future has arrived. I like it because the microwave has always been a bulky kitchen appliance, but with this sleek interpretation, you can have clutter free counter tops! How about you? What do you think?
No Halloween is complete without a good old fashioned punch. Often times, folks will use dry ice as a way to create a spooky effect. However, dry ice can be quite dangerous, so I found a recipe that will evoke the same feeling without any of the risk. This recipe for a Witches' Brew starts off with a chilled apple cider and ends with a dollop of sweet vanilla ice cream. To get the recipe, read more
I used to have this fabulous orange plastic Halloween candy bowl. It was a little cheesy with jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, and bats pattern along the rim. I loved this bowl, and it's part of what made Halloween special. Sadly, after one too many Halloween parties, the bowl has vanished.
So I asked you to help me find a new one. You looked for a fun and festive bowl large enough to fit several bags of candy. You saved your bowls in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag Halloween Candy Bowl. I can't believe how many amazing bowls you discovered!
I love the eyeball punch bowl that mellie_608 bookmarked but it's for punch and not candy. The pumpkin candy bowl (at left) that ALSW totally reminds me of my old bowl! At only $6.99, the price is right, so nice find ALSW. Take a look at all the spooky bowls below.
Geeksugar has written a helpful explanation of how to bookmark.
Week three of The Next Iron Chef was all about resourcefulness, so the chefs had to prove themselves by cooking with wild-grown ingredients on wobbly outdoor tables. The six chefs were divided into pairs, and each one chose ingredients for his "partner." Then, the foods — including escargot, wild flowers, and dandelion greens — were loaded into coolers and transported to outdoor cooking stations with very limited supplies. [ALERT: Spoilers ahead.]
I was surprised by how much difficulty the chefs had lighting their grills; I mean, it's not like they didn't have charcoal. But I was impressed with what they created with ingredients that didn't even sound like they'd taste good together. Chef Symon really blew everyone out of the water by making polenta, serving his quail family-style, and mixing up a refreshing berry drink. Gavin and Morou said goodbye, and Aaron Sanchez survived by the hair of his goatee. Whose ingredients do you think were hardest to work with?
Airline Meals: Website of the Day
When you travel, you can find out what the airline will be dishing up before you board with Airline Meals. I don't know how they did it, but Airline Meals.net lists every airline you can imagine and provides thousands of in-flight meal pictures from real travelers so you know exactly what you'll be eating. The site even shows crew meals, special meals, airline lounge food and includes pictures of the menu cards. Airline Meals is totally addictive! Enjoy! via Consumerist
I'm going a little party-crazy this week in preparation for the huge Halloween bash I'm hosting on Saturday. While I'll be using lots of orange Christmas lights in my decor, candles will also play a huge role in creating a spooky look. Better yet, I've decorated long white taper candles to appear as if they are dripping with blood!
This DIY project is incredibly easy, and the final product is super fun for a Halloween bash. These would be great incorporated into a Halloween dinner centerpiece. To see how I made these candles, read more
If you have any leftover eggplant, I recommend that you create a simple Baba Ghanoush by tossing it with a few ingredients and zipping it all up in the food processor. The eggplant dip will pair well with toasted pita bread and a crisp side salad. However, if you're hoping to create a new meal, then a delicious sandwich is always a great way to go. To get the recipe for a simple dinner solution, read more