Friday, October 31, 2014

BLT Mac and Cheese



This week has ended with a bang! Yesterday I found out that I am going to be a Grandmother for the first time!! I am over the moon happy and finding myself kicking into Grandma mode already. I have to stop myself from calling my son's fiance everyday to see how she is feeling, and if she has any food cravings that I can satisfy for her. I have already been scouring the internet for cute baby clothes, and picking through patterns for baby afghans to crotchet. Visions of cradling my baby boy's baby in my arms have me on the verge of tears multiple times a day.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pumpkin Bubble Bread with Cream Cheese Glaze



I am really enjoying the start of fall. Yes, it has been raining just about everyday for the last week (I do live in Washington), but I have had a fire going in my fireplace, my favorite afghan and fleece jammies have been broken out, and the smell of pumpkin has been filling my kitchen. 

I have no idea why I only cook with pumpkin in the fall. I mean canned pumpkin is available year round right? But I guess it is just that pumpkin and fall go hand in hand. It would seem a little strange to have pumpkin pie in the middle of the summer. Although far be it from me to judge. Lord knows I let my freak flag fly quite high!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Vampire Kiss Martini (Recipe Revisit)



With Halloween almost here I find myself getting more and more excited. I am seriously a big kid and love everything about it. I love to decorate the whole house and watching scary movies. When the kids were living with us it was more about coming up with foods and costumes that fit the chosen theme. A couple of years ago I made Goblin (Deviled) Eggs for our Ghouls and Goblins themed night. Everyone loved them, and they disappeared like a prom queen in a slasher movie.