Brie, Roasted Turkey, and Pear Panini

Holy moly this week got crazy. Crazy good. Crazy bad. A little sad. And a lot, a lot of LOVE.   My amazing, brilliant, grandpa passed away this week. He battled Alzheimer's for over 8 years and I have never seen a more graceful fight in my life. Alzheimer's tries to take everything away from you, and even until the end it couldn't take his heart, I'm so happy he gets to rest now... and hopefully find the most kick butt Old Country Buffet up there in heaven (go figure the gourmet … [Read more...]

Halloween Graveyard Oreo Brownies

 BOO!   How cute is he?? I am a firm believer that Halloween should be reserved for friendly ghosts, Glinda the Good Witch, Disney Princess costumes, and free candy for all.   No thank you to Mr. Scary Clown...creepy house at the end of the street...and movies rated higher than PG- 13. I will never ever forget my first (and ONLY) Haunted House...after surviving at least 6 back to back heart attacks and a possibly sprained ankle from jumping sky high at ever corner... I MADE … [Read more...]

“Snickers” Peanut Butter Caramel Corn and Your Halloween Candy Survival Guide

Happy Halloween! Today's post is all about learning how to survive that big bad candy bowl sitting by your front door and deciding which candy bars are the skinniest choices for sneaking out of your kids trick or treat bags....   Because lets be serious. We're all going to eat a candy bar or two.. or three...  but with a couple easy tricks you can easily navigate how to indulge in some Halloween fun without totally splitting your skinny's! It's all about moderation ladies and … [Read more...]

Monster Cupcakes!

Halloween is the BEST. Besides the fact that an entire new aisle is now dedicated to candy in the grocery store, even better is that I can walk out of the store with 10 different bags and no one will judge me. Because the old lady next to me just walked out with 12.   I seriously had SO much fun trying to find cute candy decor for these little spooky cupcakes! Once a month I come up with easy festive recipes for a recipe board I have set up at a doctor's office - and this was … [Read more...]