Month: October 2008

Happy Halloween – Now GO VOTE!

Happy Halloween – Now GO VOTE!

Now I’m not going to get all political on my blog, because it is a food blog. I won’t even tell you who I’ve voted for. But… I found this site, Yes We Carve, and knew I had to join in the festivities. I’m not […]

When the Moon Hits Your Eye

When the Moon Hits Your Eye

Like a Big Pizza Pie…. That’s Amore! Today you will be seeing homemade Pizza popping up around the blogosphere, as it is the Daring Baker challenge this month. The recipe came from Rosa’s Yummy yums, one of my favorite blogs that I check regularly. She […]

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

When I came across this ridiculously cute little baking dish, I knew I had to make pumpkin bread pudding. It’s been years since I made bread pudding and I forgot how good (and painfully easy) it is. The recipe came from an old Gourmet Magazine, October 2007. I made some adjustments to the recipe to lower the fat, but this is still nowhere near “lowfat.” I also baked it in a water bath at a lower temperature so the custard would stay creamy.

We’re leaving town again this coming up weekend, to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for a destination wedding. It’s a tough job we have… we’re forced to stay in a beautiful beachfront villa… hanging out with a lovely couple and their families. Oh yeah, we do have to photograph it too. :P Have a safe and happy weekend!

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American As Apple Pie

American As Apple Pie

Many of my regular readers know my husband, Stephan, grew up in Europe, and is a Ferrrner (aka foreigner.) Well… not any more. This Saturday, at the ungodly hour of 7 am, my husband became an American Citizen. The swearing in ceremony was a bit […]

I Got Beeten

I Got Beeten

Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a severe aversion to beets. This aversion started at a salad bar when I was a kid. I thought this pretty red food was something sweet and when I bit into it, I was very very shocked to […]

Breakfast at Home

Breakfast at Home

Nice… I come home from vacation to absolute mahem in the financial world. OK… I knew it was happening, as it was all over the news in Germany. The SEVENTY BILLION DOLLAR “BAILOUT” that was approved has me a bit concerned about the future and our country’s financial stability. What a mess… I’m not going to get all political on my blog, but I just don’t understand why our government decided to offer the billionaires on Wall Street a so-called welfare plan.

This one particular story bothers me immensely… The new CEO of WAMU, Alan Fishman, who was just hired on 9/7/08 might be getting around $18 MILLION dollars for 18 days of work. Do you think they are still hiring? I’d like to find a job with a company that would pay me a $7 million signing bonus and then 18 days later pay me a $11 Million severance due to… bankruptcy. It’s a big fat crap-sandwich, if you ask me.

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