All Things Thursday: Bacon Condoms Edition

All Things Thursday: Bacon Condoms Edition

God Morgon, ladies and gents!

Happy All Things Thursday!

Got some things on mind. Wanna know what they are? Check this out.

Apparently, some Canadians love pork so much they would take it over sex. Just in case they want to combine the two, J&D Foods created bacon condoms. Say what, now? Seriously, I don’t know who’s worse here: Canada or J&D Foods? I’m going with Canada. (Huffington Post)

The McRib is back! You want some? If you said ‘yes’, click here and then rethink your answer. (Huffington Post)

The Kitchn poses the question: Has Quinoa Jumped the Shark? Well, if it has it’s not my fault. I don’t eat that stuff. Gasp! Is that a deal breaker? (The Kitchn)

On the recipe front…

Not sure why I’ve been avoiding my slow cooker. I need to reacquaint myself so I can make this Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. (Two Peas and their Pod)

Chocolate Cake. Simple and incredibly satisfying. Gimme. (Alexandra’s Kitchen)

Cauliflower Fried Rice…with Sriracha. You got me. (JChong Studio)

I guess my obsession with pumpkin isn’t over because I need to make some version of Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins. It will happen. (Martha Stewart)

It seems like I’m in a bit of a quandry, folks. I had Oreos for breakfast and dinner, so what do I do for dessert? Suggestions?


The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
Amelia Earhart

(photo credit: J&D Foods)

All Things Thursday: Severed Head Wedding Cake Edition

All Things Thursday: Severed Head Wedding Cake Edition

Happy All Things Thursday!

Bienvenue! Got some news for you.

Last weekend, the owner of a bakery got married and made her own wedding cake. The catch? It was the perfect rendition of her and her husband’s decapitated heads. Kinda cool. Save the bloody neck wound for me! (Huffington Post)

Recently, a British family bought some bananas only to find they were home to a group of Brazilian Wandering Spiders. According to the Guinness Book of World Records they are the most venomous type of spider. Say what now? When that family went grocery shopping they were looking for potassium, not the afterlife. (Huffington Post)

If you’re not into coffee, there are other ways of staying awake. I give you  Caffeinated Hot Sauce . Where was this stuff when I was cramming for midterms? (Huffington Post)

On the recipe front…

If given the choice between tater tots and fries I will always choose fries. But if I’m trying to ‘low carb’ it, I would definitely give these Cauliflower Tater Tots a try. (Skinny Taste)

I love that is cold enough for hearty stews. Well, not really…today it was 88 degrees! When it gets a little cooler I’ll be making this Turkey Sweet Potato Chili. (Skinny Taste)

For someone who loves peanut butter so much, how is it that I’ve never made diy Peanut Butter Cups. Gotta get on that. (The Kitchn).

I’d love to make Timpano a la ‘Big Night’, but it seems like the most arduous task. Let’s say I put in the work and make it happen. Does that mean Stanley Tucci and Tony Shaloub will show up at my house? If only… (Food52)

Feeling a bit lazy so it’s time for leftovers. Who’s in for some chicken and broccoli? Until we meet again, my friends.

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Mark Twain



All Things Thursday: The Witch that Stole Halloween Edition

All Things Thursday: The Bitch that Stole Halloween Edition

Happy All Things Thursday!


Happy Halloween! Bring on the candy, please.

On this glorious night we watch scary movies and consume ridiculous amounts of candy. I love it. Unfortunately, a North Dakota woman doesn’t feel the same. Apparently, she’ll be giving out ‘fat letters‘ to kids she deems ‘moderately obese’ this year. What the what? Way to pile on the shame, lady bitch. Can you guess how the kids are going to deal with that? Yeah, they’ll still be stuffing their faces with Halloween candy, but now it’ll be for all the wrong reasons. Well done. (Huffington Post)

There’s a possibility that a Sriracha shortage is forthcoming in America. Apparently, the factory that makes it emits pungent fumes, which burns the throats and eyes of the townsfolk of Irwindale. The city is trying to shut the factory down. When I read about it I almost cried, then ran to the kitchen to check my current stash. I mean…I don’t want these people to suffer, but…how about you guys take one for the team? (Huffington Post)

On the recipe front…

I must add this Pumpkin Pie with a Chocolate Crust to my collection of all things pumpkin. (Spoon Fork Bacon)

While I’m at it, I’ll need to add this Pumpkin Sage Polenta, as well. (The Kitchn)

These Dulce de Leche Brownies look divine. I’m going to bake them and consume them all by myself. Don’t judge. (Two Peas and her Pod)

What I really wanted for breakfast this morning was Goat Cheese and Chives Grits. What I got instead was lukewarm tea and a head cold. (The Kitchn)

Lately, I’ve been making these Pumpkin Waffles quite a bit. I think I’ll switch it up and make some Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes. Who wants to join me? (No. 2 Pencil and Baking Bites, respectively.)

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going back to bed. I need sleep…plus, the last season of Damages.

P.S. Please save the Kit Kats, Snickers, and Butterfingers for me.


If humans had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes everyday of the year, not just on Halloween.
Douglas Coupland

Happy National Chocolate Day

Happy National Chocolate Day: recipes for the chocolate lover.

Happy National Chocolate Day!

Why didn’t I know about this earlier? I should be ashamed of myself, as chocolate and I have been BFFs for ages. Not to worry, there are plenty of great chocolate recipes out there for me and you. So, get ready to gorge yourselves.

I’ve been revisiting this recipe for months. Don’t you just love Twix bars? There’s even a pumpkin version. What? (Back to the Cutting Board)

These Salted Caramel and Nutella Stuffed Double Chocolate Chip cookies seem to be very popular. There must be a great reason, right?(Top with Cinnamon)

You could always make your favorite cupcake and top it with Salted Sour Cream Ganache. That’s what I’d do.

Can someone make this Devil’s Food Cake for me? It looks scary and decadent…perfect for Halloween. (Design Sponge)

If chocolate and mint is your thing, you can get crazy with these cookies. (Martha Stewart)

All in all, I’ll probably end my day with this Gooey Chocolate Cake…topped with a humongous scoop of coffee ice cream…’cause that’s how I’d like to roll. (Joy the Baker)



If there’s no chocolate in Heaven, I’m not going.
Jane Seabrook


All Things Thursday: Flatulence Free Undies Edition

All Things Thursday: Flatulence Free Undies Edition

Konnichiwa, my friends!

It’s time for another All Things Thursday! It’s been a full week and I have plenty to share.

Let’s see. How shall I put this? Ladies and gentleman, I present to you…’fart-free draws’. Well, that’s not what they’re called but that’s what they do. Apparently, there’s a British company that makes underwear that comes with a funk filter. Yes, you read that correctly. They’re called Shreddies, underwear which is made of chemical warfare suit technology. So…you can fart up a storm and none will be the wiser. Well, then…it’s good to see warfare technology battle our most important threat…gas.

Scientists in Argentina have found a way to harness natural gas from cow burps. You know, for when we have a serious energy crisis. Um…ok. Seriously, can somebody tell me why there’s so much news about ‘gas’?

I didn’t start eating eggplant until about five years ago. When I did I realized what a versatile vegetable it is. I can see Roasted Eggplant Spaghetti with Miso Brown Butter Sauce in my immediate future. The title alone has me intrigued. (Cookie and Kate)

Currently, I’m working on a pumpkin shortbread cookie, which is awesome if you want something with a nice crunch. Although, most of the time I want a soft cookie that I can really sink my teeth into: Soft Glazed Pumpkin Sugar Cookie. (Lauren’s Latest)

Not sure why I haven’t posted about this Pumpkin Bread. I’ve been eating it every day for breakfast for the last week. Seriously, just make it. (Alexandra’s Kitchen)

How bad do I want to make this skull art for Halloween? Pretty freakin’ bad. (A Beautiful Mess) I could add it to my collection of DIY Halloween stuff. Last year, I made this bomb-ass wreath. (The Art of Doing Stuff)

Feeling pretty good, y’all. Fall is finally here (re: thank goodness) and I couldn’t keep myself from playing hookie today. I’ve got cool weather, hot tea and Jack Skellington slippers on my feet. Color me thankful for the little things in life.

Have a great weekend!

P.S. If you can, check out Wait Until Dark at the Geffen Playhouse. I enjoyed watching it live, but nobody’s as scary as Alan Arkin playing the role of Roat. The show runs until November 17th.


My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
Orson Welles

(photo credit: David Mayerhofer)