This note I found on the web today made me laugh so hard I spit up my coffee.  It’s one of the best ever.  I’m not usually a fan of spiking food, but this was so awesome I just had to share it.


The note says the following…

To the food stealers,
It has been about a month now since my brownies started disappearing randomly. Even though my name was on the tub. My husband helped my 9yo daughter bake them for me, so I hope you enjoyed them as much as I couldn’t. My previous fridge notes fell on deaf ears, so I decided to take more direct action.

So I made an anonymous report to HR. Something about culture of drug use and the potential liability to the company blah blah. That is why we all had to do a random drug screen yesterday.

And did I forget to mention that for the last two weeks I have been spiking the brownies with marijuana? Not much, not enough to give you a buzz. Just enough to show up on a drug screen.




Strawberry, Feta, Balsamic and Basil…oh and Basia! Fabulous!!


Strawberry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Posted this recipe a while back and it is STILL amazing. The recipe is super, super simple. It really is the mixture of Strawberries, Feta cheese, Balsamic Vinegar and fresh chopped basil. I swear if there anything more magical, I don’t know what it is! So here’s my partner doing the mixing and chopping. Of course I was about 40lbs heavier than I am right now…but it’s worth it to post it again since it’s such an amazing recipe! BTW…the music is from Basia (one of my absolute all time favorite singers in the whole entire planet!)



Pinterest, Pinning and Pins

Hey friends.  For all of you on Pinterest I thought I’d share my pinning page for you to follow or share with others.  If you see something you think I should see, let me know!  I’m loving all the ideas you all are sharing with me for recipes and presentations.  Awesome!  In the meantime, enjoy this really cool anatomy of a cupcake infographic I stumbled upon.  I posted it on my Pinterest page but I cannot remember where I got it from.  But I love it!  Get pinning!

Halloween Fun

I just finished a spot on Fox26 in Houston this morning.  The segment was on Halloween fun ideas and I swear it took me over two weeks to worry about what I was going to talk about and only 2 to make it all come together!  It’s always like that for me…some ungodly gift of last-minuteness that the universe seemed fit to endow me with.  (LOL…I said endow)

I googled every possible term for a cool thing to do.  But then it hit me!  What would I want to do if I was really wanting to do something fun, creative and good.  It helped if it was good.  Sometimes the creative and fun doesn’t always come out as good.  Lord knows I’ve tried to make them good but they don’t always come out that way!

But today was different.  I did simple food.  But it was fun, creative AND good.  I found a couple of good ideas that I want to share with you here.  They were super simple.  And they are super super cute!  So I hope you enjoy them.  I wore a mad scientist outfit, which I will probably regret forever wearing in public because i looked like a big gay troll doll.  But it’s cool…anything in the name of entertainment right?!  So here were my treats… The first one is these totally adorable graveyard pots…super super super cute!!!

Dark Chocolate Graveyard Pots de Crème


14 ounces (about 3 cups) semisweet or bitter-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped

2 large eggs, plus 2 yolks

2 1/2 cups whipping cream

1/3 cup coffee-flavored liqueur

1/2 cup chocolate wafer crumbs


1. In a food processor or blender, whirl chocolate until finely chopped. Pour into a bowl. Put eggs and yolks in the processor or blender.

2. In a 4-cup glass measure, heat whipping cream in a microwave oven (see Notes) at full power (100%) until cream boils, 3 to 5 minutes.

3. With processor or blender on high speed, add boiling cream to egg. Check temperature of mixture with an instant-read thermometer; if below 160°, pour mixture back into glass measure and reheat in microwave oven at full power until it reaches 160°, stirring and checking at 15-second intervals.

4. Combine hot cream mixture, chopped chocolate, and liqueur in blender or processor (or whisk the ingredients together in a large bowl); whirl until smooth, about 1 minute.

5. Pour chocolate mixture into 8 ramekins or glasses (1/2-cup size). Chill until softly set, 30 to 45 minutes. If making ahead, cover and chill up to 1 day. For creamiest texture, let desserts stand at room temperature about 30 minutes before eating.

6. Spoon 1 tbsp. wafer crumbs onto each pot de crème. Insert a Tombstone Cookie into each serving.

Tombstone Cookies


2 tablespoons cocoa

6 tablespoons butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling cookies

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Melted semisweet or bittersweet chocolate


1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and 1/2-cup sugar until creamy; beat in egg and vanilla.

3. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa; gradually add to butter mixture, blending thoroughly, to form a soft dough. Divide dough into thirds, cover each portion tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour), or up to 3 days.

4. On a floured board, roll out dough, a portion at a time, to a thickness of 1/8 in. (keep dough refrigerated when not in use). With a sharp knife, cut out free-form tombstone shapes (about 1 1/2 by 3 in.; cut bottom edges at an angle to make them easier to poke into the pots de crème), and place slightly apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle generously with sugar.

5. Bake cookies until edges are lightly browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to racks and let cool completely before handling.

6. Using a pastry bag with a very fine tip, pipe the letters “RIP” in chocolate on at least 8 of the cookies. Stick these cookies into the Dark Chocolate Graveyard Pots de Crème and serve the rest of the cookies alongside.

Recipe courtesy of

My White Trash Five-Ingredient Recipe

To make your Britney Spears, White Trash Dessert, is mostly in the attitude. While you are mixing the ingredients, you are judging white trash. As you mix the soft ice cream sandwiches, you think to yourself, “yeah…only white trash people eat these!” As you mix the Cool Whip and ButterFinger Candy Bars, you think to yourself, “omg…what piece of trash would combine these things?!” And finally, as you pour the hard shell over the top of the mixed ingredients, in your finest tupperware or glass casserole dish, you think to yourself, “I AM that person and THIS is a masterpiece!” (And this is really good by the way!)

Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches
Have it be a little soft, like white trash morals, before you are ready to combine the ingredients.

Butterfinger Candy Bars
Crunch them up really good inside their own packaging…you basically want chunky pieces of ButterFinger bars. Just think of all the times you’ve wanted to beat someone…this is your chance to take out your anger here.

Cool Whip
Or some kind of whipped cream…doesn’t matter how you say it! Whip or “HWhip”

Hard Shell Ice Cream Coating
Pick your favorite flavor…it’ll all work out in the end.

Tupperware or Casserole Bowl
How you present this is really important! Glass bottom casserole dishes make the best presentation!

If you do it right…you are entitled to one of these babies!