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Archive for October, 2010

October 29, 2010

Scary Halloween Pumpkin Carvings

Very talented! See a bunch more over at Toxel.

October 29, 2010

Ninja Gingerbread Men

Ninja Gingerbread Men? Awesome. $7.99 at Perpetual Kid

October 29, 2010

Green Eggs and Ham Sushi

Hey guys ‘n gals – it’s Green Eggs and Ham 50th Anniversary this year and to celebrate, rock stars Melissa d’Arabian, Michael Symon, Mitzi Dulan and I created some fun recipes using…you guessed it…green eggs and ham. Together, we’re on the consumer advisory council for the Pork Board. I’ll tell you what though, my toughest […]

October 28, 2010

Skirt Steak with Kimchi Butter

Dinner tonight: grilled skirt steak with kimchi butter….recipe coming soon!  

October 27, 2010

Calories in Alcoholic Drinks

This holiday season, don’t forget that alcoholic drinks are often high calorie!

October 27, 2010

Naughty Vegetables

Naughty naughty! Can you imagine the look on the face of your dinner guests when you serve this little guy as the garnish to your Thanksgiving Turkey? Peter Piper Picked a Pickled Pecker There are several more photos….you have to see them over at Organic Authority!  

October 27, 2010

Filipino Chicken Barbeque

Filipino Chicken Barbeque recipe by my good friend Ivory Hut – recipe found on New Asian Cuisine  

October 26, 2010

Pesto Ideas

Pesto beyond the normal basil and pine nuts (which I do love, but it can get quite boring over and over). Wall Street Journal has great article and recipes on different versions of pesto, including: Walnuts + Grapeseed Oil Pistachio + Breadcrumbs + Mint Rapini + Parmesan + Porcini Pumpkin Seeds + Basil + Parmesan […]

October 26, 2010

Cassoulet-Style Italian Sausages and White Beans

Cassoulet-Style Italian Sausages and White Beans recipe from Pam Anderson’s Perfect One Dish Dinners cookbook on TLC.

October 26, 2010

Jar Tiles

Can you imagine an entire wall filled with these Jar Tiles? Well, okay, at $30 a pop, that might be a bit impractical. But I could certainly use a few of these in the kitchen along the wall. I’d put sugar, salt, spices in them.    

October 25, 2010


There’s an on-going debate at our house, “Pet or No Pet?” The kids and I would love nothing more than to add a furry, waggy member to the family. A doggy to play with, eat leftovers, chase away solicitors, keep me company on the couch while I attempt to watch all 4 seasons of Heroes […]

October 25, 2010

Japanese Tea Ceremony Chair

Based on the design of a featherlight bamboo whisk used in Japanese tea ceremonies (to whisk the green tea powder) – artist Hiroki Takada created a chair made of of the same material. This is the artist’s mother sitting in the chair. While beautiful, I’d be afraid of leaning back on it too hard and […]

October 24, 2010

Magnetic Food Poetry

Oh wow – I could probably play with this for hours! Magnetic Poetry for Foodies $13.95 on Spoon Sisters.  

October 24, 2010

Skeleton Salad Tongs

Are these not the coolest salad tongs EVERRRR???! I saw ‘em on This Next. Unfortunately, the store that sells them is out of stock But I did find for you this….. Plastic skeleton hands salad tongs found on Etsy $7.00!

October 23, 2010

M-Cups Measuring Cups

These measuring cups nest within each other like traditional Russian matryoshkas. They accurately measure 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4 and 1 cup. $12.99 at Perpetual Kid.