Halloween Treats with Resolve to Make Kids Smile and Warm a Mother’s Heart

I’m a big fan of the holiday season.  I kick it off with Halloween and enjoy every moment of it until January 1st every year.  Yes, there is a bit of lull in the first few weeks of November, but I manage to keep the spirit alive with plenty of planning.  I won’t deny that…

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Day 30 – Black Russian Cake

It’s finally here! The last day of my Sexy Eats Experiment.  As much as I have enjoyed divulging my culinary escapades in prose, it has been quite a trial for me to commit to preparing a recipe every day and making sure to post a blog entry on time with photos I deem acceptable.  At…

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Day 29 – Sexy Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Ahh…Strawberry Basil Lemonade is simply refreshing.  Although it may be considered a summer drink, anything goes in California.  My husband was welcomed home with this cocktail tonight. The recipe is from Romancing the Stove.  So sweet, so sumptuous, what a kick! Process This is a gourmet cocktail that is simple to put together, yet no…

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Day 28 – Pasta With Grape Sauce

A fresh pasta, it’s simplicity at its best.  I love the combination of goat cheese with grapes and pasta just completes the meal.  You have a lot of flavors in this meal, it’s both sweet and savory. Process Cook six ounces of spiral pasta according to the package instruction until it is al dente.  Then…

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Day 27 – Espresso Over Ice Cream

Monday night my husband had dinner plans with some clients, so I planned for desert.  Espresso over ice cream deemed to be appropriate for this late evening course.  The recipe is in InterCourses and it’s absolutely delicious. Process So simple to make, that’s what I love about the InterCourses recipes.  The recipe gives the option…

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Day 26 – Rosemary Manchego Scones

Sunday night we broke our chocolate streak with Rosemary Mancheco Scones from InterCourses.  Scones are usually something served with tea, but we opted to relax with some wine on Sunday afternoon. Process I would never have attempted to make scones if it wasn’t for this challenge to get out of the box and not only…

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Day 25 – Mint Chocolate Smoothies

Saturday we continued with our chocolate binge with Mint Chocolate Smoothies.  We took our little guy out to a pumpkin patch and autumn under the California sun just isn’t the same as your typical fall visit to the pumpkin patch.  It must have been in the eighties out there.  Some cool minty smoothies hit the…

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Day 24 – Indoor S’mores – For Adults

Friday was time for some fun.  InterCourses includes S’mores as one of the recipes. Late in the evening we settled down to gram crackers, chocolate, and hot toasted marshmallows.  We set it all up on the coffee table with a few tealights and enjoyed ourselves while we watched a movie.  It was fun, we felt…

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