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…. It’s The Best Time of The Year (No, Not Christmas)

In Uncategorized on October 7, 2008 at 3:46 pm

I AM IN LOVE WITH HALLOWEEN. ALL OF YOU BE READY FOR MANY, MANY, POSTS RELATING TO THIS WONDERFUL HOLIDAY. There is something about the smell of burning fire, your hands frozen but still wanting to continue knocking on doors, and most importantly, the “analyzing” of your finds are the “Trick or Treating” is complete. I have compiled a list of some of my favorite Halloween time sweets and treats. Perhapsss this list is a bit skewed; I have an obsession with white chocolate. I truthfully don’t enjoy the taste of milk or dark chocolate for some odd apparent reason. Over the years, however, I have grown a STRONG adoration for white. So although there are some normal “picks” on the list, there will be MANY that are “white chocolate” heavy… be prepared. 

 

CANDY CORN– sure it’s cliche, but I absolutely love being able to buy MASSIVE bags of it for under $2.00.. OK so perhaps your teeth will suffer from the immense amount of sugar in these candies, but your stomach will sure be happy with you.

SEE’S CANDY– Ok, so I’m sure you won’t be getting these in your trick or treat bag, but I do HIGHLY suggest you go order yourself a box of these, for good behavior. These old time favorites include Carmel, Chocolate, Vanilla and are so satisfying and rich you wouldn’t believe they are classified as “lollipops”.

WHITE CHOCOLATE/ OK LET’S SAY CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZELS- These are GREAT little Halloween treats to make for your friends, not necessarily what you will be throwing at the ratty little six year olds who show up at your door begging for more candy. These can be made in so many different ways; which is why I think they are one of the best Halloween time treats. Personally I have White Chocolate covered pretzel sticks with Peanut Butter chips on top… mini M & M’s are just as delectable. 

AHHHH- THE ULTIMATE HERSHEY BAR; THE WHITE CHOCOLATE COOKIES N’ CREME– I already told you to watch out for the white chocolate biased blog here but either way, great bar won’t go into too much detail but I remember literally craving these bars in sleep away camp when the closest thing to them were regular old Kit Kat’s, no thank you.

LAST BUT DEFINITELY NOT LEAST, WHO CAN CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN WITHOUT CANDY/CARAMEL APPLES?– I love these things so much; perhaps it’s because I enjoy thoroughly getting my hands messy, my face sticky, and my belly full. The caramel apples cooled just right in the fridge can make any Halloween a wonderful one. 



 

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I Sure Do Love Fruit in My Bagels?

In Uncategorized on October 4, 2008 at 5:49 pm

 

PERSONALLY, I like both new bagel inventions. Pepperidge Farm hit the jackpot with these two new flavors of bagels. Sure, you all know I’m a BIG fan of the good ol’ Everything Plain bagel, but these bagels are a success for a few main reasons:

1) For those “carb conscious” they are ridiculously low for a bagel, I believe in the 30g range? Insane.

2) There are small pieces of blueberries, nuts, and cranberries all throughout the bagel, not JUST ON THE TOP (big pet peeve of mine when it’s only on the top not the bottom as well) 

3) They are pre-sliced, sure, all of the PF bagels are pre-sliced, but I thought I’d include that in the mix, no need for a knife, sigh.

4) They are healthy? OK that’s a given but yet again, necessary to include.

 

GO OUT AND TRY THEM, I PROMISE YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. 

Who Woulda Thought…

In Uncategorized on October 4, 2008 at 5:37 pm

I really didn’t think it would take this long to concoct “slices of PB” really not too hard of an idea to conjure up. Either way, “now available” guys are slices of individual PEANUT BUTTER slabs… It’s a great idea. It saves you time, the time it takes to get out a knife scoop up the PB, spread it on the bread, wash it off, repeat with the jelly, wash off knife again. I am very happy this idea is finally being put into commercial use. Personally, my favorite PB sandwich is as such:

 

Crunchy PB (that slab has yet to be invented, darn) extra creamy slathered on both sides

Honey generally poured on both sides of the bread (until soggy and sticky)

– One banana sliced and placed on both sides as well

 

Y U M M M M 

 

Say Whaaaatt?

In Uncategorized on October 2, 2008 at 3:16 pm

THIS WAS NECESSARY TO POST… even though I should be doing the mounds of work due, I knew all of you would appreciate this brief post. This picture was taken from A Hamburger Today, another blog I love alongside Serious Eats and Grub Street of course. This “new sandwich” is ALL the craze. HA! ARE PEOPLE GOING CRAZY?!?

 

 

  • Grilled cheese sandwich as bun top
  • Four-ounce beef patty
  • Grilled cheese sandwich as bottom bun

New Subway on Comm- Major Success Story?

In Uncategorized on October 2, 2008 at 2:35 pm

These photos were taken Tuesday night around 11:30PM. Good indicator SUBWAY was a smart pick don’t ya think?

 

Personally, I find the sub-mediocre subs (HA! sub/sub funny) to be nothing special. Ok great, so you save me 7 grams of fat by creating a lean “hoagie”. In reality though, there is NOTHING in my “healthy fit sub” other than a mere SLICE of turkey, some pickles, and lettuce. Hmmm… not so appetizing. I must say though, their meatball subs are QUITE superb. I do suggest it if you don’t mind the potential artery clogging.

Coneheads are Back Again?

In Uncategorized on October 1, 2008 at 2:39 pm

 

CAUGHT: In the GSU Starbuck’s yesterday afternoon around 4pm. If someone would like to tell me the name of this “bonnet” I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.