Posted in November 2012

Thanksgiving Sides: Italian Stuffing

Thanksgiving Sides: Italian Stuffing

Stuffing is a Thanksgiving staple. And to me, it’s like eggnog. Every year I try it, and every year I realize I don’t really like it…I mean, I wantttt to like it. It looks good, everyone likes it, it’s at every meal, but I just can’t get behind it. The bread texture turns me off, … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Noodle Soup

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Noodle Soup

Thanksgiving can be overwhelming…especially if you were the host. Not only is there plenty of cleanup involved, but you’re usually left with quite a bit of leftovers. And if you’re me, another Thanksgiving feast after 3+ the previous week doesn’t sound the most appetizing. Although I didn’t host Thanksgiving this year, I was given a … Continue reading

Apple Cider Sangria

Apple Cider Sangria

Ahhh sangria. Who knew that mixing wine with fruit flavors could taste so good…I’m what you call a sangria enthusiast — white, red, blush, you name it — and I like to continuously experiment with new flavors. Since chilly weather is upon us and Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, I decided to try out an apple … Continue reading

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Pops

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Pops

I wish cake pops were never invented. What’s not to love about these lumpy round pops of deliciousness? The soft inside combined with a frosted outer layer puts normal cake to shame. Cake pops are moist (I know, I know, but I didn’t know another word that worked), bite-size (so you don’t feel guilty about … Continue reading

Photo Diary: Seafood Feast

Photo Diary: Seafood Feast

My family loves food. It’s safe to say that most of our family functions revolve around food. And being from the Pacific Northwest, our family especiallllly loves seafood. Last October, we took a trip out to Seattle to visit relatives, take in the sights, and, of course, enjoy some tasty seafood. This year, since we … Continue reading

Shuger Peanut Butter Blossoms

Shuger Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms remind me of the holidays. Ever since I can remember, they were featured at our Shuger Christmas get-togethers. Whether it was my mom who made them or my Grandma Shuger, they were always present…and they always tasted delicious. Now that I’m all grown up (sigh), the Shuger traditions have been passed down … Continue reading

Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Oh dips…my go-to when I’m hosting a party. They’re fairly easy, serve a lot of people, all while tasting delicious. Spinach-Artichoke dip is one of those dips that just about everyone likes…now, in my spinach-artichoke dip experiences, it’s usually served warm. Well, we didn’t want to be messing with the oven while the party was … Continue reading

Halloween Costumes: Koala + Eucalyptus Tree

Halloween Costumes: Koala + Eucalyptus Tree

For Halloween this year, Max and I didn’t have plans to do much of anything. Since my parents moved the weekend before and the holiday fell on a Wednesday, we weren’t going to get too crazy with costumes or parties. However, our friends ended up hosting a housewarming party the Saturday following Halloween, and when … Continue reading