Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Party Food

For me, Halloween has come to be mostly about food and friends (with some fun with costumes and decorations thrown in). This year we made way too much food, but it was fun to see it all on display.

Brain crab dip.

Brain gelatin.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Halloween Graveyard Cake

What is more thematic for Halloween than a graveyard cake? I started with a recipe Sharon found at Spooky Graveyard Cake and their recipe for chocolate buttercream frosting, though I used 1/2 tsp almond extract, 2 tsp vanilla extract, and two drops of orange essence.  For the actual cake, I used this one bowl chocolate cake recipe.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Peach Risotto

I have been making a lot of roasted chicken. This leaves me with all the bits you don't eat that I make into broth. So, what better to make from stock than risotto? I'll tell ya: Peach Risotto.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Belated bacon jam

Last winter I got a lesson in making bacon jam. Thanks Tanya! Somehow I never got the photos put here.

Ended up with three jars of deliciousness.