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Warm Apple Pie January 10, 2010

Filed under: Dinner — Kelocity @ 3:44 pm
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When we were back on the east coast, we picked up a package of “Apple Crisp Mix”. So perfect for New England, right?

We bought a whole crate of apples from Costco, so we got to work!

First, you layer the apples. Irving was pretty proud of how thin he sliced them. Next, you sprinkle them with sugar!

Mix the “Apple Crisp Mix” with butter until it gets clumpy.

Here’s my personal mixer. He’s doing a fine job, yes?

Next, layer the mix on top of the apples and bake!

When it’s done, serve warm with Vanilla Ice Cream. MMmm! Tastes like New England!


Gobble, Gobble! December 1, 2009

Filed under: Dinner,Family — Kelocity @ 7:52 pm

We had such a nice Thanksgiving day. Everything was perfect. Irving’s my mom worked so hard making sure everything was perfect! 

Before we ate, we showed his family our wedding album (my east coast family: You’ll see it soon at Christmas!)

We set the table, complete with a bottle of Sparkling Wine  we bought in St. Petersburg, Russia. 


Let the Feasting Begin!

The spread! 

That’s my sweet potato pie in the background! OMG SOOO Good!!! It’s my aunt Donna’s recipe and it is just SO good. 

My plate…. and then I went back for some seconds on the veggies! (I even tried stuffing and cranberry sauce for the first time! I thought I didn’t like either…. but they were fantastic!)

Our first Married Thanksgiving!!

Then it was dessert time! 

My favorites: Coconut Macaroons and Fudge Brownies!

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Autumn Eats! November 23, 2009

Filed under: Dinner — Kelocity @ 10:22 pm

Just a few fun foodie things to share. 

Up first: Butternut Squash Ravioli… topped with Canned Pumpkin Puree. It was like an autumn harvest in my mouth! Mmm. Gotta love those Gourds!

Also this weekend, I totally surprised myself and bought a stock of brussel sprouts! Can you believe that I’ve NEVER had brussel sprouts before? I didn’t know what I’d been missing! I was inspired by Kath’s blog last week, and when I saw the stalks in Trader Joes this week…I had to follow suit and give them a whirl.

First, I cut the little balls off the stalk and soaked them in water for 10 minutes. (They looked like little mini cabbages!)

Next, I chopped them in half and tossed them in a ziplock bag with a few tsp of Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper. Then baked them at 400* for 30 minutes.

They came out nice and golden brown. A little crispy too.

Served with a leftovers mish-mash of Rice and Tabouli. SO GOOD!


It’s easy being green! October 31, 2009

Filed under: Dinner — Kelocity @ 3:46 pm

We had a “green” dinner the other night!

I made some bowtie pasta, and mixed it with a homemade pesto sauce that Irving got at Home Girl Cafe! Then topped it with some mozzerella cheese. The pesto was great, tasted fresh and earthy. There was a hint of spice in it too. Pretty good!

On the side, wehad chopped Romaine Salads with cucs, peppers, olives and cheese. YUM!


Check out that texture. mmm



Root Vegetable Medley and a Scary Movie October 12, 2009

Filed under: Dinner,Movies — Kelocity @ 9:33 pm

I made the best little concoction tonight for dinner tonight. I took little potatoes and baby carrots and roasted them in the oven with some Olive Oil and Oregano and they came out fabulous!


Then I grilled up some chicken in the grill pan, using a little salad dressing as a marinade. I like to squash them and make them really thin!

Served over a bed of spinach! Delightful!IMG_1703

Even Irving was impressed!IMG_1701

Irving tried to get me to watch Slumdog Millionaire with him, but I just couldn’t do it. I watched maybe 20 minutes or so and I had to leave the room. Movies like Hotel Rwanda and Blood Diamond also make me sick to my stomache. I just always feel so bad and helpless and they give me bad nightmares. 😦  It’s too bad because it is a beautifully shot film, but a little too scary for me.


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