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The Future Mrs. Butternut Squash

  Our future together looks bright (bright orange!) First things first: A lot of you asked how I got the squash to look so “fry-like.” It’s thanks to this cool gadget, called a “fry cutter,” that looks something like this: “Butter(nut) Me Up” Fries 1 Butternut Squash salt cinnamon (optional, but awesome) oil or oil […]

The Butternut Tales, Part One: Little Miss Butternut Returns!

Did you ever have a favorite food you ate every day, but then, for some reason, forgot about? That’s exactly what happened to my poor butternut fries. The Way We Were (circa 2005): So strong was my love for the fries that I made a scrapbook page in their honor! I gave my dad the […]

There was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus?

Please tell me you know the quote… If not, go out and rent Love, Actually right now! It’s one of my favorite movies. (Hello, Colin Firth!) Apparently, there were more than three kings present at the birth of Jesus as well: King Henry (the eighth?), thinking he’s all high-and-mighty, wanted in on the Nativity-Scene action. […]

Sugar and Spice and everything Nice

That’s what Banana Spice Pudding (or yogurt) is made of. . “Everything Nice” Banana Spice Pudding (I call this “yogurt” since it’s healthier than traditional pudding) Ingredients: 3 level teaspoons agar flakes 1 and 1/3 cup milk of choice (I use almond milk) 1/4 tsp cinnamon, or more if desired a tiny dash salt (1/16th tsp) […]

We are ready to lead once more

It would’ve been so much fun to have an Inauguration party—complete with little fondant donkey cupcakes!—but school (and the fact that most of my SMU friends are Republicans and didn’t want to watch) dashed those plans. Oh well! Happy Tuesday!

The Adventures of Broccoli Girl, Part Two

Honestly, I think I like broccoli just as much as I like chocolate. But I doubt anyone would read a blog entitled “Broccoli-Covered Katie.” Somehow, it just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Unlike the elder George Bush, I’ve always loved this tree-like green vegetable. When I was in first grade and my doctor […]

Cutie Pie Cousins

I completely forgot to post more of the cousin pics I promised oh-so-long ago. But better late than never; here they are! Warning: Extreme Cuteness Ahead: Don’t you think they’d make great Gerber models? The gladiator helmet is from Rome. Note the fact that little Nathan (the one in the background) is eating pink ice cream. It’s […]

Forget love. I’d rather fall in chocolate

For those of you who don’t own a Vita-mix: Do not despair! You can still make this chocolatey recipe. It might not have the same ice-cream consistency, but I’m sure it’ll be just as delicious! . Chocolate-Covered Ice Cream Makes two HUGE servings (or four 1/2-cup servings) Ingredients: 8 grams (about 1 and 1/2 T) Hershey’s […]

Obsession: Faux-Yo

I still have no idea how I was so lucky that the Vita-mix company gave me one of their amazing machines completely free of charge. Until the package actually showed up at my house I didn’t fully believe it was true. Thank you, Vita-mix! Since I already owned a Vita-mix, I gave my sister the new […]

Where are those promised Vitamix posts?

Let’s finish off Things that are Green week: Here we have something I’ve dubbed “Shrek Pudding.” But don’t bother remembering the name; you WON’T be seeing this pudding on my blog ever again. Looks cool? Tastes terrible. Chlorophyll much? I whipped up a green pudding with Alive brand protein powder (Creamy Granola flavor). Unfortunately for […]