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Halloween {dinner & a peek}

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Happy Halloween everyone! Are you busy getting your little ones in their costumes and getting treats ready for all those ghosts and goblins? Yesterday our little guys had their preschool party – Flash and the shark had a great time. Today it’s on to the elementary school for the party and parade there followed by a busy night of Trick or Treating. Happy Halloween from a dead prostitute & a ghostly Frida Kahlo!   Are you spooked yet? This year our gang is made up of puppies for sale & a DJ mummy.   A Flash Gordon who thinks it’s too early for action.     A shark and an owl – we’re going for nature this year!   An a 6th grader who decided at the last minute he’s much too cool to dress up. I’ve got a twofold post for you today to keep you in the Halloween …

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Making whoopie…whoopie pie that is!

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Seems appropriate that a proper Valentine’s Day dessert should have the word whoopie in it, right? I have to think that Cupid’s goal in shooting peoples’ asses with arrows was to get them in bed together. And my understanding of the male species is that behind all nice actions is a hope to get laid. So let’s kill two birds with one stone, shall we? Guys, make this dessert for your lady on Valentine’s Day, along with this drink, and she’ll be impressed with your thoughtfulness and culinary skills (which this recipe doesn’t take much). And ladies, how can you not be in the mood after you were wined and dined with these great recipes? Just don’t go blaming me if 9 months later you’re not feeling in the mood, a’right? {Chocolate whoopie pies and raspberry sorbet} Adapted from this recipe and this Whoopie pies: 1/2 cup butter 1 cup …

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Raise your forks {overnight oats}

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We don’t talk much about healthy eating here on Suburban Bitches and I’m not sure why. Both Tricia and I have pretty healthy lifestyles and do good most of the time with eating. Sure there’s the french fries that I HAVE to have after 3 beers. But I try and get myself to the gym to make up for every fry that I slathered in ketchup and stuffed in my face over the weekend. Which, should you be a local of Fort Collins, would be the fries from Crown Pub. Their fries are the best along with the curry dipping sauce! In general I try to keep my diet on the healthy side through two ways: 1. I eat a vegetarian diet- no fish, no meat, though I do eat eggs and dairy. I have been a vegetarian for 6 years now and for me it’s not a hard lifestyle …

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Raise your forks {cranberry shortcakes}

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The cranberry in my mind is an underutilized berry. One of the saddest things that happened to me culinary wise when I went vegetarian is that I no longer had the turkey on my Thanksgiving plate to douse in cranberry sauce. But as to not neglect cranberry sauce, I have started putting it on all the veggies on my Thanksgiving plate. Today I want to share another use for cranberries in an easy dessert. And folks, I made this one up all by myself! Credit is due to the folks at Whole Foods who put blueberries, raspberries, and cranberries right next to each other which inspired me to throw all of those together in a dessert. {Cranberry Shortcakes} 1 cup blueberries 1 cup raspberries 1 cup cranberries 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 tsp grated ginger Cinnamon vanilla whipped cream (recipe follows) Shortcakes, biscuits, whatever you want the topping …

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Raise your forks {Pumpkin cream cheese layered squares}

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I might have already mentioned that I am not a world class Halloween decorator.  (I’ll do my best however to make up for that at Christmas).  But I do like to have a little treat I can whip up in a hurry so I don’t end up smelling feet! When I need a special dish to bring to Halloween festivities or actually any fall-ish parties, this is the one that’s always a hit. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Layered Squares Crust: 3 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup sugar 2/3 cup melted butter Optional – 1/2 cup walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts Mix the ingredients together in a medium bowl.  Press into the bottom of a 13″ x 9″ pan. Cream Cheese Layer: 16 oz softened cream cheese 2/3 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla In a medium bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Add the sugar, eggs and …

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