March 26, 2009
Wake and Bake!

Wake and Bake!

My honey’s got it going on.  She knows just how to handle my fruit. Ooh, baby!  You know just how to peel ‘em naked, rub ‘em down with your sticky icky, and then heat ‘em up.  Dessert will never be the same. Every bite is crazy healthy and bursting with flavor G spots.  Hot damn!  We can indulge all our flavor fantasies guilt-free.  No one can judge us because we are technically playing by the rules.  The calorie police don’t have to know how much pleasure we’re soaking up.  It’s none of their taste-hating business what we bake behind closed doors.  So enjoy with reckless abandon just because you can.  It will be our little secret.

baked-apples-prep1Total time: approximately 40 minutes
Projected cost: $3
Drinking Buddy: HOT COCOA or a HOT TODDY

Ingredients (serves 2):
1. 3 tablespoons of HONEY
2. ½ a lemon of juice
3. 4 Fuji apples
4. 1 cinnamon stick
5. 1 pinch of cloves
6. Plain yogurt to pour on top of apples (not pictured)*

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Peel the apples and cut halves off each side, leaving the cores intact.  Cut the smaller slivers off each core.  Add all the apple meat to a small baking pan with the cut sides up.
Step 2
Warm up a pan on medium heat.  Squeeze in the lemon, and then add the cinnamon stick, cloves and honey.  Mix it together and allow the spices to soak into the liquid.  Once the mixture bubbles up, remove it from the heat and pour the honey evenly over the apples in the baking pan.
Step 3
Throw the apples in the oven and cook until they soften (approx 20 minutes), and then flip them and bake the other side through (approx 10 minutes), pouring sauce scooped from the baking sheet over the topside.  Serve up on plate with a little yogurt if you are so inclined.

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October 23, 2008
Sorry, babe.  This dish is the apple of my eye.

Sorry, babe. This dish is the apple of my eye.

Crisis mode!  You have been obsessing over your hair or possibly a microscopic zit and now your date is minutes away.  Dinner is nowhere in sight.  No problem.   You can have this simple recipe ready by the time they walk through the door ready to put something in their mouth!  This also kills at dinner parties and potlucks where you can dazzle the single hotties their with your prowess…in the kitchen.

1. 1 apple sliced into slices the size of thick potato chips
2. slices of brie cheese equal in size to the apple
3. candied walnuts or pecans (found at most grocery stores)

Step 1
Take an apple slice and place a brie slice above and then a candied walnut on top.  Repeat until you have enough.

Step 2
Serve it up with some wine either before dinner or just say fuck it and drink the wine and get down to business.