2014 has been an absolute rollercoaster of a year. With all the ups and downs, the time has flown by. It’s already late October, and this is by far my favorite time of the year. My life is consumed by half marathon training, football games, and gradually cooler weather (emphasis on “gradually”). The past two Jaguars home games, I’ve been so happy that the early mornings at the slab have required a jacket.
This past weekend’s cooler game day temperature inspired me to make a warm breakfast to have before engaging in circle ups and adult beverage consumption. At first, I considered a casserole, but I really wanted biscuits and gravy – warm, thick, spicy sausage gravy because yum. Instead of making individual biscuits, I chose to make a big ol’ Bisquick biscuit in a casserole dish and slather it in homemade sausage gravy. Win win.
Some may call it a power move while others say it’s completely ridiculous, but I love to bake my own birthday cake. More often than not, I find myself making cupcakes as opposed to cake, so I cherish the opportunity to make a real, actual cake. And my birthday is the perfect opportunity. I typically put a lot of thought into what flavor and frosting combination I want to try. This year was no exception.
Inspired by the (super, duper early) release of the Fall seasonal beers, I hopped into the kitchen and got messy creating this Pumpkin Beer Cake with Rumchata Cream Cheese Frosting.
While my blog is predominantly food themed, I’ve never shied away from talking about other areas of my life. From photography to travel to running to the occasional post on my love life, it’s been fun to write about topics outside of food from time to time. But you know what’s not fun?
Struggling with your skin.
Growing up, I never really had problems with my skin. Yeah, I had some acne like every other teenager, but never anything serious. My older brother had to go to a dermatologist for his, but I thought I lucked out. Then I hit my mid-20s, and my skin erupted.
My love for Guinness has been long documented across the internet.
Whenever I travel, I make it a point to have a Guinness. It’s interesting to see how different it tastes in different places (I also do this with McDonalds). Obviously, the best Guinness is in Ireland, and I was lucky enough to visit the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin a few years ago.
First things first, thanks to all of those who entered my Whole Foods Giveaway! Rachel H, you’re the lucky winner. You’ll be contacted at the email address you provided.
I may have mentioned this before, but I have a pretty awesome job. I’ve been there since February, and while it’s a lot of work, it’s also a lot of fun. A few weeks ago, some co-workers convinced me to cross the ditch and head over to Engine 15 Brewing Company. I know – it’s been open for ages, how have I not been there? I get questions like that all the time: “But you’re the Food Bitch! How have you not been there yet?” There’s a plethora of reasons: either time, money, distance, opportunity – I could go on. Trust me, I wish I could check so many places off my ever-growing list.
Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by Whole Foods Market. Don’t hate me. Ingredients can get expensive.
Serious question – How is it almost August? Wasn’t it just May, like, last week? Regardless, I hope this pace keeps going because I’m over the summer heat and ready for fall. One of the only good things remaining about summer is cherries. Who doesn’t love cherries? Granted, I prefer mine soaked in alcohol, but to each her own. When the lovely people at Whole Foods Market asked me to create a recipe featuring their fantastic cherries, I immediately brainstormed these white chocolate chip cherry blondies.