So this episode was about “Games on the Go,” and Jared joked that I should just do Hot Pockets for the recipe. Of course he meant the crappy freezer Hot Pockets that you put in the microwave – you know the ones, they are never fully cooked in the center. Yeah THOSE. Yuck. But, I decided it was still a fun idea. You can make homemade pizza pockets with crescent rolls, and they’re pretty good. I don’t know how “on the go” they are, though you can put them in a container and warm them up for lunch
So, this cake is actually pretty good (though I take off the fruit roll-up pepperoni because I’m not a big fan of fruit roll-ups). But, it’s pretty hilarious that it looks like a pizza. Since April Fools Day is coming up, I thought it would be fun to do a recipe that was kind of zany! So why not a cake that looks like something other than a cake, right? So…here it is! A Pizza Cake! (Plus my birthday was this week…so CAKE!) And you should totally make this cake and most definitely post pictures and show us!
This week's episode was about dice games and I decided that it would be fun to do more of a "how to" instead of a recipe. I love cheese trays. They make great game night foods! An EPIC cheese tray has more than just cheese and crackers, It comes complete with a good variety of cheese, meat, a few different types of crackers and don't forget a good fig jam.
This recipe was given to me by my friend Max Holliday. Looking at the recipe, Jared and I determined that it isn't REALLY a cake...but it does LOOK delicious and it is most definitely a dessert. Enjoy the nerdy (albeit dark) humor in the recipe, courtesy my friend Max. There aren't any precise measurements, because Max didn't provide them.
Space...the final frontier. Well, the episode this recipe was paired with was a space-themed episode - and while the closest any of us will get to space is playing a space-themed board game or sitting back and watching Star Trek on television - I thought we should do some variation of space food. I read about what foods astronauts eat in space and I learned some interesting things!
I think pot roast is tasty just about any time of the year. It's easy to make and all you need it a crock pot. Put everything in at the beginning of the day, let it cook nice and slow and then you've got an amazing meal at the end of the day to serve to your gaming friends when they all come over! Eat up while you decide what you're going to play, or take a break from playing games to have a nice dinner!
I love pinwheels. In fact I've shared another pinwheel-style recipe before. They are so easy and they're a fantastic shareable finger food...and these? Well...bacon. Need I say more. What brave adventurers don't want to partake in tasty bacon goodness? (Except maybe vegetarian ones...but in that case...well they can just have drink the mead and toast to your hearty bacony goodness...or not?) But on to the bacony goodness!
In the fall and winter, I absolutely love the butternut squash and autumn squash soup you can get at a various restaurants. My favorite is probably the autumn squash soup they have at Panera Bread, so I have scoured the internet for recipes that are copycats for those delicious restaurant squash soups.
I love making spritz cookies - these are the kind of cookies you make using a cookie press. They're pretty easy to make. It took me a while to get the hand of the cookie press. I've been making them for years now, but I have to admit that at first - my spritz cookies really didn't resemble anything. They just kinda looked like blobs. Now, the first few years I made spritz cookies, I make plain ones. Then I discovered this recipe. I never looked back.
So, I absolutely LOVE Egg Nog. Like Seriously. So when I saw I could make sugar cookies with Egg Nog, I knew I had to try it. I haven't yet...so this is a recipe we can all try together. When I try it, I will share pictures.