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Halloween Candy Grilled Cheese with Brie, Mascarpone, Raspberry Jam + Crushed Chocolate Peanut Butter Candies

Happy almost Halloween friends! I still have no idea what I’m going to be tomorrow but I’m guessing it will be a mashup of all the random stuff in my closet. Maybe I’ll tie some old costumes together and be a half Sailor Moon half Pikachu anime hybrid? Or maybe I’ll take a creepier route and glue together my old Ronald Mcdonald and Guy Fieri costumes and zombie-fy them? Hmmmm… what shall I do? Decisions, decisions! Continue reading

Apple Picker’s Harvest Grilled Cheese made with brie, fresh apples, smoked ham, honey and fresh thyme butter

Apple Picker's Harvest Grilled Cheese made with brie, fresh apples, smoked ham, honey and fresh thyme butter

As you may know if you’ve been following me for a while, I absolutely adore fall! And even though it probably won’t feel like it down here in Florida for a few months, that doesn’t mean I’m not already in full spirit mode.

From fall scented candles to comfy sweaters and permanent sweat pants, I am all in. Continue reading

Pineapple Upside-Down Baked Brie – The Perfectly Cheesy Retro Tiki Appetizer

Pineapple Upside-Down Baked Brie - the perfect retro tiki appetizer full of delicious cheese!

A few months ago, I had a food tour grilled cheese pop-up in Chicago for About.com. Besides making about 700 grilled cheese sandwiches for lots of hungry ad agents, the boyfriend and I also ate and drank our weight in the deliciousness that Chi-town had to offer. One of the nights my dearest pal Joanna Miller, from Wisconsin Cheese, took us out and showed us how a real mid-westerner did the city. So like big city people, we uber’d out to Logan Square to begin our adventure! to meet her at Bang Bang Pie where we had… you guessed it… PIE!

Having started our eating tour on a sweet note at Bang Bang Pie, where we had two pies and a grilled cheese (whoops), we then headed out to get our salt on with some ice cold margaritas and a never ending supply of tacos at Big Star. After that, we then somehow made it across the street for too many super strong cocktails at The Violet Hour. And because I don’t really drink anymore and because I find that it nearly impossible to imbibe without finishing on a full belly of food (you know to help with the hangover of course), we headed to Lost Lake to get found. This was my favorite bar by far. Tiki drinks, cutie pie waitresses dressed as Polynesian princesses, and a super tasteful spunky retro asian food menu that paired perfectly with all the coconut and pineapple liquors that we were downing. Continue reading