The Unorthodox Epicure — Jolly Rancher (Frozen Watermelon Cocktail)

frozen watermelon cocktail in glass

Quick! What’s your favorite Jolly Rancher candy? According to various voting sites out there, Blue Raspberry wins hands down. Cherry tends to come in second. And then there’s my favorite — watermelon. Truth is, I prefer the tartness of watermelon-flavored Jolly Ranchers over the real thing. This frozen concoction offers the best of both worlds. […]

Food Snob Chronicles — Some Halloween treat tidbits

How could someone not like these beauties?

Scary stories, costumes and chilling front-porch scenes are all important supporting cast members. But Halloween is about the treats. Break me off a piece! Hershey and Nestle might battle it out for convenience store supremacy, but the two mega-chocolate producers work as one when it comes to Kit Kat — the fastest growing candy bar […]

Confession No. 49 – Boundaries? What boundaries?

The home fries, which were allowed to crisp slightly in a cast iron skillet, were repurposed from a previous meal of pot roast. The ham: Oscar Mayer. Not bad for anyone, but a 13-year-old? She's hired!

If you’ve ever had to write your name on something in your own refrigerator, you might just feel my pain. If you’ve come home to find that no one could read your writing, we have a definite connection. Boundaries. For me, they are nothing more than dastardly examples of cruel trickery. Contemptible. Disheartening. Figmental. If […]