Individual Veggie Quiche Cups To-Go

October 31, 2012
Individual Veggie Quiche Cups To-Go ~ Low carb, low calorie individual quiche cups for breakfast {or lunch} on the go!

I don't know about you, but I get so bored with my breakfast routine.  I mean, I seem to get stuck in a rut of the same-ol'-same-ol' over, and over, and over, and over ... which is further complicated by the fact that I try to eat low-carb for breakfast.  Carbs and I just aren't good friends in the morning.

Well, guess what? ...


Maple-Fried Apples & Maple-Mustard Pork Tenderloin

October 24, 2012

Since moving to The South, I've learned that we fry everything down here.  The classic -- fried okra, fried green tomatoes, fried turkey.  The new-to-me-but-I-love-it -- fried squash, fried pickles.  And the okay-who-thought-of-that? -- fried Oreos.  Yes, one of the little local cafes I frequent serves fried Oreos as a dessert. {Oh, and it's totally fabulous! ... in case you were wondering.}

And all these fried things are typically deep-fried.  Ya know, in all kinds of smokin' hot oil that the food-of-choice is completely submerged in until it's a crunchy golden brown, oh-so-delicious-but-no-so-great-for-you bite.

So, when I encountered 'fried apples' on a menu one day, ...

Gingerbread Vampires

October 20, 2012
Who says gingerbread men are just for Christmas?  Not these guys.  These gingerbread men cookies have put on their vampire costumes for Halloween!

I wish I could take credit for this clever idea ... but alas, I cannot. 


Vermont Maple No-Bake Cookies

October 17, 2012
Classic no-bake cookies get an extra special twist in these Vermont Maple No-Bake Cookies.  They're pure Vermont maple deliciousness!

I am a huge fan of maple syrup.  Pure Vermont maple syrup, to be exact.  As many of you already know, I grew up in Vermont.  Since moving to North Carolina (eighteen years ago after finishing college), I still have Vermont maple syrup shipped to me from my favorite Vermont sugar shack.  For me, there's just no substitute.

So when I had the opportunity to try Tonewood Maple's syrup, ...

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

October 14, 2012

You know, when I was mixing up the filling for these Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes, I was completely underwhelmed.  But when I baked them up for their second baking time, something A-MAZING happened!  Yum!  I swear, that second baking time ... when all the flavors got time to meld together ...

Nutella Waffles {& two blog milestones!}

October 11, 2012

It's been a big couple of weeks here at The Kitchen is My Playground, with this little slice of blogland reaching two pretty cool milestones.  At least I think they're pretty cool!

So what are these cool milestones, you ask?  Well, please allow me to share ...

4-Bite Apple Pies - aka Apple Pie Cookies

October 7, 2012

It's Crazy Cooking Challenge time!  This month's challenge assignment? - APPLE PIE.  And what perfect timing for an apple challenge. ...

Super Easy Tootsie Pop Ghosts

October 5, 2012

To be honest ... I'm not a Halloween fan.  I think it may have something to do with the fact that I broke my nose on Halloween when I was five years old.  Falling down the stairs wearing my costume we'd made in Kindergarten class.  'Cause I couldn't see the steps over the top of the costume.  'Cause the costume was made out a big cardboard box. 

Yep, missed the top step. ...
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