Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Vampires in Vegas

Vampires in Vegas....that is all! Carry on!
 It's almost as if we each have a vampire inside us. Controlling that beast, that dark side, is what fascinates me.
Sheryl Lee

Bela Lugosi


Beautiful Stingray

I think I'm going to miss you most of all...

So it has been a few days since the end of TB and I am okay...and then I saw this post...see below...and the overwhelming fact that there will be no more Eric Northman finally hit me! I will miss every character...but Eric will always hold a special place in my heart and I am going to miss my weekly dose of quips and sarcasm. 
Someone put this together and it is perfect!


Cheers to one of the best characters/character portrayals ever.  Eric you sexy bastard, 
I am going to miss you!
Yours Always! Bunny xoxo

Monday, August 25, 2014

Kristin Bauer van Straten Signed Picture!

Wooooooooo! Just received my signed picture from the beautiful and talented Kristin Bauer van Straten! 
Plus bonus CD of her husband, Abri's group. 
 I can die happy now!
xoxo -Bunny

True Blood Season 7: After the Finale (HBO)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

What....are you doing? Put that down!

This is Gran's Pie!

Thank You

Last episode ever...unless I get my wish of a Pam spin-off!

For the first episode of the season, before this blog, I made chocolate covered strawberries: See image below
And in the same fashion I made them again!
Yum! Plus I never feel too guilty eating them...strawberries are full of vitamins he he! 
Cooking from the True Blood cookbook was such a treat, so I am sure I will return to these yummy recipes and definitely try more of the drinks in the future.
 After tonight, I am going to move toward my new Game of Thrones Cookbook! 
You heard right....GOT! Winter is indeed coming! 

Last Rites Pecan Pie

Making this pie was so bittersweet....it marks the end of the True Blood story, which is both exciting and truly sad. The series has grow so much over the years and we got to see so much from/about each character's story....getting a bit choked up here...So let's raise our glasses!
To the true death! 

Now let's make some pie....

This pie was super simple to make, just a few ingredients then into the oven. Savory and delicious! 
To thank them (cast and crew) I am going to watch with appreciation for all the work that went into making True Blood...and eating some sweet pecan pie. 

Bye Bye Bon Temps...........for now!
Kisses and Love, Bunny

True Blood Fans say "Thank You!!"

Monday, August 18, 2014

Gumbo Ya Ya

Hey there!! 

Watching the 2nd episode of True Blood right now...may have to finish this in the morning BUT I made Gumbo! 

....Okay I am back. What an episode! No spoilers but the Ginger scene is worth watching again and again and again! The BEST!

Okay here are pics from my Gumbo Ya Ya, which I brought into work today. I think it will go just as fast as my Jambalaya did! This is another Lafayette (La La) recipe, that boy sure knows how to cook! he he

I started off combining the oil and flour to make a nice roux. You want to make sure it gets a little thicker and turns a darker brown color.
Kind of funny and terrifying, you will notice a picture below of my glass dutch oven/pot with the roux....well that was right before it apparently got to hot and literally exploded. I would have taken a picture if I wasn't so freaked out. My kitchen was covered with sauce and shards of glass. I regrouped with the help of Craig and proceeded to use an older blue pot. Geeeesh! I liked that glass though...so sad...at least it went out with a bang! LOL

Add the onion, bell pepper and celery...cook until soft. Then add about 10 cups of broth. Make sure to stir well and then add the chicken and bay leaves and thyme. 
After the chicken has cooked for about 2 hours (please check to make sure), you can add in the green onion and parsley. 

Try to remove the bay leaves but they can be hard to find. This is when you can add in the sausage and cook for another 30 mins on low heat. 
Meanwhile cook up some rice to add to the dish, for serving. 
Gumbo turned out great! Really delicious and filling. 
I thought it would be too similar to the Jambalaya but it turned out to have a whole different taste, much more of a chicken soup. I really enjoyed it.
Doesn't Jack look amused...I think he is upset that I didn't let him taste-test

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Goodbyes Suck Video


As True Blood is coming to an end, most of the cast has uploaded thank you/good bye videos. 

Check them out here: 

My favorite by far has to be Tara Buck, giving us the perfect Ginger thank you! I am going miss you most of all!

Now fans can do the same. Here is a link to the site where you can get info about video submissions. 

I got a little sentimental and submitted a short 30 sec. thank you! I hope it gets accepted...I think I was trying to not cry :(

Now to get all my ingredients for tomorrows Gumbo!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Only Three Left

Gran's Pecan Pie,
There are only three episodes of True Blood left and I know I am going to cry. 
This is going to be just like when LOST was over....I was a bit relieved but over all...just upset. I think I ended up loving every character...the same can be said of Blood.

So, I will be taking off this week (from making a dish) and instead tackling Gran's Pecan Pie for the last episode. Maybe a few more treats too, along the way. I am super excited to see what happens and how the writers/directors are going to leave it. I believe the last episode is titled "Thank You." 
Thanks for reading! 
Stay tuned for pie and vampire pics galore

Monday, August 4, 2014

Drop Dead Tuna Cheese Casserole


I really wanted to make something yummy that just screamed southern cooking. So I chose Maxine's Drop Dead Tuna Cheese Casserole and it turned out great! 

This was also a chance to celebrate actress Dale Raoul and her portrayal of Maxine. She totally rocks and I am glad that I at least get to see her on Under the Dome (great show)! 

At first when adding in all the ingredients...it doesn't look too pretty he he! But once baked with cheese and chips it is delicious! But then again what isn't good topped with cheese!?
Hope you enjoy! 

Eat up!~ Bunny