Friday, October 31, 2014

Skeleton Red Velvet Cake

Happy Halloween! 
For our work party I made a yummy red velvet cake! I found the tin at Ross, super cheap. Score!

I wanted everyone to be able to see the bone instead of covering the top with frosting...

 I cut it in half and put frosting in the middle. 
 Then I piped some into the indents to look like the skeletons bones. 
Hope you are having a frightfully fun Halloween! Cheers! Bunny

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween weekend!
For work I decided to dress as my favorite animal....a hippo! I just love them! LOL

Super comfy and warm!! he he

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A True Blood Halloween

OMG! This incorporated two of my most favorite things! Just lovely!!!! SO FREAKIN HAPPY RIGHT NOW!!!!

My Favorite Memes/Gifs

I love these! They make me smile while I am at work! 
Plus here are a few perfect for Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

515 Kitchen and Cocktails


Last night I had a wonderful dinner out with girlfriends at 515 Kitchen and Cocktails! 

This was another restaurant participating in Restaurant Week here in Santa Cruz.(Santa Cruz is holding Restaurant Week from October 22nd - 29th. Check out the restaurant lists here:

515 is a small hole-in-the-wall but full of character and situated in downtown Santa Cruz near all the action. It has a casual yet intimate atmosphere. The only real con was that the tables were tiny and their plates overly gigantic lol! Staff were dressed very casual but super nice and attentive. I loved their Halloween decorations too! 

For the first course I chose the Butter Lettuce Salad. The added pear and pumpkin seeds were delicious. For my cocktail..whose name I can not remember...was good and refreshing. If you are into lemon and grapefruit this is the drink for you he he!

 For the second course I had the stuffed bell pepper. I wanted to step out of my comfort zone, not a huge fan of peppers, plus it was the only veggie dish....turns out it was really good! Plus I got to have potatoes! The accompanying yogurt sauce was really tasty too. My friends had the chicken and linguine, both of which they enjoyed.   

 For the third course, dessert, I had the tart. I was a little disappointed...the tart was indeed tart and a bit more of a hard log of dark chocolate. I gave it a try but dark chocolate is not my thing. Way too bitter. Craig was happy...I brought home the rest for him he he! The crust and strawberry balsamic sauce was wonderful though. 
Both of my friends tried the pear and I was instantly jealous, but they did share lol! I wouldn't have though of poached pear for dessert but the consistency was similar to baked apples...sweet, warm and comforting.

Over all 515 was great! It will be fun to go back and try some of their other dishes.


Monday, October 27, 2014


New Fiberone cookie. Actually pretty good as long as you aren't expecting real sugar ha ha!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Screaming Ginger

I have been really missing our dearly departed True Blood lately. So I decided that I should make a few more items from their drinks/cookbooks. 
This weekend, it's the Screaming perfect! 

The Screaming Ginger was really refreshing and delicious. I ended up using a pineapple-orange mix due to time restraints but it worked, I think. The dark rum and Triple Sec mix well too and are not overpowering. 
The recipe tends to make A LOT and I had to put some into another pitcher, in order to add the ice and club soda, but it is great if you are having guests.

  I did make a bit of a mess (check out the video) LOL!
The orange juice makes it taste like a screwdriver with pizzazz! Crazy Ginger pizzazz! Definitely give it a try.
 Looks like this is what i will be having today!


Made some yummy waffles this morning and of course bacon for Craig!