Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Melted Monster Mashup

Happy Halloween!
Snacks are getting spooky
Have you played Zombies vs. Aliens? I am totally addicted and I play on my IPhone all the time.  Well the zombies are searching for your brains and try (really) hard to get into your "house." Luckily most of the time they are killed by plants and can't eat brains. So in honor of Halloween and those little zombies, I present to you... Melted Monster Mashup.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Gluten-Free Flour Power Giveaway

This giveaway is closed.
Many thanks to all who entered and congratulations to the winners!
There are few things in life that are just as good and as wholesome as a brownie. Brownies come in all different flavors and toppings. I love brownies topped with anything from warm caramel, to strawberries to powdered sugar and even ice cream.  Brownies can turn your day around and transport you into the always-perfect land of chocolate and bliss. Brownies makes you happy, excited and sometimes very sick… that is if you are trying to live a gluten free life. People who are living with gluten intolerance or celiac disease can’t always get gluten free baked goods that taste good.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Passing Pumpkin Cupcakes and Midterms

I love how each season of the year has uniquely different foods. In the spring you get to eat fresh fennel, rhubarb, herbs, peas, ramps, and strawberries and in summer you can eat tons of fresh veggies, fruit and my favorite all you can eat blueberries and watermelon, in winter you can snuggle down with big bowls of soup and stew and big warm delicious hunks of meat to get ready for hibernation. But, my favorite foods come during the fall season. As you know, I love winter. It's my favorite season and I have already been dreaming of snow. However, fall foods are the best! It is now time for pumpkins, apple, cranberries, figs, zucchini, acorn squash and pears to name a few. Plus you get the best foods with Thanksgiving. But as a pumpkin lover and pumpkin hoarder (43 cans of pumpkin are in my pantry), this is my time of year to eat all the pumpkin I can (until I turn orange), buy pumpkin and roast my own pumpkin. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pumpkin for Free

I have been cleaning up Calamity Kate's Kitchen and trying to make sure that my recipe box and holiday buttons are all updated and working properly and all the loose ends are tied up. As I have been trying to update CKK and I found a few old blog posts from the last 3 years that never got posted.  Some of the old recipes are from my first blog, Not Just Vanilla. I am closing NJV and updating some of my favorite recipes from NJV to CKK. This recipe on pumpkin was from when I was on Weight Watchers. So... its a little late but this is a great recipe for low fat pumpkin. Enjoy!

 All of these add up to 0...  nothing. Not a single Weight Watcher point!  Not a one!  
No points hanging out here!  
This is a Halloween miracle. I have two, zero point recipes here for you lucky lucky people.  So you ask yourselves... (in disbelief) Kate, how is this possible and does it taste good?  Ok, so life isn't ever really like this, but it is really late... so I might be a bit crazy; but not about the W.W. points.  I have been working on low and no point snacks and meals and this is my favorite so far. 
Please enjoy, even if you are not on W.W. and you are happy with your weight!