Dispensing Happiness

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.-Elsa Schiapirelli

That's me, the magical good cook.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

For the Kid in You


A few of Matt's friends came over last weekend for a night of gaming. Yes, gaming. Not poker or video games, but good old-fashioned role playing games.

They're a really nice group of guys, but I often tease them that they're still 12 at heart. But then what's wrong with that?

So...what do you make for a bunch of grown-up kids? Kid-friendly favorites, of course.
So, I served them home-made cream-filled chocolate cupcakes, peanut butter cookies...with and without chocolate kisses, and cream-filled, 'canoe-shaped', snack cakes.

But they had to eat dinner first, so they got this enormous burger. Roasted garlic on the inside, topped with blue cheese.
And I do mean it's big. Over a foot across, with a loaf of bread for a roll!

Instead of fries, there were BBQ-flavored potato wedges, roasted in the oven.

Not a bad way to spend a Saturday night, eh?

This month, Blog Party's all about the ultimate hand-held food & having a Pizza Party!

Top your pies...full-sized and sliced, or in miniature form...any way you want, pour yourself a drink, and join the party. You have till Thursday, 20 March to RSVP...hope to see you there!

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14 Thoughts for food:

At 4:54 PM, Blogger barbie2be said...

um.... YUM!!!!!

At 10:12 PM, Blogger Mrs. W said...

LOVE the giant burger! My hubby's a gamer, too, and his bunch-of-guys come over here every-other-Sunday for gaming and I feed them. I'm always looking for new ideas!

At 8:00 AM, Blogger Cakelaw said...

I love how the cakes look just like Twinkies. Betcha they taste better than Twinkies - home made stuff always does.

At 10:52 AM, Blogger Bellini Valli said...

It's a great way to spend a Satirday night. I'll bet they all loved the huge burger, eh:D A very creative meal from one Canadian to another.

At 11:35 AM, Blogger mk99 said...

I cannot believe those are homemade! Please sure your recipe and technique for making them look sooooo real.

At 6:53 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Thanks, Barbie!

At 6:54 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Hi Mrs. W!

1/4 of the group lives out of town, so they don't get together as often as they'd like. But when they do, I insist they hang out here so I can cook for them!

At 6:55 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Cakelaw; they were amazing. Perfect cakes, and the filling had this touch of lemon. Fantastic.

At 6:55 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Thanks, BV...except, I'm not from Canada!! I'm stuck in the Southern US at the moment...

At 7:04 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Thank you, MK99!

Well, the 'Twinkies' got their shape from this pan. I got the recipe from here.

The 'Hostess' knock-offs came from here. Normally, I use my own double-dark chocolate cake recipe, but this time I went with the one from F&W.

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Judith said...

Ooh, ooh, Stephanie, I think I may make it after all! Haha. But what is your policy on doubling up blog events? I found a pizza dough recipe on my Taste & Create partner's blog, and I wanted to try it. Then I remembered that blog party was pizza this month. I actually was planning on doing calzones, so I may make mini-pizzas and do a separate post (along with my drink) for BP, but if not do you mind if I use the same post for both?

At 2:51 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Judith...absolutely! People often double-up on events, so that's no problem.

Btw; I love calzones!

At 5:59 PM, Anonymous Emily said...

Wow - I love your BIG burger and the desserts. How fun! We're having a burger recipe contest and I'd love to have you enter your recipe (along with the dessert since side dishes are welcome and I have a HUGE sweet tooth!). The prize for the best burger is the winner's choice of 10 pounds of burgers - we have over ten options to choose from including Kobe, ostrich and wild boar burgers. Check out the contest at MarxFoods.com

At 6:52 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Thanks...but 2/3 of this family are vegetarian. Wouldn't want the prize, I'm afraid!


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