Summer Peppers 2012


Steak night on a MONDAY.

I’m a rebel without a cause.

Birthday 2012 – Zombie Birthday Cake

Anne had this wonderful cake for me made at Rick’s Bakery in Fayetteville.  It was incredible!  These pictures don’t do it an ounce of justice, the details (like the dirty and cracked fingernails, or the veins in the eyeball) were intricate and super-realistic.  Most importantly, it tasted fantastic.  Despite all the detail and intricate construction, it was all delicious frosting, and not a bit of hard, nasty fondant.





Even the eyeball (made from a marshmallow?) was delicious.




If you ever happen to be anywhere near Northwest Arkansas, make sure you check out Rick’s Bakery— who also make the best donuts, pastries, and muffins that I’ve ever had.  If you’ve ever lived in Fayetteville, you know what I’m talkin’ about.



Thanks, Anne!  #Bestbirthdayever

BBQ Season in Full Effect

It’s only the beginning of grilling season, but I’ve already made three beer can chickens!  I made this one in the middle of a downpour.

In this photo, beer can chicken, grilled asparagus and green peppers with garlic butter, and homemade mustard potato salad.

summer dinner

On the menu: Polish sausage with sauerkraut, black eyed peas, and roasted Bratkartoffeln with home grown summer squash