Spoopy Ghost Brownies

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Happy Halloween week!!  I have decorated my apartment.  I have bought (and eaten) too much candy.  I am so ready this year.

There was a pot luck at work last week and I just couldn’t resist making these super cute (and delicious!) ghost brownies!  They went super fast too!

So if you have any Halloween fun planned this week I highly recommend these brownies.  Sure you can use a box mix if you are short on time but the homemade version is so quick and easy and tastes so delicious.

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Rosemary Cake

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Sometimes I daydream about opening up a small tearoom.  It would be bright and cheerful and always smell delicious.  I would have a few staples and then bake what ever is seasonal/I felt like to serve with pots of steaming tea.  And this cake would be in regular rotation.

I know we all tend to think of rosemary as savory but it really works in this light cake.  And it’s not overpowering.  Just a subtle hint of rosemary throughout.  The original recipe recommended serving it with stewed apples which I think would be delicious.  I, however, opted to have it with some whipped cream.  And of course, tea.

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Austrian Garlic Soup

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My brother came in from New Orleans this weekend.  His flight got in late and I was looking for something comforting and warming to make him.  I knew that even the DC mild cold would seem very cold to him coming from New Orleans. I think this soup does the trick.  Plus it wards off any marauding bands of vampires you may see out there.  It is October after all.

This is a perfect soup for a cold night.  It is warm, comforting, and delicious. You can serve it with a fried egg on top, my husband’s favorite, or just some good bread cut up and toasted, my favorite.

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar

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There are a few precious weeks here when this soup is at its peak.  These weeks when the temperature is cool enough that I begin to think ‘mmmm soup’ but the tomatoes you can find are still flavorful and juicy and not the strip-mined hard things that take over the grocery store in winter.  These weeks are when this soup is amazing and really a must!

So… go and make it.  It is like a grilled cheese sandwich on top of a bowl of really good tomato soup. What is not to like?

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