Wednesday, February 4, 2009

This Is Just Wrong

Apparently this was from a UK campaign last fall, but I'm just now hearing about it. Witness John Lydon from the Sex Pistols shilling for a UK butter company. Oof. I guess the bad economy affects even former punk rock stars...

Monday, February 2, 2009

Superbowl Brie Shuffle

I suppose this would be more timely if I posted it yesterday. Oh well.
I have to say that even though I'm not a huge sports fan, I love Superbowl Sunday.
I may not understand football completely, but I can recognize a good play when I see it. (99 yards?? What??) And any occasion that involves copious amounts of snacks is OK by me. Throw in The Boss at halftime plus new fancy commercials, and I'm sold!
We went to our friends' Superbowl party last night, and were instantly surrounded by an amazing amount of snacks from all of our friends. The theme of the night was DIPS. I made one of my go-to party favorites, Baked Brie, which is amazing to dip apples in.
It's so easy to make, and I stole the recipe from my friend Liz a few years back at a party she had in NYC. Thought I'd share the deets here so you can make your own delicious calorie-laden treat!

Baked Brie
You need:
1 small wheel of brie
1 Pilsbury (or similar brand) crescent rolls in the tube
2 tbsp of honey
Palmful of almond slices/ slivers
Granny Smith apple slices (usually 4 to 6 apples will do)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Take the crescent rolls and cover the entire wheel of brie with the pieces. Use your hands to make it uniformly covering all of it. Then just take honey and drizzle it over the top, followed by a sprinkling of all the almonds.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the roll coating is getting slightly brown. Serve with apple slices for dipping.