Have a recommendation? We'd LOVE to hear it!
Salutations Readers!

Kalamazoo has good food.
Great food, in fact. We have made it our mission to check out all the local eateries one at a time - and more for our own poor memories than any other reason, we'll be chronicling our adventures in food here. And some places float our boats way more than others, which is why we have developed the very scientific
five golden forks rating scale. Ok. It is not scientific at all. It is actually quite unscientific. But, it is something. And now, you can search all of our reviews by the forks rating. YAY!

But, wait! There's more!
Kalamazoo Foodies no longer just eat at restaurants then review them. There are recipes posted, some easy, some less easy, all delicious. There are, or will be, book reviews, the new
Foodie Movie Review-y which will focus on movies about food or ones that have a lot of beautiful food in them. There are other food musings, and hopefully soon contests and so much more. But, Foodie Friends, it is all about food. Because we love it!
And, we want to hear from you!

We want to hear your comments on our recipes and reviews. We want to know where you love to eat. And, we are looking for GUEST bloggers to broaden our horizons a bit. And, if you haven't found us on Facebook, you should do that too. Like our page for other fun Foodies stuff like photos, polls, and more.

SO KALAMAZOO PATRONS - where do YOU love to eat? Because we'd love to check it out and share our thoughts here. Give us a comment below, and quickly! Our tummies are grumbling in anticipation.

A Note from the Foodies about our typical fair:
So, you may notice as you read our blog that we often order the same thing wherever we go. OK, maybe not quite, but we do often order similar things. Kristin has her caprese salads and mushroom dishes. Kate has her baked goat cheese and things with tofu. Well, readers, we wanted to let you know that this is absolutely intentional. A) We love those things, so why not order what you love? And, B) It is a lot easier to compare apples to apples than it is to compare apples to comquats. So, we like to order similar things to have a good sense of how to compare them. Just wanted to let you in on that little secret. Bon appetit!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Halloween!

A friend and I hosted a Family Halloween Party this past Sunday. Everyone brought their kiddos in costumes and we had fun snacks, photos, and a costume contest.

Here is what I made...

Whole Wheat Mini Pumpkin Muffins (these turned out really great, and I will be making them again!)

My family's recipe for cutout sugar cookies. Sorry friends, it is family secret. I really can't share, but look how cute they were! Mr. Foodie did the icing. He did a great job! 

Dirt Dessert Graveyard. I did follow this recipe for the pudding/dirt part (and it was epically awesome). But, clearly I went off course for the decorations. I lucked out and found a cookie cutter set with the ghost, tree, and tombstone. Since I was making cookies anyway, I make a few for the graveyard. I thought it turned out very well. Mr. Foodie had to assemble it all since I was in party prep mode when we got there.

My friend also made some other fun treats...

Dracula's Dentures

Carrot Fingers with Ranch Blood
Peanut Butter Sandwich Spiders

And, since he is just so darn adorable... here is the little foodie in his costume. He was a Hurricane. You see, we named him Isaac and a few short days later, Hurricane Isaac was all over the news. We think we are pretty funny!

What fun treats have you made for Halloween parties?

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