Friday, July 25, 2014

A Grimm Feast: Delay

Hey there, Murderlings.

Unfortunately, due to a recent trip to the emergency vet, this week’s recipe is going to be postponed to next week.  We'll see you then.

Friday, July 18, 2014

A Grimm Feast: (Nick Loves) Juliette's Cilantro Lime Chicken (S2E06)

Poor Juliette.  She goes into a magically-induced coma, wakes up in the hospital, and suddenly there’s this WEIRD GUY there who insists that he’s her boyfriend.  All his stuff is in her house, all her friends insist that she’s been dating him for years, there are pictures of the two of them together…what the hell’s going on?

Everyone hopes Juliette’s memories of Nick will come back.  When it looks like they won’t, she decides to try starting over instead.  She finds a recipe for Cilantro Lime Chicken that she once wrote down with the note “Nick loves!” next to it, so she makes it for dinner in the hopes that it’ll help them get to know each other again.

Say it with me: “Aww!”

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Grimm Feast: Juliette’s Honey Pineapple Salmon (S1E19)

Juliette, meet Monroe!  This was the entrée she served when Nick’s “other” work partner finally came over for dinner.  They talked, they laughed…then everything got awkward when Monroe slipped up and Juliette started asking questions that the boys couldn’t answer.  Oh, boys.  If you knew then what you know now, you wouldn’t have kept it a secret from her for so long.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

A Grimm Feast: Wu's Carpet Cupcakes (S1E17)

Apologies for the delay on this post, everyone.  You see, Anna and I had to rescue a bus from a bunch of burning orphans and…well, we're back in town now and ready to serve up the next installment of baking shenanigans.

This recipe, you guys.  The research that went into this one nearly drove me insane.  And, as most writers find, the vast majority of that research doesn’t show up in the final product AT ALL.

While under the influence of a zaubertrank that was meant for Hank, poor Wu’s brain goes a bit haywire.  He starts eating everything without even realizing it, up to and including couch cushions, Chapstick, and carpeting.  I decided to make a cake and frost it to resemble carpet fibers.  Then I discovered that during the shooting of the episode, the couch cushion stuffing that Reggie Lee ate was made of pound cake.

“Perfect!” I thought.  “I wonder if I can make a replica of that.”

You guys.  If you are at all like me, don’t ever search Google Images for “couch cake.”  Google Images is a wild, dangerous place filled with novelty cake pans and fondant tutorials.  That way lies madness.