Vampiro Sauce for an LA Halloween – Be Our Guest

We attempt to bring a touch of Hollywood to LA (Louisiana) every Halloween. A neighbor recently said that living near us brought the excitement of living near a playhouse–always a production in the works. This year we brought Beauty and the Beast to Midcity Porch Crawl and took home Best Costume for a Group! For […]

French Toast for Dinner

Many more hours this week were spent festooning our house for the coming Beauty and the Beast Halloween party than preparing proper meals in the kitchen. I lament that nachos and French toast and hospital cafeteria food have been stand ins for dinner over the last week. Let them eat breakfast for dinner, says this […]

Pumpkin Bread for a Graveyard Smash

Well, we finally had a graveyard smash at Fuchsia and Lime. Izzy really got into character as Beast when a long haired dachshund showed up unannounced as a guest’s costume accessory. KP, dashing in gold lamé, was the perfect Lumiere to welcome the masses…”Be our Guest, be our guest…” The winners of our costume contest […]

Shrimp and Sausage Stew for the Beast

Worst food photography ever on this stew, the word itself lending a sort of downturned mouth onomatopoeia effect, stew…ew. Rather than lead off with an unappetizing photograph of my tasty, hearty autumn gruel, I’ve chosen to provide a charming foreshadowing of Hallow’s Eve at our house, with my chunky little Beast (Beauty in her yellow […]