My after work “sit on my ass” time has been filled up quite nicely now that I’ve been privied to the divinity and wonder that is the internet pirating of TV shows. It makes me feel like such a rebel. And if the mystical forces behind the interweb think that they will keep me from Season 3 of Downton Abbey – they’ve clearly they don’t know the level of obsession that has been so unceremoniously shoved upon them.


It all leads me to the fact that this week (and the day light savings switcharoo) has been rendered utterly and completely unproductive in all manners of cooking. I’m also going to blame it on the Bake Sale for Beka that I claim I am still recovering from… those were two very taxing days… But all for a good cause ($1,705 worth of a cause right to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America) and my appearance last weekend on my local PBS station KCTS9’s Cooks on the Side show.

Watch Apple Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese on PBS. See more from KCTS 9 Cooks.

The point is – there is plenty of fabulousness all around the interwebs – whether it be pirated episodes of Downton or well, my other favorite pastime – Food. And there are some wickedly talented people that I adore who make me drool and are the bane of my skinny jeans existence.

Chocolate Stout and Bacon Skillet Brownies – The Beeroness

Show stoppa’, sho’ sho’ STOPPA’!! That’s it, my job here is done.

Roasted Broccoli Cauliflower Parmesan Gratin – Running to the Kitchen

Ben will be happy I pimped something HEALTHY! With CHEESE! This is a win on so many levels. As always Gina sings the siren call for the healthy girl inside me somewhere. Even if that healthy girl is buried down deep.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins – My Baking Addiction

Nope, I’m not burned out on pumpkin yet. And cream cheese is my life blood. ‘Nuff said.

Best. Sloppy. Joe’s. EVER. – Perry’s Plate

Hand me a snokel, I’m diving in! Natalie always knows the way to my heart.

Pepperoni Bake Casserole – Ali of Gimme Some Oven

Ring, ring!! My childhood is calling and you bet I’m pickin’ it up!! Or chowing it down? Whatever, this is living.

Clementine Breakfast Cake – Jessica of The Novice Chef Blog

It’s cake. It’s Breakfast. It’s Legit. And this girl knows her way around the sweet stuff – like these, too. Get it!

Creamy BBQ Chicken Pizza – Bev Cooks

Peeeee -Ttssszaaaahhhhhh! Get your hands off, this is MINE.

Mixed Bean Chili – Kathryn of London Bakes

It’s time for cozy foods – and this foots the bill in every way.

Cheesy Roasted Garlic Chip Dip – Laurie of Simply Scratch

Stand back, I’m going in – and you probably won’t be wanting me talking to you for a while. But oh, so WORTH IT.

Brussels Sprout Breakfast Hash – How Sweet Eats

Eggs, vegge, breakfast and a whole lotta, DUH!!

{Don’t Forget} There is still much fun to be had getting ready for the holidays, and here to help you with your planning in things other than JUST the Thanksgiving dinner – check out my Pinterest Boards dedicated to all things FOOTBALL FOOD! Touchdowwnnnn!!! Sorry, couldn’t help myself there.

Last but not least – if you thought jam was only for toast, you are so adorably wrong – cause it makes a lovely Sweet and Spicy Golden Plum Dip to go with Baked Coconut Shrimp! Enter on the previous link to win a 3-pack of Bonne Maman jams while you’re at it, in all their gingham lidded glory.

Op Opp Oppa Gingham Style! Sorry about that too. And since I’ve sent you to Pinterest so many times before, I’d love your vote (even after getting Gangnam Style stuck in your head…don’t deny it) for said Sweet and Spicy Golden Plum Dip with Baked Coconut Shrimp! Click the link here and simply “LIKE” the photo. It’d mean ever so much.