Espresso Rubbed Ribeye Steaks

Rubbed with finely ground coffee and a bit of cocoa powder, these
Espresso Rubbed Ribeye Steaks are mouth-wateringly delicious!

Rubbed with finely ground coffee and a bit of cocoa powder, these Espresso Rubbed Ribeye Steaks are mouth-wateringly delicious!Due cappuccini, per favore!  A couple of years ago, my wife and I spent almost 2 weeks wandering across Italy for our honeymoon.  It was one of the most amazing trips ever.  I’m a Roman history buff, so I jump at any opportunity to stand amongst the ruins and remnants of ancient Rome.  My wife’s family is from Italy, and while they’ve lost touch with their Italian relatives over the generations, it was still a cool experience for her to visit Italy.  And then there was the food.  Oh, I could (and have) spend entire posts talking about the food alone!  But today is the cappuccino.Continue Reading »

Count Chocula Cereal Treats

How can you go wrong with marshmallows and chocolate ghosts??
These quick and easy Count Chocula Cereal Treats are perfect for Halloween!

How can you go wrong with marshmallows and chocolate ghosts??  These quick and easy Count Chocula Cereal Treats are perfect for Halloween!I like to think that we’ve got a pretty healthy routine here in the Spiced house.  We get up early (really early) and go to the gym several days a week.  We eat yogurt + granola or healthy cereal every morning.  But sometimes it’s fun to indulge a little bit.  I’m not much on sugary cereals…until it comes to Halloween.  That’s when Count Chocula makes his appearance.  And like old-school Nintendo, hammer pants and Reebok pumps, I pretty much can’t say no to anything that reminds me of the 80’s.Continue Reading »

Homemade Caramel Apples

I’ve partnered with SocialStars and #WalmartProduce to create these
Homemade Caramel Apples.  Grab some crispy apples and fun toppings and host
Homemade Caramel Apple party this weekend!

Homemade caramel apples are an easy and fun seasonal treat!  Grab some juicy apples and top them with caramel, chocolate and chopped nuts. #ad #WalmartProduceOctober may very well be my favorite month.  Not only is football back in full force, but we have Halloween just around the corner, too.  However, the best part about Fall is the weather!  Here in upstate NY, the reds, oranges and yellows of the leaves as they change colors is absolutely stunning.  If I could live somewhere where it was Fall year-round, I might just do it.Continue Reading »

National Pasta Day

Celebrate National Pasta Day with 3 fun recipes from Ragu.
There’s just one catch…none of the recipes actually contain pasta!

Celebrate National Pasta Day...without pasta! #NationalPastaDayNational Pasta Day is tomorrow (October 17)!  Seeing as how my wife is half-Italian and I am pretty much obsessed with all things Italy, it should go without saying that we love pasta here in the Spiced household.  I’ve even tried my hand at making homemade pasta a couple of times.  It turned out quite well, and my “to-do” list for this winter includes coming up with some new homemade pasta recipes.Continue Reading »