Hope everyone stays safe out there tonight and enjoys boatloads of candy – preferably gummies. Here’s how Halloween candy shakes out in my book:
OFFICIAL HALLOWEEN CANDY RATING:
1st place: gummy packets – Swedish Fish, Sour Patch Kids, Haribo gummy bears (in that order)
2nd place (tie): Fun-sized Twix, fun-size package of Twizzlers
3rd place: Fun-sized Reeses
Honorable Mention – anything specifically Halloween-themed like candy corn gets a smile and a nod – not a top-3, but definitely appreciated.
Last place: cheap assorted hard candy, Smarties
A few fun updates about my life – I’m at a new job! Much closer to home and working on really cool and inspiring projects. I’ve moved from book publishing to the philanthropy space, from marketing to communications – in an effort to find out what best suits my skills and my passions.
And now we are on the hunt (but rather casually) for a new apartment that will let us adopt a dog- child. Ever since moving to the Bay Area, I’ve wanted a dog, and I feel like this is a good opportunity. It’s hard to make the decision to transition, especially since we’ve had the HUGE blessing of our apartment, which is most certainly a steal for this area. So, we’re in no hurry, but we’re keeping eyes open and touring apartment complexes that are dog friendly.
This skillet cookie, or as I fondly call it, pizookie, harkens back to the times I’d go to BJ’s – a chain restaurant/brewery – to get their famed pizookie. It’s a pizza cookie, but they serve it to you in a skillet, fresh-baked, hot out of the oven, with a melting gob of ice cream on top. They were always so creative with their flavors – I’ve had cookies and cream, red velvet cake, white chocolate macadamia, but my favorite was always the classic chocolate chip. I’ve added some pumpkin as a nod to the season, and this is the perfect cozy fall dessert.