Thursday, November 14, 2013

Music to Cast Spells to...

In honor of American Horror Story's kick-ass season of 'Coven,' here's a little witchy playlist:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Get Your Fix: Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween

Even though I'm posting this a day late... Here's the complete schedule!
**All movies blocked out in ORANGE**

Tuesday, Oct. 1
9/8c: Face Off
10/9c: Fangasm

Wednesday, Oct. 2
9/8c: Paranormal Witness (Mid-Season Finale)
10/9c: Ghost Mine

Thursday, Oct. 3
9/8c: Resident Evil: Afterlife

Friday, Oct. 4
8am/7c: Scare-a-thon: Forever Knight
8/7c: Smackdown (Men in costumes? A stretch, but okay...)
10/9c: Haven

Saturday, Oct. 5
9/8c: Scarecrow

Sunday, Oct. 6
7/6c: Psychosis
9/8c: The Ninth Gate (Johnny Depp ALERT!!)

Monday, Oct. 7
9/8c: Dawn of the Dead

Tuesday, Oct. 8

9/8c: Face Off
10/9c: Fangasm

Wednesday, Oct. 9

9/8c: Ghost Hunters (Mid-Season Premiere)
10/9c: Ghost Mine

Thursday, Oct. 10
8am/7c: Scare-a-thon: Ghost Whisperer

Friday, Oct. 11
8am/7c: Scare-a-thon: Friday the 13th: The Series

Saturday, Oct. 12
9/8c: Fright Night

Sunday, Oct. 13
9/8c: Blade II

Monday, Oct. 14
8/7c: The Devil's Advocate

Tuesday, Oct. 15

9/8c: Face Off
10/9c: Fangasm

Wednesday, Oct. 16

9/8c: Ghost Hunters
10/9c: Ghost Mine

Thursday, Oct. 17
9/8c: Arachnoquake (Yes, really.)

Friday, Oct. 18
8am/7c: Scare-a-thon: Being Human
8/7c: Smackdown
10/9c: Haven

Saturday, Oct. 19
9/8c: Grave Halloween

Sunday, Oct. 20
9/8c: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Fuck yeah, Syfy! A great pick for a Halloween flick.)

Monday, Oct. 21
9/8c: Fright Night (2011)

Tuesday, Oct. 22

9/8c: Face Off
10/9c: Fangasm
11/10c: Fangasm (Season Finale)

Wednesday, Oct. 23

9/8c: Ghost Hunters
10/9c: Ghost Mine

Thursday, Oct. 24
9/8c: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Friday, Oct. 25

8/7c: Smackdown
10/9c: Haven

Saturday, Oct. 26
9/8c: Zombie Night

Sunday, Oct. 27
9/8c: Ghost Rider

Monday, Oct. 28
All-day: Scare-a-thon: Scare Tactics

Tuesday, Oct. 29

9/8c: Face Off
10/9c: Naked Vegas (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, Oct. 30

9/8c: Ghost Hunters
10/9c: Ghost Mine

Thursday, Oct. 31
9/8c: Nightmare on Elm Street 5 (What a way to end, huh? But I guess the true Halloween fans are out doing something anyway...)

For more Syfy's month of Halloween programming, click here.

Don't forget to BOOKMARK this page! :)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Quick + Easy Costume: Walter White

As you're getting ready to watch the culmination of what is arguably one of the greatest shows of all time, why not go back to the beginning? Because who doesn't want to be this guy:

It was time to do another Quick + Easy costume, and what's more relevant right now than the titan that is Breaking Bad?

Not only will you be paying homage to the duo's first cook, but this way you don't have to Bic your head.

NOTE: if you're going to carry around rock candy, make sure it's the clear stuff. Blue so doesn't go with this outfit.

Monday, August 26, 2013

American Horror Story: Coven | The teasers begin!

As you all ought to know, I loathed the last season of AHS. To me, if the showrunners wanted to run the series by theme each season, then they should have actually stuck to one "horror" theme! Sci-fi does not belong with asylum, folks. Not that it should never be done, but both genres are so rich in opportunity all on their own. 

Needless to say, I did not finish watching last season. Actually, I never got past the first episode... 

Anyway! Coven will absolutely have my attention when it airs on FX on Wednesday, October 9 @ 10pm. I grew up loving the witchy culture, from fact to fiction and everything in between. Bewitched to Sabrina, The Craft, Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown and even Bell, Book and Candle. (I could go on.)

Now I want to know, what do YOU think of this new teaser trailer? Are you excited for the new season?

Friday, August 23, 2013

Recipe: Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus

1 (15 oz) can Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)
3/4 c. Pumpkin Puree
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Cumin
1/4 tsp. ground Ancho Chili Pepper
1 tsp. (or one large clove) minced Garlic
2 tbsp. Lemon Juice (or juice from one lemon)
1/4 c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 c. Water
** 1/4 c. Smoky Pumpkin Seeds, ground

So why pumpkin hummus? WHY NOT PUMPKIN HUMMUS?!

1) Jenn loves everything pumpkin.
2) Jenn wants autumn to be ALL THE TIME
3) Jenn's been dying to make her own hummus from scratch!

So how did I make it?

Throw all of the above into a blender and cross your fingers. 
Okay... So I started with this recipe here from "Cooking with Trader Joe's." As it happened, I had just gotten back from a trip to TJ's! So when I realized that I didn't have any lemons or tahini paste... I said, Fuck it! And made it anyway.

While I found sesame seeds in my cupboard to make tahini from scratch with, I knew I had some Smokey Pumpkin Seeds handy from NatureBox. (Which is healthy snack food service that's totally worth it! Click here to check it out.) So, I used a makeshift mortar and pestle--terrible idea--and ground them down as fine as my patience would last. Into the blender the went!

For my first batch o' hummus, it's pretty damn good! Next time, (or tomorrow...), I will absolutely be amping up the spices. But for now, it's a super healthy dip where the pumpkin flavor totally shines through! I'll call it a success.

Yield: about 2 1/2 cups 
NUTRITION: Serving size: 1oz (2 tbs); Calories: 57; Total Fat: 3.7g; Saturated Fat: 0.5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 130.8mg; Potassium: 1.8mg; Total Carbs: 4.9g; Fiber: 1.5g; Sugars: 0.3g; Protein: 1.6g; Vitamin A: 22.6%; Vitamin C: 0.3%; Calcium: 0.8%; Iron: 1.1%

% based on a 2,000 calorie diet