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A token for Dexter night…

October 21st, 2011
by Scott Ingenito

As you may have been reading, my friends and I get together each sunday to watch the hit Showtime series, Dexter. Each week we trade off coming up with ideas for food, dessert, drinks and such to enjoy while watching the show. This week my friend’s Jennifer & Josh made a really creative tasty treat. It is the one thing that Dexter hangs on to after each kill and adds to his box, A blood slide.

Dexter’s Box of tokens

Jennifer & Josh's Candy Blood Slides (Recipe to come later)

Dexter, Season 6 Premier Party

October 3rd, 2011

by Scott Ingenito

So, if you didn’t already know, I am obsessed with the Showtime series DEXTER. Now in it’s sixth season, which premiered last night. In honor of the new season, I hosted a party and turned my den into Dexter’s “Kill Room”, an edible kill room. I made a body cake, and hung plastic wrap up with pictures of Dexter’s most important kills. Below is some photos for you to check out, and the cake recipe.

one of Dexter's real kill rooms...

earlier stages, just the "bloody" plastic wrap

completed kill room with cake

I made a strawberry coulis from scratch to use as the "blood"

Click below the pic for the recipe

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gimme a hand… Dexter

September 2nd, 2011

by Scott Ingenito

For those of you who like the hit Showtime series DEXTER, this post will be familiar to you… For those of you, like me, who are obsessed with the show,  I hope you enjoy reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Season 1 of DEXTER (based off the first book DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER by Jeff Lindsey) focuses on ” The Ice Truck Killer” aka Brian Moser, Dexters real brother. Moser was obsessed with killing his victims and meticulously disecting them, cleanly and preserving them in ice. He is the only one on the show who knows the truth of where, why and how Dexter Morgan is the man he is today. In this season Dexter becomes obsessed with him and finding out more about him, and what he found was shocking.

We bought our friend the Dexter boardgame for his birthday and we play it often, So as a tribute to Season 1 Dexter victim Tony Tucci, on game night my friend Josh & Jennifer made an alcohol Jello mold, into a hand and served it on an ice tray. So delicous. and very appropriate for game night.

Stay tuned for more Dexter themed food posts as Season 6 starts in October. Each week my friends and I will try to top each other with Dexter themed food items and decor.

Ice Truck Killer Jello Hand (alcohol version)

By Jennifer & Josh White


5 gumdrops, assorted flavors

1 Lrg. box of jello – any flavor you enjoy

1 cup boiling water

3/4 c. vodka- SKY is my choice

1 Rubber glove (any kind will work. Just make sure to leave enough material to make a knot in it)

Step 1

Open the box of jello and pour into a medium bowl

Step 2

microwave 1 cup of water for 2 minutes or until it boils and add to the jello powder. Mix until desolved. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes. Add 3/4 c. vodka (have the vodka chilling in freezer while making the jello) and stir again.

Step 3

Place gumdrops in the finger tips (to make it look like the colored finger nails from the show), then fill glove with the jello mixture 3/4 full and refrigerate for about 1 hour. The mixture will gel and they are now ready to slurp. Have fun!

Dexter’s Miami Sunrise

March 16th, 2010

Dexter’s Miami Sunrise

Recipe Created By Scott Ingenito

Inspired by the Showtime original series

Poached eggs w/ blood orange reduction

2 large fresh eggs

2 blood oranges

2 tbsp ketchup

1 tsp citrus oil

Sea salt & fresh cracked pepper (to taste)

pinch of Seasoned salt

Pinch of Cajun spice

Pinch of Ceyenne

step 1

Cut 2 blood oranges in half, muddle the juices & strain out any pits & pulp.

Step 2

In a small sauce pot over medium heat, place oil, blood orange juice, ketchup,  and ALL spices.  Reduce 5-10 minutes.

pour into a squeeze bottle. (let cool in the fridge)

Step 3

in a medium sauce pot, poach 2 large eggs.

(use standard poach method: crack room temperature eggs into custard cup or large spoon, deliver into boiling water- remove pan from heat & cover, let eggs cook 6-8minutes- depending on how runny you prefer them.)

Step 4

Plate, garnish with your blood orange reduction.


Whole Grain Toast with Blood Orange Cream cheese

Approximately 3 tbsp whipped cream cheese

1 blood orange (skinned & chopped small)

Orange & Lemon Zest (pinch)

-Mix together cream cheese & orange, zest, season with salt & pepper (let set in fridge).

Spread on your toast & serve beside the eggs.

The Ice-Pick Cocktail

2 shots of Sake

8 oz of orange juice

splash of lemon seltzer


1 blood orange (juiced except for 1 wedge for garnish)

*Mix with ice, chill, Serve & garnish with Blood Orange wedge*

The "Ice-Pick" by Scott Ingenito

Dexter's Miami Sunrise Original Recipe by Scott Ingenito

Super fresh Blood Oranges, Provided by a generous Chef friend of mine.

Even Dexter can appreciate a nice sharp high quality Chef's knife