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Aside from the telecast being SUPER long and a little heavy on the music and bad jokes (okay, so that’s every Oscars telecast), I was pretty pleased with the winners and fashion this year. I thought Jessica Chastain was flawless – perfect hair, perfect makeup, and that dress! The fit was incredible. Kristen Stewart’s tailor could stand to take a few notes. I thought K-Stew looked like a complete train wreck – even more than usual, which is saying something. It must be nice to get paid millions of dollars and still be able to look like a hungover mess any time you show up to a fancy event. Also, what was she even doing there? As my friend Ailsa said, “Kristen Stewart has no business being at any event purportedly rewarding good acting. No business!” Amen, sista. Anywho, my other favorite looks of the night were Naomi Watts, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jennifer Garner.

As for our menu… this is the second year in a row I’ve made an Oscar themed feast, and while my names were pretty weak this year, the food – thankfully – was not. We had (brace yourselves) Seth MacncheeseFarlane (using our go-to Alton Brown recipe), BroccoLincorn (which was basically just broccoli and corn… we needed a veggie that Emma would eat), and Life of Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies.


Obviously, the hand pies were the best part of the menu. The recipe was surprisingly easy to follow, despite my perpetual fears about making pie crust from scratch. I definitely recommend eating these warm, though… they were still good cooled, but they were heaven when they were just shy of piping hot.

How did you spend your Oscar night? I’d love to hear what you thought of the fashion!


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  • Jill February 28, 2013, 9:34 am

    I *think she was invited because “Snow White and the Huntsman” was nominated for costume and makeup categories. She looked like a trainwreck :(.

  • Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste February 28, 2013, 3:31 pm

    Thanks so much for the link back to my recipe! Your hand pies look fantastic!

    • allie February 28, 2013, 3:42 pm

      Thanks for the great recipe! I pinned it forever ago, and was so glad to finally have an excuse to make them. They were such a hit! :)