When I was writing my list of Valentine’s Day desserts for two ideas, a recipe to please a ‘chocolate-peanut butter lover’ made the list. I hadn’t exactly fleshed it out yet, only knowing I wanted to do some kind of variation on the power couple that is chocolate and peanut butter. I bought a mini heart-shaped mold about 3.28 seconds after Adrianna posted these adorable sugar cubes,
Is it rose week? It just might be. I bought a big bag of edible rose buds at the Persian market. And I haven’t stopped eating them since. I decorated my White Chocolate Rose Cake with them, but I thought the pretty little petals deserved to be perched atop some swirled chocolate. Love bark at its fanciest. The base of this love bark is white
Can we please get all hearts, stars, and lovey-dovey up in here already? I’ve been biting my nails waiting for Valentine’s Day to roll around. It’s the New Year, so we’re going to start planning! We’re only 6 weeks away from the most wonderful time of the year–the day of Love! Cupid’s Day! Pink puffy heart day! Maybe a diamond ring day for you, who knows?!
I buy exactly one can of sweetened condensed milk a year. Just one. And sometimes I buy it as early as September, yet I save it for December. I make fudge once a year. In December. With sweetened condensed milk. Was that not clear? But, since I bake small batch recipes, one can of sweetened condensed milk makes two batches of fudge. Yessssss. Two flavors! I
Is it just me, or is Costco killing it in the snack department lately? There are several aisles near the front of the store that I can’t go down for fear of spending $100 on snacks. I would walk away without any real food for dinner, but a cart full of snacks. This pretty much sums up my feelings about Trader Joe’s right now, too. TJ’s
Far and away, the most common question I get on this site is ‘can I make this without the corn syrup?’ Followed by, ‘can I make this without shortening?’ I can understand why you would want to avoid corn syrup–either because of its dubious origins or because buying an entire sticky bottle for a recipe that only uses 1/3 cup seems frivolous (looking at you,
This is about as Halloween-y as I get. Did someone say weenie? Moving on; it’s not that I’m above spooky homemade baked goods for Halloween. It’s the homemade part that gets me. I want caramel apple suckers. I want those Butterfinger-Reese’s cup hybrids. I want candy corn (omg not the chocolate kind). I want all the things that don’t come out of my own kitchen this
So, I have a thing about candy. As in, a love affair. I can’t resist it. I can pass up dessert at any restaurant, even when they whisk the dessert tray in front of my face—I’d rather have homemade. But candy is my kryptonite. It’s a bit comical for those that know me well, because I can be a total health nut, except when it comes