Friday, December 19, 2014
While I have a homemade recipe that I adore, I have to say I was over the moon with joy when I came across this sea salt caramel sauce from Bosco's in the grocery store. It made it in my buggy before I could blink. Once I got home, it was time for the real test. The taste test. Would it live up to my hopes, dreams...and expectations?
I quickly ripped off the seal and squeezed a hefty amount on a spoon. I mean, we are taste testing here so you I had to make sure I got enough in my mouth to really get a good taste. Once that caramel hit my tongue...ohmygoodness...I was ecstatic. It was creamy, buttery, smooth; everything you want in a delicious caramel sauce. And, it had the perfect amount of salt to balance the flavors.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
And to be honest, that doesn't hurt my feelings one bit. He is a child after my own heart. I remember when I was little, going to a local ice cream shop and requesting a waffle cone full of mint chocolate chip ice cream. I also was a sucker for Andes mints; every time I walked through my aunt's door I instantly went to the bowl of mints and snatched a few. Just like my little guy, my cravings haven't gotten weaker over the years.
Today, I want to share with you something that is just perfect for those people that didn't quite make the cut for the nice list. Yes, I'm talking about something for those people that are on the naughty list...or for those folks that you just want to get a rise from.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
With winter weather comes the cravings of hot chocolate and I have so many recipes I want to share with you. But for the sake not wanting to overwhelm you, I am trying to space them out as much as possible. Since I'm in love with this version I decided to share it with you sooner rather than later.
Forget the powders and packets, with this version we're talking solid chocolate. But, not just any chocolate, chocolate ganache that is cut into blocks or circles. It's rich, creamy and smooth and I could honestly eat it straight from the pan. Yes, it's that good.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Can you believe Christmas is a week away? A week! Have you made your list and checked it twice? Or, are you still struggling with what exactly to get some of those people on your list? If you have some of those people that are difficult to by for turn to food. Everyone LOVES food, and the gift of a homemade good and treats mean so much since you have to take the time and put forth the effort to make them.
I have an incredibly easy idea to show you today, and I'm so excited for you to check it out. White chocolate, peppermint, marshmallow pops. These little treats are no-bake and the perfect option for a quick, homemade gift or party favors to give your Christmas party guests.
Monday, December 15, 2014
I have long been a fan of gingersnaps. I remember sitting on my grandma's counter helping her mix, add the sugar, stream in that rich, deep molasses and then rolling balls of dough in sugar and placing them on the cookie sheet. After we did all that, I didn't get far from the oven. I bent down and peered through the oven window
To me, there's nothing better than a cookie straight out of the oven and gingersnaps are no exception. I love gingersnaps, but I like them chewy. And the only way for me to enjoy them just the way I wanted them was while they were warm.
Friday, December 12, 2014
While my dad's pecan pie will always be the number one holiday pie in my life, pumpkin pie has quickly earned it's place in the number 2 spot. I've tried various pumpkin pie recipes over the years. From the basic pumpkin pie topped with a dollop of whipped cream, to renditions that include chocolate chips, a variation that is a combination of cheesecake and pumpkin pie layered on one another; they have all been good.