If anyone is looking for a fairly quick and impressive recipe, salted caramels may just be up your alley! I’ve made my original salted caramel recipe a few times now and just about have it down to a science, but this time I wanted to do something a bit different,so I decided to add some vanilla beans to it. Seriously though, who doesn’t love the warm aroma of vanilla beans and the gorgeous little brown specs of beans really add a level of sophistication to a dish. After making the original recipe and these Vanilla Bean Salted Caramels, I must admit that I LOVE the vanilla version. Let’s get to the recipe, so you can decide for yourself. Continue reading
While lots of dessert trends seem to come and go, I think cupcakes are just one of those things that will stick around forever (like the Little Black Dress of the baking world). After rave reviews of my Dr. Pepper Cupcakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes & Mancakes (bacon chocolate cupcakes) from BS’ers, I decided to continue on the trend of non-traditional, brand-name treats inspired cupcakes and made these Fruit Loop Cupcakes! These little babies have a sweet, fruity-tuity touch to them and bring back tons of childhood memories. Let’s get to the recipe…. Continue reading
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I made this delicious and crunchy Almond-Hazelnut Buttercrunch Toffee as part of my Christmas baking. As a per warning, do NOT store this brittle in a cold place like a garage where Dad’s are known to hang out, as you’ll go to decoratively wrap it and notice that a large piece of the brittle is missing…. yet “no one” has been snacking on it….
Before I start this post I have to say that I recently discovered something that is more powerful than google: mothers. Yes, that’s right, mothers. While in the city-wide hunt for gelatin to make the homemade marshmallows, I came across pectin. Some would say pectin would be a suitable sub for gelatin, however, the mother said no and she was right…
I saw these Make & Takes blog and was instantly inspired to make them as they looked cute and delicious! The bottom is a creamy fudge that dissolves into the depths of a warm cup of milk (or soy/almond milk for those lactose people out there) and the marshmallow can be removed to float on top or stirred in for extra sweetness! Let’s get to the two-tiered recipe.
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Today we have a special guest, the woman who made all of this possible…OUR MOTHER! Every year she makes this highly addictive, yet extremely simple Christmas treat known as “Crispix Mix”. Now the name doesn’t fairly represent how amazing this stuff is, but take a look at the pictures, try it yourself and believe me it is AMAZING!
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Tagged almond, amazing, brown, candy, caramel, cereal, christmas, Corn, Crispix, delicious, easy, mix, pecan, poppycock, sugar, syrup, toffee, tradition, treat, treats
I was inspired to make these after a recent trip to Disney World – they were just too cute not to recreate!
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I come to you with news of defeat and news of triumph. The case: Salted Caramels. Last week, I was on the hunt for a goodie that would put a smile on someone’s face and also be mail worthy (i.e. Fit into a small package and be able to stay fresh and tasty for at least four days). I also wanted something a bit out of the norm – everyone has had homemade cookies, but how many people have had homemade salted caramels? So obviously, these little caramels quickly became my weapon of choice.