There’s a reason why they put all that deliciously sweet candy up by the cash registers in nearly every store: if you had to find it at the back of the place, you’d likely decide against it before you got up front to pay. But you’re an adult, and once a child sets their sights on a candy bar, there’s no turning back. Instead of worrying about all of the sketchy ingredients, extra calories, additives, and possible allergens in popular packaged sweets, here are a few recipes to Make Your Own Candy right at home. Homemade Twix Candy Bar Recipe
This is one of those ‘I-need-a-cookie-right-now-or-I-die’ recipes that can be prepared in almost no time. We all know that kind of situation, don’t we? I definitely do, I confess. And you know what?
Last week, it was pointed out to me that among the 750 recipes in the archives , there is but a single recipe that utilizes broccoli . Just one! (It’s a great one , though.) For comparison, there are 11 recipes that use cauliflower and 26 with mushrooms . What terrible oversight could have led to this? I buy broccoli (and its friends ) approximately once a week, year-round but this wasn’t always the case.
As gloriously diabetic as Skittles are, there aren’t that many ways of tasting the rainbow™ outside of listlessly inhaling them from a vending machine packet. Put them in ice-cream, and they freeze into molar-smashing rocks. Put them in cookies, and they collapse into tasteless grit.
I am so in love with these darn chocolate lava cookies! What is it about a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie stuffed with decadent, rich, melted chocolate that makes it so irresistible?? Especially when topped with vanilla ice cream. These are one of Kev’s favorite homemade treats, and he usually asks me to make them at least once a week. They are so simple to whip up, and such a treat! Let’s make some right now :)
You all know that I love breakfast foods . Maybe it’s because I don’t really cook breakfast that often. My husband sometimes cooks breakfast stuff on the weekends.
Everyday Food, December 2006 Add to Shopping List Ingredients 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice 1 cup pear nectar 1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier 1 bottle (750 ml) Champagne Directions
Have you ever baked something that made you do the Daffy Duck? You know, the cartoon scene where Daffy runs about yelling, “I’m rich, I’m rich, whoop, whoop, yippee, I’m rich!” He’s bouncing around on his head, feet, hands, and rump in a spastic outpouring of sheer joy. Yep, the Daffy Duck. Not everything we bake here in the kitchen gets us to do the Daffy Duck.
These are divine. Truly. They taste just like your favorite breakfast treat but in fabulous cookie form. I wish I could take credit for the idea, but I stumbled on something like it and thought I would give it a whirl. My tummy is glad I did, but my thighs?
Happy Wednesday, beautiful people. Factoid for you: Getting my car serviced stresses me. To deal, I totally made Churro Tots.
When I was young and poor, before Jimmer and I got married, we used to entertain ourselves by spending hours in used book stores. Jimmer would search for underpriced collectable books and I would get comfy in the cookbook section. A house, two kids, a cat and a dog later, our lives are quite scheduled. We hardly ever have time for browsing, but a few weeks back we found ourselves in the stacks once again. I made one purchase, a cookbook called “The Great American Bake Sale.” I organize a lot of bake sales for my daughter’s school, so it seemed like a prudent investment.
There are certain recipes that when I see I absolutely have to make. This doesn’t happen all that often. Usually I’ll admire something and bookmark it, maybe getting inspired by another beautiful recipe along the way.
Photo Credit: Sarah Fernandez I have such fond memories of making homemade ice cream in the summer when we were kids. We used to go pick fresh strawberries and blackberries and then come home and pull out the electric machine and load in the ingredients.
In the realm of Scalloped Potatoes, this recipe is the winner . . . at least in my book. It’s a Family Favorite. We make these for almost every holiday dinner, and in between. When I was younger, we would devour these very quickly at the dinner table. If there were any left-overs, we would fight for them! I got smart though . . .