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The last time I had an Irish Car Bomb was senior year of college. As I recall, I didn’t even really want to drink it. I hate beer, and I stay away from whiskey if I can help it, but my friend Melissa told me that if I chugged the drink really quickly all the ingredients would mix together and taste exactly like a chocolate milkshake. She LIED. The Car Bomb was nothing like a chocolate milkshake. As I choked down the thick fizzy brew, all I could taste was the bitter yeastiness of Guinness, the burn of cheap whiskey (Canadian Mist), and the faintest hint of sweetness from the generic cream liqueur we bought instead of real Baileys.
Remember how I said , not too long ago, that I had an incredible irresistible craving for one of these decadent cookies, right here? Now of course, making the original version was completely out of the question , ESPECIALLY during Lent. But I had to have one at all costs. Recreating them was going to be quite the challenge! I mean, really… baking an exceptionally decadent cookie, using no butter, no sugar, and no flour?
Quick Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls S weet rolls are a favorite around our house and these Quick Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls were no exception. I based the recipe on the 40 minute hamburger buns from Taste of Home’s Best of Country Breads cookbook. You’ve noticed I use this recipe frequently.
“Trick or Treat” What kind of a question is that? Treat , every time! In our poll last week of favorite Halloween candy, “candy corn” came out on top! This seasonal treat is a fun way to get festive for the season. These Halloween Macaroons are an exciting way to incorporate candy corn into a new recipe! Scare up some fun in the kitchen this week and make this easy treat!
Today is sweet potato day. I've just made some sweet potato cinnamon rolls that are the moistest, softest, cushiony-est, sweet potatoe-iest buns I've ever made. This recipe is one that I concocted. There was a lot of vacillating between cake, buns or onde-onde. But finally ...a decision. And more importantly ....action.
I’m going through a bit of an apple phase – more specifically an apple pie phase, but not in the traditional sense. I’m all about the warm and cozy taste and texture of America’s favorite pie, but I’m having fun reworking those flavors into other desserts. First gorgeous Apple Pie Muffins , then Homemade Apple Butter and now these lovely Apple Pie Bars. We are lucky enough to have an amazing apple orchard just minutes from our house. Nestled in front of the orchard is a charming general store filled with smells of cider and freshly baked apple pie.
Friday, October 28, 2011 Homemade Pumpkin Pop Tarts Homemade pop tarts are easy to make and you can fill them with whatever you want and shape them and decorate them however you want. So I decided to make pumpkin shaped pop tarts, and fill them with a pumpkin butter.
When I think about all the countries in this world, I realize that I have prepared cuisine from very few. Take South African cuisine, for example. I’ve seen it in blog posts, there is even a restaurant in town, but it is one food that I have yet to explore. Lucky for me, we have a friend here who is from South Africa. She hooked me up with a cookbook so I could explore a few options. It’s taken me months to get down to business and get baking, but I think you may find these worth the wait.
I’ve been on a coconut streak lately, and here is the first of the recipes: pancakes! Serves 2. Here’s the batter:
Thursday, August 18, 2011 Yes, I played around with my jar of Nutella again. This time I decided to stuff some soft pretzel bites with nutella.
Well some of you may have noticed that my blog has slowed down considerably over the last few months. If there was ever a good excuse, this is it... I'm pregnant!
I first fell in love with cream puffs when I was in primary school. In my class, there was this boy whose father owned a popular bakery shop and their specialty was cream puffs. Every year, the bakery would sponsor their cream puffs to the students at the school; we would bring back a box filled with the sweet, puffy, custardy cream puffs. I just loved them and couldn’t get enough, and secretly wished that one day I would own a bakery with endless supply of cream puffs!
With my sister in town and Thanksgiving around, I am sure having a week filled with emotions and fun and anxiety and goose bums. Long night chats, beautiful drives and two sisters giggling over anything and everything is the highlight of this week. This Thanksgiving I am thankful for all the love I am blessed with, my family, my friends and you all, Thank you for making my life so blessed and beautiful!!
Ever tried the Cadbury fingers? They are long and thin cookies shaped like a skinny finger, coated in chocolate (a childhood favorite). These are made with some LU cookies, but any butter cookie will work. The cookies are crushed and the resulting “flour” is used in lieu of regular flour in this recipe. These are fun to make, especially when coated with different things like chopped nuts or sugar crystals.
By Lauren, on August 1st, 2011