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Breakfast was not a special meal in my house growing up. At least, not in the sense that we enjoyed fancy homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee cakes on a regular basis. Sure, we made pancakes (from a box) on weekends, but it was nothing to write home about. In fact, I had never heard of the strangely titled dish Monkey Bread until I started food writing a few years back. What was this beautiful, mysterious pile of dough that people ate for breakfast? It ran rampant amongst bloggers, even popping up on the "food porn" sites on a daily basis.
Leave it up to me to mess up every recipe in the world... but on the flipside, by experiencing everything that goes wrong, I end up learning the most. I had seen these bowls from Stephanie's Kitchen , and decided it was a fantastic idea for my food independent study. ingredients: chocolate, and balloons! first, a giant bar of chocolate all the way from taiwan!
The Japanese do some amazing things with cake and pastry. They have embraced many Western desserts and made them uniquely their own in many ways. I love a good Japanese sponge cake—moist, light and airy, and not overly sweet. A while back I received an email from Eliane, an LFM reader, who asked me to share a Japanese sponge cake recipe. At the time, I didn’t have a favorite recipe, but told her that I would work on it.
I’ve always had a penchant for sunshine in a jar. Doesn’t the very phrase itself, “sunshine in a jar,” roll off your tongue and fill your mouth with magic? While I’ve never yet found myself a sunshine in a jar, I think we may have just concocted it in our kitchen tonight.
Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies with a graham cracker base, topped with a chocolate chip marshmallow cookie and chopped Hershey’s bars on top.
Rum and Caramel Banana Cream Trifle ~ Rum, banana cream filling, toasted pecans and coconut, salted caramel buttercream, chocolate sauce-are you feeling fat and happy yet? Well, I certainly was after this concoction that pretty much combines some of my favorite flavors. Rum and Caramel Banana Cream Trifle
"What are you doing?" my husband asked. He was staring at me as if I had eighteen heads, each with 20 piercings and Mike Tyson-esque tattoos. "Making Campfire Bananas," I said. In my head, his question was quite possibly the dumbest one I had ever heard him ask.