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Holiday time is officially here! Okay, so in theory the holidays are great, but really they’re stressful and expensive. Don’t get me wrong, I still love holiday time, but it is what it is. Something I like doing to alleviate some holiday stress is give homemade food items as gifts..particularly sweets and baked goods.
Chocolate Covered Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich Brownies and Bars , Chocolate , Dessert , Frozen Desserts , Guest Posts | 64 comments I’m taking some time off to be with my family for a little while.
What can be better than warming up to a hot cup of cocoa on a chilly night topped with homemade marshmallows cut out in the shape of a snowflake! Making homemade marshmallows from scratch with agave has been on my list of things to try for a very long time. I modified the Barefoot Contessa's recipe and replaced the corn syrup with agave and added some fresh vanilla bean and I just loved how these turned out! What a fun project, not very difficult to make as long as you have the right tools; a candy thermometer and a stand mixer are a must. These are perfect to add to your hot cocoa, to make awesome homemade smores, and even turn into a really pretty hand-made gifts for the holidays! I really loved this project!
Yes, really. If that doesn't stop you dead in your tracks, then I don't think you're human. This is serious stuff. I have a family recipe that I use for standard fudge , but I like making fun and unique variations as well - peanut butter, pumpkin pie, and white chocolate have all been well-received in the past. But I'm pretty sure this one surpasses them all.
These caramel apple cheesecake bars made their way around the food blogging sphere not to long ago and they certainly caught my attention! Even just by reading the title, they sound amazing but that is just the start! If you dig a little deeper you will see that they start with a base of butter shortbread which is topped with the cheesecake followed by the apples and then a layer of rolled oat crumbs only finally be topped with the caramel sauce. These bars are like combining shortbread , cheesecake , apple crisp and caramel sauce all into one truly spectacular treat! Given all of the components, these bars require a bit of effort to make but overall everything is pretty straight forward and it so worth it!
I’m sorry. I know it’s Monday morning and you probably came here for some pretty pictures of food that you could glance at, and then move on with your day… and here I go thrusting warm, soft cinnamon sugar bread in your face. It’s not fair. I know it’s not fair. I know that now you’re craving cinnamon rolls, and cream cheese frosting and chili fries and hot dogs. I am too… and I already ate half of this warm bread.
PHAT: Pretty- H ot- A nd- T empting. A much nicer alternative to FAT . As I’ve said before, probably the question I get asked most frequently is “ How are you not 500 pounds with everything that make on your blog ?” I love food.
Planning to try this recipe? Be sure to check out the new Banana Bites FAQs post answering some of the most frequently asked questions for the best results and fun variations! I'm the kind of person who cannot go through even one day without consuming at least two servings of chocolate. OK.