Trader Joe’s Dulce de Leche, reviewed

Trader Joe's Dulce de Leche, reviewed

Dulce de leche is a thick, milk-based caramel sauce that is popular throughout many Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, though variations exist in many other countries and cultures as well. The sauce has the distinctive flavor of caramelized milk because milk and sugar are caramelized together to make it, in contrast to some other types of caramel sauce where milk, butter or other dairy products are ... Read More »

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Go Online with Digital Cookie App

Girl Scouts Digital Cookie Sales

Girl Scout Cookies have always had to be purchased directly from a Girl Scout, whether those girls were going door-to-door (something almost unheard of, these days) or whether you tracked them down at a local grocery store or mall. The cookies were paid for primarily by cash or check. Girls who tried to sell their cookies online were This year, Girl Scout Cookie sales are ... Read More »

Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes

Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes

Pineapple upside down cakes are a delicious way to enjoy this sweet, tropical fruit – but they’re not the only way to enjoy pineapples. Overloaded with fresh pineapples from all the tropical drinks I’ve been playing around with lately, I’ve been looking for ways besides fruit salad and upside down cake to use some up. TheseĀ Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes aren’t all that far away from ... Read More »

Be Sweet: Caramels

Be Sweet: Caramels

Caramel is a delicious confection that doesn’t get to be in the spotlight nearly as often as it should. It is most frequently used as a filling, topping or other accompaniment to add an extra layer of flavor to some other dessert. In Be Sweet: Caramels: Gooey, Chewy Delights, caramels are the focus and the book delivers more than 30 recipes for different types and ... Read More »

Salted Caramel Chip Brownies

Salted Caramel Chip Brownies

Chocolate chip technology hasn’t changed that much over the decades, meaning that a chocolate chip cookie that you bake this weekend probably looks almost exactly like the ones that your grandmother baked you back when you were a kid. Recently, however, chocolate chips have begun to change and you can now buy chips in a variety of flavors and chips made from premium chocolates. One ... Read More »

Elvis’s Banana Pudding

Elvis's Banana Pudding

It is well-known that one of Elvis’s favorite foods was a deep fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. It’s a great combination of salty and sweet, and you get a nice contrast between the creamy filling and a crisp exterior when the sandwich is deep fried. Peanut butter and banana is always a good combination and to celebrate Elvis’s birthday this year, I decided to ... Read More »

5 Peanut Butter & Banana Recipes Elvis Would Love

Peanut Butter & Banana Recipes Elvis Would Love

January 8th is the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s birthday. Elvis is a music icon, but he always gets a nod from foodies in addition to music-lovers, because he is well known for loving one very specific treat: a deep fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. Creamy, salty peanut butter is a fantastic combination with a naturally sweet banana in any situation, whether it is a ... Read More »

What Are Cloves?

What are Cloves?

Cloves are a spice that gets a lot of use during the cold winter months and throughout the holiday season because they have a warm, peppery heat that we tend to seek out in cold weather more often than in hot weather, at least in my neck of the woods. Cloves are actually flower buds from a tree that is native to Indonesia. The buds ... Read More »

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