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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 »

Girl Scouts Add Three New Flavors to 2015 Lineup

Girl Scouts Add Three New Flavors to 2015 Lineup

Every year, I look forward to Girl Scout Cookie season. I was a Girl Scout for a few years growing up and really enjoyed getting out there and selling – as well as eating! – all those delicious cookies. Some of the cookie flavors are staples that have been around for decades and will be around for decades to come. Other cookie flavors come and ... Read More »

Oatmeal Snickerdoodle Muffins

Oatmeal Snickerdoodle Muffins

Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite types of cookie. Snickerdoodles are a type of sugar cookie that is coated in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar before baking, a mixture that gives the cookies both a beautiful color and a delicious extra layer of flavor. These Oatmeal Snickerdoodle Muffins are inspired by those classic cookies, though the cookies generally don’t use any oatmeal. The tender ... Read More »

Soup of the Day

Soup of the Day

On a chilly day, there is nothing that I like to sit down to than a hot bowl of delicious soup paired with some freshly baked bread. It’s a great way to make you forget the cold outside, and there are so many different flavors of soup out there that you never have to eat the same thing twice. I always enjoy homemade soups, of ... Read More »

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