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Cafe Latte Cookies

coffee cookies

As much as I love coffee, I tend not to make a lot of coffee-flavored sweets.  This is because I usually like to eat my cookies/cake/etc. with a cup of coffee, and I am more than happy to have chocolate, vanilla or another flavor take center stage in a baked good. After this batch of cookies, however, I may have to reconsider my policy. These Cafe Latte Cookies ... Read More »

Pimp that Animal Cookie!

pimp that animal cookie getting eaten

 Blame it on the “super size me” world that we live in, but I’m a big fan of the site Pimp That Snack, where users create their own giagantic – a.k.a. pimped – versions of popular snack foods. Top ranked projects include the Creme de la Creme Egg, Giant Twix, Rubiks Cake and a McDonalds Apple Pie. Since I first started visiting the site, I’ve ... Read More »

Fried Ice Cream ice cream

fried ice cream ice cream

Fried ice cream is just what it sounds like: deep fried ice cream. It’s pretty easy to find on the menus at mexican chain restaurants, where a crispy coating of cinnamon, sugar and crumbled cornflakes seems to be the standard. If you want to fry your own, it’s a good idea to start with balls of ice cream that are as cold as you can possibly ... Read More »

Justin’s Nut Butters

squeezable peanut butter

All natural and USDA certified organic, Justin’s Nut Butters are made with high quality ingredients to produce a high quality product. In fact, the company’s stated goal is to “create the best peanut and nut butters in the world.” Now, determining “the best” peanut butter is not something that one person can do, but after trying a variety of the butters, I can definitely say that ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Muffins

chocolate muffin, top

Tall, dark and delicious (as opposed to handsome) is the best way to describe these dark chocolate muffins, although indulgent and rich are suitable descriptors, as well. These Dark Chocolate Muffins are the perfect food to complement your latte during your morning coffee break – assuming that you’re a fan of chocolate and aren’t overly concerned with having something a bit dessert-like before lunch. Good ... Read More »

Why you should make your own pizza

homemade pizza

 Frozen pizza is cheap, easy and widely available – the perfect thing for an ultra-fast weeknight dinner, right? Maybe not. Consumerist has just posted a cautionary tale of how frozen pizzas can go wrong. The 3-for-$9 pizzas pictured above are not only oddly shaped (two are less than half the size that they should be), but “one of them [had] some mysterious weird red/black dark ... Read More »

Baklava Loaf

baklava loaf

Are you a baklava fan? Unless you really dislike honey or nuts, there isn’t much in the flavor profile of the flaky, Middle-eastern pastry to object to. That being said, it is surprisingly difficult to find a good baklava. Far too many are too soggy, too mushy, too nutty or too sweet. As an alternative, I recently tried out this recipe for a Baklava loaf, which ... Read More »

Brown cupcake wrappers from Martha Stewart

Black and brown cupcake wrappers are surprisingly difficult to find, even though they look fantastic with most cupcake and muffin varieties. Last year there was a bit of a frenzy on the food blogs as bakers tried to find stores that reliably carried them. Home bakers wanted them as a change from the standard white, pastel and silver wrappers carried in most grocery stores. Food ... Read More »

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