Homemade Limeade

Homemade Limeade

Limeade isn’t nearly as common as lemonade, but everyone I know that is a fan of the lemon juice drink is at least as appreciative of limeade, if not moreso. The drinks are virtually the same – lemon/lime juice, sugar, water and ice – but limeade is a bit brighter and tangier than lemonade. It often tastes less sweet than lemonade, even with the same ... Read More »

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Bars

Today was the first cool (ok, cool-ish) day of the fall out in my neck of the woods and it seemed like the perfect excuse to bring out a fall favorite: pumpkin pie. I love the spicy sweet taste of pumpkin pie, and the smooth texture of a well-made one. Last year, I came up with a chocolate variation on my pumpkin pie that was ... Read More »

Halloween Gingerbread House Kit

Halloween Gingerbread Haunted House

Gingerbread houses are crafts normally associated with Christmas, not with Halloween. This is only because gingerbread itself is a treat that sees seasonal, not because a gingerbread house in and of itself is a yuletide item. In fact, I think that gingerbread houses can be quite spooky and lend themselves very well to the construction of an edible haunted house. After all – the witch ... Read More »

Snickers Rockin’ Nut Road Bars, reviewed

Snickers Rockin’ Nut Road

Part of me wants to believe that Halloween season just kicked into gear, but the retail reality is that Halloween decorations have been on the shelves for at least a couple of weeks, and there are already some Christmas displays going up (taking up space that, in my opinion, should still be devoted to Halloween). No matter. Halloween is still one of my favorite holidays ... Read More »

Rolling Pin Rings

Rolling Pin Rings

When you want to achieve an even thickness for pastry or dough, a rolling pin is going to be the only way to go. Because it covers a much larger area than your palms or fingers can, it is not only easier to stretch out your dough, but it is easier to evenly distribute pressure over the dough and make sure it’s an even thickness. ... Read More »

Coffee and Cream Rice Pudding

Coffee and Cream Rice Pudding

I think that vanilla rice pudding will always be my favorite. Not only is there something very comforting about it, but the plainness of the rice and milk pudding is a great canvas for vanilla to really stand out. That said, there experimenting with new flavors is still a fun thing to do because it both gives you more options (when you have a success) ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Sometimes it seems like everyone’s grandma has one special recipe that they are known for. Homesick Texan‘s grandma is no exception. Grandma’s Chocolate Pie has a chocolate custard-type base and a meringue topping. It’s rich, comforting and the kind of recipe that you’ll come back to again and again. 101 Cookbooks used no white sugar and no white flour when crafting her Maple Huckleberry Coffee ... Read More »

Browning butter in the microwave

Browned butter in the microwave

Browned butter is made by cooking butter until the milk solids in the butter begin to toast and turn a lovely brown color. This is typically done on the stove in a sauce pan, over medium or medium-low heat where it can be watched closely for color and doneness. The solids in the butter can go from toasted to burnt very quickly. This is a ... Read More »

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