Category Archives: Candies

Easy Chocolate Fudge

Some men, for reasons I do not fully understand, insist on denouncing chocolate in all its forms. Perhaps they were once told that only women should love chocolate. I’m sure that this myth is founded on the (incorrect) assumption that all women will eat any kind of 5-cents-per-pound “chocolate” sold at the neighborhood drug store in boxes that look as though they’ve been around since ... Read More »

Vanilla Caramel Popcorn

I am not going to go on about how great a theme caramel is for this month’s Sugar High Friday, hosted by Debbie at Words to Eat By. Instead, I will just cut to the chase: I made vanilla caramel popcorn. The inspiration for this recipe was twofold. First, I felt like having some popcorn. Second, I’ve had caramel on the brain while thinking of ... Read More »

Basic Banana Bread and a Banana Bread Fluffernutter

Sometimes banana bread isn’t satisfying enough on its own. I never ate fluffernutters when I was growing up, but that didn’t stop me from realising that marshmallow and peanut butter would be a great combination with the banana bread I baked this morning. It doesn’t hurt that marshmallows are one of my absolute favorite things, either. The key to the sandwich is to use marshmallow ... Read More »

Homemade Marshmallows

marshmallows and tree

Really, what could be better then a nice big mug of hot cocoa on Christmas Morning? How about a nice big mug of cocoa topped with a homemade marshmallow? As willing as I am (once a year) to purchase the dollar a piece marshmallows that they sell at some fine retailers, I thought that it might be a bit more practical to make my own. ... Read More »

Candied Orange Peel

The holidays seem to give license to candy just about anything you may have around: fruit, nuts, chocolate… not that I’m complaining, mind you. Now I didn’t make these – one of my roommates did. But I was there for the whole process which gives me enough authority to report on it here. Yummy and stunning. You have to start the night before, but they’re ... Read More »

Gingersnaps

Chez Panisse Gingersnaps

I’ve had all kinds of cookies that masquerade as gingersnaps, but few that actually make my cut to qualify as a real gingersnap – let alone a really good one. So I have officially joined the ranks of the food bloggers who have made the Chez Panisse Gingersnaps from IMBB #10: Cookie Swap, submitted by Renee from feeding dexygus seconds. They are exactly what I ... Read More »

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