Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Cadbury Creme Egg Twisted, reviewed

Cadbury Creme Egg Twisted Bar

Cadbury Creme Eggs are a staple of the Easter season. Even if the sugary fondant center is a bit too much to handle all at once, the creamy milk chocolate and the gooey filling is a delicious combination. I like the mini Cadbury Creme Eggs because they have a little bit better ratio of chocolate to filling for my tastes, but I recently got to ... Read More »

Pie recipes and gadgets for Pi Day

Pie Slices

I’ve celebrated Pi Day for almost as long as I can remember. I think it started back in junior high school, and while I may have skipped the occasional celebration, it has pretty much always been an event I like to take note of. It’s a bit nerdy, but Pi Day is about celebrating the number pi (3.14) on the date that approximates it (March ... Read More »

Girl Scout Cookies from the past

Girl Scout Cookies from the past

Girl Scout cookies have been a tradition of the Girl Scouts almost since the organization was founded, in 1912. The first Girl Scout cookies were simply cookies made and sold by Girl Scouts to benefit their local troops. One of the earliest reports details a troop selling cookies in their school cafeteria. As more troops began to make and sell cookies, the sales moved door-to-door ... Read More »

Can I refresh stale cookies?

Cookies re-baking

When it comes to cookies, the hard part about eating them is usually that you want to eat too many at a time. This is especially true of when the cookies are fresh from the oven, with soft, chewy centers and crisp edges. Add in some chocolate to those fresh from-the-oven-cookies and they are virtually irresistible. But most of the time, we manage to pace ... Read More »

What are blood oranges?

Blood Oranges

Blood oranges are a very unique-looking fruit. When you cut into an orange, you expect it to be, well, orange. Blood oranges are red inside, and can range from having a handful of red streaks inside to being so dark that they appear to be purple. Blood oranges have been cultivated for centuries, primarily in Sicily, Italy, and are grown in many Mediterranean countries. The ... Read More »

Dreyers’s Samoas Ice Cream, reviewed

Dreyers's Samoas Ice Cream

Samoas are my favorite flavor of Girl Scout cookie, so the limited edition Dreyers (Edy’s, on the East Coast) Samoas Ice Cream immediately caught my attention when I walked by the freezer case at the grocery store. The ice cream – which is available in regular and in Slow Churned Light – is a limited edition flavor that Dreyer’s releases annually from January to April, ... Read More »

How to make Lemon Sugar

Homemade lemon sugar, in progress

Homemade vanilla sugar is one ingredient that I always like to keep in the kitchen. Specked with vanilla beans, the sugar can be used in place of regular sugar in most recipes and can really boost the flavor in a cake or a batch of cookies. It’s easy to make, but it’s not the only flavored sugar option out there. Another type of sugar I ... Read More »

Grade A Maple Syrup vs Grade B

Pouring maple syrup

Glance down the syrup aisle at the grocery store and you’re likely to see what seems like a sea of options for syrups. There are tons of “pancake syrups” as well as real maple syrups to choose from. Pancake syrups are usually flavored corn syrup – not the real deal in terms of flavor or consistency, and usually not worth the price even if they’re ... Read More »

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