Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Ice cream sandwich ideas

homemade ice cream sandwiches

The temperature outside is much higher than I’d like it to be and, as it’s only July, we have a lot more warm weather to look forward to this year (especially in Southern California, if last summer’s heat was any indication!). Cold desserts are a great way to cool down when it’s hot out. One of my favorites is the ice cream sandwich, because it ... Read More »

Fake cakes for weddings

fake cake

Wedding cakes do not come cheap. In fact, the Bridal Association of America says that the average wedding cake costs $543. And the more elaborate you want your cake to be, the more people you intend to serve, the more it is going to cost you. One way to cut corners and reduce food costs is to cut down on the quality of the ingredients ... Read More »

Starbucks to release new chocolates, hot chocolate

Starbucks and Hershey’s have recently come togetherto put out a new line of coffee-flavored, Starbucks branded chocolates, which should be available in stores in just a few months. Starbucks currently sells a line of chocolates in their stores, but these new items will be sold at grocery stores, much like the bottled frappuccinos and coffee drinks are now. The companies are planning a lineup that ... 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 »

Cupcakes for sale, free car with purchase

Everyone likes to get something for free. The idea that you’re getting a little something extra can really sweeten the deal when you’re making a purchase. A, who blogs at Never Bashful With Butter, took the idea of sweetening a deal a step further and gave away a batch of her impressive homemade cupcakes to the person who purchased her car. Or, if you want ... Read More »

Multigrain donuts from Krispy Kreme

Bread or pastry made with whole grains has an advantage over those made with plain white flour because they have more heart-healthy fiber in the finished product. If you eat a lot of bread, switching to a whole grain version can have a positive impact on your diet. If you only eat a sandwich once in a while, it doesn’t make that much difference. And ... Read More »

How to keep brown sugar soft

sugar discs

Brown sugar can be a bit problematic because, when left unattended, the moist sugar can quickly transform into a rock-like state. This happens because the sugar dries out and the molasses used to keep it brown (most brown sugars are white sugars, with molasses added back) hardens and sticks it together like glue. There are several ways to avoid this problem. The easiest is by storing the ... Read More »

“Light” whipped cream isn’t that light

whip it good, not light

Whipped cream is one of the more waistline-unfriendly foods you can eat. It’s high in fat, can be high in sugar (and thus, high in calories) if over-generously sweetened and it is really hard to limit yourself to a two tablespoon serving size when slices of apple pie, ice cream sundaes and molten chocolate cakes call out for more than just one mouthful – and ... Read More »

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