Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Jellied Root Beer Floats

Thank you elise for picking such a great theme. Gelatin really set me off on a series of recipes that I wouldn’t ordinarily have made. Beyond making Jello as a child, rather poorly, I might add, I had no experience with gelatin before this event. I seem to be a bit hooked at the moment, though. Gelatin is very easy to work with and can ... Read More »

Pic of Rice to the Rescue Contest entry

Yesterday was the deadline for the USA Rice Federation‘s Rice to the Rescue Contest. I read about this in my local paper a few weeks ago. It essentially involves creating a recipe with 6 or fewer ingredients, one of which is to be either one cup of uncooked rice or three cups of cooked rice, that takes no more than 30 minutes to cook/assemble. I ... Read More »

Orange Julius

How lovely for Foodgoat to announce this month’s Is-My-Blog-Burning theme as orange. I, rather appropriately, chose to use both the color and the fruit in my entry. I also chose to relive a childhood treat by making an Orange Julius at home. An Orange Julius is a cold, frothy orange drink. It is thinner than a smoothie, but thicker and creamier than plain orange juice. ... Read More »

Sunday Brunch: Sourdough Waffles

I know that I have posted about making waffles before, but I think that I finally have the waffle bases covered. Not to say that I won’t be making more waffles, but I will speculate that unless I have a startling waffle revelation – which isn’t impossible – I will probably stick to these recipes for plain, buttermilk and soudough waffles. dskbook recommended to me ... Read More »

A word of advice

If you need to buy a cake for a man’s 24nd birthday, do not buy a Spongebob Squarepants birthday cake. There is something fundamentally odd about doing so – particularly when the birthday boy in question isn’t a fan of the cartoon and there is no “inside joke” about the cartoon that would give you a good reason for using it as a cake theme. ... Read More »

Super Bowl Prep

Super Bowl parties require a bit of forethought – particularly if you would rather watch the game with your friends instead of cooking. I try to get as much done beforehand as possible, meaning that I baked all the desserts and mixed up the dips yesterday, leaving only chili and chicken wings for today. I went with oatmeal raisin cookies and chocolate chip blondies. Classics. ... Read More »

Cinnamon Babka

On Christmas, in addition to my marshmallows I wanted to make something to munch with coffee while my family and I opened our presents before breakfast. Often these pre-breakfast munchies take the form of coffee cake or cranberry-orange bread. This year I decided to try and make a babka in honor of my grandmother, whose family was originally from Eastern Europe. I used this recipe ... Read More »

Festive Cookies

… also know as baking with leftovers. As I cleaned out my freezer, I found some leftover butter cookie dough, shortbred dough and gingersnap dough. I did what any normal person cleaning out their fridge would do: I baked them. Ok. Maybe not any normal person, but certainly a foodie or a food blogger who is likely to have the remnants of several batches of ... Read More »

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