I've never been a big fan of strawberry rhubarb pie. To my taste, strawberries are infinitely better fresh than cooked. I don't like the texture they get in a pie. Give me straight-up rhubarb any day. And while rhubarb is a spring crop, it freezes beautifully, and whenever I see it in the market, I buy a ton, chop, and freeze for use throughout the year.
I know it's not quite yet Thanksgiving, but I have GINGERBREAD HOUSES on the brain already! I love gingerbread time! And since I make north of 100 gingerbread houses each year, I need to start early.
I'll be the first to admit it: brownie mixes are actually very good. Much better than cake mixes, in my opinion. And I have absolutely no objection to using brownie mixes. But every once in a while, I want the outrageously delicious brownies my mother always made when we were growing up. And every time I make them, I realize how stunningly easy they are--almost as easy as the box mix!
I'm not a huge fan of peanut butter. It's fine, don't get me wrong--but I've never in my life been tempted to just eat a spoon full of the stuff. But pair it with chocolate...well, that's an entirely different matter.
Some pies are just better with a graham cracker crust. There's something magical about that mix of butter and sugar and cookie crumbs that's just so right, especially with creamy-type pies.
I'm guest posting today over at Best Friends for Frosting, sharing my favorite (and really yummy) salted caramel buttercream icing recipe. And what more perfect thing to put it on than apple cake cupcakes?
Last year, I had the great pleasure of styling a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. For that party, I knew I wanted to create a signature drink around the marigold, an edible flower that's a traditional flowers used in Day of the Dead celebrations.
I guest posted over on Best Friends for Frosting yesterday, sharing my favorite recipe for apple fritter rings. But I always end up with extra batter. And what could be better than tweaking the recipe just a bit and turning the leftovers into amazing miniature funnel cakes?
Funnel Cake Recipe:
I absolutely love Thai food. LOVE it. Especially yellow curry with chicken. But we're cutting back on eating out, trying to save money and eat a healthy diet. It was out of necessity, and an intense craving for a Thai fix, that I figured out this low calorie, insanely easy, incredibly delicious method for making yellow curry chicken at home. In my crock pot.
It's time once again for our semi-regular feature, The Hungry Games! For this week's post, I baked up five different recipes for Apple Oatmeal cookies, and made them battle for supremacy. I keep wanting to go all Highlander on you guys and declare "There can be only one!" but that's mixing references, so I'll try to contain myself.