Easy Recipe: Horchata
Have you ever heard of horchata? No, I am not insulting you. Horchata is a delicious, milky beverage which is actually not always made with milk, but often rice or nuts ground into a "milk". It's nearly always spiced with cinnamon, and is often sweetened. It's common in Mexico, and common enough in
Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links
Need cards? Click here. Cake decorators: Win 8 Craftsy courses! (Craftsy) I need to tell you: Oreo Peanut Butter Dip. ( Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts ) Maple walnut fudge. I like it. ( Eagle Brand ) I know, linking to a link post. But this is a collection of food blogs beloved by someone in eating
Tastes Like Joy: Creme de Noisettes Recipe
See that thing? Up there in the jar? That creamy, chocolatey looking stuff? Well, guess what--you now officially have the recipe. Not to break you out of the reverie, but I suppose I should tell you what it is, exactly. That little mason jar is filled with a chocolate-hazelnut slurry known as
Haters Gonna Hate, and Pop-Tart Stuffed Biscuit Donuts
This week, I took a peek at my website statistics, and saw an oddly high number of click-overs from one particular web forum. Curious, I clicked over to see what was going on. Turns out, it was a thread about totally disgusting food blogger creations, and I was prominently featured. One of my ...
Red Velvet Cereal and More
I need to tell you something. It's this: Red Velvet Cereal. Here's the deal. When you are testing recipes, sometimes you end up with extra layers of cake. Even good, high-demand cakes, like red velvet. I realize that having extra, leftover red velvet cake layers sounds like a luxury--nay, an ...
What is Bird's Custard Powder?
Given my enthusiasm for Nanaimo bars, here's a question I am often asked: What is Bird's custard powder? I understand the question, because it is one I had, too, in the beginning of my Nanaimo-bar-making journey. The general consensus in Canada and beyond is that this stuff is a vital ingredient in
Meat of the Moment: Meatball Bubble Gum and More
Bacon? Yawn. There's a new meat of the moment: meatballs. And its cult status is reflected in a slew of new products which employ meatball as muse, from phone cases to t-shirts to, yes, bubble gum. I found out about this fantastic new product via In Touch Weekly , where it was listed as one of the
Breakfast by Fabio: Buttermilk and Black Pepper Biscuits
There are carbohydrates that are biscuits, and then there are carbohydrates that are not biscuits. These are biscuits. They are from the new book Fabio's American Home Kitchen: More Than 125 Recipes With an Italian Accent . Look at this guy, I trust his biscuits! Sounds like the perfect holiday
Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links!
I'm teaching a cookie class for kids in Santa Fe! ( SF Culinary Academy ) This olive oil cake is seriously the bomb. ( CakeSpy for Craftsy ) As my friend Jameson says, " tired of having to choose between brownies and cinnamon buns?" Pecan brownie buns with espresso glaze are the solution. ( Sugar
Giveaway: 20 Mini CakeSpy Paintings!
** UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! THE PAINTINGS HAVE ALL BEEN SPOKEN FOR. Thank you for your interest and rapid replies, sweet friends! ** I have a really nifty giveaway for you guys today. But act fast--it's first come, first served! Here's the deal. I just found this little photo book full of