A few weeks ago I had no idea what a food blog was. I just happened to come across one while doing a Google search for how to bake a cupcake in a mug. I clicked on a website that happened to be a food blog. At first I sat in awe of the beautiful photos. The food looked like it could leap off the page. Then I read the blogger’s profile. What? She took these great pictures of what she had made herself! Then I looked around the rest of the site. The recipes were explained in detail and looked delicious. She included comments about herself and her travels. This was so much fun for me to read. There were ‘followers’ of this site listed at the bottom of the page so I clicked on one of their pictures. I was whisked away to their blog. Oh my! This was like discovering a treasure chest! Some of the cooking blogs had links to other cooking blogs. One after another I clicked away. They were all really good. I ended up spending a whole Saturday transported to another world.
This toffee is loaded with a crunchy mix of almonds, cashews, pecans and pistachios. Continue reading Nutty Toffee
This is a fun cookie to make for halloween. Continue reading Chocolate Mice Cookie
Happy Halloween!! I thought I’d make some red velvet cupcakes for you. Since it’s almost Halloween I frosted them to look like mummies. This recipe is from the cookbook Baked by Lewis and Poliafito. It makes 24 cupcakes or 1-three layer eight inch cake. Soft gel paste food coloring is used to give a true vibrant red color. It’s also much easier to work with than liquid food coloring. I used AmeriColor “Red Red”. Here in Fresno CA you can purchase it at Creative Cakes. The frosting has a mild cinnamon taste that doesn’t overpower the flavor of the cupcake. What is it about red velvet cake that makes it so popular?
Serve this to your ghouls on Halloween. Midori and peaches combine to make a delicious freeze that is perfect for a Halloween refresher.
Happy Halloween! This is a fun and easy cake to make for Halloween. Super chocolaty cake with a chocolate butter cream frosting. A little sprinkle of dirt, some grass, a few tombstones, skeletons and your graveyard is complete.
Add a white and dark chocolate drizzle, some dried cranberries and pecans and you have caramel popcorn all dressed up and ready for Christmas. This recipe makes a lot of caramel corn. Give some away in a decorative tin or glass jar tied up with ribbon. Continue reading Christmas Caramel Popcorn
This pie has the lightness of a chiffon pie with the added richness of chocolate. To speed things up I used a store bought frozen pie crust. It’s the perfect pie for Christmas dinner.
Mini cut out cookies dipped in chocolate are fun to make and give out at Christmas time.
Continue reading Mini Christmas Cut Out Cookies