Archive for the 'Candy' Category


Black Magic Cocktail

  This is such a fun cocktail and it’s delicious. The kids get candy, you get a cocktail – totally seems fair The rosemary in this really throws a twist into this refreshing drink. Not too mention the vodka lemony kick! And we love love using black ice cubes, so fun! If you are not a licorice fan leave out
Read more…


Spooky Halloween Buttermilk Pancakes

OK, so it’s almost Halloween and a Halloween cocktail is certainly on its way for you but in the meantime how about you make something for your kids? I get it, don’t they get enough crap on Halloween? Sure they do, any parent on this planet knows that. It’s just a given. ┬áSo in keeping with that theme, you know
Read more…


Almond and Goat Cheese Candy Bars

Yes, goat cheese candy bars. That’s really what it says. OK in all fairness, you can’t even tell. The goat cheese adds the salt and the texture – this candy has a creamy, smooth texture – and then this nice crunch finish from the toasted almonds. These really are easy to make, and no baking involved!   Almond and Goat
Read more…


Quinoa Brittle with Toasted Black Sesame Seeds

Well we do love quinoa, but “UH-OH”, as Zoe and Pippa would say. They are 19 months old and they know, oh they know. We do think that this recipe has potential however. Our sugar was heated a bit too long so what we got was one really crunchy candy. Like REALLY break-your-teeth-if-you’re-not- careful-crunchy. We’ll make this again, cook the
Read more…


Salted Caramel Cups

Salted Caramel Cups Yes these are good. Seriously good. Just make them already. There are only 4 ingredients, easy to make but do take a bit of time. But, SO worth it…….   Ingredients   4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips 2 cups caramels, unwrapped 3 tablespoons milk or heavy cream coarse sea salt   Directions   Place cupcake wrappers
Read more…


The Fun Birthday Cake

I mean, come on, how can you not look at this cake and not think “fun?!” It just is. This is a one bowl cake. Awesome. We guarantee you will be surprised, no wait (!) shocked, at how much you love the way this taste. It has become one of our favorite “go to cakes” just because of the taste
Read more…


Chocolate Peppermint Bars

This recipe is straight out of the New York Times cooking section and is amazing, especially if you are a peppermint-chocolate combo lover. This has a really good peppermint patty filling with a flaky buttery chocolate short bread bottom and then topped with lovely dark chocolate. This is surprisingly fast and easy to make. Go for it, you need that
Read more…


Academy Award Dark Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

So this is it. This is what you all need to sit and watch the Academy Awards with for like hours. It just is. Pair with a glass (or “glasses”) of champagne and you’ve got yourself quite the night. This is our variation on Moose Munch, which is addictive so we made ours too. Just sayin’. So go fill out
Read more…


Chocolate Caramel Honeycomb with Salted Mixed Nuts

It is national squirrel appreciation day on Thursday, the 21st. That’s right, you heard me. National. Squirrel. Appreciation. Day. We did not make this up. And some of you might not appreciate squirrels at all. Like when they eat all that bird seed you put out for THE BIRDS or how about when they run under your car? We hate
Read more…


Triple-Lemon Layer Cake with Fresh Lemon Curd

This cake really should be called the “Can’t it almost be Spring already cake”?? I mean, it’s the middle of January and aren’t you ready for warmer sunny days? ┬áRemember what that’s like? Anyway, here is a bright, light, sunshine filled cake and it’s a delight to make (process wise) and even better to eat. We put candied lemon peels
Read more…