Category: Dessert

RIGHT NOW CARAMEL CORN

“Keep it simple.” After making and re-making the toffee saltine recipe I got the idea that the simple toffee sauce used in this recipe just might be delicious on popcorn.  My goal for today was to test this idea. The toffee sauce is made by combining equal parts butter and brown sugar and boiling it…

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QUINOA FLOUR CUPCAKES

“Never eat ingredients you can’t pronounce except quinoa.” Who says you can’t defile a nutritious food?  This recipe has enough sugar in it to qualify as a junk food if you’re not into sugar.  For the rest of us it’s a way to use up quinoa flour that we purchased for some unknown reason.  I…

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PUMPKIN PUDDING

“The proof is in the pudding.” Well, the above quote makes no sense unless you’re a person who hides things in pudding.  Actually, the above phrase began as the proof of the pudding is in the eating, or some such thing that meant you can’t judge a food without eating it.  We knew that. Another…

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CHOCOLATE GANACHE

“You are under the influence.” WOW!!  What are you talking about, Grandma Pat? Start over.  This post should have a subtitle, like a best selling book.  It should say, “Success with the saltine toffee thingies”.  You’ll have to look at the August 28 post to see where this saga began.  And you’ll have to be…

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BUTTERMILK COOKIES

“Fortune cookies don’t care what happens to you.” This recipe came about because, for some reason, I’ve been baking up a storm.  Generally, I don’t bake.  Somethings come over me.  Bake on? This recipe also came about because I had some buttermilk left over from another recipe and was wondering what to do with it.…

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SALTINE TOFFEE BARS

“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture” I have no idea what the above quote has to do with toffee bars, but I liked the quote.  Thanks, Dan. I found many variations of this recipe online and settled on this one and added chopped pecans.  My addition.  I have a box of saltines to…

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CAROB SYRUP CURRY

“Sharing will enrich everyone with more knowledge.”  Ana Monnar Recently, I received a post from one of the blogs that I follow, pepsfreefromkitchen.wordpress.com.  The recipe is for Carob Syrup Curry, as the title of this blog states.  Just reading the combination of spices made my mouth water and I immediately combined them and inhaled the…

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PUDDING BROWNIES

“All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”  Charles M Schulz So I’m cleaning out my cupboard and I find a package of brownie mix.  I also find some saltines, dry macaroni, and instant vanilla pudding.  Sounds like the start of an experiment that could go terribly wrong.  Fear…

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CHOCOLATE AVOCADO PUDDING

“Real people aren’t perfect and perfect people aren’t real.”  Prince Ea So now I have some frozen avocados that thaw to a creamy consistency along with some fresh mint leftover from my watermelon salad creation.  What to do? Find a mint recipe that just might have some avocado in the mix. INGREDIENTS: 1.5 frozen avocados,…

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FRUIT DELIGHT

“Desire is the enemy of contentment.” The other day I had a craving for fruit.  Lucky for me I had a plethora of fruit, fresh and frozen, at hand.  I decided to start with an apple cut in kind of chunk slices, which is now a new culinary term. I put the apple chunk slices…

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