Want to see a tableful of people light up like a bunch of 8 year olds? Serve caramel apples for dessert. Depending on how chill your crowd is, caramel apples can be an awesome—and totally unexpected—way to end to a Fall or Winter dinner party. I know, I know. Most people associate caramel apples with […]
Puddings & Other Lovely Things
OK, we should rename this stuff. Because “curd” just doesn’t do it justice. Lemon curd is a buttery, sweet and tangy, lemon-y sauce that you can use for a zillion things. Let me show you how to make it at home.
I’ve always said that I don’t have a sweet tooth. For the large part, that’s true. I’ll take a handful of salty pretzels over chocolate almost any day. However. Dulce de leche might be my undoing. It’s seriously so, so, so good. I found myself tiptoeing over to the fridge with a spoon in hand. […]
Mmmm, homemade hot fudge sauce, just like Grandma used to make. (I’m gonna say this up front: It’s not my fault if you sit down and eat a bowl of this with a spoon, ok?)
OK, kids: This is coffee. In solid form. It’s been sweetened with condensed milk and booze-ified with a healthy dose of Kahlua—then rubberized into a blissful, cocktail-hour finger food thanks to the magic of gelatin. Now, you have to like Jello, or Jello-like food, for this to work. If you do, you’re in for a treat.
I have no excuses for this one. It’s all chocolate, sugar, heavy cream, butter, and eggs. Grab a spoon and put on your fat pants. Move over, Jello. That’s all I have to say. Warm pudding When it’s warm, it’s really thick but has a more traditional pudding consistency. When it’s chilled, however…oh, oh, oh!…it […]chocolate, cream, eggs, pudding, vegetarian
Rice has got to be one of my favorite foods. Fried rice. Buttered rice. Jambalaya. Rice crackers and krispies. You name it, I most likely have a closely-guarded stash of it in my cupboards. I especially love rice pudding. I can eat bowls of it at a time, which is why I don’t make it […]dessert, how to make a double boiler, pudding, rice, rice pudding
I swear I’ll post a salad recipe one of these days. I do eat green things. Honest. This cake is one of my all-time favorites. It’s dense, moist, and rich. It’s not a molten cake, but it’s plenty gooey with pudding-y goodness (call it a cross between cake and fudge). It’s bursting with four different […]cake, chocolate