So we’re finally in the week before Christmas, a.k.a. prime cookie-baking time. I have to say, I’m quite impressed with the amount of sweets-making and cookie-baking that has been taking place up until now in my house. Also, I think anyone would be impressed with the amount of sweets- and cookie- eating that has been taking place in my house. It’s really off the charts. (Being pregnant during the holidays definitely has its perks, people.) Which is precisely why I find myself in the position of needing to make even more cookies, mere days before Christmas. Continue reading
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Do you ever just NEED to have a tray of brownies? Don’t deny it… you’ve felt this way. Sometimes, only a fudgy, chocolatey treat will silence the craving. And there’s nothing like homemade. But here’s the rub: I cannot buy bars of chocolate, bring them into my house, and expect them to wait around in the pantry until I get a craving for brownies. They’ve usually “disappeared” after only a few days. So something that could, in fact, be a pantry staple, rarely is. This is where a good recipe for cocoa brownies comes in handy. Because cocoa, while delicious and chocolatey, is never really in danger of being snatched up from its hiding place in the pantry and eaten on its own. Continue reading
Hi, all. Sorry for not being around here lately. Truth is, it’s been a pretty long, sad, all-around-rough couple of weeks for my family and I, and I just haven’t had the heart to make much in the way of dinner. Or lunch. Or breakfast.
But lucky for you, my mother has always taught me that they best way to cure any sorrow, any hurt, any sadness… is a popsicle. Whenever when I would run inside after a minor bicycle injury, or come home from school with a bad grade, or called crying about a boy, her timeless wisdom is always the same, “Oh, baby… do you need a popsicle?”
I can’t believe that I completely forgot about Monday Treat Day last week. Will you ever forgive me? My mind has just been somewhere else… hard to believe, I know, when there are things like pretzel fudge to be made. But don’t worry, this bad boy is worth the wait.
I’ve never been a huge fan of fudge. Too much of the time it’s overly sweet and grainy. So most of the time, I’d rather just have a good old piece of chocolate. But then I was leafing through one of those little Everyday Food magazines that I get in the mail, and always mark recipes in, but never seem to use, and this little gem was on the very last page. Feeling ambitious, I decided I had to make this RIGHT NOW. I even left the house again to go to the store and get pretzels… don’t laugh, after getting home from a long day of work, this is kind of a big deal. Of course, by the time I got back from the store with the bag of pretzels, the last thing I wanted to do was make fudge. But I soldiered through and I’m very glad I did. Because now I have this Pretzel fudge in the house. Continue reading