I wanted to use pink chocolate to coat no-bake cookie dough truffles, but I didn’t have any oil-based or powdered food color to tint my white chocolate. I had to think of how to tint white chocolate pink naturally without using food coloring so I took stock of what I had at hand.
We all had our fun during the holidays enjoying ourselves and making merry, and it’s that time once again to make well intentioned goals, however temporary they might be, and I’m always one to at least make an effort with the R word—resolution. There, I said it. So I thought I would start out with these easy strawberry and avocado fruit parfaits layered with raspberries.Read More →
Just recently I was asked for my recipe for banana quick bread, a favorite of mine because it’s so easy and simple to bake. I felt rather sheepish because I had nothing written down to share. Truth be told, I don’t follow a recipe when making banana bread, and usually just throw the ingredients together. I had to retrace my steps and recall what I did, and so now I find myself writing an unplanned post on banana bread. Which is just as well since it temporarily distracts me from my fixation on cakes. Read More →
I’ve been going caramel crazy since last week, cooking batch after batch of this oh so delicious creamy caramel sauce recipe. I wanted to test the effect of the length of time the sugar is caramelized against the length of time the sauce is reduced. I got really interesting results ranging from light colored and thick caramel sauce to a rich, deeper color caramel sauce with a thinner consistency. I finally struck a happy medium, a butterscotch color I personally prefer and a texture that is not too thick and not too thin.Read More →
Sweet potato casserole is a Thanksgiving staple in my house. This casserole is made from fresh sweet potatoes, and topped with pralines and marshmallows that make it even more scrumptious. I once thought I would use canned sweet potatoes just to save on time, but I found it too syrupy. Fresh sweet potatoes can be found in the produce section and are really inexpensive. Moreover,Read More →