Chocolate of the Day: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

You read that correctly — Salted. Caramel. Chocolate. Chip. Cookie. Bars. And, yes, they are as amazeballs as you think they are. Read More Chocolate of the Day: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate of the Day: Better than Sex Cookies

Giant cookies filled with chocolate, nuts, and coconut? Y’all, this is my favorite cookie recipe of all time. I found it in one of my parents’ cookbooks sometime in high school and it is just SO good. Alas, I have no idea which one; it’s been… a while and Google was less than forthcoming; I had to have my mom find a copy I’d typed out ages ago and read it to me over the phone since my print-out is in storage. When I used to make them at my dad’s coffeehouse in college, a few of my friends would chase me into the kitchen and grab them off the tray as I pulled them out of the oven. And normally I hate coconut, but it works so well in these. And did I mention they’re freaking HUGE? Read More Chocolate of the Day: Better than Sex Cookies

The Big Debate: People Chow or Puppy Chow?

I attended a Super Bowl party last night. One look at the food spread made it clear just how much more the attendees cared about food than the game. (Go Packers?) Anyway, one of the several deserts was a nice bag of Chex Mix “Muddy Buddies.” This is the brand’s new packaged version of a common Chex dessert that has been around for years. Personally, I’ve heard it referred to as People Chow or Puppy Chow, and I’ve been an audience to more than a few heated discussions as to which is the proper name. Read More The Big Debate: People Chow or Puppy Chow?

Making Pancakes from Scratch

What with the ubiquity of pancake mixes at the grocery store, you’d think that making pancakes from scratch would be hard. Maybe there’s an exotic ingredient there? Or challenging prep? Negative, my friends. I tried making pancakes from scratch recently and was pleasantly surprised with both the simplicity of the ingredients and the ease of preparation. Read More Making Pancakes from Scratch