Hmmmm who could all these bars be going toooo? I normally don't like to post food presents before they are given, but I''m on a blog posting roll and I can't stop now!
These are chocolate chip-popcorn bars. I opted out of the butter and corn syrup part of the recipe because it seemed really unnecessary. The drizzle on top is peanut butter and chocolate.
I had some extra popcorn, marshmallows, and melted peanut butter chocolate so I made these little guys for the tablescape. Well not really for the tablescape, I just really enjoy pretending I have a tablescape. Anyway someone will eat them.
I'll give you a peek at our completed food basket gifts later.
This is going in the gift tin along with the bark. They are icebox short bread cookies with craisin and blusins (blueberry raisins I wanted to call them blasins, but that already had a whole different connotation) mixed in.
Martha wanted me to cut these 3/8 of an inch thick. Is she fucking kidding me? Not 1/2 inch, 3/8 of an inch? I busted out the ruler and did my best.
PB and J thumbprint cookies! How cute are these guys? The recipe is courtesy of Sunny Anderson. I personally think she needs to get more FoodNetwork action because she's fantastic and quite frankly she's cookin' for real (see what I did there).
Above is our cookie bounty from Christmas last year. We made nut cups, chocolate crinkles, monster cookies, nut balls, pignoli cookies, oreo truffles, and chocolate pretzels.
I also made the horrifyingly gluttonous candied bacon fudge, seen below.
What sorts of treats are on the menu this year? Will we make more than 7 kinds of cookies? Will there be more bacon based desserts? The baking has officially begun today, so get excited for some sugar mania this week!
This idea came to me in a dream, literally. And really, why have orange Oreos if they aren't going to have any delightful pumpkin spice-ness to them?
I mixed pumpkin puree, whipped cream, vanilla, and pumpkin spice together and sandwiched the mixture between some chocolate wafer cookies. I used great control and set them up in the fridge for ever hours before consuming them so that the wafer cookies get nice and soft.
In the end the experiment was a great success taste-wise, but not really much to look at photograph-wise.
I haven't cooked a Saturday night dinner in ages. This particular Saturday night I had free range of the kitchen so I had to take advantage. Rachel Ray would call this a "passport meal" and tell me to watch Chinese movie alongside it. And wouldn't ya know it, we unintentionally watched the newest Karate Kid movie after dinner, damn you Rachel Ray!
Raviolini? Yes, that's right adorable little baby raviolis! I used this recipe as a guide, added some zucchini into the mix for good measure. I also pretty much refuse to purchase fresh herbs at the supermarket because I am a cheap-o so I opted out of the basil. Instead I sauteed the vegetables in flavored olive oil and I didn't miss that basil one bit.
Check out this action shot!
I demand adorable baby ravioli's in all soups now!