Homemade Candy Canes

December 1, 2013
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Happy Sunday! Perhaps you’ve noticed I skipped out on The Weekend Whisk this weekend. Sorry but I’ll be back next weekend with a few pictures from my time at Mixed this past week, recipes galore and of course, a glimpse into the life o’ me from the coming week. I’m sure it will be adventurous and […]

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Pumpkin Spice Penuche Fudge

October 1, 2013
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This month for First on the First, it’s all about penuche. If you’re not familiar, penuche is fudge made from only brown sugar, butter and milk. Traditionally it has no other flavorings. In the spirit of kitchen creativity, I did not go traditional. Instead, I made pumpkin spice fudge perfect for autumn. Penuche has somewhat […]

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Potato Chip Pretzel Caramel Corn

April 11, 2013
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Caramel and pretzels. These two ingredients are natural partners, in my humble opinion. You know me, I’m all about the whole salty/sweet combo and caramel and pretzels epitomize this combination. So you can probably imagine just how very thrilled I was to see that for this month’s Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge these two ingredients […]

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Cinnamon-Toasted Coconut Brigadeiros

March 21, 2013
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Have you heard of or eaten brigadeiros? Until very recently I had no clue what they were. A local Brazilian restaurant near work had them on their menu and I was immediately intrigued. The owner explained to me that they are traditionally little chocolate bonbons rolled in various things. He also said they aren’t always […]

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Florentine Brittle – #FirstOnTheFirst

February 1, 2013
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When things go wrong in the kitchen sometimes you just have to adapt and overcome. Florentine cookies were one of those situations. For First on the First this month, Carrie and I decided to choose something easy to make. Florentines, also sometimes called Lace Cookies are crisp Italian almond cookies with a little orange zest […]

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Peppermint Meringues

December 24, 2012
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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been up to my eyeballs in cookies! Tis the season, right? I love cookies just as much as the next person but sometimes you need something else to compliment that cookie tray. These little peppermint meringues are just the thing! They’re just as easy, if not easier than […]

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Williams-Sonoma Copycat Peppermint Bark

December 18, 2012
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Once winter emerges, a special treat starts popping up all over also. Peppermint bark! I love peppermint bark. What’s not to love? Smooth chocolate combined with the cool freshness of peppermint. For me, one particular type of peppermint bark rises to the top though and that’s the Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark. A layer of semi-sweet chocolate […]

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Salted Caramel Squares

October 15, 2012
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Right around this time we start to see some changes. There’s been a change in the weather. It’s still warm yet the evenings are cooler which I adore. It means evenings of sitting outside on the deck in front of a fire with a cozy sweatshirt are coming. We see a change in foods and […]

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Coconut Almond Toffee ~ Secret Recipe Club

October 8, 2012
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If you asked me a year ago when I took on my first ever attempt at any sort of candy making if I would ever do it again, I probably would have said “Not likely.” It was a fun experience but it was also very challenging and a little frustrating. Flash forward a year later […]

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Slow-Cooker Dulce de Leche

September 6, 2012
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Way back in March, I had the pleasure of discovering the fabulous blog Life and Kitchen through my participation in the Secret Recipe Club. Lindsay made it incredibly hard to choose just one recipe to make that month. I’ve now become a regular reader of her blog and thought I would share with you one […]

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Peppermint Patties ~ #FirstOnTheFirst

July 1, 2012

This month for First on the First we did things just a little differently. Normally, we all make the same thing while putting our own personal spin on the assignment. This month Carrie and I decided we wanted to make candy. But not just any candy. The challenge then became to recreate your favorite candy. […]

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Maple Bacon Caramel Corn with Pecans~ Secret Recipe Club

June 25, 2012
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This month for Secret Recipe Club I was given the blog, Bakeaholic Mama and man, was I excited! One look at Carrie’s site and you’ll understand why. First, her site is gorgeous with its cute design and crisp, clean pictures that just invite you to take a bite. She’ll get your mouth-watering from the moment […]

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Chocolate Dipped Sponge Toffee ~ A Guest Post By Anna of “Hidden Ponies”

June 7, 2012

Today I have the pleasure of hosting Anna, one half of the blog Hidden Ponies and another incredibly creative, talented participant in First On The First with Carrie and I. Anna is a wife and mother, interior designer, blogger, and as if she didn’t have enough on her plate, she’s pursuing her BA as well! Phew! […]

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Vanilla Fleur de Sel Caramels

May 3, 2012

I am on SUCH a salted caramel kick! It all started with the discovery of these incredible salted honey caramels that I got in a recent Foodzie box. Then Mike stumbled across Haagen-Dazs Salted Caramel Truffle ice cream… Oh. My. Goodness! From there this addiction has just been spiraling completely out of control. With that […]

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Salted Browned Butter Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies & A Giveaway!

April 21, 2012

I have to tell you about my latest obsession. When I use the word obsession, I kid you not!! This is no understatement. I am utterly in love with Zeke’s Butterscotch. A few months ago I received my monthly Foodzie box. One of the items in the box was this incredible real butterscotch. Their butterscotch […]

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