Thursday, December 18, 2014

Candy Cane Crunch Brownie Cookies




You may think that in these weeks leading up to Christmas I've been lazing around doing nothing but crunching down candy canes and putting off buying all my gifts till the last minute. This is only partially true.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Maple Walnut Macarons




A few weeks ago I made macarons for the first time ever. I was blown away by how much easier they were to make than I expected. For some reason I just had this instinctive fear of making them, but it proved to be unfounded. Other than the fact that it's sort of annoying to get the food processor out, they really aren't that hard at all.

Anyway, since then I've been in a macaron frenzy, making all kinds of crazy flavors. This time, since I already had the mixer and food processor out, I made three different flavors. One to post this week, then two to save for lazy weeks in the distant future when I don't feel like baking for you guys.

Just don't be too surprised if "distant future" end up meaning "the next few weeks". I just hope you all like macarons.



Monday, December 1, 2014

Reindeer Chow



Hey, did you miss me? I accidentally took a break from blogging last week. Meaning I was too lazy to make anything.

This week... still too lazy.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cheesy Bacon Mashed Potatoes



So I bet you guys were thinking I would completely forget about Thanksgiving. Well, I would would have, but my sister reminded me.

"Hey, you should make those cheesy bacony mashed potatoes to post," she said, "I think people would really like those for Thanksgiving."

So while I was photographing them, she was hovering around me with a fork in her hand, "So, um... is there any part of that that doesn't need to be in the pictures?" she asked, drooling onto my shoulder.

"Ha! Now I see the real reason you wanted me to post these! I thought you were trying to be so helpful thinking of something for me to post, but you only wanted them for yourself!"


Friday, November 14, 2014

Creamy Cheesy White Chicken Chili



So I guess the bad news is that the winter weather has officially begun. The truth is though, I don't mind. The snow is looking fine and I'm also enjoying the amount of chili that it is socially acceptable to consume in this weather. Not that the weather ever stops me from eating whatever I want, but people just seem to think it's weird when to make chili on an 80ºF day in summer. Frankly, I don't see what the big deal is.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies




Once upon a time, I woke up thinking, "This is going to be the day that I invent the best brownie recipe ever. It will it be the chewiest and gooiest brownie recipe that the world has ever seen. I can just feel it."


Friday, October 31, 2014

Sausage Queso Dip



While I was editing these photos I was talking to my friend who was over on the day that I had made this dip. I was complaining about how this did not look as appetizing as I had hoped. To make me feel better he said, "Well it tasted great! You should just post it on Halloween and call it barf sauce!"


Friday, October 24, 2014

Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Bacon and Spicy Fried Chickpeas




You guys know how I bake. I just keep throwing random ingredients in, only measuring on rare occasions. With cooking I'm even worse. It takes great effort for me to measure the ingredients in something like this. But I love you guys and I want you to be able to share my joy in this spicy pumpkin soup, so I made the sacrifice.