Homemade Toffee Recipe

almond toffee recipe

I don’t do much candy, namely because it’s a little finicky and much prefer focusing my energy on things more in line with my impatient personality. BUT this almond toffee is pretty damn easy.  The butter keeps it nice and chewable — no jaw-breaker here! — and as long as you have a thermometer the rest […]

Mini Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe

homemade sopapilla cheesecake

I was researching choux pastry to see what other kinds of things could be done with it (it’s so fun and versatile if you’ve never tried it, start here with gougeres and then make churros) and I got stopped in my tracks when I spotted this recipe for choux au craquelin. I was like, what? […]

Gummy Eyeballs for Halloween!

Gummy Eyeballs for Halloween!

Gummy Eyeballs Recipe Video Gelatin is one of the most fun things to play with at Halloween. Last year I made super-realistic gummy worms with just gelatin, juice and some straws. Cheap and easy. This year I went all out and bought a $10 ice mold to make gummy eyeballs! (this one on Amazon). Still […]

Brigadeiro Recipe

brigadeiro

Brigadeiro Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. I learned to make brigadeiro, which is one of the easiest candy recipes I’ve ever seen, just in time for the Rio Olympics! Brigadeiro is sort of a chocolate caramel. It’s extremely sweet which means […]

Peach Ice Cream

peach ice cream recipe

Peach Ice Cream Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. Ice cream is one of our greatest accomplishments as humans. Homemade peach ice cream made with fresh, ripe, fragrant peaches and eaten outside under the sun — it hardly gets better than that! This peach […]

Strawberry Nachos

Strawberry Nachos

Strawberry Nachos Recipe Video (scroll down for recipe) Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. Strawberry nachos were invented after a failed attempt at strawberry cheesecake chimichangas. I shouldn’t say “failed” — they didn’t quite fail, but they were not up to snuff. So I took all the same ingredients and […]

Strawberries with Coconut Cream

strawberries and coconut cream

Strawberries with Coconut Cream video – scroll down for recipe Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. Whipped coconut cream is a damn miracle food. As long as you like coconut, you will love coconut cream. It’s easy to make and it lasts a hell of a lot longer than whipped […]

Five-Nut Brownies

Five-Nut Brownies

Five-Nut Brownies Video (scroll down for brownies recipe!) For these super rich and fudgey brownies, I altered my grandma Hornsby’s brownie recipe a little, adding more chocolate and more nuts and omitting the leavening to produce a dense and chocolatey brownie for the most discerning palates! Brownies were the first thing I learned to make […]

Black Forest Trifle

black forest trifle

Black Forest Trifle Video (scroll down for recipe) My grandmother Hornsby always loved a good trifle. She made hers with vanilla pound cake and raspberry jam, pudding and Cool Whip. (You can see her trifle recipe here.) This Black Forest trifle has all the flavors (the cherries! the chocolate! the booze!) of a Black Forest cake, […]