Spiced Candied Nuts

These crispy sugar-coated candied nuts are a better mood-setter than any Cinnabon-scented candle around! Plus, you can eat them. You can’t eat that candle. Use any kind of nuts you like for this candied nuts recipe. I like a mix of pecans, walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts (or filberts, as my mom calls them) but you […]

Texas Chews

Texas Chews were the cookie we always made at Christmas to leave out for Santa, because everyone knows they are Santa’s favorite cookie, duh! My mom got the recipe from her mom who maybe got it off a Domino sugar box or from the Texas Pecan Commission. When I googled the recipe a couple weeks ago to […]

Homemade 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

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 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

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 that kids love it and adults will probably be satisfied with just one or two candies. It’s typically rolled in […]

Peach Ice Cream

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 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 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 […]