Oooooeeey goooooeeey cinnamon rolls! The only problem with ‘em is you either have to get up at the crack of dawn to start them or pop them out of a can. I am not hating on canned cinnamon rolls, but they really don’t compare to the home made version. With these you do most of the work the night before and the morning of is stress-free and simple.
September 11, 2011
September 10, 2011
Key West is one of my favorite places on earth. Whenever I am there I always get a frozen key lime pie on a stick. If you have never frozen key lime pie on a stick, its exactly what it sounds like, except the whole thing is dipped in chocolate before its frozen. There are a few minor problems with these delicious pieces of chocolate covered goodness. First of all, I can only find them in Key West. While I love to go there, I can’t just get up and drive 4 hours when a craving hits. Second, they are huge. It’s an entire slice of pie. I have a sweet tooth as big as anyone, but these are sugar overload. And splitting one turns into a melt-mess. So, I decided to do some experimenting and came up with my own version of this favorite treat. I miniaturized the pies and fancied up the crust by adding pecans to the mix. I also reduced the amount of chocolate by just using it as a topping rather than a coating. I think the pie/chocolate/crust ratio is much better now. I hope you love them and that they take you in spirit to Key West.
September 8, 2011
I adapted this recipe from the "Oven Apple Butter" recipe in Southern Living's 1001 Ways to Cook Southern. I figured if you could make apple butter in the oven you could easily make it in a crock pot and have less dishes to wash in the end. Always a bonus! And this stuff is delicious! It's up there with nutella on my "ok to eat by the spoonful when nobody is looking" list.
September 7, 2011
Mango Double IPA ended up winning 2nd place in its category at this weekend's Savannah Craft Brew Festival! In the past I have received complements from friends on the beer we make, but I always wondered if they were just being nice. It is kinda reassuring to have a professional judge try your beer and like it. I am still waiting on my score sheet and will share it as soon as it comes in.
September 2, 2011
My friend Taylor, who happens to write an awesome design blog called Perfectly Taylor'd, recently started offering her interior decorating and design services on her blog. She offers the full range from making over your entire room to answering simple questions like 'what color should I paint'? What does this have to do with scones you may ask. Well, if I ever get a house down here in South Florida I am going to have a ton of questions and Taylor said she would answer my questions in exchange for a fresh baked batch of scones! So, I figured I better start now and find some good recipes for Taylor. Ohhh, the sacrifices I make for my friends! Baking and testing scones is such a tough job ;)