Dried cherries, cashews, white chocolate, coconut flakes and multi-grain Cheerios come together to make these chewy bars that are held together with honey and egg whites. You can use any kind of cereal you like and swap out the white chocolate for any type of chocolate your heart desires. Dark chocolate would work nicely too. This is the result of cupboards overflowing with dried fruit… [Read more]
A chocolate snack cake that boasts of cocoa powder and sour cream inside the cake batter and the frosting. Rich with chocolate flavor and moist from sour cream, it’s a dense cake that you will find irresistible. Maybe, like me, you’re wondering what makes a ‘snack’ cake different from regular cake?!
Homemade Samoa Girl Scout (caramel deLites) with white chocolate instead of dark and a toasted coconut caramel topping. The best cookies I ever made or ate. In my entire life. Hidden underneath a chewy caramel-coconut-candy topping is a soft, buttery cookie with a white chocolate bottom. When Girl Scout cookies see these coming they hide in the corner, heads hung in shame. If I packaged… [Read more]
I have a whole shelf in my kitchen stocked entirely with nuts, seeds and dried fruits. At times they threaten to overtake the entire pantry. To say I get a little carried away might be an understatement. I hate running out of any one thing…what if I need it to bake and there isn’t any!? You see my point? To use up some of the… [Read more]
Fried pickles are a lovely concoction of battered crunchiness with a briny pickle inside. They are fried just long enough to cook the breading leaving the defining ‘snap’ of the pickle intact. I initially thought the pickle would get soft and the breading soggy from all the moisture in the pickle but I proved my own self wrong.Even the next day, straight from the fridge… [Read more]
There has been little to no baking in the Cinnamon and Spice house lately. Thanks (not!) to the especially hot and humid weather. Boo! The very same weather that has been plaguing us since May with no end in sight. And because the kitchen is the heart of our house. The center upon which we convene. The oven is off limits along with anything else… [Read more]
I’m bringing you a simple recipe for croutons that are made by pan-frying little pieces of pizza dough and tossing them in Parmesan cheese. While the method is simple the outcome is not. I taste tested one three before adding them to my salad and was quite tempted to eat them all straight away – one right after the other. The heck with the salad!… [Read more]
These are the best cookies! Peanut Butter. Oatmeal. Two popular, old-fashioned classics meet in one recipe. Toss in a few walnuts, some chewy dried cranberries and/or chocolate chips. You won’t be able to resist. I can’t. Not when their fresh out of the oven still piping hot warm. And not later on when they are cooled off and hidden away. Seek and destroy. One of… [Read more]