In somewhat typical pigheaded fashion, I have continued to push forward in my bread-baking endeavors… without doing much of anything different. And somehow succeeded in not screwing it up completely the second time around! Continue reading “Escapades in Bread Baking, Part II: Perseverance”
My friends and I picked the Mississippi Blues Half Marathon as our Mississippi race in part because I was super excited about the fact that the race was on Leap Day! Actually… that may have been like 80% of the reason I wanted to run it. February 29th, y’all! How cool is that?! Continue reading “Mississippi Blues Half Marathon: Race Review”
I love cream pies. And I love dulce de leche. So, obviously, combining those two things seemed like a pretty stellar match up. I’ve actually made this pie a few times now, and the good news is that the recipe is fairly forgiving and really adaptable. Continue reading “Easy Dulce de Leche Cream Pie”
I can admit that as a person I’m often prone to biting off more than I can chew. Learning to run? I’ll run a marathon someday! Like going to college? Lemme go get a PhD! On a smaller scale, though, this manifests in things like what happened last week: want to learn to bake bread? Start with sourdough!
For years, I avoided trying to make homemade caramels because I thought it was going to be too hard. Scratch that — I knew it was going to be too hard. Because 80% of my prior attempts to make caramel ended in either a burnt, nasty mess or a crystalized, decidedly not-amber-colored chunk of rock. And it was infuriating. Continue reading “Easy Homemade Caramel Candies”
These chunky bad boys are good, but I want to make them again – in a more reliable oven, using the dark cocoa and dark chocolate chips that the original recipe calls for, and parchment paper instead of silicone mats. ‘Cause mine were good, but the recipe’s picture makes them look amaaazing. Continue reading “Chocolate S’mores Cookies”