Dec 182018

Bourbon Old-fashioned Caramels

A bourbon old-fashioned. In a caramel form. Covered in dark chocolate. Step aside simple bourbon caramels, you have been upstaged. You and your kitchen will get messy making these. It’s best just to resign yourself to it,keep the dog away from the chocolate splatters and clean up later. Cleaning up while working with the chocolate leaves you at the risk of getting water into the chocolate which throws off the crystalline structure, leading to blooming –that crumbly, light texture that happens. And I wouldn’t recommend trying to make these if the temperature in your kitchen is over 75F. I do…Continue Reading

Apr 292018

Ever Adaptable Brownies

Well, I’m certainly discovering the challenge with a food blog. While it seems so simple just to write down about the foods I cook anyway, actually turning my experiments in the kitchen into repeatable written recipes is much more challenging. So while I refine several recent recipes, I’ll post a tried and true one. This brownie recipe is based off one that my friend T and I found when we were much younger. It was some obscure cook book that I can’t even remember the name of. And yet I have used it for the last 20 years as my…Continue Reading