Thursday, July 02, 2015

Buckeyes

I tried these little bad boys cold after leaving them in the fridge for about an hour -- and they were beyond scruptious!

My very special thanks to the good people at 12 Tomatoes for this awesome recipe. Try it this weekend. (Go on. You know you want to):






Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Yield: approx. 5-6 dozen
Ingredients
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil or vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Directions
  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl or mixer, beat peanut butter and butter together. Once incorporated, stir in vanilla extract and sea salt.
  3. Gradually add powdered sugar until totally combined. (It’s all right if mixture is dry.)
  4. Divide dough into 4-6 equal pieces and roll each piece into a thin log. Cut logs into 1-inch pieces and roll each small piece into a ball.
  5. Transfer peanut butter balls to baking sheets and place in the freezer until chilled. 20-30 minutes.
  6. In a large microwaveable bowl, combine chocolate chips and canola oil and microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted.
  7. Place each peanut butter ball on a spoon and lower into melted chocolate, leaving an exposed circle of peanut butter on top of each ball.
  8. Transfer chocolate-dipped peanut butter balls back to baking sheet and refrigerate until chocolate is set.
    Note: store in an air-tight container, layers separated by wax paper, for up to 3 months.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Deep Fried Ice Cream

Welcome, summer! Yes, I'm back again, and this one is just in time for your summer backyard eating -- and enjoyment. Crikey! This guy is just so very Aussie. #summerrulesmyworld

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Happy 2015!

Happy New Year, One and All!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Oprah, Steven, and the The Hundred Foot Journey


Oprah and Steven Spielberg are teaming up again years after The Color Purple, in a movie about family, dreams -- and food.

Can't wait to see this film, if for no other reason, just to get a look at Helen Mirren's magic as chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant.

Read more about this upcoming movie based on the novel of the same name by Richard C. Morais here

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Finally...A Blog I Can Wrap My Head Around

It's called Food As A Lens: Traditions, Systems, Campaigns, and Movements for, About, and Involving Food. Love it. (Love its fried chicken recipe too.)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

How To Eat


 

If you love British comedy (like I do, yes…I do, and what of it?), you'll love this vintage clip of Do Not Adjust Your Set, featuring Eric Idle before his Monty Python days. 
British comedians REALLY worked messy and hard back then.

Watch: