After an unexpected health issue that really sidetracked me, I am getting back on track with the blog! The perfect place to start is with the recipe I wanted to post last week: mini apple pies! They may be too late for Pi(e) Day, but it's still always the right time for these bite-sized bits of deliciousness!
Today I had every intention of posting a brand new recipe for my mini apple pies. However, the internet has eaten my three attempts. But that just means it's a great time for you to check out my chocolate mint pie recipe from my archives! Happy Pi(e) Day from my nerdy heart to yours!
I have caught some sort of gunk that makes many things a challenge. Mostly the little things, like breathing and sleeping. As I contemplated what I would post about for Wellness Wednesday (can one even post about wellness when they're sick? Isn't that how black holes are created?), I sipped my hot toddy. My perfect, throat-soothing, congestion-easing, sleep-inducing hot toddy. And I thought, "well kid, there's your answer." Sometimes I talk to myself like I'm a 1920s gangster. Anyway....
I wanted to make sure I posted this recipe well in advance of St. Patrick's Day so you'd have time to get all the ingredients and plan your own feast! Homemade corned beef is unbelievably delicious and so so easy to make! How easy?
There's a term in food photography called "the hero angle". This just means this is the best angle for taking a picture of the food so you show it in its best light.
Mississippi Mud Cake doesn't have a hero angle.
It is almost defiantly unheroic in pictures.
It is, however, a superhero for your taste buds, and an easy one to summon!
I had the privilege of being put on dessert duty for the January birthdays at work and the only request was "something chocolate." I wanted to bring in a dessert I hadn't brought in previously, that I had most of the ingredients for already, and would be fairly simple since I would be baking it after a lengthy day at work. This cake hit all of those marks, except I couldn't quite remember how it tasted. All I knew was that it must have gone through all the necessary revisions and personal vetting to be committed to the handwritten cookbook. As it turns out, according to my enthusiastic coworkers, its flavor is "sweet, but not too sweet", "light", "delicious", "amazing", "so good", and the pecans "taste like they're candied." If reviews like that don't get you past the unattractive pictures, I suppose it's time for you to move on. If you're thoroughly convinced, though, let's talk details!