Archive | Misc. Sweets/Candy

Grandma’s Peanut Brittle

  Now, when your Grandma tells you how to make something, you should listen & follow her instructions. After all, she knows! Right?? Well, I goofed on my Grandma’s Peanut Brittle a wee bit, I added the peanuts to the syrup mixture, which was a bad idea, because it caused the syrup to cool & […]

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Easy, Decadent Truffles…Did I mention they are EASY??

These Easy and Decadent Truffles are SOOO good! I made them last year, but don’t remember them being as good as they are this year. Maybe that’s because this year, instead of vanilla, I used maple flavouring. Wow! Delicious! These truffles are easy to make, and are melt-in-your-mouth good! Let me know what flavour combinations […]

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Homemade Caramel Popcorn

Every year I make popcorn for the holidays. When I was a kid we’d make about 10 ice cream pails of popcorn for Christmas. I have no idea why we thought we needed that much popcorn. Now I make a few batches of Homemade Caramel Popcorn, and we’re good until the new year. This recipe […]

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The Daring Bakers get a Sugar Rush (Vanilla Bean Caramels)

I’m late! I’m late! For a Very Important Date! That’s right, I’m late at posting my Daring Baker Challenge for November. We had such a busy birthday weekend, I didn’t get around to posting it on Saturday like I should have. I apologize, and without further ado, I will share the recipe with you that […]

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Gluten Free Old Fashioned Doughnuts

Yes folk, that’s right, gluten free old fashioned doughnuts! These Old Fashioned Doughnuts were actually really simple to make, and they tasted just like the donuts that you get fresh at the summer fairs, all covered in a cinnamon-sugar coating. I bought myself a donut cutter the other day when we were in the city. […]

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Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

I have to admit. I have never heard that strawberries and balsamic vinegar going well together. I’m still fairly new at using balsamic vinegar, I’ve only used it a few times, and was very unsure about pairing it with the sweet, juicy strawberries. After reading Kevin’s entry about the Strawberry Rice pudding, I thought this […]

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Cool off with Frozen Fudge Pops

Don’t they just melt your heart? Awww…here is a picture of my sweet little angels, after their bath, enjoying a nice cold Fudge Pop to end the day. These fudge pops are super simple to make, but taste great! Since they use a package of instant pudding mix, the variety of flavours that you can […]

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Gluten Free Pastry Cream/Vanilla Pudding

I have recently received my first (yes, there will be more!) shipment of beautiful vanilla beans. I have watched the chefs on The Food Network use vanilla beans for years, and I have always wanted to try them. I love the taste of vanilla, but not for $2.50/bean. EEK! That is the price of them […]

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Rice Pudding

Rich, comforting & smooth. All words I’d use to describe this slightly cinnamon-y rice pudding. I used 1% milk with some heavy cream in it, and it worked perfectly. The amount of rice to milk is actually correct, although I had my doubts.    

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