It's now the week of Thanksgiving and I have hardly had any time to plan what I'm making for my family's thing and Matt's family's thing because school has just been completely life-absorbing and every day feels like my soul is being sucked out - dementor style - by my professors. So, in need of something both easy-to-make and calorically substantial enough to warm my numb heart, I made a peanut butter pie! Seriously, the words bring a smile to my face. Peanut. Butter. Pie.
In my opinion (I'm always right), the beauty of peanut butter pie comes from the balance of flavors and texture. It needs to be sweet and salty - silky smooth and crunchy - fluffy and rich - mess any of those up and you've just ruined my whole god damned day. And it was already ruined from the aforementioned soul-eating professors. I feel like I ...Read More
Do y'all remember when pomegranates became a thing? Like there was definitely a year, I'm gonna make a stab and say it was 2007, when pomegranates arrived. Suddenly, everyone was walking around drinking those weirdly curvy bottles of "Pom" and saying things like "it's a super food" and "have you heard of this thing called 'twitter'?" Anyway, its been a while since then but I'm glad these little guys got their spot light cause otherwise these cupcakes would probably have been made with cranberries and no offense to cranberries but they really aren't that hip...Read More
Like any proper housewife, I spend a lot of my time looking forward to my next drink. Between doing the laundry and making sweets, my mind often wanders to the “Is it five yet? Oh, it’s only noon? Same difference” zone and I have to reign myself back in. Luckily, I’ve found a way to get the whiskey in while not looking like I have too much of a problem.
Introducing, Bourbon Spice Layer Cake. This cake really puts the “bourbon” in “Honey, I swear I’m not drunk, look… I made a cake!”...Read More