My husband loves peanut butter cookies. He doesn’t eat a lot of sweets anymore, but if there are peanut butter cookies anywhere in the vicinity, he’ll have a handful, or two. He especially loves the peanut butter blossoms, with the Hershey’s kiss on top of the cookie.
I love to bake, and it used to be that when I baked, I made everything from scratch. Nowadays, I generally use a mix, unless I’m baking for the holidays. I still make everything from scratch for my holiday baking, but if it’s general, every day baking, I use a mix because it’s faster. However, once I heard about these easy, three-ingredient peanut butter cookies, it’s just as fast to make these cookies from scratch as it is to use a mix. They are better, too.
While venturing through the grocery store, I picked up a bag of fresh fruits. After all, they are supposed to be a natural dessert, but I cannot seem to tame my sweet tooth with a peach. That's when it hit me - I can turn my fruits into a healthy "ice cream" by putting them in the blender. I've seen other people do this online. Here's my recipe:
Essentially, a candy buffet is a table full of candies for your guests to help yourselves to. This could be in place of favours or it may be in addition to depending on your budget and your location.
To do a candy buffet, cookie buffet or any other type of goodie buffet, there are a few different things you need to get.
Variety of products – Get a good variety of items. Just three items is not a buffet. You likely want at least a dozen different types of candy or other food items.
Sometimes I want to make a quick dessert at home, but do not want to make a huge cake or a large pan of brownies because I know that I will just end up eating half the pan. I live with my boyfriend, but he does not have a sweet tooth as I do, and will leave much of the dessert left for me to drool over until I cave in and eat it all. It is then unhealthy if I eat too much of the dessert and wasteful if I throw it out. A good solution to this problem is making a little mug cake for one to enjoy. I found a basic recipe online, and change it up for myself depending on my mood. You simply stir a few basic ingredients into a mug or bowl and pop it in the microwave. It is that easy.
Do you love the combination of sweet and salty as much as I do? The combination of sweet and salty sensations is a common mixture in many of the foods we eat. Adding a pinch of salt to sweet foods, or a dash of sugar to salty foods can help brings flavors to the forefront and make the foods tastier.
In general, people have five different taste sensations - sweet, salty, sour, bitter and savory. Taste is a sensory function of the central nervous system, and the buds that determine how we perceive food to taste are located primarily on the tongue, but are also found on the epiglottis and soft palate, or roof of the mouth. The taste buds that sense sweet and salty are located at the front of the tongue.
A salty taste is created with the presence of sodium ions or other alkaline such as potassium. For a food to taste sweet, there must be a presence of sugars, such as fructose, glucose or sucrose.
Taste buds change as people age, so some tastes enjoyed as a child may not be pleasant to adults. Illness, medications and smoking can also alter the sense of taste. Some people prefer salty snacks while other people have a strong sweet tooth. Still others find the combination of sweet and salty makes a tasty treat. Some examples of sweet and salty snacks are kettle corn, trail mix, and chocolate-covered pretzels or nuts.
1. Loaf of Yum: Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap while softening ice cream on your kitchen counter. Fill loaf pan approximately ¼ full with ice cream and re-freeze. Repeat with 3 more flavors, re-freezing after each. When you are ready to serve, simply turn out onto a platter and remove the wrap.
Sound crazy? It's actually very logical...
- There's nothing "radical" about allowing girls into the Girl Scouts, regardless of their birth gender.
- "Transgender" is not the same thing as "homosexual."
- The idea that the Girl Scouts are selling cookies in order to finance "a radical homosexual agenda" is a preposterous, overheated, homophobic conspiracy theory.
- Transgender scouts are not a threat to the safety of cisgender Scouts.
A new year is upon us, and it is always fun to review the past years trends. Many do not realize that there are many trends in desserts. One year the cupcake is popular, the next year it is the pie that everyone loves. Here is a list of the top dessert trends of 2011. Which ones will die off this year and which ones will continue? We will find out as the year progresses.
1. Dark chocolate, in a dessert or alone, is always a great choice and is a powerful antioxidant to boot. You do not need to tell me that twice.