Those little boxes of instant chocolate pudding mix are convenient, but they’re loaded with artificial flavors and colors. Replace them with this homemade version. It’s no-cook, just like the store-bought kind, but doesn’t contain all the junk. [Read more…]
Alright, guys. I’m going to let you in on a family secret. It’s the chocolate mousse recipe that I’ve been eating since I was a kid. It requires only two ingredients; contains no eggs; and it’s ready to eat as soon as you make it. I looked around on the web yesterday, and I didn’t see anything like it, so I decided it was time to share the secret. This recipe is easy enough to make on a busy night, but impressive enough to serve at a fancy party. Here’s the recipe. [Read more…]
Pimento cheese is too good to be just a southern thing. If you’ve never had it before (or you’ve only had a grocery store knock off), this is your chance to treat your taste buds to something truly special. While most grocery store pimento cheese has a smooth, spreadable consistency, this recipe makes a slightly chunkier spread. It’s what you’d expect to be served, if you ordered a pimento cheese sandwich at a really good deli. And it’s the only way I serve it at my house. [Read more…]
Whenever I need help picking berries, I promise to make cobbler afterwards. That always gets me plenty of volunteers. I used that trick earlier this week when I wanted help picking mulberries. But instead of making my normal cobbler, I decided to try something different: I made little, individual cobblers in half-pint jars. It’s something I’d been meaning to try for a while, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.
I spent some time trying to figure out how to pack all of the things that I love about cobbler into tiny jars. Then, I headed to the kitchen for a test run. And? My culinary experiment was a definite success. The berry filling was thick, not soupy. The buttermilk biscuit tops were cooked to perfection, with none of that doughy underside that you sometimes end up with. And the cobbler didn’t overflow the jars, either. Woo hoo! I love it when things come out right the first time.
Now, I don’t know about you, but when I bake, I like to bake BIG, so I can enjoy tasty things for several days. And so, this recipe makes 12 servings. That’s three day’s worth of desserts for my family of four, or enough for a party.
Since these cobblers are in jars, they’re easy to transport, too. Just screw the lid on, and you can throw them in a lunchbox or take them on a picnic. And if you make them in freezer jars, you could even toss them in the freezer, and pull a couple out whenever your sweet tooth strikes.
Ready to give my recipe a whirl? Here it is. [Read more…]