Salted Bourbon Caramels

I started out this week with a candy making binge – 1 batch of caramel, 2 batches of brittle, and 2 batches of fudge – all before Tuesday.  I had to get creative since I was making them for a Grandfather that is forbidden from having any chocolate or nuts.  I’m starting out with posting…

Grandma Al’s Chocolate Cake

I have no idea where my Grandmother, Alberta, found this chocolate cake recipe, but it makes the moistest, lightest, chocolaty-est chocolate cake I have ever had the good fortune of eating.  From personal experience I have found that most chocolate cakes have a tendency to turn out dense and dry.  I have never had those…

A Snack for Dad

My dad is impossible to shop for, and it doesn’t help that his birthday is within weeks of Father’s Day.  There are a couple goodies that he loves though – pretty much anything with pretzels and peanuts.  This year for Father’s day, I have put together a pretzel, chocolate, peanut, and caramel bark.  Hopefully he…

Gingerbread-Caramel Cheesecake Bars

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a recipe for a gingerbread-caramel sauce.  I kept thinking… yum… but what could I use it for other then ice-cream (not the most appealing dessert for this time of year, especially, in Vermont).  This led me into thinking about other creamy desserts which in turn led me to…….