While recipe testing for Clabber Girl, I made The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies ever, so far. You know what I mean. I haven’t made every vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe out there; that would be insane. When would I have time to commute to school, marathon Homeland, or stare off dreamily as I eat peanut butter straight from the jar? Read More…
Time has slipped away from me. How did it happen? …in so many ways but most of all it was work. Once you start baking and shooting for other people, your own work might fall by the way side. Not to worry. I return to you bearing a boozy gift: Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake.
Recently, I made a mini peanut butter bundt cake which is handy if you want a bundt cake that bakes in under 30 minutes. This here bourbon pecan pound cake is more traditional (60 minute bake time), but I might like it more. Why?
Bourbon is like bacon: it makes everything better. Out of all the recipes I’ve tested for Clabber Girl so far, it’s definitely one of my favorites.
When I first tasted the silky, boozy batter I shouted “Glory be!” to no one in particular. Ok, I don’t think those were my exact words, but you get the gist. Bourbon is great in my glass and my pound cake. You know what I’m talking about.
Just try not to drink all the booze before you start baking. Eh, who am I kidding? Drink it, if you’ve got it.
Recipe for Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake
Recipe for Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake adapted from Clabber Girl
School is back in session, my friends, which means I’m happy and sad.
I’m happy because:
a) As soon as school started (3 days ago) the weather became more like Fall, and you know how I feel about Fall.
b) Dave bought me some back-to-school supplies ( I gotta have my Zebra F-402s)
c) Most of my day is spent learning American Sign Language
I’m sad because:
a) My days are no longer free which means I have less time to bake, shoot and write.
b) Chevron is taking all my money (why is school 60 miles, roundtrip?)
c) Some of my classmates don’t realize that high school is over (let’s keep it drama-free, shall we?)
Still, I get to hang out with the cool, smart classmates and occasionally share my latest culinary adventure. This time around it’s Peanut Butter Maple Bacon Granola Bars. What?
I’d never made my own granola bars before, but I learned how easy it was while testing recipes for Clabber Girl this summer (super-cool job, btw). I’m not sure why everybody doesn’t make their own. Perhaps, they’re newbies, like me. Or maybe they’re just intimidated by the millions of recipes on Pinterest (please forgive my hyberbolic-speak).
Want my advice? Choose a no-frills peanut butter granola bar and get started; I suggest this recipe by the always trustworthy Jessica from How Sweet Eats. I just added a ton of bacon (Jessica would be proud) and used maple syrup to sweeten the deal.
Now, if I could just figure out how to trade them for gas…
Recipe for Peanut Butter Maple Bacon Granola Bars
Recipe for Peanut Butter Maple Bacon Granola Bars adapted from How Sweet Eats
How should I describe these spicy cheddar rosemary sables? Simple, with 3 words:
I first saw these babies on Food52 and I was immediately drawn to them. Why? Because rosemary is awesome, duh! The fact that they are so incredibly easy to make is the icing on the nonexistent cake.
Did I mention how well they go with cocktails or basil beerade? No? Well they do. Boom!
When you bake these crackers make sure to immediately give them to your guests. If you don’t you will eat half a dozen before your realize what you’ve done. Getting a drink, grab a cracker. Leaving the kitchen, snatch a cracker. Wake up from a nap, inhale 10 crackers. I’m not saying I did that. I’m just saying…it could happen to you.
I had to make a second batch because the first one disappeared like that bottle of wine I promised to save for a “special occasion”. You know where I’m going with this…buy some fresh rosemary and get on these crackers. Just make sure to share them with your friends.
Recipe for Spicy Cheddar Rosemary Sables
Rosemary for Spicy Cheddar Rosemary Sables barely adapted from Food52