The animal lover behind the camera took in this furry little guy, who was sick and close to death, and nursed him back to good health. Before long, our masked bandit was on the prowl and found — jackpot! — a handful of ooey-gooey caramel candy. I doubt this relationship is going to end well . . .
When creating a beautiful buffet for your Oscars viewing party, don't skimp on dessert! The stars will be devouring shortbread and chocolate truffles at the Governors Ball, so take a cue from Sherry Yard — the event's pastry chef — and make your own variations. Cut classic, buttery shortbread into Oscar shaped cookies. Arrange store bought chocolate truffles on pretty plates next to chocolate caramel sandwich cookies. For the recipes to these bite sized decadent desserts, read more
Earlier today, I told you about how I accidentally passed out before dessert at a dinner party I was hosting. Embarrassment aside, the worst part was not being able to taste the dulce de leche cheesecake I made! What was left of it is pictured at left.
When I saw the recipe in the current issue of Everyday With Rachael Ray, I knew I had to make it. The crust is a mixture of crushed shortbread cookies, almonds, and brown sugar. The smooth and creamy filling is a perfect blend of luscious cream cheese and sweet caramel. To take a look at the recipe please read more
What would a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner be without the glorious finish? Allow plenty of digestion time to pass before serving dessert. Offer guests two options to choose from. A sweet potato pie with pecan streusel is a nice alternative to the classic pumpkin pie. A to die for caramel apple pie rounds out the other half of the dessert menu. To get the recipes that will have guests saying "pass the whipped cream," read more
My mother's birthday was last week, so I set out to make her the perfect birthday cake. I suggested a layer cake filled with dulce de leche and she delightfully obliged. When searching for a specific recipe, I couldn't find one that matched the cake in my mind, so naturally it ended up being my own creation. The end result was better than I could have imagined!
The melt in your mouth vanilla-almond cake layers were light and fluffy. The caramel colored dulce de leche filling was thick and rich. The buttery caramel frosting was smooth and creamy. The three parts came together perfectly to create a divine birthday cake that even impressed the pastry chef of the restaurant where we dined! To see the recipe, read more
Dulce de Leche
Literally translated from Spanish it means sweet of milk. This traditional dessert candy is a milk sugar mixture that is boiled and cooked down until it has turned into a thick syrup like consistency. Similar in taste, texture, and color to caramel. It is found in much of South America.