I have so much to explain about these little lovelies pictured above! Let me start by saying exactly what they are: crumbled up banana bread layered with a little vanilla ice cream and a few walnuts, all drizzled with caramel sauce. And served in shooter glasses, so they are just the right amount of dessert for those times when you’ve had a lovely satisfying dinner but still want just a bite or two of something sweet. That’s the easy part to explain…but there’s more to the story!
Millions of years ago when the Southern husband and I were young and crazy, we tended to go out a lot more than we do now. As in, we left the house in the evening to go to things that actually went on past, oh, 9:30 at night. (Somewhere out there the Southern daughter is shaking her head in disbelief, but honey? Daddy and I were wild and crazy back in the day. We WERE!) Anyway, I hate going to parties empty-handed, and so I tended to make a lot of this rich, moist, sweet and spicy apple cake. It mixes up in one bowl, it is very portable, and if you show up with this cake and some caramel sauce you are pretty much going to be the life of the party.
Well, the holidays are behind us, but never fear…a season that is almost as good is on its way. I’m talking Thin Mints. I’m talking Peanut Butter Patties. I’m talking Caramel deLites, people! Yes, Girl Scout Cookie season is upon us, and while I am perfectly, perfectly happy cuddling up with a box and eating them just as they are, I was tickled pink when the Girls Scouts asked me if I would be interesting in writing about a recipe that used their cookies as a main ingredient.
Tis the season of cookie baking! And this time of year, the bigger and grander and merrier, the better. This cookie recipe is a ridiculously good mash-up of a few of my favorite things: caramel, chocolate (and chocolate in CHUNKS, thank you very much), with a teeny bit of sea salt sprinkled on top toRead More & Get the Recipe
I am usually all about making cakes and cookies and other treats from scratch, but every once in a while I run across one of those recipes that combine using some kind of prepared mix with enough “scratch” ingredients that it seems just close enough, and this is the kind of recipe that can completelyRead More & Get the Recipe
Oh, this cake. I’m kind of at a loss, and probably the best thing to say is simply the following: Devil’s food cake. 2. Caramel glaze poured OVER the devil’s food cake. While it is still warm. After you have poked holes in it so that the caramel can soak deep into the warm cake.Read More & Get the Recipe