Category Archives: Other Sweets

I’ve been baking as hobby for the past 15 years and I’ve just now made my first bread pudding. It’s kind of embarrassing, because bread pudding is one of those failproof, go-to desserts that most bakers keep in their arsenal, like a basic chocolate cake or sugar cookie. But I’ve actually got a pretty decent reason (excuse) for why it’s taken me this long to tackle this particular dessert – the thing is, I really, really love bread. If you set a loaf of bread in front of me, you should probably first hack off a couple slices for yourself, because no matter how large the loaf is, I am pretty much guaranteed to devour all of it. By myself. In one sitting. It’s like my hypothalamus (I’m so glad my four years of psychology didn’t go to waste) stops working whenever I’m around bread and I’ll just keep eating it until it’s gone. It’s rather impressive, really. On my resume, under Special Skills, it says able to consume an unlimited amount of baked yeasted dough. Come at me, recruiters!

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I may or may not have devoured half the pan of these today.

Oh, who am I kidding, that totally happened.

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I feel like Rice Krispies cereal should be way more popular than it is. I mean, it’s basically the breakfast equivalent of Pop Rocks and Pop Rocks are awesome, but Rice Krispies really only get any attention when they’re smothered in melted marshmallows and cut into bars. Tough luck, guys.

Rice Krispie Treats do deserve the attention, though. They take maybe 15 minutes tops to pull together, don’t use the oven, and can be dressed up or down depending on what you add to it. The best part is, they’re guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. I made these in the middle of an miserable, stressful week at work and instantly felt a little better. You can’t be upset when you’re eating Rice Krispie Treats. It’s not possible!

Because sometimes, you just want to feel like a kid again

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I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here in New York, we’ve had a heat wave for the past week that finally broke last night with a much-needed summer thunderstorm. It’s cooled down to the 80’s now, which, compared to last week’s triple digits, seems like a godsend.

For me, the best – okay, let’s be honest, the only – way to beat the summer heat is by eating copious amounts of ice cream, whether it’s in cups, or cones, or between two cookies. And this recipe is so good and so easy, you won’t even break a sweat!

It’s never too hot for puns.

I might have eaten this for dinner last night

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