Bacon Pralines

I know, I know. It's gimmicky. Been done to death. Horribly unhealthy, etc. And I'm really not one to indiscriminately add bacon to things — especially sweets — but it's something I always suspected might be worth the indulgence, so I'm not sorry for this praline adulteration. Not one … Continue reading
Assorted Brigadieros

2016 Advent Calendar — Brigadieros

Hello, it's nice to see you again! I thought I'd jump back into blogging with both feet, so welcome to this year's Advent Calendar, a joint effort with my friend and local food stylist, Darcie Hunter. In addition to her beautiful styling work, Darcie's an excellent cook and a recipe developer, so … Continue reading

Day 23, Pralines

You didn't think I'd let Christmas go by without pralines, did you? I'm not capable of such cruelty. I always tweak the original recipe ever so slightly. This year, I toasted the pecans before adding them to the sugar mixture. That simple step yielded tons of pecan flavor and has earned … Continue reading

Holiday Treats, Part II

...and a side of insulin. I'll continue to post about pralines every year because they really are one of my favorite things of the season. It just doesn't feel like Christmas until I have my first bite. After my 20th bite, it just feels like I need a nap. Creamy Pralines After making … Continue reading

Holiday Treats, Part the First

Hi, everyone. For the second year in a row, I'm afraid my schedule won't allow for an annual Advent Calendar. (For honestly annual Advent Calendars past, see the 2007 & 2008 installments.) Part of the craziness is just my day job, which always astounds me with its busy-ness -- you'd think … Continue reading