It was 95° in my apartment and not a day to be anywhere near the kitchen. But my sweet tooth, well, it had other plans. Luckily, our Southern neighbors are used to facing such demands in the hottest and stickiest of weathers, which is why they had the good sense to invent the praline.
One of my very favorite moments on my recent trip to Louisiana was our visit to The New Orleans School of Cooking. We were welcomed by one of the most gregarious, gracious, and kind-spirited women I've ever met. Her name is Anne Leonhard, and if your pralines have been giving you trouble, Anne has the magic words to make them come out right.
Are your taste buds ready to explode? Do you want to dance with fire? You know it! The array of neon-colored Mexican candies had long tempted me at my local Latin market, so finally some friends and I held a proper tasting — and it turned into quite a party. Read on for our review of these out-of-control sweets!
Not unlike the traditional candystriper uniforms, these kitchens use the ol' red and white stripes to great effect. What started as a sweet-shoppe staple has been used to make these kitchens stylish, bold, and surprisingly up-to-date:
Cadbury Eggs — you either love them, hate them or are obsessed. For the most part, a great deal of folks fall into the obsessed category and although we won't discuss the world of processed sugar today, the idea of making them at home seems slightly more satisfactory and fun!
Q: I am getting married next spring (on a SUPER tiny budget) and want have some really fun favors for the many children attending. I thought that Whirly Pops (those giant lollipops) would be a big hit. However, they are kind of out of our price range. Does anyone know how to make these? I have experience making traditional lollipops but am unsure of how to roll and twist the candy into the necessary Whirly Pop shape (without burning myself!).