Caramel clusters, or turtles as some people call them, are the perfect holiday treat and make fantastic gifts. Besides making the fussy caramel, these are quick and easy treats that even your friends or family members who hate baking can easily help you put together.
Brownies are my ultimate dessert food and by far my biggest weakness. I love chocolate, but I’m not much of a chocolate cake person. Give me a fudgy, gooey, warm brownie, topped with vanilla ice cream, and covered in hot fudge and I’ll eat until I can’t move.
Spiced Apple Baklava is a cure for my homesickness. An attempted cure, at least. I won’t complain about my good luck and privilege to be spending this time in Greece (Croatia next week!). I will say I miss time with my family and I definitely miss baking my fall favorites. This recipe for baklava takes …
These Pine Nut Caramel Turtles were inspired by Fine Cooking’s recipe. They are a great, quick treat and you can easily substitute the pine nuts for another (cheaper) nut. You can also skip the shortbread crust to have the more traditional caramel turtles, just be prepared with some wax papers to let the little guys firm up before eating. I think these taste best after they’ve been given a few hours in the refrigerator. Straight out of the oven and the pine nut flavor is the most prominent. Chilled for a few hours and the pine nut chills out and the salty caramel and chocolate shine through.