Friday, December 30, 2011

Foodie Friday #20 - Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

I can't believe it's almost the new year already!  I hope everyone has a great New Year's Eve tomorrow.  I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all of you, my readers.  It still sounds weird to me to say that I actually have READERS.  I can't believe how much my tiny blog has grown since I started it -and that, of course, is all thanks to all of you.  So THANK YOU so much!

We tried this recipe I found on Pinterest for Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread (Pull Apart bread).  It's from Confections of a Foodie Bride.  It turned out pretty good, and I love the idea.  But I think I'm going to stick with normal pizza for awhile.  At least until my kids are a bit older.  It seemed to take me 3 times as long to get it ready to put in the oven, just because they were crazy and whiny (probably because their dinner wasn't ready yet!).  They enjoyed it when it was ready, though... between making faces for the camera! haha.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

Ok, I'm in LOVE!  I found this recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge by  Bake at 350 and instantly started day dreaming about it.  Cookie Dough Fudge? Seriously?  Two of my favorite things, combined?  How could you possibly go wrong?
But ... I didn't have cream in my fridge... and I didn't have dark brown sugar.  But I had to have it -like RIGHT NOW.  But I found this on Pinterest as well.... Substitute evaporated milk for heavy cream!  And I figured I'd just give it a shot with regular brown sugar instead of dark.  I also used regular salt instead of kosher (I don't really know the difference).  So, unsure if this would be a success with all the substitutions (especially after my Funfetti Fudge FLOP), I went ahead with my fudge making adventure.

So, with my revisions, here is the recipe:
oil for the pan
1 & 3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c.evaporated milk
1/4 c. milk
1 TBSP corn syrup
3/4 tsp. salt
2 TBSP unsalted butter (I used hard margarine instead)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. flour
1/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Check out the full instructions here
It will change your life... well, maybe not drastically, but still.  It is delicious -and deadly (I have been munching on it LOTS).  It was even better after sitting in the fridge for a day.  I will DEFINITELY be making this again soon -and it whenever "soon" is, it won't be soon enough!

Merry Christmas, everyone!