making whiskey fudge, food failure, baking, desserts, love to bake, fudge, whiskey fudge, whiskey, bourbon, Jim Beam

Oh, fudge!

This post got waylaid by failure This post was supposed to be about making Whiskey Fudge. I wanted to show that, with a little time and patience, you can make fudge without using sweetened condensed milk (you know, that overly sweet and overly processed stuff you find in a can). And including the whiskey? Well,… [ Read More ]

Clan Fraser whisky, Clan Fraser, Outlander, Jamie Fraser, Diana Gabaldon, STARZ, Scotland, scotch, whisky, blended scotch, blended whisky, NHSCOT

Fangirling & scotch

So I’m a fan of this show… I might have mentioned 1 or 2 times (or a 100…I lose track) that I’m a fan of Outlander, the STARZ TV show and the book series by Diana Gabaldon. And by that, I mean I’m an I’ve-gone-off-the-deep-end-and-am-now-treading-the-water-there sort of fan. I discussed my obsession and how it… [ Read More ]

homemade pecan pralines, pecan pralines, desserts, pecans, pralines, candy, candy making, soft-ball stage, Cajun desserts, Creole desserts

Watch that dial!

Baking vs. Boiling Sugar Generally speaking, I love to bake. Yes, there can be pitfalls, from mismeasured ingredients to overheated (or underheated) ovens, but more often than not things turn out well. (Side note: at some point I plan to do a post about kitchen fails…that should be fun!). Candy making is a whole other… [ Read More ]