Monthly Archives: January 2010

Valentine’s Day Gift- Homemade Box of Chocolates

Normally, my more hair-brained schemes fail big time but this one actually turned out! The chocolates are very sweet but I think if I use semi-sweet instead of  milk chocolate for the shells it won’t be so ultra sweet. Also maybe less butter. Anyway, here is how I made a homemade heart-shaped box out of […]

Cookbook Review: Petite Sweets

Today I was lucky enough to receive this book in the mail. I was super-excited because I am a huge fan of Beatrice Ojakangas-and not just because she too is Minnesotan but because her recipes are unique without being too far-fetched. I like that her recipes use simple ingredients that allow certain flavors to shine […]

Daring Bakers’ January Challenge: Gluten-Free Nanaimo Bars

* The January 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Lauren of Celiac Teen. Lauren chose Gluten-Free Graham Wafers and Nanaimo Bars as the challenge for the month. The sources she based her recipe on are 101 Cookbooks and *I’d like to preface this post also by noting that the source listed above, 101 […]