I’ve been cooking and baking for a long time. It’s only been recently that I started chronicling my adventures — and really only at the urging of my husband. “You’re a great cook. You blog for other companies. Why not have one of your own too?”
I hesitated for the longest time. Mostly because I never really create anything on my own. I can’t look in my pantry, select items, and then turn them into a masterpiece. I need a starting point.
Here’s how it usually works, on the first go-round I follow the recipe as written. (Unless it is spicy. Then I adjust the heat down, because my men are wimpy.) After that, if I make it again, I may make adjustments to suit my family’s taste buds. Of course, when it comes to desserts, I ALWAYS add more chocolate than any recipe calls for. Needless to say, I’m always so amazed (and a little bit jealous if I’m being completely honest) by folks that can look at a few ingredients and turn them magically into a masterpiece.
Here’s my latest masterpiece discovery:
Snickers Peanut Butter Pie by Crazy for Crust. A pie crust, topped with a brownie base, covered with peanut butter nougat, a layer of caramel and peanuts, drizzled with hot fudge sauce, and then sprinkled with chopped snicker bars. I had to get it out of the house. It was driving me crazy. I had two pieces (On different days. Even I’m not that bad.), and I nearly went into a diabetic coma. Oh the extra miles I had to run for this one. But totally worth it.