What’s the only thing better than candy on Halloween?
That would be candy inside of blondies on Halloween, of course!
I love making fun, festive treats for basically any holiday, and Halloween is no exception. While it’s always the best excuse to eat copious amounts of candy straight-up, I always have fun finding new ways to fancy up the Halloween treats situation around here. And to me, the highest calling of your excess-Halloween-candy stash is baking it into something rich, buttery, and truly more than the sum of its cookie + candy parts.
Happy (early) St. Patrick’s Day!! What better way to celebrate the Irish than with the richest, fudgiest brownies of all time? With booze, of course. Who do you think I am?
I absolutely love St. Patrick’s Day – it’s one of my very favorite holidays to make a festive treat for my blog. I love drinking stout beer and whisky, wearing green, and being super pale all year around, so an entire day dedicated to such things is highly exciting to me.
Every year, when the blueberries and strawberries first hit the markets in all their big, sweet, juicy glory in the early months of summer, I experience the same feeling: I just can’t bear to bake or make them into anything. I shovel cartons and cartons into my cart, visions of blueberry pie and strawberry shortcake dancing happily in my head, and then I get home and I just…eat the whole carton in one sitting. The goodness of plain, unadulterated berries is just too powerful, and I cave easily, with stained hands and a happy heart.
And in a blink of an eye, it’s that time of year again. Guys, this week is my two-year blogiversary!
It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating one year of bacon and lovin’ with this salted caramel bacon ice cream pie. I mean seriously. How was that one year ago?!
So while I can’t believe it’s been two years that we’ve been hangin’ out in this here corner of the internet, I definitely knew we’d be in need of some major celebration. As you probably know by now, in my book, that usually takes the form of an ultra-decadent sweet-and-salty bacon dessert. Also, it’s Father’s Day! If meat in a dessert doesn’t scream “Dad’s day”, I don’t know what does. I know my super sweet-tooth (and bacon-tooth?) Dad would agree!