believe it or not, i actually did some cooking that didn't use recipes from my current favorite blog! shocker, i know.
although i guess this barely counts, since i found this blog through that one. oh, well. anyway, when i saw this recipe for reese's cookies - using only two ingredients - i had to try it out.
see? kind of ridiculous, huh? but i pressed on, unwrapping all of the peanut butter cups and tossing them into my food processor.
i gave 'em a whirl and turned those lovely cups into...poo.
and when i added the second ingredient, it looked like...diarrhea. cha cha cha.
whatever. i scooped it out and pressed them flat-ish, sprinkled a little sea salt on top, and popped 'em in the oven.
final result? well, i think i left them in a minute too long. i was too afraid they'd be super gooey, i guess. anyway, the edges and outsides were a little crispy, but the inside was very peanut butter-y and slightly chewy. i thought maybe they needed some mini chocolate chips to help them out - amazingly enough, they aren't super sweet. in fact, i think they could use a little extra sweetness. maybe next time. or not. try at your own risk.
then, i got the bug up my ass to make a batch of buttermilk spice muffins - AKA the best thing at mimi's café. well, okay, i like other stuff there too. but i never hit up mimi's without gorging on or taking to go one of these yummy muffins. i knew the recipe was posted on their website, but had never really thought about trying it out. well, it was time.
the batter came together easily, although i found that i didn't have any walnuts on hand. but i had pecans, which i like better anyway, so i used those instead. and for MIL, who's recently learned that she has to avoid nuts and seeds, i used different colored cupcake liners and topped hers with the spiced sugar mixture, sans pecans.
they're super delicious, you guys. warmed a little with some butter spread in the middle, it's breakfast heaven. or snack heaven. pretty much heavenly whenever you feel like eating them.
lastly, i came through with the prize for my second cookie giveaway winner. for her basketball cookies, i mixed up some of my gel color in terracotta, plus a few drops of chocolate brown and a smidge of orange, and look:
it looks even better on the cookies.
pretty sweet, eh? and after raiding my ribbon stash for blue or silver (their team colors), i ended up using navy satin - the color pops nicely against the cookies. the silver i had just looked blah.
they packed up snugly in the box, with a bit of air cushioning at the bottom and a crapload of tissue paper. when i closed it up and shook it, there was zero movement. hopefully she's received it by now, or will over the weekend. yay!
hmmmm. what to make next?