Dulce de Leche

Peach Queen Cake with Dulce de Leche Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Peach Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting

It’s my turn to host Project Pastry Queen this week so I picked cake. But that’s not just any cake, that’s a birthday cake! A 50 something-th birthday cake for the man who made sure that I knew more about football at 11 than most grown men. The man who searched the entire neighborhood for [...]

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DIY: How to Make Homemade Dulce de Leche

Homemade Dulce de Leche

Making homemade dulce de leche (which I never seem to pronounce correctly) is super easy and so much more economical than buying it at the store. And you have a number of options when it comes to method. A quick Google search will yield recipes that can be baked, cooked over double-boiler, microwaved, and even [...]

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Homemade Moon Pies

Homemade Moon Pies

When I hear “Moon Pies,” I smile. Do you have a favorite childhood summer memory? I have several. Nearly all of them involve piling in the car, hair hanging in messy damp wringlets, the smell of chlorine heavy in the air. Mom would make the 20-minute drive to Humble (the H is silent!) to the [...]

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Snickery Squares

Snickery Squares

The recipe for this week’s edition of Tuesdays with Dorie was selected by Erin of Dinner & Dessert. Erin selected Snickery Squares, a confection that promised to pay gourmet homage to my favorite candy bar, the Snickers. Juiced-up beyond the recognizable $2 convenience store snack, Dorie’s version matched a simple shortbread crust with dulce de [...]

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