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December 20, 2011

candy cane snowtini

I admit it. I finally succumbed to the infusing-vodka-with-candy madness that’s been going around. I’m not proud, but it was too easy not to do it. There were a few stray candy canes, some lonely vodka and a clean glass jar hanging around, begging for attention.

I justified it by arguing – in my head, of course – that I wouldn’t have gotten around to eating those last few candy canes anyway; the vodka would have sat untouched for another 6 months; the jar needed to serve a practical function or else get tossed into the recycling bin; and a candy cane vodka would really just be peppermint vodka, which wasn’t too bizarre (ahem, candy corn vodka), and had to taste great in some sort of cocktail.

And it did taste fantastic in this one. Like a grownup peppermint milkshake of sorts. Except then I had to go and name it a “snowtini,” which sounds so frou-frou I’m not sure I’d ever order it off a cocktail menu. (more…)

March 10, 2010

conglomerate cookies

Filed under: cookies,dessert — Tags: , , , , , , — Kristen @ 6:32 am

Some call these compost cookies, but I just can’t bring myself to do so. A cookie this good just shouldn’t be named after something that conjures the images (and stank) of decaying substances that wind up as fertilizer, even if that cookie is supposed to be comprised of random salty and sweet snacks left over from the lunches and desserts of yore.

“Conglomerate” is much more appropriate – both because it conveys the heterogeneity of snack foods in this recipe, but also because almost all of the snack foods I used are baked made manufactured (let’s just call the process what it is) by a subsidiary company owned by some corporate conglomerate. But enough of the lessons in diction and corporate structure. Let’s get to the good stuff.

These cookies are utterly ridiculous in a yes-I-did-eat-several-large-spoonfuls-of-this-cookie-dough-until-I-realized-what-I-was-doing kind of way. (more…)

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