November 20, 2015

Post Review | Cookie in a Mug

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This was really quite nice.

Actually, I'm just a bit embarrassed about this but when I read the recipe it said to put in the yolk and guess what I thought the yolk was.

Not what the yoke actually was, I can tell you that!

No, really, I used -- ok, yes, I did -- the egg white.

*slaps forehead* I felt maybe a little bit dumb when I asked my mom and realized I had...well...gotten it wrong. I always get those two mixed up.

Which is probably why the cookie didn't taste very cookie-like.

The "dough" tasted cookie-dough-like, though!

Also, Mom said you can just use a whole egg if it's single-serving size. Or maybe she just said you could use the whole egg period, I don't know.

I guess I wasn't really listening.

But that is very convenient.

Then you don't have to think up some way to use the egg yolk (no, not the egg white, I really do truly mean the egg yolk).

But I have to say that every time I made it, no matter what I did (cooked it shorter, put some water in, put in oil...ok, I didn't put in oil) it still came out as dry and not at all what cookies should taste like.

So be forewarned.

Also try this. You might like it better than I did.

November 2, 2015

Salted Caramel Sauce

The best caramel sauce ever! This is definitely a favorite!

Also, this is a very very very short post. Just long enough to post the link and be done.

Really, it was going to be a real post and then I ran out of time so hopefully when I have more time I'll make an actual post out of it.

But for now check out the delicious salted caramel sauce recipe I found on Pinterest!

It's the best.

Scriptina Regular

Caramel Milk Tea | gugutree

Admit it.

We've all, at one time or other, had too many teabags on our hands.

And for me, they're normally Lipton tea bags.

See, we make delicious sweet tea and we're not even Southern but it means we're always well-stocked with lots and lots of Lipton's black tea teabags.

Sometimes too well-stocked.

But in the winter, you know that the last thing you're going to want is iced, sweet tea. You know you don't want warm sweet tea, heavens no! You're going to want something warm, sweet, creamy, and delicious.

Good thing is, I've got just the thing!

  • 1 Lipton tea bag, black tea
  • 1 spoonful white sugar
  • 1 spoonful light brown sugar
  • about 1/4 cup milk
  • about 1/8 cup cream
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Steep tea bag 3 min
  2. While tea is steeping, in a small pot on stove, mix in
    1. vanilla
    2. brown sugar
    3. white sugar
    4. milk
    5. cream
    in that order. Vanilla tends to evaporate very quickly, so you'll need to have the brown sugar ready when you've put in the vanilla. Two teaspoons won't evaporate as quickly as one, and besides, it's yummier that way than with just one. Just trust me.
  3. Let mixture in pot simmer and get hot, while on low.
  4. Once hot, pour in tea, sipping every couple pours to make sure you like it so far and that it's not too Lipton-tea-y. 
  5. Once poured, stir vigorously, allowing tea to be distributed throughout the whole mixture.
  6. Pour into mug, and, for a fancier addition, top with whipped cream and salted caramel sauce on the top of the whipped cream. 
  7. Serve, and
Scriptina Regular
P.S. to enjoy even more, turn on some soft music, get in some cozy pajamas, get in bed or in front of the fire with your favorite, exciting book. My suggestion is "The Scarlet Pimpernel" -- excitement guaranteed! Also terrific characters *wink wink*. Also be prepared to really like this tea. Enjoy!

P.P.S. hopefully I'll be able to change the blurry photo for something a little more "in focus" to what I had in mind...pun intended. ;)