Salty Potato Chip Toffee Crunch


I am sharing this for Valentine’s Day because some of you have learned that one way to my heart is potato chips.

[I like most kinds, but I also hold strong opinions about all of them.]

Anyway, these aren’t very glamorous, when you look closely.

But, you know, I’ve been known to like recipes that use Saltines in weird places and turn out amazing, so you might want to trust me on this one.

It looks a bit like this:

Spread out crackers. Make caramel. Pour caramel on crackers. Bake. Douse in chocolate. Top with potato chips. Break into messy, delicious, crunchy, salty, sweet pieces.

Note: you can use unsalted Saltines to offset the Lays.

Another Note: I like these best chilled. I just keep them monumentally frozen, and remove a couple minutes before serving.

But, you do you.

Happy Valentines. ❤

Basque Burnt Cheesecake


Gingerbread Latte Cake [or, Coffee-Cardamom Cake with Gingerbread Cream Cheese Frosting]


The Winter Playlist 2019


Go to the limits of Your Longing

God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.

These are the words we dimly hear:

You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
Embody me.

Flare up like a flame
and make big shadows I can move in.

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don’t let yourself lose me.

Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousness.

Give me your hand.

-Rainer Maria Rilke

Red Velvet Cookies


Sweet Potato Cheesecake


Sweet Corn Mac and Cheese