Mashed Potatoes

This might seem like an odd post, weird food to randomly make, and it isn’t a baked good. All of that said, I made mashed potatoes. My mother gave me the recipe and they were delicious – yes, I actually ate something I made. Note that I measured the portion perfectly and I write down everything I eat and am on a strict diet, mashed potatoes are okay to eat. Dessert is still never going to be in my diet though. Back to mashed potatoes. My mother’s recipe goes as follows:

Peel the potatoes
Chop up those potatoes, I pretended to know how many to use.
Put them in a pot, covering them completely with water, and let them boil until they seem soft enough.
Take them off the stove, we always place the pot on a pot holder on our kitchen table.

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Peanut Butter Fudge

I MADE FUDGE AND IT LOOKS LIKE FUDGE AND SMELLS LIKE FUDGE AND I THINK IT MIGHT BE EDIBLE! I thought making peanut butter fudge was going to be difficult, it’s not. These are the ingredients:

Peanut Butter Fudge
1 cup (256 g) smooth no-stir peanut butter (the kind that doesn’t separate in the jar)
12 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (173 g) confectioners’ sugar

Note that I made a complete mess, as usual. At least this time it was all in about a three foot radius.

The directions as paraphrased by me: melt this shit, stir this shit, put this shit in a wax lined pan.

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No-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies

I made this dessert as soon as I got up this morning. I woke up in a wonderful mood and felt the need to jump into the kitchen! I am so happy that I did because making these was very fun. I am also happy to report that I am fully caught up on my back tracking of recipes, every dessert that I have made has a blog post up. In other baking news, everyone adored the chocolate covered pretzels from yesterday! They went very quickly, absolutely none left. Having people enjoy my desserts is one of the best feelings I’ve ever had, this is truly making me happy. I get to wake up and know there will always be something that will be calming and fun during my day.

IMG_0709Today was No-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies. I get most of my recipes from Tumblr blogs I follow – I had apparently not emailed this recipe to myself when I found it this morning and just ended up having to search through my Tumblr feed for abour ten minutes to find it again. The time it took to find it gave me a little bit of anxiety due to doubting I would find it again. That thought is silly though since it would be weird for someone to take down their post, especially a dessert post! The search was worth it though, not posting a link to this wonderful recipe would have been 1. wrong on my end and 2. unfortunate for you guys because it’s obvious that everyone needs these cookies in their life. It also helps to have the recipe in front of me when explaining what the hell it is that I did in my kitchen.

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Milton Gingerbread House

If you have ever thought, “Gosh, that seems like a wonderful idea!” And been completely wrong about that mere thought – you will probably enjoy this post. Story time! I was at A.C. Moore buying a sentimental gift for my brother and his boyfriend when I came across a prepackaged gingerbread house. “How cute would that post be? Ginger making a gingerbread house.” NO. This is not an adorable story of how clever I truly am, this is an awful story about the fact that I should have IMG_0431actually baked a delicious dessert instead of spending 35 minutes putting the crappiest icing I have ever come in contact with onto a roof. A ROOF. A Christmas themed roof. You know what, I take that back, it is not Christmas themed at all, you’ll see, there was not one red candy or icing or anything in this gingerbread house. The only Christmas-like item is the fact that it’s supposed to be snowy, or a house, or I don’t have any clue to be honest. This was a mistake. I should have thought it out before I frivolously bought a $5.99 gingerbread house from an arts and crafts store.

I am going to start this second paragraph off with this simple fact: Milton icing is glue. It took me 35 minutes to make the roof look like it was snowing and trust me, that wasn’t the plan. The plan was that the roof would be a nice smooth white with candies beautifully arranged on it. NOPE. IMG_0433Now that I am looking at it again, it looks like stucco. At this point, I feel bad for even making you guys look at this disaster, but I also find it hilarious that I made a gingerbread house because I thought I was clever. The best thing about this project/recipe is that the house pieces come plastic wrapped. At least they weren’t broken – that happened last year. Oh yeah, I make a gingerbread house every year. I have never actually tried to make a house though, I usually open it up and my brother and I end up breaking it and eating all of the candies and never opening the icing because it is obviously poison – which I now know is accurate.

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