Happy Halloween, guys! I know your social feeds must be flooded with hot dogs carved into fingers and ghoulish dry ice cocktails, but you won’t find any of that here. Here we’re going to keep it classy, decidedly less fun and exceptionally more difficult. Are you sorry you stopped by yet? Well, take heart because these Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Cakes with Burnt Caramel are definitely worth the effort.
You guys! Summer is here and I am ecstatic! I’ve been in a state of euphoria for the past two days, which is a good thing and a bad thing. It’s a good thing because, you know, it’s euphoric. It’s a bad thing because I constantly have to remind myself that I can’t sit in the sun and get day drunk for the next two months – it’s very disappointing. I don’t think I will ever get over the buzz kill that is adulting in the summertime. But I can soothe my inner sprinkler-loving child with these Bourbon Butterscotch Ice Cream Sandwiches. Okay, the bourbon is more for adult Susan than child Susan if you want to split hairs.
The weather continues to force me to make my own sunshine. It’s cool! I can totally handle it – I’ve got Meyer lemons. And when life hands me Meyer lemons I make not only lemonade but all sorts of things. Last year it was these adorable cakes (excuse the photos, I didn’t know what I was doing yet), this year it’s these Meyer Lemon Alfajores.
I feel a bit strange sharing a Valentine’s Day recipe because I’ve never really been into the holiday. And I’m not just saying that to prove I’m not a “high maintenance” girly-girl. There’s nothing wrong with liking Cupid’s day or paying special attention to that special someone. But I take issue with how much stock people put into the day. When people doubt their self-worth because they’re going solo on love’s big day, I hate Valentine’s Day. When people choose to judge the health of their entire relationship based on what their partner does or does not do on that day, I hate Valentine’s Day. When people make cute and delicious love-themed snacks, I love Valentine’s Day. So, before I move onto these unbearably cute Pink Peppercorn Triple Threat Cookies, you have to promise not to play into the less attractive aspects of this fraught holiday. Deal? Deal!