Pralines

Happy Fat Tuesday (or Mardi Gras, whatever you call it)! We have decided to give up sugar for Lent this year, so we celebrated Fat Tuesday with a multitude of desserts. Today was a field trip with our Latin class to the Pompeii exhibit at the Franklin Institute, and we went to the Reading Terminal…

Vanilla Bean Marshmallows

Believe it or not, neither of us like plain marshmallows! Some of you may be shocked by that, but there’s something about the slightly rubbery texture that’s off-putting. We sure like rice crispy treats (who doesn’t?) because they’re chewy, crispy, and sweet all in one bite- basically perfection. Well, these are the kind of marshmallows…

Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

To be honest, our favorite kinds of cookies are the simple ones. Chocolate chip cookies are a given; dessert perfection in one cookie. Peanut butter and sugar cookies are another reason that we think simple is better. Why fix what’s not broken, right? However, it’s always fun to try something new, especially when making them…

Apple Cider Caramels

To be honest, I’m not totally sure why we made apple cider caramels in the middle of winter. Apple cider is usually a fall kind of thing. Regardless, though, they are awesome. Chewy (but not stick-to-your teeth kind of chewy), buttery, and tangy. They taste like apple cider and cinnamon, but who says that you…