Crack in a bowl?

Anytime I see beans or peas in a dessert recipe I automatically back away. I mean, its beans! Does that not seem strange to anyone else but me? But when Katie posted a recipe for “Blondie Batter” Dip , my heart fluttered. I LOVE BLONDIES! I’ve been obsessed with them since I was a little girl and it’s where my addiction to white chocolate began. So how could something with chick peas compare to my favorite treat?

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IT IS PERFECT!

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At first I was hesitant to post this, because let’s be honest, it doesn’t look half way as pretty as Katie’s. But after tweeting her, I realized that it would be a crime not to. It is in fact delicious and ALMOST guilt free.

I have drizzled it over banana slices, dipped into it with apple slices and my personal favorite: CINNAMON GRAHAM CRACKERS!

This morning I made the best breakfast ever! Plain greek yogurt + banana slices + blondie batter = pure awesomeness a.k.a. crack in a bowl

My Substitutions:

Natural Peanut Butter as my nut butter of choice

1cp of Brown Sugar (I have issues)

White Chocolate Chips (see the white specs in the bowl? Chopped chocolate. Oh yes, the addiction is real.)

A pinch of xanthan gum- my dip was a little runny so I thickened it up a bit.

Never again will I run from a dessert recipe that has beans or peas. In fact, I will welcome it with open arms. THANK YOU KATIE!

Buttah’ Baby

I already confessed my love for all things pumpkin on a previous post. In an attempt to keep the pumpkin love rolling, I tried my hand at making Pumpkin Butter. Now, I am in no way shape or form a chef or perfect for that matter and I’m using this blog to help me hone my cooking skills. With that said, I’m pretty sure I destroyed this recipe. Well maybe that’s a bit dramatic. I’ll let you be the judge.

The peeps

I believe, that this is where I messed up. Actually, I know this is where I messed up. Apparently when using the pumpkin spice last time I forgot to close the container properly. Hence why practically half of the container is now inside of my pumpkin buttah’.

Also, when Miss Gina says stir frequently, it’s code for DO NOT walk away from your pot and do Yoga Booty Ballet for a half hour. Eh. You live and learn. =[ Though I still fully intend on using it to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte . I see a do over in my future.

Talk to me:

  1. Have you ever made your own butter or jam? How did it turn out? Any tips and tricks for a newbie like me?