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It’s almost halloween. So I know you’re gorging on candy.
Or maybe you’re one of the smart ones, and you’re waiting until November 1st, when it all goes on sale, to stock up. Or you’re the lazy one, and you’re waiting until your son/daughter/friend/sister/brother/roommate/random person goes trick or treating and you plan on stealing all of their candy. Sorry, I mean, “testing to make sure it’s safe”. Either way, it’s a candy kind of a month.
I have an oven again after six weeks without. And it was my birthday Tuesday. Clearly, a cake must be made. But guys.. don’t think me blasphemous or anything.. but I’m not really a cake person. I know, ‘What do you mean you’re not a cake person?! What up with all the cake recipes on here?’ Um. Well. I really like making cakes. And cupcakes. But the eating of them.. well let’s just say I’d rather have ice cream. Or pie. or ice cream and pie. But on a birthday, I just feel like it has to be cake. Enter: Cheesecake.
Good lord I love cheesecake. Possibly more than pie. But maybe not more than ice cream. Either way, cheesecake is the most delicious form the cake can take, if you ask me about it. Which you didn’t, but I told you anyways. Cheesecake is what other cakes hope to be. It is creamy and sweet and savory and doesn’t even need any frosting to gussy it up. I just love it. Once, when I was little, we were at Boll Weevil and after a giant hamburger, fries and a shake, they asked if we wanted dessert. I wanted cheesecake. My cousin (or maybe my uncle?) bet me I couldn’t finish it all. The slice was the size of my head. I finished it all.
Sorry guys, but I just can’t stop. There is basically no way that I can give you healthy food recipes just because it’s January. Maybe I’m cruel. I’m definitely unusual. But don’t think of this as punishment. Because what it actually is..is a little bit of heaven.
Do you like caramel? If you’re anything like me, you’ll forgo all other choices in the sees candy box and reach straight for the ones that are just a hunk of caramel covered in chocolate. (if you’re anything like me you know the shapes of every one of these..) I’m pretty much a caramel fiend. I’d choose it over hot fudge any day. And lately, I can’t escape seeing the words “salted caramel” and “salted butter caramel” everywhere I turn. There are recipes for it all over the internet, every ice cream company and candy place is taking advantage of its sudden popularity. Okay, it’s probably not that sudden but I’m usually behind the times, so it’s new to me. But I’m excited about it
So you can imagine how surprised I was to find out how easy it is to make. And how mind-blowingly delicious it is. I wish I had a better vocabulary to describe this to you. It takes less than 15 minutes to make, from start to in your mouth, and you’ll never want to eat another caramel again. Seriously. Please, do yourself a favor. Grab some heavy cream on your way home from work, and make this tonight. Continue reading