Monday, March 14

Fleur De Sel Caramels

YUM. These are delicious! You can't just have one unfortunately! I got this awesome recipe HERE BUT READ THIS! --> YOU MUST ADD SMOKED FLAKE SEA SALT TO THE TOP! I repeat you mussssssst add smoked flake sea salt to the top. It is crucial to the taste and don't go easy on it!
First, you need to line the pan with parchment or wax paper, I cut a size that would fit my pan perfectly and then rubbed a stick of butter underneath the paper to get it to stick and then also covered the top of the paper with butter to keep the caramel from sticking.

When cooking the caramels (follow the directions precisely) the caramel will go from a lighter color to a darker brown.
After it's done cooking you will transfer it to your greased pan and allow to cool a little bit until it is a little bit more viscous, and THEN add a good amount of smoked sea salt. It is important that the sea salt is the flakey kind and not too rock like.
Then after letting it cool until it is hard (to room temperature although I kept putting it in the fridge for 10 minute periods, being very careful to not let it get too hard) take it out of the pan and onto a cutting sheet. I used a pizza cutter to cut it which worked quite well.
Then, at the grocery store I found this AWESOME Martha Stewart wrap to wrap the caramels in! It has foil for the outside and parchment paper on the inside to keep them from sticking to the foil! Genius!!!
I cut the Martha Wrap into little squares big enough to wrap each little piece in. And let me tell you, wrapping them takes practice!! And this recipe makes sooo many pieces that it's kind of a tedious job hahaha but well worth it my friends!
It makes so many!

Monday, March 7

Homemade Oreos

These are dangerous!!! They are so delicious it's insane. They're SO delicious that I had to ship the rest of them off to the boyfriend......until I remembered that he doesn't like chocolate, nor does he like homemade cookies. What??! So, they were then shipped to my Uncle in Hawaii instead for his birthday. You will never go back to the original Oreo I swear. And the house smells so amazing its awesome! I used THIS RECIPE. And definitely use their tip on using less sugar. It doesn't need it and I also upped the Cocoa powder just a smidge, and went a tad bit less on the flour so they'd be doughy which the most definitely were. Soft, moist, and rich. Needless to say, this recipe is not going in the Healthy Eats page. Meh.
Recipe to be made later today: Fleur De Sel Caramels, and they too, are AMAZING. Best caramel you will ever eat. That is why i'm doing them again! Those however, did get sent to the bf :)

Friday, March 4

Lovely Days

I went back to San Fran yesterday, I'm sure you all love seeing the inside of my brothers room, not. hahahah sorry for the lousy background in that pic. But my Mom and I stopped in a Vintage Thrift shop we came across in the city and these are the pair of shoes my mom found! All for now ;)

Yes. That fog actually happened. Prettttty.
Shirt: F21, Scarf: Free People, Boots: Minnetonka/Kitten Heel Sling backs: Thrifted