Like a lot of longtime fangirls, I seem to find myself quietly falling into an unending list of fandoms. This blog reflects that, as well as various other things that catch my interest. Currently, you'll find a lot of hockey posts, (Blackhawks and Bruins, mostly) with various other things mixed in.

 

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars, v. 5.0.
First batch went to my coworkers, who are basically my guinea pigs for things like these.
Second batch was co-opted by my dad, who wanted to bring them to the guys working on a kitchen up in Cheektowaga as a treat.
Third batch went back to Philadelphia with my sister after her visit home this weekend. Apparently, she barely made it to Rochester before she cracked open the box.
Fourth batch went to the family my dad is rebuilding a kitchen for - their son is mentally handicapped, and he loved them so much my dad asked me to make another just for them.
Fifth batch is coming your way, Mollyhall. :)

i ate these and they were so good and i stumbled back on this post and now I WANT THEM AGAIN.

I ATE THOSE TOO AND THEY WERE AMAZING CONNIECORLEONE TELL ME YOUR SECRETS, IE THE RECIPE.  

PUCKLING, I DON’T KNOW YOU SUPER-WELL, BUT YOU SEEM LIKE ONE PRETTY COOL CAT SO I’M GONNA LET YOU IN ON A LITTLE SECRET: THIS IS THE EASIEST THING TO PUT TOGETHER. LIKE NO JOKE, THE WHOLE THING ONLY TOOK A FIFTEEN MINUTES PLUS BAKE TIME.
SO WHAT YOU DO IS TAKE YOUR FAVORITE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE AND MIX IT ALL TOGETHER - DON’T SKIMP ON THOSE CHOCOLATE CHIPS, EITHER, THAT’S THE BEST PART.
PREHEAT YOUR OVEN TO ABOUT 350F AND SET OUT SOME FOIL IN A LARGE PYREX PAN, I USED 9X13 BUT ANYTHING BIG AND DEEP WOULD PROBABLY WORK. MAKE SURE SOME OF THE FOIL HANGS OVER THE EDGES, YOU’LL NEED TO USE IT LATER. PUT SOME NONSTICK STUFF OVER THE FOIL AND SMASH ABOUT HALF OF THAT COOKIE DOUGH ALL ALONG THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN. DON’T BE AFRAID TO GET YOUR HANDS IN THERE, IT’S GOT TO BE AS FLAT AS YOU CAN GET IT.
NEXT COMES THE CARAMEL. GET SOME OF THAT GREAT SOFT CARAMEL THEY HAVE IN THE BULK CANDY SECTION AT THE GROCERY STORE, YOU KNOW THE KIND, THE STUFF THAT’S ALL INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED? I USED ABOUT FOUR BIG HANDFULS OF THE STUFF, BUT I ALSO HAVE WEIRDLY SMALL HANDS, SO IDK, LIKE 2, 2 AND A HALF HANDFULS FOR ALL YOU NORMAL-HANDED FOLKS OUT THERE. UNWRAP IT ALL AND PUT IT IN A MICROWAVE SAFE BOWL WITH ABOUT 4 TABLESPOONS OF HEAVY CREAM, AND MELT THAT STUFF IN INTERVALS OF ABOUT 30 SECONDS EACH, TAKING IT OUT AND MIXING IT TOGETHER UNTIL IT’S ALL NICE AND RICH AND SMOOTH.
I KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO BE TEMPTED TO EAT THE STUFF THAT STICKS TO THE SPOON, BUT THAT SHIT IS LIKE LAVA, PUCKLING. IT WILL BE LIKE THE DESTRUCTION OF POMPEII ON YOUR TASTEBUDS IF YOU TRY EATING IT BEFORE IT’S NICE AND COOL, SO PLEASE LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE AND DON’T BURN YOURSELF ON DELICIOUS MOLTEN-HOT CARAMEL. YOUR MOUTH WILL THANK YOU.
BUT ANYWAY: WHEN THE CARAMEL’S AT THE RIGHT CONSISTENCY, TAKE IT AND SPOON IT OUT OVER THE COOKIE DOUGH IN THE PAN SO THAT IT COVERS JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING. NEXT YOU’RE GOING TO TAKE SOME SALT AND SPRINKLE IT OVER THE CARAMEL - IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT FANCY PINK HIMALAYAN STUFF,  KOSHER SALT’S GOOD FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING: DESSERTS, MEATS, EXPELLING DEMONS FROM APARTMENTS, YOU NAME IT.
ONCE YOU GET THE SALT ON TAKE THE REST OF THE COOKIE DOUGH AND FLATTEN IT OUT, LAYERING IT OVER ALL THE COOKIE/CARAMEL GOODNESS IN THE PAN. DON’T WORRY IF YOU CAN’T COVER ALL THE CARAMEL WITH THE COOKIE DOUGH - DO THE BEST YOU CAN TO FILL IN THE GAPS, IT’LL ALL BAKE OUT NICE AND DELICIOUS IN THE END.
POP THAT SUCKER IN THE OVEN FOR 30 MINUTES WHEN YOU’RE FINISHED. PAINT YOUR NAILS WHILE YOU WAIT, MAKE SOME TEA, START AND GIVE UP ON AN EPISODE OF BORGIAS ON NETFLIX, THEN START IT AGAIN AND WONDER WHY YOU BOTHERED.
WHEN YOUR TIMER GOES OFF, TAKE IT OUT AND LET IT COOL IN THE PAN FOR ABOUT 10/15 MINUTES, THEN VERY CAREFULLY LIFT IT OUT BY THE FOIL HANGING OVER THE SIDES AND LET IT COOL ON A CUTTING BOARD FOR ANOTHER 15. IF IT’S STILL TOO HOT TO CUT INTO SQUARES AND ENJOY RIGHT AWAY, I SOMETIMES POP THINGS IN THE FREEZER FOR A LITTLE BIT: IT MAKES THEM COOL QUICKER, AND ALSO IT MAKES THEM EASIER TO CUT WHEN YOU’RE READY TO SHARE AND ENJOY. OR IF YOU WANT TO SPACE OUT YOUR NEWLY-MADE CARAMEL-FILLED BOUNTY FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS, OR HOURS, WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU.
NOW GO FORTH, DEAR PUCKLING! GO FORTH AND USE THIS NEW BAKERY KNOWLEDGE FOR GOOD, NOT EVIL!
OR USE IT FOR EVIL, IF THAT’S YOUR PREROGATIVE. WE ARE BOTH TRAPPED IN OUR RESPECTIVE ARCTIC WASTELANDS, AND SO LONG AS IT’S THIS COLD OUT I LITERALLY HAVE NO WAY TO STOP YOU

YOU ARE A SCHOLAR AND A GENTLEPERSON OF THE HIGHEST DEGREE. I FORESEE THIS RECIPE HAPPENING MANY TIMES IN MY FUTURE, AND EVERY TIME I MAKE THESE I WILL THINK OF YOU FONDLY AND PRAISE YOUR NAME FOR ENABLING THIS TASTY GOODNESS IN MY LIFE.  
I MAKE NO COMMITMENT RE: GOOD V. EVIL. I LIKE TO KEEP MY OPTIONS OPEN.

puckling:

conniecorleone:

puckling:

ofgeography:

conniecorleone:

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars, v. 5.0.

First batch went to my coworkers, who are basically my guinea pigs for things like these.

Second batch was co-opted by my dad, who wanted to bring them to the guys working on a kitchen up in Cheektowaga as a treat.

Third batch went back to Philadelphia with my sister after her visit home this weekend. Apparently, she barely made it to Rochester before she cracked open the box.

Fourth batch went to the family my dad is rebuilding a kitchen for - their son is mentally handicapped, and he loved them so much my dad asked me to make another just for them.

Fifth batch is coming your way, Mollyhall. :)

i ate these and they were so good and i stumbled back on this post and now I WANT THEM AGAIN.

I ATE THOSE TOO AND THEY WERE AMAZING CONNIECORLEONE TELL ME YOUR SECRETS, IE THE RECIPE.  

PUCKLING, I DON’T KNOW YOU SUPER-WELL, BUT YOU SEEM LIKE ONE PRETTY COOL CAT SO I’M GONNA LET YOU IN ON A LITTLE SECRET: THIS IS THE EASIEST THING TO PUT TOGETHER. LIKE NO JOKE, THE WHOLE THING ONLY TOOK A FIFTEEN MINUTES PLUS BAKE TIME.

SO WHAT YOU DO IS TAKE YOUR FAVORITE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE AND MIX IT ALL TOGETHER - DON’T SKIMP ON THOSE CHOCOLATE CHIPS, EITHER, THAT’S THE BEST PART.

PREHEAT YOUR OVEN TO ABOUT 350F AND SET OUT SOME FOIL IN A LARGE PYREX PAN, I USED 9X13 BUT ANYTHING BIG AND DEEP WOULD PROBABLY WORK. MAKE SURE SOME OF THE FOIL HANGS OVER THE EDGES, YOU’LL NEED TO USE IT LATER. PUT SOME NONSTICK STUFF OVER THE FOIL AND SMASH ABOUT HALF OF THAT COOKIE DOUGH ALL ALONG THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN. DON’T BE AFRAID TO GET YOUR HANDS IN THERE, IT’S GOT TO BE AS FLAT AS YOU CAN GET IT.

NEXT COMES THE CARAMEL. GET SOME OF THAT GREAT SOFT CARAMEL THEY HAVE IN THE BULK CANDY SECTION AT THE GROCERY STORE, YOU KNOW THE KIND, THE STUFF THAT’S ALL INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED? I USED ABOUT FOUR BIG HANDFULS OF THE STUFF, BUT I ALSO HAVE WEIRDLY SMALL HANDS, SO IDK, LIKE 2, 2 AND A HALF HANDFULS FOR ALL YOU NORMAL-HANDED FOLKS OUT THERE. UNWRAP IT ALL AND PUT IT IN A MICROWAVE SAFE BOWL WITH ABOUT 4 TABLESPOONS OF HEAVY CREAM, AND MELT THAT STUFF IN INTERVALS OF ABOUT 30 SECONDS EACH, TAKING IT OUT AND MIXING IT TOGETHER UNTIL IT’S ALL NICE AND RICH AND SMOOTH.

I KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO BE TEMPTED TO EAT THE STUFF THAT STICKS TO THE SPOON, BUT THAT SHIT IS LIKE LAVA, PUCKLING. IT WILL BE LIKE THE DESTRUCTION OF POMPEII ON YOUR TASTEBUDS IF YOU TRY EATING IT BEFORE IT’S NICE AND COOL, SO PLEASE LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE AND DON’T BURN YOURSELF ON DELICIOUS MOLTEN-HOT CARAMEL. YOUR MOUTH WILL THANK YOU.

BUT ANYWAY: WHEN THE CARAMEL’S AT THE RIGHT CONSISTENCY, TAKE IT AND SPOON IT OUT OVER THE COOKIE DOUGH IN THE PAN SO THAT IT COVERS JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING. NEXT YOU’RE GOING TO TAKE SOME SALT AND SPRINKLE IT OVER THE CARAMEL - IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT FANCY PINK HIMALAYAN STUFF,  KOSHER SALT’S GOOD FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING: DESSERTS, MEATS, EXPELLING DEMONS FROM APARTMENTS, YOU NAME IT.

ONCE YOU GET THE SALT ON TAKE THE REST OF THE COOKIE DOUGH AND FLATTEN IT OUT, LAYERING IT OVER ALL THE COOKIE/CARAMEL GOODNESS IN THE PAN. DON’T WORRY IF YOU CAN’T COVER ALL THE CARAMEL WITH THE COOKIE DOUGH - DO THE BEST YOU CAN TO FILL IN THE GAPS, IT’LL ALL BAKE OUT NICE AND DELICIOUS IN THE END.

POP THAT SUCKER IN THE OVEN FOR 30 MINUTES WHEN YOU’RE FINISHED. PAINT YOUR NAILS WHILE YOU WAIT, MAKE SOME TEA, START AND GIVE UP ON AN EPISODE OF BORGIAS ON NETFLIX, THEN START IT AGAIN AND WONDER WHY YOU BOTHERED.

WHEN YOUR TIMER GOES OFF, TAKE IT OUT AND LET IT COOL IN THE PAN FOR ABOUT 10/15 MINUTES, THEN VERY CAREFULLY LIFT IT OUT BY THE FOIL HANGING OVER THE SIDES AND LET IT COOL ON A CUTTING BOARD FOR ANOTHER 15. IF IT’S STILL TOO HOT TO CUT INTO SQUARES AND ENJOY RIGHT AWAY, I SOMETIMES POP THINGS IN THE FREEZER FOR A LITTLE BIT: IT MAKES THEM COOL QUICKER, AND ALSO IT MAKES THEM EASIER TO CUT WHEN YOU’RE READY TO SHARE AND ENJOY. OR IF YOU WANT TO SPACE OUT YOUR NEWLY-MADE CARAMEL-FILLED BOUNTY FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS, OR HOURS, WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU.

NOW GO FORTH, DEAR PUCKLING! GO FORTH AND USE THIS NEW BAKERY KNOWLEDGE FOR GOOD, NOT EVIL!

OR USE IT FOR EVIL, IF THAT’S YOUR PREROGATIVE. WE ARE BOTH TRAPPED IN OUR RESPECTIVE ARCTIC WASTELANDS, AND SO LONG AS IT’S THIS COLD OUT I LITERALLY HAVE NO WAY TO STOP YOU

YOU ARE A SCHOLAR AND A GENTLEPERSON OF THE HIGHEST DEGREE. I FORESEE THIS RECIPE HAPPENING MANY TIMES IN MY FUTURE, AND EVERY TIME I MAKE THESE I WILL THINK OF YOU FONDLY AND PRAISE YOUR NAME FOR ENABLING THIS TASTY GOODNESS IN MY LIFE.  

I MAKE NO COMMITMENT RE: GOOD V. EVIL. I LIKE TO KEEP MY OPTIONS OPEN.