Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Florida is a weird state, am I right? I'm not even going to go INTO the zombie guy in the news this week from Miami...that's just a cheap shot. That's not Florida's fault...I don't think...
I'm not saying it's a bad state or anything either...just different.
First off, culturally...the farther north you go in the state the further "south" you get. If you know what I mean.
It's the Australia of US states...in that everyone seems insanely comfortable living in such close proximity to creatures like alligators, snakes, gigantic bugs and all manner of unsavory wildlife.
It's a haven for the elderly and absolutely packed to the brim with retirement villas, yet Disneyworld is there, so it's also a vacation getaway for families with children. It's like both the very old and the very young are inexplicably drawn to it.
Florida can't really be counted as "the South", even though it's technically as far south as it gets on the eastern seaboard. It's just different. It's its own beast. It's weird, like I said.
And let's not even BEGIN to get into the way it weirdly dangles there...yeah.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I sure don't.
My whole reason for making these cookie bars (twice) was I just wanted to put ganache on something. Most of my normal, waking life is me looking for an excuse...any excuse really...to stuff my face with sugar, butter, and chocolate. And ganache is all three of those things, plus heavy cream. What could go wrong?
And so continues my love affair with re-imaginings of the chocolate chip cookie.
These bars are everything I love about chocolate chip cookies, but more of it. And there's something deeply satisfying to my soul about eating a center-piece bar of dense chocolate chip cookie.
By the way...are you a corner person or a center piece person? I've always been a center-piecer...with everything. But I know corners people are out there, lurking sinisterly in the shadows. To me...the corners are garbage. Not even worth it. Sometimes with brownies and bar cookies I just trim off the edges and corners. Yeah, how do you like that corner people? Which brings me to the info-mercial invention of the brownie pan that bakes a ton of what amount to corner-piece brownies. So lame, who wants that?!?
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Sometimes you're lazy. And by you I mean me.
I mean obviously you (as in you) are also fairly lazy a good bit of the time too. But that's beside the point.
The point is this.
We're lazy. And we want pizza. We want pizza with less guilt.
I give you Pita Pizza. You're welcome.