Ghostly S’mores Bars

So my apartment was haunted.

Haunted like your yoga loving sister with spiritually-in-tuned friends is sending you crystals and sage as a Plan A before calling a priest. I’ve seen Paranormal Activity, thank you, I know how this ends.

Ghostly S'mores Bars - so cute!

We had moved all my things in one day before his, and I slept in the apartment solo that first night. Everything was hunky dory until the second night.

The boyfriend was at his old place, cleaning, so he turn in his keys the next morning, and I was wiping down shelves and laying contact paper in preparation for the storm of unpacking I had planned the next day.

I climbed into bed, texted Kyle to tell him I’d be asleep when he got home, and was just dozing off when I heard a crash at the end of the hallway. Continue reading

Chocolate Pretzel Candy

Merry Christmas from The Culinary Capers! And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, then I hope you’re having a fabulous December 24th and 25th off of work, and with family and friends!

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My gift to you this year: simplicity in the kitchen. You have stressed yourself out with holiday shopping, unexpected visits, and multiple trips to the grocery store.

But this chocolate pretzel candy couldn’t be any easier. Continue reading

Reindeer Cake Pops

Yep. I went there.

Right when you were thinking you were off the hook this year. Being mindful about your eating. Avoiding the cheese platter at holiday parties. Sipping your skinny cocktails.

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But no, no, no, my friends. You are not escaping the holiday pounds that easily.

Not after I made these. Continue reading

Carrot Cake with Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting

Want to know why people love carrot cake?

Cream cheese frosting.

Let’s be honest with ourselves now. Carrot cake is a great idea. A cake that gets its moist texture from vegetables? Genius! But would you eat it without cream cheese frosting?

Would you really? Continue reading

Apple Upside Down Cake

I am a huge fan of unexpected delights when it comes to food. A new twist on a traditional dish brings out the nerd in me, and gets me thinking about new flavor combinations to try.

So when I came across this recipe for apple upside down cake, I had to try it. I adore pineapple upside down cake, with it’s gooey, sweet pineapple top, what’s not to love, right?

Well, before you whip out your old standby upside down cake recipe, seriously consider switching it up.

Because this cake is fantastic. Continue reading