Well Dined

31Oct/167

SRC – Pumpkin Maple Custards from Things I Make (For Dinner)

Well Dined | Pumpkin Maple Custards

It's time for a seasonal post from the Secret Recipe Club!  Our theme was Fall Dishes and I was assigned Things I Make (For Dinner).  This blog is written by Sarah who, in addition to my name, shares my love of cooking, travel, and sleeping.

Fall means pumpkin for a lot of people, myself included, and I found a Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting that looked yummy.  For me, it also means apple; like this Apple Crisp or Apple Fritter Cake.  But what about something a little different, like Nutella Ice Cream? Or something savory like Tex-Mex Stuffed Butternut Squash?

In the end, there was one dish that caught my eye the most: Pumpkin Maple Custards.

Well Dined | Pumpkin Maple Custards

These custards are made with pumpkin, cream, milk, maple syrup, egg yolks, and spices.  Simple and delicious.  After the base is made, it is poured into ramekins and baked in a water bath, much like creme brulee.

18Dec/151

Vegan Holiday Cookies

Well Dined | Vegan Holiday Cookies

My dear friend Keerin and I had a wonderful cookie making night.  We each chose a couple of recipes to make and then divided up our creations to give to friends.  Here's the thing, though, Keerin is vegan.  So we made all of our cookies with no dairy or egg!  (Except for those Hershey kisses, which she didn't mind but you can leave off.)  And you know what?  I couldn't even tell that they were vegan - they weren't lacking in anything!

Well Dined | Vegan Holiday Cookies

The recipes that I chose were a Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodle and Molasses Spelt Cookies with Candied Ginger.

Keerin chose Russian Tea Cakes, Oatmeal Thumb Prints, and Peanut Butter Blossoms.

Whichever you choose to make, you won't be disappointed!

29Oct/151

Halloween Candy Bark

Well Dined | Halloween Candy Bark

The other day, Melissa (Smells Like Brownies) asked me if I wanted to help her make Halloween candy bark.  Um - YES. Obviously.  I mean - I'm not a crazy person.

Well Dined | Halloween Candy Bark

Turns out, it is incredibly easy.  Melt around 2 cups of chocolate, spread it on a silpat or parchment paper, sprinkle and press candy into it, chill, and done.  What a great way to use up extra candy!

Well Dined | Halloween Candy Bark

You can really use anything here - any kind of chocolate, any kind of candy.  We used semi-sweet chocolate and reese's, tootsie rolls, m&ms, white chocolate chips, and heath bits.

Happy Halloween, lovelies!

One Year Ago - Pasta with Sausage and Peppers
Two Years Ago - Butternut Squash and Kale Mac and Cheese
Three Years Ago - Halibut en Papillote
Four Years Ago - Homemade Ricotta