Cookies & Bars

Washing Away the Blues

Cranberry Amaretto Bar-Duo  Dishes

We all find ourselves in a “slump” of sorts from time to time.  What do you do to get over that unexpected touch of weekend blues?  A trip to your alcohol cabinet followed by a delectable dessert may just do the trick!  Now wait wait–we’re definitely not advocates for drowning those sorrows away with booze, nor is it a good idea to fill up on sweets to help push them away.  Plus, didn’t we say we’re trying to limit our sweets?  Oh well!  We’re over it.  This is nothing but pure butter, sugar, eggs and a touch of the spirits to put a little pep in your step.  We know we’re not the only ones who can appreciate that kind of boost from time to time.

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Cookies & Bars

Not Just for Entertainment

Amaretto Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches--Duo Dishes

It’s true: we love watching The Food Network just as much as the next foodie.  You’re flipping through the channels, and next think you know Tyler Florence is making crab cakes.  Omg, they look so good!  What kind of spices does he use?  Does he bake  or fry?  We gotta know!  Mainly, so when we make them ourselves (which will probably happen that same night), and so we can add our own Duo specialness to them (no offense Tyler–sure yours are bangin’ though).  Who doesn’t like watching Paula add a stick of butter to everything?  Or see Ina bust out her Kitchen Aid?  That’s all well and good, but there’s really only one reason to watch these personalities for us–the food!  If you’re not going to cook it, what’s the point?  And watching Food Network just gets us so excited to cook whatever it is they’re cookin’ on the TV.  It’s only a matter of time before seeing all the fresh, savory, beautiful foods sizzle, pop, and shine before the television is clicked off and the cooking apron is tied on.  That’s right.  We use aprons, and they’re monogrammed too.
Breads & Muffins

Happy Thanksgiving Pancakes!

Sweet Potato PancakesUpon opening the fridge this morning, all we could do is stare at a couple of leftover pieces of sweet potato pie on the top shelf.  We wanted to eat the pie for breakfast so bad, but there was that ringing guilt with the voice of our mothers saying “You can’t have pie for breakfast!” Plus, we’d already had cookies for breakfast this week.   Well mother usually knows best, but the pie looked so good!  How do we satisfy the temptation while still making mom happy?  Sweet potato pie pancakes–a new world of divine!  We put together this recipe and even sent it to our moms.  They both want a piece over the holiday!

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