Monday, October 27, 2014

Salted Caramel Frosting


We were at the cabin for my husband's birthday and I needed a simple birthday cake solution.  I made chocolate cupcakes from a mix, and to make them special I decided to make salted caramel frosting.  Doesn't that sound like a good idea?  I thought so too, only I'd never made salted caramel frosting.  However, I was sure that someone somewhere had and that the recipe was only a Google search away.  Sure enough, I found this good and simple recipe and birthday bliss was secured!

This frosting can be made ahead, tightly covered, and refrigerated—it will last up to 7 days. Let it come to room temperature before using.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Slow Roasted Tomatoes


Eight hours.  Eight hours!  That is how long it takes to slow roast these delicious plum tomatoes.  But, it's worth it!  Add some milk and cream and a drop of honey to a puree of these tomatoes and heat for a flavorful soup.  Or puree them to make a simple savory tomato sauce.  The best time to make this recipe is at the end of summer, when you can buy bushels of tomatoes for a song at the local farmer's market.