For Christmas people always give me a plethora of cooking supplies. It’s like getting lingerie from a boyfriend, it benefits both the giver and the receiver. This year I got a pop-tart-maker/ hand pie mold. All you need is some pie crust, pie filling and the possibilities are endless.
Find this adorable device here for only $1.99. (Sidenote: glad to see my parents really splurged this Christmas with a 2 dollar gift…. Turns out googling past presents can be a tad disappointing).
So there isn’t much of a recipe to share with these brownies. Basically I bought a bag of holiday Peppermint Patty’s at the CVS post Christmas sale. Then I bought a brownie mix (see my last post about boxed baking approval here). Then I followed the directions on the box and threw in some of the candy. Some would say these brownies don’t even deserve to be on a food blog because they are so simple. But they photograph so freakin’ well, I just had to share.
I haven’t posted anything besides a recipe in a long time, partly because I haven’t been traveling much, and mostly because desserts are more photogenic than I am. However, this last weekend I got take a trip to NYC with Calvin (otherwise known as my token Asian friend).
Although there were some low points, including a post Bolt Bus meltdown and eating Wendy’s twice in one day, there were also many high points. I finally made it to Brooklyn, and was rewarded by seeing Robert Pattinson and Dakota Fanning at Smorgasbord! I’m a bit of a celebrity whore (proud Us Weekly subscriber since 2000) and hyperventilated to the extent that Calvin refused to be associated with me, but we all have our weaknesses.
Even with our Wendy’s indulgence we managed to try two great restaurants, Cafe Mogador and Shelter Pizza. They are about a block away from each other, so I recommend going to Cafe Mogador for their hangover brunch, and then later going to Shelter for their two for one beers. When on vacation in New York, you always have to post game brunch.