February, to me, is all about snuggling up under a blanket by the wood burner with a book and Lucy (I’m currently rereading Harry Potter because I’m super grown up) and longing for spring. I know I’ve told you guys before that the Rocking Rebel and I are the proud owners of a fireplace but it’s actually a wood burner in our living room. I never before knew what it was actually called, but now that I finally do I will refer to it by its proper name. Wood burner. Or is it a wood burner stove? What’s the difference?
Anyway, you live, you learn, right?
I haven’t really posted a lot of new recipes lately, because of that damn thesis that always seems to be breathing down my neck like an angry Norwegian Ridgeback (currently rereading book 1, after having finished 5, 6 and 7), but since March is only a week away I thought I’d talk a bit about all the different things I made last February!
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1. Spicy Chocolate Fondue for Two
Of course, February is not just about books and winter depressions, it’s also all about Valentine’s Day! Last year, I made this spicy chocolate fondue with cayenne pepper to spice things up a bit. It’s very easy and really delicious! And really, who doesn’t like chocolate fondue?
2. No Knead Cheese Bread
This bread is amazing! If you can only make one thing of this list, make sure it’s this bread! It’s cheesy, carby and just THE BEST! I wish I had some right now…
3. Raspberry Blueberry Smoothie
I love smoothies! This one is made with, well, raspberries and blueberries, a little non-fat yogurt and some other good-for-you ingredients. Make it after you’ve wolfed down that No Knead Cheese Bread. It will help you feel like a normal, sophisticated person again…
4. Nutella Cookies
You can’t go wrong with Nutella. These chocolate cookies are studded with crunchy hazelnuts and are generously drizzled with Nutella. They’re super addictive! Just keep napkins at hand… They’re quite messy.
5. How Not to Make Dulce de Leche
I spent January 2014 testing all the different ways to make dulce de leche and finding ways to use dulce de leche in baking. It was super fun, but unfortunately not all the methods I tried were as good as others. In this post, I discuss the methods that didn’t work for me. If you’re interested in making dulce de leche at home, this is definitely a must-read!
6. Cherry Cookies with a Chocolate Drizzle
Another Valentine’s Day recipe! Too bad Valentine’s Day was a week ago, right? Well, luckily, these soft vanilla sugar cookies stuffed with maraschino cherries and drizzled with semisweet chocolate are also very delicious in a more traditional round shape!
7. Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies
I made these cookies on a whim, but they’re absolutely amazing! They’re soft and chewy, with crunchy edges and studded with big chunks of dark and white chocolate. Oh, and they’re super big too! Which is exactly how I like my cookies!
8. Homemade Snickers
I had so much fun making these homemade Snickers bars! It thought it would be very difficult, since I’d never made nougat before, but in the end it was all perfectly doable. And delicious! What is it about salted peanuts and caramel?
9. Cinnamon Buns
My cinnamon buns are the best in the world! Seriously, I’m not kidding… They’re soft, fluffy and sweet, with a super sticky bottom and a delicious cinnamon swirl! Must-make-these-tomorrow!