Weather: -27 degrees
What I’m listening to: Handel’s Messiah
First things first, don’t miss our Cuisinart 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Hot Water System Christmas Giveaway. You have until Wednesday, December 19 to enter to win. I am also still running the Kettle Brand Chips $100 Visa Card Giveaway as well through the end of December. I love getting the opportunity to give gifts to my readers.
Second, Alaska from Scratch reached a huge milestone over the weekend in all-time pageviews – 1,000,000+!!! One. Million. I’m just completely overwhelmed. That, in itself, is quite a marvelous Christmas gift. So, thank you for being here. Thank you for reading… and listening… and making my food in your kitchens. To celebrate, it’s time for some chocolate!
I first saw this concept on Pinterest. I thought these pretty little turtles were very clever would make perfect holiday food gifts. I couldn’t wait to try them out. But, I tweaked them in a few ways that I think make them even better. My first thought was that they needed to be dark chocolate (the original were in milk chocolate). If you prefer milk chocolate, by all means, make them milk chocolate. They will still be amazing.
Then, I was quite certain these babies would be improved with just a little bit of sea salt on top. Yes, indeed. Finally, I substituted honey in the caramel in place of corn syrup for that final special touch. Oh my my my.