IT'S HOT IN MY KITCHEN
Awwww man! He was a great man and I can say I’m lucky enough to have hung with him and the guys. You will be missed Chi πŸ˜“

Awwww man! He was a great man and I can say I’m lucky enough to have hung with him and the guys. You will be missed Chi πŸ˜“

Here it is finally! Sorry I cut it close but hope you all enjoy and continue your support. Thank you to everyone for hanging tough and feel free to recruit your friends and random strangers. Have a funtastic month 😜 #challengephotoapril @scottysauce  #photooftheday #fun  #doitorthecatdies (at April Photo Challenge)

Here it is finally! Sorry I cut it close but hope you all enjoy and continue your support. Thank you to everyone for hanging tough and feel free to recruit your friends and random strangers. Have a funtastic month 😜 #challengephotoapril @scottysauce #photooftheday #fun #doitorthecatdies (at April Photo Challenge)

Somebody’s happy 😜 #girlscoutcookies #cookies #bobbigboy #thinmints #samoas #girlscoutmoms (at Starbucks)

Somebody’s happy 😜 #girlscoutcookies #cookies #bobbigboy #thinmints #samoas #girlscoutmoms (at Starbucks)

The craziest but best sandwiches in the Bay Area. You must get the Dutch crunch bread.

Discovered at Ike’s Lair, Danville, CA. See more at Trover

The craziest but best sandwiches in the Bay Area. You must get the Dutch crunch bread.

Discovered at Ike’s Lair, Danville, CA. See more at Trover

It’s a matter of taste 😜 #bloodymary #bacon #drinks #morningafter #quipio

It’s a matter of taste 😜 #bloodymary #bacon #drinks #morningafter #quipio

Who wants some 😘 #challengephotojanuary Day 3⃣1⃣ #HEARTS  #kitcam #accent #honey_bee  (at January Photo Challenge )

Who wants some 😘 #challengephotojanuary Day 3⃣1⃣ #HEARTS #kitcam #accent #honey_bee (at January Photo Challenge )

Turn it up Niner fans! Like for the Niners and don’t for the Ravens 😜🏈#49ers #niners #questforsix #superbowl #ninerfans #nfl

Turn it up Niner fans! Like for the Niners and don’t for the Ravens 😜🏈#49ers #niners #questforsix #superbowl #ninerfans #nfl

Now that’s a HANDFUL! 😜#challengephotojanuary Day 3⃣0⃣ #handful #candy #imgoingtogettheflu  (at January Photo Challenge )

Now that’s a HANDFUL! 😜#challengephotojanuary Day 3⃣0⃣ #handful #candy #imgoingtogettheflu (at January Photo Challenge )

Who wants a lick? 😜 #icecream #baskinrobbins #lick #itswarmtoday (at Baskin-Robbins)

Who wants a lick? 😜 #icecream #baskinrobbins #lick #itswarmtoday (at Baskin-Robbins)

Damn I make a mean spaghetti and meat a ball😜🍝#mykitchenisHOT #spaghetti #dinner

Damn I make a mean spaghetti and meat a ball😜🍝#mykitchenisHOT #spaghetti #dinner

Yum! Hurry up 😜 #grapes #vineyard #wine #eastbay  (at Elliston Vineyards)

Yum! Hurry up 😜 #grapes #vineyard #wine #eastbay (at Elliston Vineyards)

It was either this or an energy bar 😜 #challengephotojanuary Day 2⃣8⃣ #SLICE #pizza #zacharyspizza  (at Zachary’s Chicago Pizza)

It was either this or an energy bar 😜 #challengephotojanuary Day 2⃣8⃣ #SLICE #pizza #zacharyspizza (at Zachary’s Chicago Pizza)

Here we go February! You know what to do by now so tell your friends and spread the word. Oh and have fun 😜 #challengephotofebruary  (at February Photo Challenge)

Here we go February! You know what to do by now so tell your friends and spread the word. Oh and have fun 😜 #challengephotofebruary (at February Photo Challenge)

No Bake Snickers Cake 


Makes one 8×8 cake or two 4×8 cake loafs

Ingredients:

16 whole crackers
Pudding

2/3 cup cornstarch
1 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
6 cups cold whole milk
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cups dark chocolate, chopped
3/4 cups creamy peanut butter
Caramel sauce

1 cup sugar
6 tablespoons water
4 tablespoon butter
¼ c heavy cream
Ganache pouring sauce

2/3 cups dark chocolate
1 tablespoons heavy cream
4 tablespoons powdered sugar, sifted
4-5 tablespoons water, warm
12-14 mini Snickers, chopped
Instructions:

To make pudding

Combine cornstarch, sugar, salt and milk in a blender or food processor and pulse until well blended. Alternatively, combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk vigorously. Transfer mixture to a heat proof bowl and place over (not on) simmering water for approximately 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pudding is ready when mixture coats the back of the spoon.
Add vanilla to mixture. Split mixture in half and add chocolate to one half and whisk to combine. Add peanut butter to remaining half and whisk to combine.
To make caramel sauce

Place sugar and water into a saucepan over medium low heat and stir the until sugar has dissolved. Dissolve any crystals forming on the side with a wet pastry brush.
Once sugar has dissolved increase heat to high.
At this point do not stir the mixture directly. Now and then, using the handle, give the pot a swirl to keep the mixture moving. The mixture will start to bubble after a minute or so.
Once the mixture starts to turn a light golden shade, add the butter and heavy cream. The mixture will bubble wildly. Whisk to combine (bubbles will subside upon cooling). Set aside to cool completely.
To make ganache pouring sauce

Place chocolate and heavy cream in a bowl over simmering water. Let chocolate and cream sit for 2-3 minutes to melt without stirring. Then slowly stir mixture to combine. Add powdered sugar and mix to combine. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition until pouring consistency is reached. Set aside and let sauce cool to warm.
To assemble

Create a foil sling by placing a piece foil in the pan with a 1 inch overhang on each side.
Place graham crackers side-by-side until bottom of pan is covered. Spread a thin layer of chocolate pudding on top. Place second layer of graham cracker on top of chocolate pudding. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter pudding on top. Continue alternating layers with chocolate and peanut butter pudding while separating each pudding layer with a graham cracker layer.
Pour cooled caramel sauce on top and set aside to set. Pour cooled ganache sauce on top and add chopped Snickers on top. Finish with caramel and chocolate drizzle.
Place cake in refrigerator or freezer for at least 8 hours to set or overnight. (Freezer will create a pudding texture closer to ice cream)

No Bake Snickers Cake


Makes one 8Γ—8 cake or two 4Γ—8 cake loafs

Ingredients:

16 whole crackers
Pudding

2/3 cup cornstarch
1 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
6 cups cold whole milk
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cups dark chocolate, chopped
3/4 cups creamy peanut butter
Caramel sauce

1 cup sugar
6 tablespoons water
4 tablespoon butter
ΒΌ c heavy cream
Ganache pouring sauce

2/3 cups dark chocolate
1 tablespoons heavy cream
4 tablespoons powdered sugar, sifted
4-5 tablespoons water, warm
12-14 mini Snickers, chopped
Instructions:

To make pudding

Combine cornstarch, sugar, salt and milk in a blender or food processor and pulse until well blended. Alternatively, combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk vigorously. Transfer mixture to a heat proof bowl and place over (not on) simmering water for approximately 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pudding is ready when mixture coats the back of the spoon.
Add vanilla to mixture. Split mixture in half and add chocolate to one half and whisk to combine. Add peanut butter to remaining half and whisk to combine.
To make caramel sauce

Place sugar and water into a saucepan over medium low heat and stir the until sugar has dissolved. Dissolve any crystals forming on the side with a wet pastry brush.
Once sugar has dissolved increase heat to high.
At this point do not stir the mixture directly. Now and then, using the handle, give the pot a swirl to keep the mixture moving. The mixture will start to bubble after a minute or so.
Once the mixture starts to turn a light golden shade, add the butter and heavy cream. The mixture will bubble wildly. Whisk to combine (bubbles will subside upon cooling). Set aside to cool completely.
To make ganache pouring sauce

Place chocolate and heavy cream in a bowl over simmering water. Let chocolate and cream sit for 2-3 minutes to melt without stirring. Then slowly stir mixture to combine. Add powdered sugar and mix to combine. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition until pouring consistency is reached. Set aside and let sauce cool to warm.
To assemble

Create a foil sling by placing a piece foil in the pan with a 1 inch overhang on each side.
Place graham crackers side-by-side until bottom of pan is covered. Spread a thin layer of chocolate pudding on top. Place second layer of graham cracker on top of chocolate pudding. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter pudding on top. Continue alternating layers with chocolate and peanut butter pudding while separating each pudding layer with a graham cracker layer.
Pour cooled caramel sauce on top and set aside to set. Pour cooled ganache sauce on top and add chopped Snickers on top. Finish with caramel and chocolate drizzle.
Place cake in refrigerator or freezer for at least 8 hours to set or overnight. (Freezer will create a pudding texture closer to ice cream)

The BEST Sandwiches in the Bay Area! (Taken with Instagram at Ike’s Lair)

The BEST Sandwiches in the Bay Area! (Taken with Instagram at Ike’s Lair)