I think homemade desserts almost always trump those bought at a store (unless, of course, baking is seriously not your calling). Sometimes it's just hard to find the time to make something special that looks as good as it tastes. Chocolate-dipped pretzels have always been one of my favorite treats and because this week has turned out to be unexpectedly hectic, I decided to make something that didn't even require an oven. I simply melted chocolate (white and milk), dipped in some pretzel rods and decorated them with some Memorial Day-inspired sprinkles. *Bonus: when stacked in a tall glass or a hurricane vase, it makes for a pretty (and edible!) centerpiece.
Each time we visit my parents up north, we head into the city so we can stop at the Ferry Building on our way out of town. We sip on Blue Bottle coffee and meander around all of the special stores, where we always finish with a trip to Miette, a cheerful bakery with charming ...read more