Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Better than Sex Cake

I remember my mom making this cake for baby & bridal showers when I was a kid (although she always called it "Better than Robert Redford" cake). Thanks, Mom, for making the name a little less R-rated for us:) This cake really is so so good no matter what it's called!
Better than Sex Cake

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix

  • 1/2 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 6 ounces caramel ice cream topping

  • 3 (1.4 ounce) bars chocolate covered toffee, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed


  • Bake cake according to package directions for a 9x13 inch pan; cool on wire rack for 5 minutes. Make slits across the top of the cake, making sure not to go through to the bottom.

  • In a saucepan over low heat, combine sweetened condensed milk and caramel topping, stirring until smooth and blended. Slowly pour the warm topping mixture over the top of the warm cake, letting it sink into the slits; then sprinkle the crushed chocolate toffee bars liberally across the entire cake while still warm. (Hint: I crush my candy bars into small chunks as opposed to crumbs - I used my food processor and it worked perectly).

  • Let cake cool completely, then top with whipped topping. Decorate the top of the cake with some more chocolate toffee bar chunks and swirls of caramel topping. Refrigerate and serve right from the pan!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day French Toast

This is our new favorite recipe for french toast. I made it for my husband who normally doesn't like the "soggy" texture of french toast, but loved this one because it was not soggy at all. I also learned a great tip about french toast from my brother-in-law: use Sweet Hawaiian Bread! It tastes amazing, try it!French Toast


  • 4 eggs

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • 12 pieces bread

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  • Mix the milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup in a bowl. Heat up a frying pan (or grill) on high for 3-4 minutes.

  • When heates, turn it down to medium and pour in the oil.

  • Let it sit for 2 minutes or until pan sizzles.

  • Coat the pieces of bread, one at a time, in the mixture and put in the pan. Grill to your liking.

  • Serve with fresh berries or maple syrup on top.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Homemade Croutons

Back in my college days, I worked at cafe in the business building on was a tedious job and luckily I only worked there a year before I landed my dream job where I got payed to do my homework. However, I did learn a lot of great lessons regarding food prep and some great recipes as well. I use this one most often because I love salads and I don't think you can have a great salad without some great croutons! I never buy croutons because it's just so easy and cheap to make my own!

Brittney's Homemade Croutons:


  • 2-4 slices white bread (depending on the size of the salad)

  • 2-3 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1-2 tsp. minced garlic

  • salt & pepper to taste


  • slice bread into small cubes.

  • Mix bread cubes with olive oil, garlic, salt & pepper until everything is combined.

  • Transfer to a heated sillet. Cook croutons 1-2 minutes on each side until toasted.

  • Add to your favorite salad and enjoy!